AECOM Reviews in San Diego, CA
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)
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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Pros – higher than average pay, exciting projects
Cons – very bureaucratic, financially driven
Advice to Senior Management – PM satisfaction should be the primary goal
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – Love the people I work with
Cons – Can't go to conferences, Can't go to trainings, Can't go after work you want. The no go/go process is insane and basically everything is a no/go while high up expensive people contemplate go/no go. Basically, it is like you don't even have a job at your job. No work. Everyone is light! Cost cutting all the time. People are quitting like crazy! I don't know how they can stay in business.
Advice to Senior Management – Think -How can we keep good people? Not how can we save money!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – everything is great as it is
Cons – nothing is really that wrong
Advice to Senior Management – none so far
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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Pros – Friendly co-workers who want to do a good job.
Cons – Very myopically profit-oriented at the expense of employee morale. Employees always warned that they are next in line for layoff if they don't meet billability expectations.
Does NOT support mentoring, training or professional development despite what their career ads say. Management refuses to pay for training; makes employees pay out of own pocket.
The people who do the hard work and produce the product don't get the bonuses. Bonuses are only handed out to managers who bullwhip their staff into coming in under budget on projects.
Top management not trust-worthy-speak out of both sides of mouth.
Everyone is so fearful of going over budget and charging to overhead that no one helps each other and junior level staff are thrown to the dogs to fend for themselves.
Salaries not commensurate with cost of living. Benefits are minimal.
Management has no training in communicating to staff or in conducting performance reviews.
Advice to Senior Management – This company is in free fall. It owes more than the revenues it takes in. It hasn't learned over the past year that "too big to fail" is a myth? Motley Fools advise: SELL YOUR AECOM STOCK!!!!!
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – Opportunities to work all over the world. Internal career mobility seems to be encouraged across business lines and departments (balanced matrix organizational structure). Size and breadth of organization provide amazing scope and quality of resources.
Senior Management is extremely focussed on taking a leadership position in advancing the global agenda to address climate change.
Cons – Access to management can be difficult. Most information comes from senior management via email and the company intranet. AECOM has been absorbing smaller companies in recent years. This means company culture is not uniformly present - typically referred to as "growing pains". The professionalism and leadership of senior management hasn't trickled down to the lower levels yet. I'm confident this will improve with time.
Senior Management seems obsessed with taking a leadership position in advancing the global agenda to address climate change.
Advice to Senior Management – Senior management needs to implement controls and metrics to ensure lower management is developing its human capital. Some of the legacy management lack understanding of AECOM's system for developing human capital.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend