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30+ days ago

Senior Designer

AECOM San Francisco, CA

Please upload examples of your portfolio (>Proficiency with REVIT (desirable, but will train), AutoCad, Adobe Suite, Sketchup. Rhino, Grasshopper and… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Sustainable Economist

AECOM San Francisco, CA

Qualified candidates will have excellent analytical and writing skills with education and/or professional background in sustainability and/or natural… Glassdoor

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    A confused behemoth of a company - some good people despite its track record for poor employee retention

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    Former Employee - Associate Economist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Economist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)


    The variety of the projects was the primary draw to AECOM. If you could align yourself with interesting co-workers, there was the possibility of generating a good stream of project work. The benefits were middle of the road. The company does attract a lot of interesting people, though it has trouble keeping them.


    The company is a disorganized mess because it tries to be everything to everyone. The size and revenue requirements of the company makes it such that they have to compete in a lot of commodity consulting, where price is the only real factor for clients. That leads to working on a lot of uninspiring projects. There is a lot of pressure to work off hours and off the books to make projects profitable. The culture suffers from the frenetic pace of work and the focus of profitability at all costs. And the profits go to management and shareholders, not employees to any measurable degree. A lot of talent has broken off from the company because it such an unwieldy clunker of an operation that underpays its people.

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    If you want to keep the best, you have to create real professional growth opportunities and pay them what they are worth. The disregard for any training for entering hires at any level was astounding. There also needs to be more checks for quality work. I saw a lot of crap being produced. The compensation was at the bottom of the industry. Typical pyramid scheme where the labor of the junior staff, who were largely under-compensated, supported the salaries of principals and management, who tended to focus more on getting work than making sure any of it was done well.

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