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AECOM Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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2.6 772 reviews

43% Approve of the CEO

AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke

Michael S. Burke

(51 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Going Downhill fast....

    Civil Engineer (Current Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsDecent benefit, interesting projects and plenty of opportunities to work around the country as long as you know the upper management.

    Consupper 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.

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

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    4 people found this helpful  

    A job is a job.

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsThe work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable.

    ConsThere is so much corporate nonsense going on and it is a revolving door. The constant employee turnover is terribly distracting and makes completion of projects very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what the core of your business is going to be and focus on that. Stop offering services that will soon be expunged from the company repertoire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too big, too political. Good projects, mostly good people.

    Professional Engineer (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsMost 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementKeep promises to promote from within. Don't undervalue your good employees. They will eventually leave.

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

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    Decent company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHiring process, management that listens

    ConsSalaries on the low side

    Advice to Senior ManagementBoost compensation if at all possible

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

     

    Accounting Dept is in a state of constant change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany provides very good benefits.

    ConsCompany has a shared service department with too much red tape. Various accounting systems/tools that have too many glitches and issues.

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Your experience with AECOM will vary depending on location.

    Project Engineer II (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation seems on par with market
    Lots of technical resources
    People good to work with

    ConsVision and leadership of company changes too often
    Morale issues
    Too much focus on cost and shareholders
    Limited available support resources when working in small office

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline initiatives
    Less focus on share prices, more focus on project excellence
    Focus company vision and strategy
    Less organizational changes

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Large growing pains during period of frequent acquisitions and mergers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFor first several years, enjoyed interesting work and fast advancement, good leadership and direct supervisor. Pay started low but rose quickly with mid-year raises. Good collaboration between several offices.

    ConsCompany found it harder and harder to compete on cost in arenas of my greatest interest and background. Very unstable and leadership problems during last several years of tenure. Little comradeship or team feeling in those last years, less and less fun place to be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Had an overall good intern experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) South Portland, ME

    ProsWork environment was positive. Most people were really good to work a project with. It was a small office so you get to meet everyone. Projects were interesting. Thought office management was conducted well. Learned a lot.

    ConsI was unpaid, but to be fair, it was during the school year. Can be dull at times. Not given a whole lot of responsibility.

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    Engineering Intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Phila, PA

    ProsGet to see a big company many different departments and such

    ConsEveryone talks openly about lack of raises. Lack of non-technical development. Management looks down on young engineers wanting to learn project management or business skills early in your career

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany engineering firms have Leadership development programs, allow young engineers to get into management early and become a leader within first 5 years, not 15 years down the road. Explaining to younger staff that the department head who is in late 30's is very young for his role is not motivating the younger staff.

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

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    Soul Killing Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI met some of the best people while working here! Talented, friendly folks.

    ConsI was miraculously laid off - such a dream come true! Coming from a really great legacy company years ago I watched this unwieldy company unravel. It grew and acquired for no benefit, no value. Quality declined, clients were put off. People who would have retired there have either left because the culture has changed or they were laid off for presumably having too much experience/leadership and thus, too much cost for the company. Instead they replace leaders with junior staff with no experience managing people let alone projects and morale has plummeted. No one works there because they love the company - they may enjoy their colleagues and a paycheck but the company has no morals, no mission (besides making investors money) and no clear direction. Constant reorganization with no results. Hard working, long time staff received 3-figure bonuses while the CEO and others received 6-figure bonuses at the same time. 6-figure bonus. Decision makers are the stereotypical white guys club, women and minorities in management are a rarity and most are glorified admin staff, not managers per se. They've been grandfathered in, not promoted. In my location HR was incompetent and IT support was a joke. I

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in leadership, think about the future, stop growing for the sake of growing. I wish you the best but I have so little hope for you all.

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

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