AECOM Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
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Pros
  • As a large company there are opportunities to work in the middle east and on good projects (in 27 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management not supportive of employees (in 58 reviews)

  • Upper management needs a major overhaul (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    A Lean, Mean Construction Machine.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities abound at AECOM, for those willing to assert themselves and stand out among the now 100,000 employees. This company has the depth and breadth to win and succeed with managing major marquis projects across the globe. Internal communications and networking tools keep employees connected with each other and our leadership teams. Leadership takes stake in the engagement and satisfaction of their employees, and are currently working diligently to address "improvement opportunities" identified in the 2015 Employee Survey, which received excellent participation.

    Cons

    It's been almost a year since the announcement of the URS acquisition, and as a legacy employee of a 2011 URS acquisition, I think the transition has gone comparatively well, considering the magnitude. That said, it's a tough time for management now, and stress on middle-managers to maintain project efficiency during an administratively burdensome period is high. It's a bottom-line world, but I think we can strike a better balance with Work/Life as well as employee compensation. Hoping we'll all be better for it once the growing pains run their course.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in financial, administrative, and HR support services so that PM's can continue to be focused on their clients and project teams - and most importantly, their families.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Sr. Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, industry average benefits.

    Cons

    Poor internal communications. The favorite ones are listened to, others ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and engage your employees.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Confused

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer III in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a lot of work

    Cons

    Don't get much out of upper management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want a steady job with no big paycheck this may be a good choice.

    Cons

    Big corporate, too slow for HR processes, reward system is bad.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Human Resources Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at AECOM (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with work schedule and needing to take time off for emergencies

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth within the company. Lack of clear upper management direction. Company seems to start one process and then change and go back to the old ways of doing things. Employee moral is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for grown and advancement with the company/department


  7. Helpful (6)

    experience after 1 yr at AECOM

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary projects make for well-rounded teams composed of diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Has become too large for its own good after the recent merger with URS; loss of culture, disorganized file systems, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to show your employees you value them


  8. Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not a sweat shop, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    There is an additional level of burden placed on employees to fulfill corporate mandates

    Advice to Management

    Keep out of the way of the producers and let them do what they do best.


  9. Drafter

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere given you did what you are so post to. Self manage

    Cons

    Felt to corporate. Like an employee of Walmart probably does.


  10. Electrical superintendent

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Wever, IA
    Former Employee - Electrical Superintendent in Wever, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for in all areas

    Cons

    Company quit job before finished

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (1)

    senior analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent hours overall but depends on your boss

    Cons

    low pay but decent hours



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