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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mott MacDonald

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 65 ratings in 2018)
"Respected, innovative, works on the biggest projects."
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...

"Make sure you provide in-depth answers to the competency questions on the application..."

"During working hours, the culture of the company is exemplary, with a very ethical..."

"The Norwich office is open-plan with employees sitting in groups of up to six to..."

"The company is flexible within reason. There is an expectation that you will work..."

"The pay is generous for a graduate position and we get good pension contributions...."

"The pension contributions are up to 7% and there are various packages available for..."

"Interview process (once you get through) is fairly relaxed and straight forward...."

"I had some fairly standard questions about my experience as well as some technical..."

"Our carbon footprint is routinely assessed on any design work we do. The office manager..."

"I have found that the lines of communication between different levels of management..."

"As a member of the LGBTQ community, I appreciate the effort taken by Motts to promote..."

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

"I have been involved in a number of projects, including supporting one of the local..."

"I am client based and direct my own work completely with my team. I am able to recruit..."

"The longevity of the company's view, there are no short-term quick-profit decisions...."

"I think the remuneration could be improved to match other leading engineering companies...."

"We are one of the very few (if not only) large employee-owned civil engineering consultantcies..."

"Responsible and staff-oriented."

"I applied to MottMac because of the structure of the graduate scheme and the possibility..."

"Mott MacDonald has an online training facility in place as well as formal external..."

"Mott MacDonald work closely with the local communities, give talks in high schools..."

"Rotate graduates around different roles and projects more often in order to speed..."

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