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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at AECOM in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted after the career fair at my school. I received a phone call back to set up an interview and had a brief phone interview. I was then contacted for an on site interview and was interviewed by a group.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    BIM Specialist III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AECOM.

    Interview Details

    Applied for position online several months before interview took place and did not receive a response. Contacted by a third-party recruiter in October attempting to fill the same position. Recruiter was helpful until AECOM indicated that they had received my resume and that he would not be paid in the event that I accepted an offer from them. By that time, I had made contact with the hiring manager at AECOM and set up an interview.

    Interviews tended to be long (3+) hours and were very heavy on the details. They were upfront about the expectation that all employees remain billable, which was troubling for someone like myself who was coming from the I.T. world and was not used to working directly on projects.

    AECOM required a lengthy online application. I did not object to this but I didn't like the fact that they required a salary history. I had not encountered that with other companies where I applied. They do call your references, so be sure to have those lined up.

    Both interviews were with multiple people - 3-4 in each. Relaxed atmosphere, nice office, mostly friendly folks.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The initial salary offer was slightly below my current salary. The adjusted salary offer was the same as my current salary. I felt that the position was worth much more, considering the work that would have been cut out for me.

    Financial consideration aside, the main reason for not taking the position was a comment made by one of the interviewers. I described aspects of my position as those of a manager, and the interviewer nearly jumped out of the chair to make it clear that I would not be any type of manager at AECOM and that the position would never, ever lead me down that kind of career path. It was probably the worst thing that could be said to a 30-something guy who is clearly at the mid-career point of his life.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at AECOM.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 6 different individuals. They were all very easy going and welcoming with the exception of the hiring manager who grilled me a bit. All in all it went really well but it became apparent that they needed someone with an environmental background, which I did not have.

    Interview Questions
    • What was an example of a problem you had to quickly solve at your last job? (it was only hard because my previous job didn't require problem solving)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AECOM.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online at company website. Received call from HR within a week and was scheduled for an inperson interview for the following week. On-site interview was with hiring manage, 3 Project Managers and senior leadership. Interview lasted for about 3 and half hours.
    Questions were about technical and project management experience. Conversation revolved around previous projects and experience. Overall, everyone seemed nice and reasonable.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really. Although wasn't expecting direct question about salary expectation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at AECOM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was long, and took a while to hear back after submitting my resume. Also the online section of the interviews made the process very stressful. It would have been better to had just completed a phone interview or something of that nature. Overall though the process wasn't terrible.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you found that your results were not up to your professor's or supervisor's expectations. What happened? What action did you take?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AECOM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers were very friendly. I met with multiple people during each round of the interviewing, and they made sure to give me the opportunity to speak with employees who were working on projects I was the most interested in. I kept the same main contact throughout the process. Interviews were a combination of asking me about my background and interests as well as information about the company and giving me the chance to ask them about anything.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Architectural Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at AECOM in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I knew a friend working for the company

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initially contacted from Recruiter after submitting the resume for the job. I got a call from the recruiter to discuss about some basic attributes of the job. Then, a telephonic interview happened with Hiring Manager which was about 30-45 minutes long and discussed about my projects and skills. Once, I passed the telephonic interview then a face to face interview was scheduled with Hiring manager and then director. The interview process was not so tough and long. The total f2f interview process took about couple of hours.

    Interview Questions
    • At the time of interview, mostly they asked some common questions about the web technologies.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Benefits Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AECOM in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted though a recruiter that notified me about a opening that was about to be posted on their jobs board. The recruiter found my information because I had applied for a HR position that she told me I was over qualified for. My whole recruitment process ( or to get a rejection) took about 2.5 months. However I do believe this was due to the holiday season.

    The people that I interviewed with were great people and I would have loved to work with them. They really did seem down to earth and overall I had a great interview. Generally I felt that my in face interviews went really well and I was told by one of the interviewers that while looking though all the resumes they received I was a top candidate. After hearing such high praise I felt confident that everything went well.

    Now the bad...I left the in person interview feeling good and the next day I received a email from the recruiter telling me that the interview went well and they wanted me back for another interview the next week. I tried to contacted the recruiter (called and emailed) the following week and she kept on dragging her feet on scheduling the next interview. Then finally two weeks had passed and I heard nothing. So I emailed again to check in and I was informed that they were moving on.

    I know a lot of things can change and recruiting is not easy. However I know they could have done better of informing me of my status. Also they have not told me I was a top candidate, telling me that it well and inviting for another interview. (which never happened)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AECOM.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a different position and when they read my resume asked me to come in for the Production Position. I did a phone interview first with the Proposal Manager. Next I came in for an interview with the Project Director and a Proposal Coordinator (both people that I would be working with on production based work). I was then contacted about accepting the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not regard my Peace Corps experience as actual work. I found this disheartening since 2 years was quite a commitment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered a rather low initial salary and then negotiated for a better position. I found that although they pay low to start with you can advance and receive significant bumps after you begin work - if you do well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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