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Mott MacDonald consultancy

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Current Employee - Transport Planner  in  Manchester, England (UK)
Current Employee - Transport Planner in Manchester, England (UK)

I have been working at Mott MacDonald

Pros

Open and flexible working environment, not too much emphasis on hierarchies, reasonable opportunities for advancement and encouragement to advance. The work-life balance is on the whole fairly good, and the work is project-focus so working additional hours is only expected where necessary. It is not a requisite for advancement. The culture of the company is in general friendly, and most of senior management are very open and responsive people. The salaries available to staff on lower grades are good when compared to competitors. On the whole the people at mott macdonald are friendly, highly skilled and ready to share skills with others, There is a strong feeling of teamwork and very few selfish or egotistical people.

Cons

Very large organisation in which people can get lost, not enough recognition given to technical experts. Also the holiday allowance is very poor indeed, and in general the benefits structure is poor. There is very little flexibility available. Annual leave is limited to 20 days plus 2 statutory days. Generally many employees can get lost in the huge organisation, however due to the skill shortage in most disciplines ambitious individuals get progress as they wish, with hard work. There is a high staff turnover, but this is true of most companies in this field and is partly due to the limited salaries on offer for technical jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Staff turnover largely due to lack of recognition given to workers with strong technical skills but little ambition to become managers.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Mott MacDonald

  1.  

    really good experience for the middle level engineer in the EPCM point of view.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  Mumbai
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Mumbai

    I have been working at Mott MacDonald full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    exposure, knowledge sharing, working culture, work life balance, senior management, options for learning and you are literally responsible for the job given to you.

    Cons

    Compensation is not up to the industry standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Headless chickens running all around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mott MacDonald as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - Presentable and better brand value compared to competitors
    - Excellent projects to put on your CV
    - Collegues with good industry experience

    Cons

    - Nobody has a clue who's running the show
    - Very poor quality Project Managers
    - Get close to the people around and realise that most of them are eyeing their next move
    - Highly educated and experienced employees are undervalued
    - Pay is ridiculous
    - HR Managers are not helpful
    - CV's are faked in project bid submissions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get industry managers who can restructure your internal processes, improve internal environment and make the firm profitable instead of promoting engineers to managerial positions.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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