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7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 65 ratings in 2018)
"A large company undertaking exciting projects that looks after..."
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...

"Learn about what the company does and understand what you can offer in the role you..."

"Teamwork in the company is excellent. You can contact other colleagues with experience..."

"The office space is great in Bristol. Tables are well spread out while still keeping..."

"I work 37.5 hours a week excluding lunch. The company is flexible on hours worked..."

"You get two pay rises a year for the first three years, then it becomes annual. Pay..."

"Perks at Work enables you to gain points when making purchases online that you can..."

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

"I was asked what my passions were, what I would bring to the company, and what interested..."

"We have a tool called Carbon Portal that allows us to determine the amount of carbon..."

"Managers are busy but will make time for you if you need it. They have good experience..."

"There is a strong policy of diversity with training on the issues that can be experience..."

"Promotions up to chartership are fairly automatic with pay rises approximately twice..."

"We currently have a number of STEM ambassadors and people who volunteer in peer mentoring..."

"The work I do is interesting and can be varied. However, it is important to be vocal..."

"Having supportive and respectful colleagues as well as working for a company that..."

"If you have site visits as part of your work, it can mean a lot of travelling that..."

"Mott Macdonald has worked with the Hong Kong airport for over 30 years."

"Diverse, interesting, respected, trusted, quality."

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

"Training opportunities are often something you only get if you are vocal about them...."

"There are many internships offered by the company for positions such as apprentices...."

"More focused induction training, as opposed to having multiple training programmes..."

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