AECOM
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AECOM Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.5 676 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke

Michael S. Burke

(12 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Would work for again

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AECOM

ProsGreat environment for those who like to work on unique projects.

ConsLack of communication between upper and lower management.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to properly integrate cross functional employee within the corporate matrix. Functional employees tasked to projects are often left behind and skipped over. They report to multiple dotted line managers, but no single manager takes ownership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good experience

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at AECOM as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsPay is pretty good for an internship

ConsDepending on what department you work in and the time of year you either will be busy at all times or lack work all together

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Global construction services company

Program Controls Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay compared to industry average;

ConsPoor communications; difficult career management process

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsReally do enjoy my job

ConsI can't think of any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty Pleased

Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at AECOM full-time for less than a year

ProsLove my co-workers, encourage you to ask questions, and management is approachable. The new open concept makes for a more productive work environment.

ConsThe only thing I don't like is how segregated departments are. Most people really don't associate with people not within their immediate sphere of contact. Not sure if this is out of habit, preference or simply not convenient for them.

Advice to Senior ManagementI feel like we could put better efforts forward with our recruiting process in order to bring in higher caliber prospects

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Opportunities at the entry and middle levels.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAs an engineer or technical professional there are opportunities to work on large signature projects and on various disciplines and various offices. The large projects provide exposure to a variety of disciplines and consultants and educational opportunities.

ConsIt takes politicical effort to move above middle mangement. Upper Management is a male fraternity club. Women cannot progress to upper management unless one of the men sponser you.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the enormous talent that AECOM attracts and give these professionals the opportunity to thrive. Remove the barriers to women and the professionals not part of the old boys network.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great exp

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AECOM

Prosknowledgeable staff, wide range of projects

Constends to silo work into groups

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Project Controls Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at AECOM full-time for less than a year

ProsFantastic global employment opportunity. Many training resources available. Good pay and benefits.

ConsBecause of the nature of my position (serving a government contract) I feel like an outsider to the AECOM world.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide liaisons for your field employees and allow for opportunities to meet fellow co-workers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Better than most

Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
Chelmsford, MA

I have been working at AECOM full-time for less than a year

ProsInteresting projects, nice office where everything I need to do my job is provided, better than average benefits, company has a lot of talented people in every facet of civil engineering. For such a huge company, the red tape really isn't that bad. Flexible hours.

ConsSalaries are below market. If you are considering a job with AECOM, negotiate a good starting salary because raises are pretty skimpy. Could use more IT help. Clumsy Oracle time entry system.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere has been a lot of management changes lately. Not sure if it's an anomaly or a sign of things to come as the economy turns around. I suggest doing everything you can to hold on to good people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Talented Staff and Exciting Projects

Cultural Resource Specialist (Former Employee)
Fort Collins, CO

I worked at AECOM full-time for less than a year

ProsThe staff in Fort Collins, Colorado were intelligent and knew the consulting business very well. For a large office, their was certainly a family atmosphere.

ConsAs with all consulting jobs, billable hours were always a concern.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing, and I hope to be able to work with you all again.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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