AECOM Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
855 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 27 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management only cares about shareholders, not employees (in 58 reviews)

  • The upper management is not connected with the people actually doing the work (in 48 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great opportunity for an entry-level position in government contracting that can lead to management

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, excellent benefits, lots of opportunities for growth and development, incredible willingness to invest in employees, consistent communication from management and executive leadership

    Cons

    Starting pay is on the low end, contractors do not enjoy all of the same benefits as corporate employees, OneSource is a horrible, yet unavoidable, platform, HR hoops make it difficult to remove problem employees, competing corporate and client demands can result in several hours of overtime/week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    nice People good
    Benifits nice
    Location great
    Clients subpar
    Work

    Cons

    Low salary
    Low raises
    No advancement
    Management
    Bad employee reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your problem

  3.  

    World Class Professionals with Heart

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are really at the top of their game, in all disciplines. AECOM's talent is truly unrivaled. The projects, big and small, are impressive and incredibly diverse. Knowing AECOM impacts the lives of millions around the globe - and for the better - that's not something most people can say about their employer.

    Cons

    Matrix management organization is challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working was very amazing and educational.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Everyone is friendly. Willing to teach younger engineers.

    Cons

    Sometime you have to work overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some more social activities are needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Dulles, VA

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company gives you the opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Management cares more about numbers in a spreadsheet. No incentives bonus plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should care more about the employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good formal onboarding process. account management was great to work with. company provided lots of visibility to internal information.

    Cons

    as a conventional industry there is a lack of creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great learning experience, great company, but not much room to grow

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job security, large complex jobs, good benefits

    Cons

    extremely large, no one outside of my job site knows who i am, very hard to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My time at AECOM has been professionally challenging.

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    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Proposal Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great boss, good compensation, and a pretty open atmosphere.

    Cons

    I would like the division I work for to employ better and more modern technology tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend investing in newer technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The worst part is remembering how good the company used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Pay is reasonable. Project opportunities can help new employees to gain some good experience.. Many employees have good skills and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management needs a major overhaul. Micro-management and layoffs are commonplace. Mid-level managers are afraid to think and act for themselves. Real leadership is largely unknown. Entrepreneurship is discouraged. Trust is nearly non-existent. Employee motivation is largely through fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some real leadership training (like read one of the excellent leadership books by Warren Bennis). Learn positive motivation methods. Trust employees and curb the urge to micro-manage them. Rather than looking for reasons to lay off employees, work with them to make them successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Walmart of Beltway bandits

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    Current Employee - Training Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Training Director in Reston, VA

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    With such a large company there are some synergies.

    Cons

    First personnel you sacrifice frequently. Secondly as a sales driven organization, doing the job you have right now is not enough, you has to support the teams getting the next contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value of the personnel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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