AECOM Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
1,012 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    Decent enough company to work for without being spectacular. Would recommend though

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    Ability to win big, interesting and landmark projects based on company reputation internationally

    Cons

    Worked in a small enough regional office. Sometimes felt in competition with other Aecom regional offices and divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the small guys!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience and a good team to work with!

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    Former Employee - Consultant I  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Consultant I in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at AECOM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Decent salary and ontime disbursal of payments.
    2. Great place to work and learn
    3. Extremely friendly environment and good mentoring
    4. Great projects to work on
    5. Appreciation of performance

    Cons

    1. Expect long hours and work-over weekends at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Need to hire more higher quality professionals

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great people

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk  in  Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I worked at AECOM as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, the people were very friendly and loved my job, but had to leave for family reasons. Otherwise good pay, building had lots of natural light and space, and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Former coworkers got laid off without warning apparently, my position was a term only but would have stayed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always keep people in the loop especially for the sake of those with a family to support. Its tough to find jobs now and hard to support a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very poor management for a Fortune 500 company.

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    Former Employee - ENVIRONMENT  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - ENVIRONMENT in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks good on CV and the potential to work on a diverse array of projects within your business line is there.

    Cons

    There is no way for feedback from employee to management. All feedback is done via Country Director and in my case, he was a very ineffective, so there was no way to rectify a bad situation. Despite loosing many large tenders, the upper management still didn't try to find out what is the problem at the ground level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement 360 feedback system. This is the surest way to have an all-rounded assessment of whether the manager/directors are doing a good job. No use discussing amongst regional leaders on how to plan business recovery if the problem lies in the person leading the business line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Management

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    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

  7. 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.

  8.  

    Location dependant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities and projects if located in a major international city - can grow and progress very quickly.
    Great access to an enormous network of people and clients globally.

    Cons

    Feel for the company and personal experience gained is very much based on the office you are in. In a major international/state office you'll love it and excel as 99% of employees are at the top to their game. The smaller satellite offices however, not so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, however large consulting company and slow to change to business environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NIce people and great culture

    Cons

    Slow to change, lack enough experienced employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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