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Shame about the bureaucracy

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Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

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

Pros

AECOM are a very large organisation, comprising many service lines and offering opportunities to work on a diverse project portfolio in a wide range of geographies.

Cons

Biggest frustration is the admin and bureaucracy that a NY Stock Exchange-listed corporation entails. The size of company can make you feel like a number.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 12 people found this helpful

    Was once a good place, couldn't adapt to booming market.

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    Former Employee - Site Inspector/Coordinator in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Site Inspector/Coordinator in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Work Trucks with the ability to commutes from home to work without office trips. Staff can be good to work with (until they leave).

    Cons

    Bloated management, middle management has no power to pay properly resulting in loss of multiple senior staff. Lost staff means more work for remaining employees with no compensation, and the diminished ability to learn and advance your career from that staff. Working at this company does not promise a profitable/fulfilling work life. Management will say what you want to hear only so you hang around longer hoping for a positive change.

     New hires of equal experience are paid 20-30% higher than existing staff (YES - this is absolutely true). AGAIN resulting in poor morale and lost staff. If you have to work here, negotiate a very high starting wage as raises are below cost of living increases.

    The 5 star reviews on this site have been suspected of being AECOM plants trying to raise the rating, I could not agree more. I would not recommend this company to an enemy.

    Formerly was UMA Engineering. UMA was a company I used to see myself working at for a long long time (possibly decades) the group was great the work was challenging and the rewards were fair to generous. AECOM has effectively obliterated that in less than 4 years. I am moving on with my career and only see the death of UMA as such a shame, a waste of a excellent company absorbed into the machine.

    AECOM defines growth as buying up companies faster than the employees quit. When an office goes from nearly 200 strong to below 90 employees (including new hires) in two years in an extremely booming market, you should be able to draw your own conclusions.

    Much of the money seems to be going into the new mining department they are trying to establish. Saskatchewan is small enough that the bad reputation AECOM is earning will come back around and affect them on that end also.

    Do yourself a favor and keep looking for a better company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay what the MARKET demands not what you think is correct. When staff is leaving at 50% turnover in two years, you need to do something other than make empty promises (which happens very often). Yearly reviews mean nothing when raises are half of cost of living increases.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful

    Should never of agreed to merge...

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil Designer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Designer in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, on your own... you got paid...

    Cons

    Terrible management, communication. Moral. The ships sinking and there's a few still playing the violin...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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