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Mott MacDonald London, England

Mott MacDonald's Programme and Commercial Management unit is currently growing it's Estimating team which serves all the divisions within PCM. We are…

7 days ago

Train control systems engineer

Mott MacDonald London, England +2 locations

You will support the Head of train control systems with the delivery of projects for metro, mainline and heavy haul railways, including technologies…

6 days ago

Project Manager (Rail Infrastructure)

Mott MacDonald London, England +2 locations

Provide key support to the senior project manager in the delivery of commission obligations and internal project performance. Successful delivery…

14 days ago

Project Quantity Surveyor (Water, Rail, Property)

Mott MacDonald London, England

Mott MacDonald has an opportunity for a Project Quantity Surveyor to join our Commercial team based at our London office where they are currently… rEngineering

13 days ago

Project Manager

Mott MacDonald London, England

London. Key tasks will include: Coordinate and manage the monthly reporting cycle for particular projects – including… rEngineering

5 days ago

Technical compliance engineer

Mott MacDonald London, England

Development of core business opportunities through networking.There may also be a need to travel to… Mott MacDonald

30+ days ago

Trainee QS

Mott MacDonald London, England

• Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports when instructed • Compliance with QES system and Group/Unit directives • Assist with… Mott MacDonald

30+ days ago

Fire engineer

Mott MacDonald London, England

You will provide Fire Engineering services to the Buildings Section of MML in areas noted below: • Create and develop fire strategies for… Mott MacDonald

30+ days ago

Senior rolling stock engineer

Mott MacDonald London, England

Degree desirable but not essential as maintenance and depot skills are paramount. Desirable competencies / skills: Experience… Mott MacDonald

6 days ago

Senior structural design engineer

Mott MacDonald London, England

- BEng & MSc or MEng in structural or civil engineering – Chartered or near Chartered with Institute of Structural (preferred) or Civil Engineers… Mott MacDonald

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32 Ratings

    Not as good on the inside as it seems on the outside

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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


    - Potentially a good brand on CV but this depends on your line of work. Some divisions are well-known and respected, while other divisions are not at all.
    - Interesting projects- sometimes the company has to scrape the bottom of the barrel for work and consequently lands work that others don’t want but which are actually interesting and challenging.
    - Some of the colleagues I worked with were friendly and helpful- but this is more due to a “we’re-all-in-the-same-boat” mentality. I made good friends.


    - Very poor communication between management, divisions, and colleagues. A colleague told me “here you have to read between the lines”. I had no idea where the company was heading, due to little communication between the senior management and the worker soldiers.
    - Very poor management, with people management skills completely lacking in my division.
    - A complete disregard for performance management. Performance reviews delayed by almost three months despite attempts from our side to get meetings with manager set up. Very vague goals and feedback. The delay in performance review is what made me leave.
    - A disinterested HR. Many administrative mistakes were made when I joined.
    - Support services are over-stretched, although I have a lot of respect for IT who work with little resources in a huge company. New starts, including at director-level, had to wait days or even weeks for their laptops to arrive and phones to be set-up, and then when they finally arrived log-ins also didn't work. Invoices got lost and took months to find, if at all.
    - Little training provided. It seems only graduates benefit from structured guidance- the rest work in the cold and woe betide you if you get it wrong, especially when it comes to working out the maze that is the "system".
    - Very bureaucratic and outdated systems that waste time. What little training on how to use the system exists is very vague and unhelpful.
    - Promotion is based on tenure and your friendship with your manager and not actual performance. Team-members are not treated equally. An excessive competitive culture exists which is worse when project work dries up.
    - Poor client relationships (in my division at least), clients refused to pay us, claiming we did not do the work set out in the scope. This was all due to bad project management and happened more than twice.
    - Several colleagues experienced issues with their expenses taking months before being processed and rebated. Some contractors working in my division were also not being paid for months. Hope this has been resolved.
    - Pay is below average, just 20 days leave (other competitors in the UK offer 25) and benefits package is nothing special.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some divisions in the company are great places but there are many divisions that are appalling. Do something about this.
    Just because someone is smart, technical and with the firm for years do not make them a great people manager. Train your managers to do more than count bolts and nuts.
    Get rid of the bureaucracy. Explain the system to newcomers better. Your attempts at streamlining the systems are not working because the new IT system for sharing project folders constantly crashed.
    Fix your support services. Put more money into training.
    Your values should apply to everyone, not just the little people.
    The poor offering made it difficult to recruit suitable people in my industry. Why work at Mott MacDonald when you can work somewhere else for more? Until you fix this, your company will not have the best people.

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