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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 65 ratings in 2018)
"Flexible, friendly, exciting."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
7.8 / 10
7.1 / 10
7.9 / 10
6.8 / 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 benefit directly 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 senior managers.
  • The paths to career progression are seen as being non-transparent.
  • Some of the offices and technology are dated and in need of upgrades.
  • The salary, while fair, is not particularly competitive in the market.

What insiders say about...

"I would recommend reading up on the organisation, knowing the specifics of the role..."

"Colleagues are generally very encouraging and keen to help. The company is employee-owned..."

"The offices are well located, clean and spacious. The dress code is smart/casual..."

"The company is very understanding and keen to encourage a good work/life balance,..."

"Starting salary for a graduate is decent but I am not aware of bonuses and unsure..."

"You can buy/sell back your holiday which means you can have extended travel. Discounted..."

"I started as an intern and then was offered a permanent position after 6 months...."

"I was asked open and challenging questions to test my thinking process and also to..."

"Mott MacDonald has developed a carbon modeller that we also use at Anglian Water...."

"My line manager is three desks away from me and my senior project director is two..."

"Mott MacDonald is extremely family friendly and embraces diversity."

"I'm aware that progression occurs through achieving charterships with further progression..."

"Individual offices run local social responsibility schemes, under the directive of..."

"My main role is to produce and manage sustainability appraisals, strategic environmental..."

"The business cares about the work it's doing and its employees. I feel that I have..."

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

"One of the original partners (Sir M MacDonald), of the constituent parts of Mott..."

"Flexible, friendly, exciting."

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

"The training that is available to us as graduates is a three-year graduate course..."

"Generally applicants are from a university background so in this context it depends..."

"Provide more opportunities for people from different offices to come together and..."

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