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Mott MacDonald

Insider reviews

Get the inside view from graduates at Mott MacDonald

7.8 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 65 ratings in 2018)
"Reliable, technical and internally focused."
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.

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"The line managers/seniors are always around and tend to make time if you request..."

"The industry is well known to be male dominated. However, the company is taking steps..."

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

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"Supportive, ethical and great."

"Mott MacDonald has a great work ethic, it treats its employees well and encourages..."

"Training budgets are generous so you can apply to go on relevant training courses..."

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

"Allow anyone to buy shares in the company when they work here. Maybe make it based..."

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