AECOM Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
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Pros
  • As a large company there are opportunities to work in the middle east and on good projects (in 27 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management not supportive of employees (in 58 reviews)

  • Upper management needs a major overhaul (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Human Resources Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at AECOM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work schedule and needing to take time off for emergencies

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth within the company. Lack of clear upper management direction. Company seems to start one process and then change and go back to the old ways of doing things. Employee moral is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for grown and advancement with the company/department


  2. Helpful (5)

    experience after 1 yr at AECOM

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    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary projects make for well-rounded teams composed of diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Has become too large for its own good after the recent merger with URS; loss of culture, disorganized file systems, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to show your employees you value them


  3. Helpful (2)

    Confused

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a lot of work

    Cons

    Don't get much out of upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want a steady job with no big paycheck this may be a good choice.

    Cons

    Big corporate, too slow for HR processes, reward system is bad.


  6. Tanker Driver

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Oil Tanker Driver in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - Oil Tanker Driver in San Angelo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance plans are somewhat good

    Cons

    The pay has been cut, trucks break down more than they should, the loads are not equally, distributed.


  7. Helpful (2)

    It's a corporate company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - stable job - able to stay within set work hours most of the time - ability to work remotely when needed - decent benefits; company offers match program for 401K

    Cons

    - very corporate, employees seem to be just a number - work culture needs improvement - integration is causing issues in program compatibility, office morale, and clarity of organization and company vision

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving work/office culture. Clients and project success is important, but the employees are what make a company run. Our work is based on selling ideas/the skills of people, not selling a product; it is crucial that the company puts more effort into investing in its people.


  8. Helpful (9)

    Use and abuse

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Raises morale by promising promotions and raises

    Cons

    Fails to actually pull the trigger

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, figure out a realistic plan and move on.


  9. Helpful (3)

    OK company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer/Drafter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Designer/Drafter in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Travel to cool places, paid vacation, paid holidays.

    Cons

    Will furlough employees who have been around for 20-30 years without even giving a days notice.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans, don't take 10 mil salaries while laying off or furloughing staff.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Good People, Poor Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good people. Neat location. Interesting projects.

    Cons

    "Die at your desk" culture. Basic benefits. Poor outlook for future projects. No in-house HR or IT. No overhead for office managers.


  11. Helpful (8)

    A Company Lost in Translation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working on iconic projects throughout the world is interesting and exciting.

    Cons

    New leadership is concerned about the bottom line and not people.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people are your greatest asset.



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