AECOM Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
1,012 Reviews

2.6
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AECOM President & CEO 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.  

    A company on the move!

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Interesting people to work with, very friendly. Management has an open door policy that really means something. Company has gone through significant growing pains but have taken great strides to become "one AECOM" folding many legacy companies into one operating unit. Interesting and varied projects and clients. Safety and employees are number one, that said, as a publically traded company bottom line is stressed.

    Cons

    As with any large publically traded large company they are very risk averse leading to cumbersome time consuming processes and paperwork. But management is listening and one can see efforts to streamline the processes where possible. Identifying the path to advancement is difficult but management is now focusing on employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company is headed in the right direction. I recognize that trying to make changes in a large corporation takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast paced company with exciting work around the world.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    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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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager  in  New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in New Brunswick, NJ

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

    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. 3 people 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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employees are expendable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    People, family-like atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Senior Management not supportive of employees. Only cares about how they look to shareholders.

  7.  

    Poor Management

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere in the office

    Cons

    Senior Management only cares about shareholders, not employees

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crony Socialists

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You look like a genius when you work for idiots

    Cons

    25% employee turnover tells the story

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Paid the bills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The lack of "a plan".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 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

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

    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
  11. 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

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

    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

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