AECOM

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3 people found this helpful  

Solid company with great benefits

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

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

Pros

Health insurance is second-to-none.
Lots of room for growth and advancement.
Opportunities abound worldwide.

Cons

Publicly traded (401k match is in company stock, which doesn't increase in value - check it)
Houston, Texas branch is set up with unhealthy competition between operating groups.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lots of "pitting employees against one another" to try and increase productivity and sales - this works in the short term, but eventually sets up islands within the company and creates a bad overall work environment.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    It's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good people, variery of interesting projects, health benefits are very good, access to a wide variety of design codes and specifications

    Cons

    Bloated beurocracy with many vice presidents, new initiatives / policies are constantly being rolled out,company does everything it can to save $ (eliminates secretaries, pushes employees into small office spaces with no privacy, makes it near impossible to attend conferences to meet PDH requirements, etc etc.), raises are mediocre despite numerous emails stating how well the company is doing, I could go on.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep saying that you care about morale and retaining top talent while continuing on with policies stated above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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