Engineering Tech/Cad Lead (Current Employee) – Oakland, Ca. – 10 January 2014
Working at AMEC was breathe of fresh air in terms of the work life balance and the general culture around the office. There are many very bright people working here that are more than willing to share what they know but are also very open to suggestions. The management style i encountered was very hands off but also readily supportive when needed. This works great for me.
Document Controller (Current Employee) – Kuwait – 13 August 2017
Busy but challenging work everyday. I have learned to manage my time properly and prioritize tasks to be done. The management is good with all the managers being supportive to growth of each and every employee. Hardest part of the job is I have to adjust to middle east culture and deal with co-workers who came from different parts of the globe. The most enjoyable part is was able to learn more new experience and skills everyday.
Electrical Engineer (EIT) and Project Lead (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 7 August 2017
All around good company to work for, projects are interesting. Advancement is good, but bottlenecked by large quantity of management. Only real issue with them is that there's too much management who try and micromanage everything.
It's a good experience to work in Potash Mining Project in Saskatoon.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 27 July 2017
My new job in Amec Foster Wheeler Saskatoon is entirely different from my previous job in the Middle East and in the Philippines. This is my first time to work in mining company and the system is a litle bit different from my previous experience especially on the design of Electrical Modular Substation wherein my previous experience are mostly on stick built Electrical Substation. The new technology for the Design of Modular Electrical Room including the Heat Tracing system is an added knowledge to me.
Learn new technology and sometimes free lunch during lunch & learn session.
Most of the time attending meetings both in design & project execution.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 29 June 2017
Unqualified supervisor with no project management skills, only knows micromanage team members. Branch manager has no intention to correct the problem, nor the other project managers are aware of the wrong people in the wrong position situation. Special treatment to people who have connection to VP level, Unrealistic budget of most small projects, wrong hiring decisions and company culture is very conservative, not open minded.
fair medical coverage
culture is narrow minded and management team doesn't have courage to correct problems
Engineering Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 June 2017
Not the best experience. Not the worst. Department went downhill. Manager didn't care. Really disorganized. Bad moral ethics. No encouragement. No recognition. Underpaid. No salary increase. Cheap. Overcharging clients. Charging clients on projects we shouldn't because too cheap to charge O/H.
Quality Assurance Document Checker / Controller (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 May 2017
Managers are chosen based on relationships and needs, not on professional competence or merit. No meritocracy at all. The company does not to seem to have a clear business plan. Its culture is to get rid of its competitor by buying them out (hence its name: AMEC - AMalgamated Engineering Companies).
Distribution Designer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 5 April 2017
It was good but poor management and no job security. Good part about Amec is flexible hours but the management was poor. As a consultants everyone tried to steal money from projects being approved by clients.
Materials Technician (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 April 2017
Go out to site after grabbing the equipment from the office. While at site complete a concrete test or compaction test (not complicating work). May be asked to receive soil samples fro proctors for future compaction. When done for the day, hand in the paper work to the office. Good employees and employer
Really good employees to work with and good employer
Statements as to internal people management and Corporate culture do not seem to match the local branch management / regional experience. The company seems to recognize this, but little has been done to date. For example the PDR (personal development review) process has very little follow through in the region. Management expectations therefore can be unclear at times for some types of service personnel. Risk Management seems to be overly careful to the point of monetary loss and thus downsizing has occurred in some areas.