Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mott MacDonald

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 41 ratings in 2017)
"Committed to excellence."
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
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8.0 / 10


  • There’s a lot of socialising in the offices and the open-plan layout makes the hierarchy feel minimal.
  • Graduates are able to work on a variety of high-value projects early on.
  • Employees are shareholders in the company and are therefore able to directly benefit from its success.
  • There is a wide range of perks on offer including generous pension contributions and many discounts.


  • There are graduates who would like more direct contact with their managers.
  • Some of the early training can feel monotonous as it is video based.
  • Even though most people have a lot of flexibility with their hours, some departments are stricter.
  • Some would like more mobility between teams.

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"You may end up feeling like a very small cog in a massive machine."

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"Passionate, enthusiastic, driven."

"Mott MacDonald is a well known and respected company throughout the industry. The..."

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