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Can't teach an old dog, new tricks...new business unit, with old (poor) Senior Management

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Provides solid opportunities for new, proactive graduates (undergrad and grad) to learn about the field of international development, as well as gain opportunities to travel and obtain hands-on technical experience

Cons

"Doctors and nurses mentality" to management- not many ways to move up in a technical capacity for a certain demographic; Some key Senior Managers have tendency to talk openly and negatively about subordinates in front of others creating a very hostile work environment. A few of the Senior Management will comfortably throw subordinates "under the table" in situations when they (Senior Managers) are responsible for outcomes. Key senior managers don't have any applied technical expertise and often rely on outside consultants to provide.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Favoritism is not a basis upon which to promote staff; middle management to be further developed within home office (not just in the field); Develop a process for assessing staff capabilities and performance that is not completely subjective; Middle management should be viewed as allies and not as a threat to Senior Management; Senior Managers to be held responsible for poor performance of a project and/or proposal...blame should not be put on subordinates.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at AECOM part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The AECOM Sacramento office has some of the best people to work with. Although I no longer work for AECOM, I keep in touch with several former co-workers. Historically there were lots of ways to get involved within the office including a mentor program, happy hours, and organized lunches (not company sponsored, but a nice way to get to know co-workers).

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be an issues at times, particularly since the economic downturn. While core values list employees as an important asset, this is often lacking in day to day operations both in the Sacramento office and from the corporate level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult the people on the front lines when implementing change. What works for one segment of the business may not work for all segments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    AECOM is great place to work with such diversity in projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Large and small scale projects
    Diverse Projects
    Great experience and depth of knowledge
    Involvement in Community and Company Acitivties

    Cons

    Small salary increases
    Peer review seems to not read into promotions
    Poor marketing Efforts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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