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Helpful (3)

Interesting projects, challenging environment

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Birmingham, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at AECOM as a contractor (More than 8 years)

Pros

A good variety of projects, with possibility of foreign postings to mega projects. Also the opportunities to transfer to new fields of experience

Cons

As the company grows larger, it has become "de-personalised" , sometimes used to feel that we were just churning out the paper without too much thought.

Advice to Management

Growth by M&A doesn't necessarily make for a better job

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (2)

    AECOM leaders need to wake up and get real about investing in the people that service their clients

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Broad range of experienced and qualified professional staff. Interesting projects and sharp staff and technical approaches.

    Cons

    Climate of cut throat financial management is poisoning the employees that make the $. Focus recognition in the fact that AECOM is selling the service of their people and their skills & knowledge, not widgets.

    Advice to Management

    Tangibly invest time for each member of your staff to do all that is required of them, accounting for IDL in a more realistic approach. Put $ back into company; not into stock-options and executive compensation. Read the exit interviews and survey responses. Recognize that the toxic atmosphere created by micromanaging finance is only going to create discontent and ultimately the demise of the company.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Cold, corporate, and demoralizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunities to travel - Some talented colleagues - Decent benefits

    Cons

    Like the other reviews say, it's an incompetent bureaucracy with zero soul. Management is only focused on making shareholders happy, not providing client service or cultivating a place where people are inspired to produce great work. There are an unbelievable amount of barriers to just doing your job, especially in terms of project management. Hard work is not recognized or rewarded: the attitude is "you're lucky to even have job." In a word: demoralizing.

    Advice to Management

    To be a profitable long-term company and dominate the A&E market, try not alienating all of your staff. We're the face of the company to the people who pay our bills.


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