Aurecon

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Aurecon Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurecon

    Pros

    relaxed working environment, good pay

    Cons

    some ppl don't work hard

  2.  

    Challenging, great people and excited for the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non Technical, Corporate Staff in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Non Technical, Corporate Staff in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great people, very smart but friendly and approachable at all levels of the organisation. There is lots to do and exciting projects to work on, keeps me engaged and challenged. The company is going on a significant journey and I am excited to see what the future holds particularly with a new CEO coming on board.

    Cons

    Internal decision making can be slow and large corporate initiatives are often expected from very lean teams which means the best alternative is not always the one that is rolled out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Having opportunity to be involved in major projects across the world, working with knowledgabke people

    Cons

    Sometimes unfriendly environment, low salary and benefit for non-executive staffs, sometimes experience very unequal work and life balance, mismanagement in lower levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has benefit-oriented attitude and does not consider value of staff who has served in Aurecon for a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Well known organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)

    I have been working at Aurecon as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mentoring and support for professional development

    Cons

    Lacking in long term vision over the years as hard decisions have had to be made in the current market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When it's busy it's business as usual, however when workloads are light is seems as though the company is not prepared and the staff is put at a disadvantage. This should be a priority as it can greatly affect staff morale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Swamped by unnecessary administration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auckland (New Zealand)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Auckland (New Zealand)

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

    Pros

    Well intended professional values
    Good track history
    Great breadth of people and experience
    Wide range of projects
    Depth of knowledge and good access to that knowledge
    Good appreciation of Client mentality

    Cons

    Professional values normally overshadowed by financial performance
    Swamped by unnecessary administration
    Complete fixation on complex financial analysis
    Over-emphasis on perceived negative financial performance, little praise for positive performance
    Completely over-ambitious financial targets and obsession with tracking
    Ever-changing administrative systems which purport to assist in improving financial performance
    Complex management systems take overly long to complete, paradoxically at the expense of the very financial performance it was supposedly designed to improve
    Poor morale, lack of appreciation for basic morale boosting events
    Extreme tick-box mentality - management feel that systems are perfect and with strict adherence will inevitably lead to success; when this does not occur, management are perplexed and lack ideas to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hyper analysis of financial performance and employee measurement statistics does not equate to a useful and in-depth understanding of your company and its greatest asset - your people
    Your company makes its living from employing intelligent people; such people typically cannot be patronised for long periods of time and will respond negatively to tick-box performance management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent individual engineers, leadership very poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    Pros

    excellent individual technical engineers with extensive experience

    Cons

    Very poor leadership at all levels
    No continuity in process
    Some behaviours highly inappropriate
    Lack of accountability
    Advancement through who knows who
    Management not open to discuss problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Avoid at all cost... Company is tanking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Haven't been sacked yet.... And the office is new

    Cons

    No growth in the last 5 years, management takes no accountability... Promotion is based on years in industry rather capability. Poor recognition of performance. Poor working culture. Disproportionate division of company profit/bonuses...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some people in who actually understand business to run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Lost its way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge from others. If you are a graduate, not a bad place to kick start here. But after a few years reality will set in

    Cons

    Aurecon keeps changing its focus and theme till some execs themselves are confused.Having been here for years, if you have a not too bad job I can only say the grass here is denifinitely not greener.Annual employee survey speaks for itself,yet execs are still scratching their head. Come next year when new Mr Iron Fist CEO joins in, only hope is it wont get any worse for staff.Unless you are a workaholic,career advancement remains a dream.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good engineer is not good manager. Good manager is not good leader. Get rid of old school execs and focus on what is the most important ingredient in an organisation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Toxic culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great challenge, keep learning, lots of benefit

    Cons

    From the good old Connell Mott MacDonald days to Aurecon, the company keeps changing its business operation, IT operation, document control, business procedure, etc. Aurecon's intranet interfaces, templates, BST, etc are constantly changing. As an employee, it is very hard to keep track of the changes. Heaps of paperwork and redundant admin work to deal with in addition to real engineering work.

    Aurecon has sadly turned into a toxic workplace environment with poor morale and some uninspiring arrogant leaders. Management ppl mindlessly chasing financial numbers. Weekly performance of individual employee are closely monitored and emailed to everyone. P&D is a joke and total waste of time, every year everyone spend significant amount of working hours doing it it for the sake of fulfilling the ORGANIZATION requirements. KPIs are poorly set, and impossible to meet. Due to sick culture and poor leadership, this place is encouraging selfishness...

    Stagnant wages, no work/life balance, lots of unhappy people. High turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly Culture, Profitable Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wellington (New Zealand)

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture. Good word life balance and support of training opportunities. Active social scene. Opportunities for overseas secondments.

    Cons

    Recognition is not linked to individuals performance, only to overall company performance. A lot of time consuming systems and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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