AECOM
2.5 of 5 679 reviews
www.aecom.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

AECOM Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.5 679 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke

Michael S. Burke

(12 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally"
    in 25 reviews
  • "work-life balance is good, office is spacious (because turnover rate is high)"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "horrible company to with a lot of senior management that do not care about thier employees"
    in 50 reviews
  • "Upper management changes the structure of the organization seemingly ever year"
    in 43 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Intelligence Analyst at CSOC Afghanistan

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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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Company successful in spite of executive leadership

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsIntelligent and hard working teammates.

ConsAt best, HQ executive leadership is mis-guided and inexperienced and at worst, treats employees like they are dispensable and easily replaced by those who lack any direct experience in actually running a public company. High turn-over especially in corporate finance teams. The expectation is that you will work 24/7 and no errors allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake ownership for your own performance or lack thereof. Learn the basics on how to prioritize (not everything is urgent) and treat employees with respect. Compensate fairly not based on who are your friends or favorites.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty Pleased

Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsLove my co-workers, encourage you to ask questions, and management is approachable. The new open concept makes for a more productive work environment.

ConsThe only thing I don't like is how segregated departments are. Most people really don't associate with people not within their immediate sphere of contact. Not sure if this is out of habit, preference or simply not convenient for them.

Advice to Senior ManagementI feel like we could put better efforts forward with our recruiting process in order to bring in higher caliber prospects

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

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AECOM was the company that merged several companies together without proper oversight

CADD Drafter IV (Former Employee)
Oakland, CA

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBest reason the compensation and location.

ConsDisorganized, needed someone to take control for merging.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove employee/management relationships.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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