Get the inside buzz from graduates at Mott MacDonald

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 41 ratings in 2017)
"Safety conscious, thoughtful company."
9.2 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
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8.0 / 10
8.7 / 10
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.

What insiders say about...

"Enthusiasm and a genuine interest in the role you are applying for are essential...."


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

"Hours can be very flexible but this is dependent on your manager. Most are flexible..."


"The sports and social committee do well to put on lots of things for low prices."

"I had to complete a maths and English-based exam. After that stage I was offered..."

"Questions included: What kind of engineering would you like to get into? Where do..."

"Being environmentally aware is a key area of our industry so naturally it is a priority..."

"In general everyone is very approachable. Performance feedback is done informally..."

"There are many groups within Mott (Women in Motts and LGBT groups, for example) where..."

"I began as a graduate almost two years ago and am in line for promotion to consultant..."

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

"I am predominantly in a supportive role at this early stage in my career, gaining..."

"The people I get to work with on a daily basis and the breadth of experience I have..."

"The separation of line manager and project manager can sometimes make it hard to..."

"Our office's design manager teaches Marines how to scuba dive."

"Flexible, friendly, exciting."

"I chose my company for the variety of challenging work which I would be given on..."

"There is graduate academy which has a yearly training course on aspects such as communication..."

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

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

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