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AECOM Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,003 Reviews

2.6
1,003 Reviews
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going Downhill fast....

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    • 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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    • 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.  

    Met great people and had a very fulfilling experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

    Pros

    Limitless opportunities to grow. AECOM is experiencing high profit years with more and more sites opening internationally.

    Cons

    Big company with many different industries all under the same canopy, so it feels impersonal. There are many changes to benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Decent company

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

    Pros

    Hiring process, management that listens

    Cons

    Salaries on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Boost compensation if at all possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Had an overall good intern experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Portland, ME

    Pros

    Work environment was positive. Most people were really good to work a project with. It was a small office so you get to meet everyone. Projects were interesting. Thought office management was conducted well. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    I was unpaid, but to be fair, it was during the school year. Can be dull at times. Not given a whole lot of responsibility.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extreme corporate culture that impacts staff ability to do their jobs.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Good,pay and benefits. Ability to work on large national projects.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management and the corporate culture hurts the development of staff and careers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employee and connecting them to the company. Its not all about the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Paid the bills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The lack of "a plan".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    A job is a job.

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    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

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