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Updated May 10, 2018

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  • "Undergoing regular upheaval as Amec attempts to integrate Foster Wheeler (prior to current Wood Group takeover)(in 32 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management in place(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Construction Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in Kincardine, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Varied work scope & involvement with reasonable salary compensation

    Cons

    Blinkerd senior management who do not fully acknowledge employees efforts, achievements or the potential of individuals who could easily progress to management level

    Advice to Management

    Clearly acknowledge employee potential and ensure increased exposure to the every-day work they are accountable for.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2018-05-11
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    "Poorly managed wasteland"

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    Operations Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amec was a good company with some technical strength and strong reputation in the past.

    Cons

    The senior management ( in particular western Canada) are completely full of incompetence , arrogance , lack of respect of clients or staff. The company is a mess and was in the edge of bankruptcy before the fire sale to wood group. T

    Advice to Management

    here is no future unless they fire all senior management and replace them with real managers instead of the current clowns. They should use Amec as a case study of worst mismanaged companies and how a company destroied its self because of arrogance,good old boys approach of promoting totally useless tools with zero common sense , or business knowledge.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-05-13
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people/colleagues to work with, ok benefits and good work environment/work area

    Cons

    Very hard to progress, easy to get stuck in same role for very long time with no upward mobility. Too many senior management "riding it out" until retirement, general lack of passion.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your own rather than seek new hires to fill senior roles.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-02-27
  4. "Corporate Supply Chain Manger"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The SCM team was Excellent to work with

    Cons

    Senior Management did not work as a team by engaging SME's in everyday business/initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Engage all of your team in all aspects of the business.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-11-05
  5. "PDS Adminstrator"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Samir - CEO is trying very hard to bring the changes.

    Cons

    Career Opportunities - Worked for 5 years no proper Training. Compensation & Benefits - Reduced salary just 2 months before layoff so that they can save on Severance Package. Work/Life Balance - Moving between Provinces without any benefit. Senior Management - Racist - British Culture. Samir is trying very hard to bring the changes. Culture & Values - Annual party - No Vegetarian food. Guess the values of MNC company.

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    Amec Foster Wheeler2015-07-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Golden Cage"

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money (excellent starting package out of engineering) Excellent Benefits Work Life Balance 35 Hour work week New office in 393 University Avenue and Downtown location Good place to develop basic consulting and project management skills

    Cons

    -Frugal -Senior Management are blind - all they can see are Ontario's 2 large nuclear operators. They cannot focus on other growth areas of the company. -No value for people with business skills and acumen. They leave engineers and scientists to do business and strategies, so a major issue in the long run. -Work is too technical. No high level impact. - Not integrated with other parts of AMEC. No easy flow of resources between different divisions. Also projects do not flow easily through different divisions of AMEC. - UNION. People like doing manual work, which can be easily done through software but the union prevents changes. - No value for talented people. No formal bonus structure. Very hard to break into mid-management unless you commit to remote location or get friendly with VPs.

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    Advice to Management

    Fire Jim Rippon. You need a CEO not a COO. He is not a strategist, he only thinks about day to day operations. Also he focuses on the wrong things for cost cutting. Instead of creating more efficient employees, he focuses on taking up free coffees and christmas cards.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2013-03-13
  7. "Stay away for now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time

    Pros

    You get paid on time

    Cons

    Poor senior management in place.

    Advice to Management

    Amec Foster Wheeler is a people business so please get to know your people!

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-08-02
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Over investing in constant transition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Somewhat of an entrepreneurial environment given size of company.

    Cons

    Senior management presents as confused about our markets and service offerings. Impactful change is rare due to the perception of a lack of accountability at higher levels.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more inclusion to create a culture of staff feeling engaged in the future direction of offices.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2017-05-17
  9. Helpful (2)

    "The company is living in the past"

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    Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Variety of sectors offers opportunity if your managers allow.

    Cons

    -Complete lack of communication from senior management - sometimes it's almost secretive! -Short-sightedness with regards to employees - a project ends and everyone is immediately up for redundancy except the PM due to some side-agreement with management. -No pay review since I started due to a company-wide freeze for the last 2.5 yrs - doesn't incentivise talent to join or stay. -Attempts to operate projects on a shoe-string resulting in severe under-resourcing and poor business results. -Too many layers of management and not enough transparency.

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    Advice to Management

    Engage with your workforce

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-12-29
  10. "Lack of development for existing staff"

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     in Bukit Merah Estate, Central
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Amec Foster Wheeler

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues Good exposures as long as you are willing to learn and do extra

    Cons

    Senior management is too demanding with limited resources are provided. Lack of promotion or career growth. No budget for work related training. Staff have to use your own annual leave for training.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should openly listen to mid management and feedback from project team.

    Amec Foster Wheeler2016-11-01
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