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AECOM Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
1,002 Reviews

2.6
1,002 Reviews
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally (in 26 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • horrible company to with a lot of senior management that do not care about thier employees (in 56 reviews)

  • Upper management changes the structure of the organization seemingly ever year (in 45 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going Downhill fast....

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Orange, CA

    Pros

    Decent benefit, interesting projects and plenty of opportunities to work around the country as long as you know the upper management.

    Cons

    upper Management is a joke and not fair to some people. No one really care about your career growth unless your boss like you then you are golden.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced company with exciting work around the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, flexible work schedule/location. Plenty of room to help the company be more efficient and grow.

    Cons

    Bottom line driven culture with multiple legacy companies still unable to make the transition to being one AECOM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower local leaders to help achieve your vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Accounting Dept is in a state of constant change.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company provides very good benefits.

    Cons

    Company has a shared service department with too much red tape. Various accounting systems/tools that have too many glitches and issues.

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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too big, too political. Good projects, mostly good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Engineer  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Professional Engineer in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Most of the people who work here are great people. The projects are interesting. There is enough variety to gain experience in several areas especially if you're willing to travel.

    Cons

    You are just a number here. Layoffs are frequent and from my perspective made little sense. It is easy to get pigeonholed and pay is low. Promises of promotions are typically not kept. Platitudes are used to keep you going until the next unkept promise comes to light.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep promises to promote from within. Don't undervalue your good employees. They will eventually leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    A job is a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable.

    Cons

    There is so much corporate nonsense going on and it is a revolving door. The constant employee turnover is terribly distracting and makes completion of projects very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what the core of your business is going to be and focus on that. Stop offering services that will soon be expunged from the company repertoire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large growing pains during period of frequent acquisitions and mergers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For first several years, enjoyed interesting work and fast advancement, good leadership and direct supervisor. Pay started low but rose quickly with mid-year raises. Good collaboration between several offices.

    Cons

    Company found it harder and harder to compete on cost in arenas of my greatest interest and background. Very unstable and leadership problems during last several years of tenure. Little comradeship or team feeling in those last years, less and less fun place to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Your experience with AECOM will vary depending on location.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II
    Current Employee - Project Engineer II

    Pros

    Compensation seems on par with market
    Lots of technical resources
    People good to work with

    Cons

    Vision and leadership of company changes too often
    Morale issues
    Too much focus on cost and shareholders
    Limited available support resources when working in small office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline initiatives
    Less focus on share prices, more focus on project excellence
    Focus company vision and strategy
    Less organizational changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Man they don't know what they are doing.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Aecom is huge and as a result when it dose move it can capture interesting projects and good assignments

    Cons

    The acquisition strategy that the firm uses to grow creates 100s of different cultures, silos and turf wars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the constant reorganizations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Phila, PA

    Pros

    Get to see a big company many different departments and such

    Cons

    Everyone talks openly about lack of raises. Lack of non-technical development. Management looks down on young engineers wanting to learn project management or business skills early in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many engineering firms have Leadership development programs, allow young engineers to get into management early and become a leader within first 5 years, not 15 years down the road. Explaining to younger staff that the department head who is in late 30's is very young for his role is not motivating the younger staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My co-workers and my boss

    Cons

    Management are bullies who do not care about the people (This is not company wide it is a division thing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the old and bring in new management. Not smart to keep leadership after acquisitions

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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