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Mott MacDonald Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  • The company is siloed with a bent towards engineering as most of the senior management are engineers (in 18 reviews)

  • Furthermore due to the nature of the consultancy business it can be easy to neglect the correct work/life balance during the busiest periods (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great engineering consultancy but still lagging behind with Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great professionals, excellent ethos, stability and growth

    Cons

    Marketing is not seen as a function of the business as most of the Engineers who run the business believe it's a costly overhead

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and move into the 21st century


  2. "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large organisation with possibilities to move between sectors
    Good work/ life balance
    A large amount of online training available
    Good sick leave policies

    Cons

    Lower salaries and no clear career development - lack of action on staff engagement survey results
    An 'employee owned company' but that is only for senior members of staff that have shares
    Lack of transparency with bonuses and salary reviews.


  3. "grad scheme"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, helpful company culture. Interesting work

    Cons

    No rotation across sectors like other grad schemes, fluctuating workload (either very busy or very not busy)

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s great to get ideas for our graduate programme, please make sure you share them with the learning and development team at one of their events... More


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  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Intern in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff & opportunity for development.

    Cons

    subjective, depends on an individuals strengths.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for giving us four stars. If you haven’t already applied, we’re currently advertising our graduate and internship roles for 2018 but hurry, the... More


  6. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with interesting projects

    Cons

    Limited progression. Salary tends to be low.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees more!

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Hello and thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that you feel you have limited progression opportunities. It’s hard to get it sorted on here so please make sure you’re enrolled on the Mott... More


  7. "Great place to learn- there are no limits to the job if you are ambitious"

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

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses, travelling, can be located in different offices, modern offices, always near to good public transportation links, good health and safety procedures

    Cons

    Traditional set up and male centred organisation, sometimes not very transparent and that is all I think etc etc etc

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review, it looks like you enjoyed your time with us! We can’t tell when you left but we’ve come some way to embedding equality, diversity, and... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Caring and rewarding work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance was good and you could work from home easily, caring management who are down to earth, good social atmosphere in my team and company parties and nice colleagues. Active social committee.
    Training on stress management for managers showed the company cared about wellbeing and health and safety. Lots of opportunities to develop yourself and grow

    Cons

    Poor pay, opportunities to progress, some managers can stagnate and obvious some are waiting for retirement which can limit progression for others and damage their development.

    Advice to Management

    Don't appoint people managers who are technically strong but lack the soft skills required to deal with people issues effectively. To progress upwards, establish two routes to progression 1. technical subject matter expert 2. People management

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we appreciate the five stars. It’s great to see that you enjoyed your working environment and development opportunities while you were with us... More


  9. "Prinicpal"

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

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

    Pros

    The team is very friendly and cooperative. Good balance between family life and work load.

    Cons

    No clear plans for actions , we want to do something and change but do not have a plan for it.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more ad develop your vision into more robust plans

    Mott MacDonald Response

    10 Oct 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We pride ourselves on our culture so we’re happy to see that you’re satisfied with your working environment. Our internal network... More


  10. "Great work variety"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald full-time

    Pros

    Great work variety and international project work available.

    Cons

    Office space was not adequate.

    Mott MacDonald Response

    1 Sep 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience of working with us, we really appreciate you taking the time to do this, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed the work during your time with us. Our office... More


  11. "Great work environment but low compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brighton, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, supportive management, international exposure

    Cons

    Low salary, slow career progression

    Advice to Management

    None

    Mott MacDonald Response

    4 Sep 2017 – Recruitment systems manager

    Thanks for taking the time to give feedback on your experience with us so far. We’re sorry that you don’t feel as though the rate of your career progression is satisfactory. We do have a wide range... More


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