AECOM
2.5 of 5 676 reviews
www.aecom.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

AECOM Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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2.5 676 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke

Michael S. Burke

(12 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
676 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Involved in the leading transportation engineering projects around the world"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "horrible company to with a lot of senior management that do not care about thier employees"
    in 41 reviews
  • "Upper management making decisions without regards to the employees that are affected by them"
    in 34 reviews
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Very good place to work

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Springfield, VA

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

ProsExcellent leadership and sense of purpose

ConsNo major cons, all good things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Would work for again

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AECOM

ProsGreat environment for those who like to work on unique projects.

ConsLack of communication between upper and lower management.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to properly integrate cross functional employee within the corporate matrix. Functional employees tasked to projects are often left behind and skipped over. They report to multiple dotted line managers, but no single manager takes ownership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Big company - big focus - big opportunity - don't take it personally

Kung Fu Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros10+ years - good opportunities for those willing to take it - lots of interesting projects - very strong technical people if you have newtwork to reach out for collaboration

ConsLack of support services - somewhat byzantine systems for "self help" - darwinian survivalist corporate theosophy - best and worst of big corporate entities.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Some firms treat their employees as valuable assets, but I felt more like a consumable than an investment.

Applications Developer II (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAs a software developer, my peers at AECOM were smart, enthusiastic and opened minded. The engineers, architects and draftsmen I shared office space with were some of the nicest people I've ever met, and my immediate supervisor went above and beyond to support me. At the implementer and lower management levels I think AECOM has some great talent.

ConsThe middle and upper management seemed to be disconnected from the relationship between output and morale. Investments in professional development and critical software tools were forbidden. For example, I had an expired license for Adobe CS3, a routine scan of system software revealed it and IT asked me to remove it. Since I used it in the course of my duties, I requested a new license for Adobe CS6 but was rejected due to the expense and told to keep using my expired license.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees, treat them as an asset. Expenditures hiring, training, and retaining skilled workers might not yield results on a quarterly basis, but it would contribute to the long-term prosperity of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a good place for IT

Support Specialist (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsGood salary and benefits
Used to be able to interact with people you supported

ConsNew IT management took over and laid off 1/3 the workforce making services drop below acceptable levels. Once they had good documentation for poor service they outsourced it to CompuCom.
They still employ non-user interfacing IT on the server level, but its a grinder now that they have no local IT to implement anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to business line: don't trust upper IT management's motives
Advice to IT management: don't abdicate your responsibilities to run on-the-ground IT. It's not all about the higher end server stuff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big Brother

Procurement (Former Employee)
Langley, VA

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years

Prosthe chance to work in the Intelligence Arena

ConsIt was the last year of the contract, so being replaced by someone younger and cheaper makes it a hard pill to swallow.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoyalty sometimes is an attribute that is forgotten by management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty good experience

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at AECOM as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsPay is pretty good for an internship

ConsDepending on what department you work in and the time of year you either will be busy at all times or lack work all together

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intelligence Analyst at CSOC Afghanistan

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AECOM

ProsGreat assignment, challenging work in support of International Security Assisance Force.

ConsConsequence of the work and direct support of U.S. Armed Forces in country..

Advice to Senior ManagementValue diversity, it strengthens the team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Global construction services company

Program Controls Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood pay compared to industry average;

ConsPoor communications; difficult career management process

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsReally do enjoy my job

ConsI can't think of any

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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