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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated 14 February 2018
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Bonus' and career progression path is not very clear (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good, varied company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Transport Planner
    Current Employee - Transport Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Variety of clients and work
    Great reputation

    Cons

    You are a small cog in a massive company.

    Advice to Management

    Better recognition of reward and good work


  2. "Excellent working culture"

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    Former Employee - GIS Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - GIS Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great project variety
    Good/bright coworkers
    Excellent culture
    Flexible benefits. - E.g. up to 40 days holiday a year
    Travel is likely. International travel possible

    Cons

    Pays in comparison to competitors
    I don’t have any more but am being forced by the glass door app to write 20 words minimum.


  3. "Apprentice Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with people who understand their role, and upper management who are always willing to further your development.

    Cons

    Resources can sometimes be light, both technologically and physically.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Lots of perks and benefits and the company really cares about welfare and mental health

    Cons

    No clear opportunity to negotiate salary annually. Experience banding system means employees within the same grade receive the same salary (particular at more junior grades) regardless of experience, qualification and skills.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees with more skills and experience than peers to create incentive for development outside of work. This is currently not rewarded financially and it is depressing to know someone with less skills and experience earns the same. Different divisions also have drastically different salaries. This needs to be made more fair to reflect individual skills and abilities across the board.


  6. "Good company with strong culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good values, strategic leaders, collegiate culture

    Cons

    No career paths for support staff who are seen as "overheads" and tend to be over worked

    Advice to Management

    Start to value and invest in support staff - this will drive up overall performance as you will start to attract higher calibre employees


  7. "Graduate Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    *Very good work-life balance
    *Very good company culture
    *Fun office activities outside work
    *Interesting and big projects
    *Good quality of people

    Cons

    *Average salary and perks package
    *Lack of proper software

    Advice to Management

    *Compensation and benefits, as well as career opportunities within the company should be better.


  8. "basic working condition nothing very fancy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    helpful senior, willing to offer help

    Cons

    long working hours, rushy project deadline


  9. "Project controls"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Croydon, England
    Current Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with nice atmosphere where you can get on with your work, collegial atmosphere with little to no drama.
    Great IT services.

    Cons

    Salary increase done as a % not taking into account starting wage, due to the size of company its difficult to negotiate salary increases as this is done by someone in upper management who you have no contact with suspect this might be by design to keep down overheads. Difficult to negotiate salary/ promotion as a result despite producing work that is regularly being praised by others. Old fashioned ways of doing things on some projects, certain staff need to update their ways of working and take advantage of digital tech is disheartening to see older staff who should have retired years ago doing same job half as efficiently being paid double salary especially as this will impact your own salary increase in order to keep budgets level. PDR's should be done with the same person or at least someone you have worked with previously for consistency otherwise they seem meaningless.

    Advice to Management

    fully embrace digital (is already happening to a large degree but some areas need to catch up) avoid time consuming and pointless processes such as printing and filing docs which will never be read which is done out of habit more than necesity. More transparent salary reviews.


  10. "Good experience for graduates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Rotation scheme. Relatively good pay for graduates

    Cons

    Large company meaning less visibility to upper management and what they do


  11. "Great people and place for further development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provide good training and support for career development

    Cons

    No Cons as I haven't been here long enough, hopefully there isn't :)


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