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The following is a Graduate Review for Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald scores 3.5/5 based on 805 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Mott MacDonald. Employees are asked to rate Mott MacDonald on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


Flexible hours are great and make getting a work/life balance much easier and more enjoyable. The company has a wealth of knowledge so it's great working alongside such a range of expertise and experiences. The company is very sociable and the offices are well located. Opportunity for overseas work really drew me to the company. Ability to change areas of expertise and interest is a real bonus within such a big company and can really help to widen your knowledge within the industry as a whole rather than just your speciality.


Work is mostly/always office based on a computer which I struggle with full time. Progression is laid out with what targets need to be reached however these are not always applicable to your role and situation. A downside of working for a large company is that promotions are very rigid and progression is not really assessed on an individual's situation and performance but the hoops they can jump through and is mainly linked to how long you are at the company rather than your performance. There isn't a lot of recognition for performance at the graduate level as you generally aren't involved with bids and winning projects but instead do the leg work and some technical work on projects.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £27,000 - £29,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:30

Finish: 16:30

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Research information on the company, current projects and gain some knowledge of the transport industry. Make the reader aware of your wider experience in other areas and some practical problem solving skills. Practice for the maths test and feel comfortable in the knowledge you are not always expected to finish all the questions in the limited time.

Do you have any interview tips?

Research information on the company, current projects and gain some knowledge of the transport industry. Make sure you are aware of basic road network terms and their meaning for example what a bypass actually is.

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