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Carole admiring a sunset over a Canadian forest.

France / Management consultancy / Consultant

Carole Ternois

Carole discovering a deserted island in the Caribbean
Carole discovering a deserted island
Carole discovering a deserted island Carole discovering a deserted island in the Caribbean

"We are all a big family."

Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?

I joined Mott MacDonald two years ago having been looking for a company who could validate my Masters degree in Architectural and Urban Planning. The announcement posted by my future manager on the university website was so interesting that I sent my candidacy within two hours. I don't regret my choice. I had the chance to participate in the growth of the Paris office, from 10 staff to 25 plus and a full-time time consultant.

What is the best thing about your role/job?

What I like the most in my job is the opportunity to work on complex and diverse infrastructures (universities, stadiums, prisons, courthouses, etc.), and improve my professional skills by sharing experiences and knowledge with the specialists (inside the group and with the client).

How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?

We are all a big family. What I appreciate most is the possibility to meet people from all around the world, from all professional backgrounds and with a wide diversity of cultures.

What is one thing you’ve found out about Mott MacDonald from working here that you think everyone should know?

Team spirit and complementary skills within the group create a real synergy and strongly contribute to the pleasure being at the office, which improves personal commitment and then quality of work.

What is the best thing about the country you are from?

Wine, cheese and charcuterie! And, unanimously with my female colleagues, admire Olivier Giroud who played at the football world cup!

What has been your favourite Mott MacDonald social event?

It was last year's Christmas party. A few months after moving into our brand new office, we organised a christmas challenge, inspired by the show “Family Fortunes”. Reindeers vs Santas challenged each other around games and trials staged by goblins (also staff crew): best group knowledge, technical/project questions or rock-paper-scissors… Even if Santas kept the right (one again) to sit in the sleigh (instead of pulling it), everyone still received a gift from Secret Santa, and was delighted by staff homemade Christmas pies and cakes.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

I would buy a motorhome to travel around the globe (unfortunately, I have no boat license otherwise I would have bought the biggest yacht of the world)!

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