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A great place to work with some of the most nicest people you’ll meet. There’s a lot of focus on developing their employees while also offering early salary reviews.
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I would not recommend anyone to apply there

What is the best part of working at the company?The staff are the best part really good people What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything, they see themselves as an employee owned business, but in reality it’s just a few that command all the internal shares, that’s all they are interested in, not the lower staffWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?They do have strong business morals but culture and work environment is not healthy, you will never get anywhere unless you have been there all your career
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  • Time and location flexibility
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Good people, good work

As PL you had the autonomy to run your projects, with guidance available when needed. The staff are nice and good to work with.Projects are interesting and multi-discipline.
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Great people, poor resourcing

Great team to work with, lots of support and people willing to share knowledge. Problems with resource management, with either long periods of little to no work, or being very overutilised.
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Cultura aziendale inadeguata per offrire servizi di project management

Quali sono gli aspetti migliori del tuo ruolo presso lazienda?L'organizzazione della società che riconosce l'importanza del ruolo, seppure il ruolo sia in realtà più operativo che manageriale Quali sono gli aspetti più stressanti del ruolo presso lazienda?La relazione con i manager impreparati Come sono lambiente e la cultura lavorativi presso lazienda?Non particolarmente buona la cultura. L'ambiente è positivo ma è influenzato da una cultura aziendale orientata al micromanagement Come si svolge una tua tipica giornata lavorativa presso lazienda?Routine tra meeting interni e col cliente
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Really draining

Sometimes work is limited and not much interesting projects. 100% project utilisation is impossible to reach, which makes it very stressful when completing timesheets. Don't remember last time I've had a lunch break. Any hour you book to a project will be questioned, no spare time for training and administration.
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Good Company, Confusing Structure

Great forward thinking company with strong values. However how the company is structured and progression can be confusing. Good variety of projects to work on.
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Great company to work for who value their staff

What is the best part of working at the company?Great company, staff and atmosphere. The Leeds office is an enjoyable place to work.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Depends on what you find stressful. In my role it was stressful sometimes but only in regard to specific tasks or being a busy day. Overall not a stressful place to work.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good, modern and caring. It's a nice environment.What is a typical day like for you at the company?A typical day at the company was pleasant and fulfilling.
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A good place to work and grow your career

This company exceeded my expectations by providing an exceptional work environment that promotes career growth and personal development. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking professional success and fulfillment.
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A great company to work for.

A good company culture and very nice people to work for. They have a hybrid working arrangement. The benefits are also good . There are training ooportunities.
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Lots of varied work, lovely social environment and opportunities for younger employees

All in all a great company to start your career. Lovely management, great culture and lots of opportunities for those who are looking. Typical consultancy where timesheets can be stressful. Also somewhat slow at promotions and increasing salaries, which may entice you to apply elsewhere after 2-4 years.
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Enjoyable workplace

Good work life balance, exciting projects, but management structure is very top heavy (lacks middle management to support more junior staff with projects, development etc.) - this can be team-dependent though
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A well run, employee owned business

Some company's talk the talk when it comes to employee welfare, Mott MacDonald walk the walk.You feel part of the team from day one and they look to advance you where possible. They are involved in varied and interesting projects, the nature of these will expand your knowledge and experience. Mott MacDonald have an impressive resource pool, when something crops up outside your comfort zone, they have the expertise in the business, where you can reach back to and they are always willing to help you.


Flexible working. A good work life balance. A strong ethos on staff wellbeing.


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Challenging but very rewarding atmosphere

Company is expending and most people are new to the company or the region. Lots of work and new positions. Often tasks are varied between roles. The company pays well and salary reviews are automatic. There is good recognition from senior management.
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Interesting company

Many different types of opportunities in different sectors. Keen to keep progressing in all aspects of work such as working on diversity, mental health etc. keen to help with home work balance.
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Best place I have worked and I expect to retire here

Having worked for around 2 years at MM, I have found the company to be focussed on delivering excellence and the wellbeing of its people. The team I work with is full of fantastic individuals who would all go out of their way to help you, despite all being very busy. The company is employee owned so one feels involved in presenting the company well and in its success. I feel understood, valued and looked after with management making the right decisions to ensure this is the case. The IT department are superb with issues dealt with quickly and using quality equipment. Best of all are Motts people. Everyone I meet is thinking and talking about a better society, sustainability, carbon and seeking the best outcomes. I am yet to meet anyone who hasn't been interesting and just very nice to talk to.


People, Feeling valued, Employee ownership, Good Management, Great IT


There are so many great initiatives that I don't have time to get involved with.
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Overall enjoyable and rewarding

Each day is a bit different to the previous one if you allowed to choose which projects you work on each day. Rarely repetitive tasks. Lots of training provided if you ask for it though.Be ready to advocate for yourself - why you need a salary increase, what you have done, why you want this project, make your manager listen to you (good manager is 80% of success) - and you will find the best work place. Ask and will be given - however of you don't ask...well don't be surprised with the slow career growth.


Training and conference participation is encouraged, different projects to work on, amazing work-life balance, lovely colleagues and managers, your opinion is valid and valued by the company


You need to ASK and CHASE to get anything you need - training, salary increase, new project.
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Slow, little work, below average salary/benefits.

Advice would be not to believe recruiters when joining. They have a lack of resources so say whatever you want to hear but do not deliver.The salaries are well below average and extremely difficult to get any kind of increase.Management seem to take little interest in their departments, when joined I spent months being bounced around people trying to find me something to do with no end.Work was more like admin than engineering work learning next to nothing so not great for developing as an engineer.Many people get by using buzz words and jargon just waffling. A lot of talk with little action.


Provide refreshments. Friendly staff.


No direction. Lack of work. Lack of training. Lack of guidance. Lack of development.
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Average Experience

Overall an average experience. Good work but low pay.Salary progression very dependent on team.Some very poor managers in certain business units.Interesting projects.
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Collaborative workplace, supportive management. High workload, good prospects to advance if you have the right skills and attitude

Mott MacDonald is a good company to work for. They have interesting projects, a wide range of skilled employees and is well managed. The IT is excellent, with a good range of specialist software. Training has improved recently. The office environment is modern and hybrid working is the norm, with a minimum of 8 days a month in the office required.


Friendly environment, good IT


Some pressure to complete work quickly. Under resourced in some areas.
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Don't recommend it

Disorganized. Low communication efficiency. Lack of responsability. Unhealthy working environment. Disrespectful among employees, from supervisors and secondary departments. Generally time delayed response. Reactive.
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Based on 636 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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