AECOM Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
856 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 27 reviews)

  • The work-life balance is good with the alternative work week program and pay is reasonable (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management only cares about shareholders, not employees (in 58 reviews)

  • The upper management is not connected with the people actually doing the work (in 48 reviews)

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  1.  

    Wonderful Experience with Top Notch Professionals!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist

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

    Pros

    AECOM has quickly become a world class company, known for it's high level of quality work and the top notch staff. The company has come a long way from being a holding company (with 30+ operating companies all operating on their own). The decision to consolidate into one global firm was the best thing we could have done. It created a rough road with some confusion and uncertainty resulting in our losing some of our team members, but we've come through that tough time with flying colors! AECOM has successfully transitioned into one of the best companies for which to work in the world! AECOM is now winning some of the biggest projects because we have the most creative problem solvers!

    Cons

    The transition into one global company is on the back end of being complete, but still not completely done. There is still some process fine tuning and staffing re-organization that can create some dark clouds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! For such a big company they senior team listens and evolves with new information every day. AECOM employees are a very talented and proud group!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Arlington, VA

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned a great deal while working here. Advancement opportunities and mentoring was excellent. The people were the best part and made it so I wanted to come to work everyday. I grew a great deal professionally and was exposed to all aspects of the international development process.

    Cons

    Expect long hours and quick turnarounds. This is a fast paced environment, which means 60+ hours a week depending on the position you are in. Some people find this invigorating, others find that work is their life. It really depends on the person you are and what you want out of a career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    3 years of exiting opportunies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    high sinergy between employees and department

    Cons

    quite big, difficulty to get the complete picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Firm to work for. Experience working with Internationally renowned professionals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager/Senior Architect in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager/Senior Architect in Doha (Qatar)

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

    Pros

    Firm withholds Professional Teams/Qualified people

    Cons

    Too big a company. Sometimes leaves people unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HRM in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - HRM in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company/Benefits were very competetive

    Cons

    Too much chaos and confusion with implementing new programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was very rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DESIGNER III
    Former Employee - DESIGNER III

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Given responsibilities I would other companies did not.

    Cons

    Work Load not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your experienced people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Stakeholder Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Stakeholder Manager, Projects Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Assistant Stakeholder Manager, Projects Manager in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    one of the best companies in the world in Consultancy & management domain

    Cons

    I think no downsides with this company,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great people, great projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    People are very friendly. There is a very welcoming approach to new people.

    Cons

    It is very big and hard to work out how things are really done. Also hard to find your path when there are so many option available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to simplify some of the systems.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A Wonderful Summer Job Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    They gave me lots of responsibility right off the bat. I always had a senior engineer just a phone call away, and in my case, I also had a senior engineer on a job site only a few miles from mine. Any survey help or questions and he was there in a few minutes.

    Cons

    Because I was only hired as a summer student, I did not get much time off. However, when I did need time to register my truck, when I was sick, or if I had an event to go to the company was very accommodating.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Gokod Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrenville, IL

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    AECOM at the Warrenville office always had a steady flow of work.

    Cons

    We were no longer given comp time when we were billable over 40 hours. Instead it was straight pay. I preferred the time off, personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is pretty good; however, some of the email correspondence from one of the secretaries was venty and passive aggressive. We were also required to do 15 minute monthly health and safety audits on coworkers while they performed duties in the office- which was awkward. Overall all, it was a good choice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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