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Diversity

7.9 / 10

(based on 66 ratings in 2018)

2018

"There are loads of events going on to promote diversity. The company takes part in Pride and really pushes its involvement in things to promote equality. This includes having its own department dedicated to it."
Graduate, Manchester
"We have clear and well-understood policies on diversity. Support and discussion are openly available and encouraged."
Graduate, Croydon
"We're very keen on diversity, but it can feel like there is an issue with applying it when looking up at the higher ranks. Perhaps it's a matter of waiting a bit longer to see if young people progress up or continue to leave before reaching that point."
Graduate, London
"Both maternity and paternity leave were recently reviewed and improved."
Graduate, Glasgow
"Motts is very flexible and will adapt to the needs of the individual. As with most engineering consultancies, it does lack diversity. However, it holds a number of events each year to address and inform on the issues."
Graduate, Cardiff
"The industry is well known to be male dominated. However, the company is taking steps to improve this. We have diversity groups as well as frequent and widely publicised events. The maternity leave allowance is quite low, unfortunately."
Mid level, Sheffield /manchester
"Advance working groups encourage positive changes to improve diversity and support those with additional responsibilities."
Experienced, Leeds
"The office I work in is very good on gender equality with most teams having a ratio close to 50/50 men and women. Ethnic minorities are not as well represented however."
Graduate, Cambridge
"Diversity is something that Mott MacDonald takes very seriously. There are Advance groups for gender, race, disability and LGBT+. I wouldn't say we are perfect, but there is a commitment from the top down to improve. There is a very open culture on the company statistics with regards to diversity. The company is willing to share the bad as well as the good things and work on them."
Experienced, Birmingham

2017

"As a member of the LGBTQ community, I appreciate the effort taken by Motts to promote marginalised groups both internally and externally. This is shown through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity initiatives and Advance groups that, as the name suggests, aims to advance these groups."
Graduate, London
"We get given specific learning and development training when we start that gives us information on unconscious bias and equality, diversity and inclusion and how we may be affected. If you are treated unfairly then management are very keen to listen and act."
Graduate, Glasgow
"I believe that the company addresses diversity and respects all ethnicities, genders and sexualities. I have not experienced any bias against any specific groups of people and am aware that these issues are talked about within the company on a regular basis to keep everyone feeling included and aware."
Graduate, Leeds
"There are many groups within Mott (Women in Motts and LGBT groups, for example) where there is support and a community."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"There are active diversity groups on Yammer and there are many women and ethnic minorities around the office. It seems that maternity and paternity leave is well accommodated and flexible hours (as well as hot-desking/working from home) is good for those with children."
Graduate, Manchester
"My office has a high proportion of women and BAME employees of all grades for an engineering office. Lots of my colleagues (male and female) work reduced hours to fit around childcare."
Graduate, Cambridge
"The office has a mixture of men and women, although the engineering parts of the office are more heavily skewed to men (but that is an industry-wide issue). There is not a huge amount of ethnic diversity as we're based in East Anglia, but the company has unconscious bias training in place to embed equal diversity and inclusion."
Graduate, Norwich
"Offices seem to be very diverse (especially for an engineering industry that still struggles to get as many women as men) and support for women is very good (there are a lot of women in senior management roles). There are probably still more men than women (as with any engineering company) but I think that this is because fewer women have been trained in the profession rather than because the company doesn't support them."
Graduate, Glasgow

2014

"Mott MacDonald is extremely family friendly and embraces diversity."
Graduate, Croydon
"The company makes a real efforts to address the gender imbalance in our industry. It is also proactive in terms of diversity training."
Graduate, London
"The office is split between men and women and people of varying ethnicities. Several women are on maternity leave, with their job secured for them to come back to."
Graduate, Glasgow
"Our company's PRIDE values place importance on respect for others. Our office atmosphere is rich and varied and our new Advance Network is committed to promoting diversity."
Graduate, Croydon
"The company provides schemes and packages in terms of childcare, pensions, etc."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Engineering consultancies are still dominated by white males in the UK, but Mott MacDonald company are making significant efforts to embrace diversity, with new diversity networks in place from the very top of the company, and representatives at every level, to ensure that all employees from minority backgrounds are represented properly within the company and their voices heard over issues related to diversity."
Graduate, Glasgow
"My employer is extremely focused on diversity and inclusion, and has a new diversity network to improve recruitment and retention, client relationships and business delivery, and employee engagement."
Midlevel, Reading
"The company is strongly committed to diversity in principle and has an excellent ethics and diversity policy. However, in practice the company still seems to be dominated by middle-aged white males. Things are changing though I think."
Graduate, Norwich
"I have seen a clear mix of men and women. Maternity leave is managed very well. There is no discrimination as far as I am aware."
Graduate, London
"There is a mandatory course on diversity within the company and from personal experience there is no discrimination with regard to sex or ethnicity."
Graduate, Manchester
"There is a strong policy of diversity with training on the issues that can be experience within the workplace to help make sure that the company as a whole is a friendly and inviting place to work."
Graduate, Croydon
"The company has offices located all over the world and the employees are made up of people with a variety of different ethnicities, cultures and lifestyles."
Graduate, Cambridge
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