AECOM Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Helpful (2)

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    Has potential, but at the moment the jury is still out.

    Cons

    From the feedback I've heard URS was a much more organized company. Perhaps AECOM should institute some of their processes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    so-so

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    Current Employee - Electrical Planner in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Electrical Planner in Richland, WA

    I have been working at AECOM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary is decent for the area

    Cons

    Very big corperation and you feel as if you are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Please, Please give bonuses and some sort of insentive to all of us who work hard to achieve our goals.


  3. Helpful (6)

    average

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Administrator in Centreville, VA

    I worked at AECOM (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    growing and an aggressive company

    Cons

    After acquisition they went straight forward with RIF'S and the employees in the purchased company were the first to go. Not given a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Think about employees needs


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  5. Sr Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at AECOM part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid Company, knows how to integrate big companies. Sound professional staff.

    Cons

    Same as all companies: local politics.


  6. Helpful (2)

    project manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AECOM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    talented people, good benefits, structured environment

    Cons

    red tape, long hours, little reward


  7. Senior Environmental Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    global mobility, and variety of projects

    Cons

    Inconsistency in policies between offices.


  8. Major Global Services Provider

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    Current Employee - Manager in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Germantown, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been at AECOM for over 7 years and continue to find more competencies each day. AECOM is a major player on the international stage in Government and commercial work alike. Leadership communicates consistently downward and listens to comments sent upward.

    Cons

    AECOM is a large company and has correspondingly large administrative requirements. Systems from one division or recent acquisition don't always work in conjunction with other divisions or legacy systems.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Sr Manager

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

    I worked at AECOM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company, Innovation, Risk takers, WLB

    Cons

    large company, global, corporate in LA, need to be an engineer for advancement


  10. Helpful (12)

    Senior Vice President

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

    I worked at AECOM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AECOM has a lot of very smart and talented employees who work very hard. It is a prestige Fortune 500 global engineering firm with a large variety of clients and projects.

    Cons

    Morale is a big problem with voluntary turnover north of 12 percent. AECOM has many layers of bureaucracy. Enormous pressure on financial metrics including an aggregate operations utilization goal of 81 percent. Senior managers in the US get an email every Sunday regarding utilization performance in their group.


  11. Great Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AECOM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very fair salary and good benefits. Management is open to innovations and ideas to make the machine work better.

    Cons

    Very large global company trying hard to solve the problems of integrating multiple competencies across the company on large projects

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a manageable number of initiatives vice trying to do too many things at once.



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