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Helpful (5)

Mega-project chasing giant who cares more about stock shareholders than its own employees.

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Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Houston, TX

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Offices and projects across the globe.

Cons

No investment in employees; employees are treated more as plug-and-play resources rather than individuals with careers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good work experience as far as learning, but stressful at times

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at AECOM as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learned how to use AutoCad, HAP, and how to read engineering drawings for structural, mechanical, and other disciplines

    Cons

    hectic and stressful at times when projects were due
    occasionally expected to work over time

    Advice to Management

    Have the interns have an adviser who helps them out and not other employees

  2. Helpful (4)

    I used to love working there, now I would hesitate to recommend a job there to anyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the people there were great, cooperated and got along very well, I had a decent salary that paid my mortgage and allowed nice vacations. Friday bagels and donuts, the building was well lit and recently remodeled

    Cons

    Where do I start? After having spent many years and promised advanced training it never managed to appear. Now after all the lay offs especially in the IT department recently, now it takes days to get any help out of the weakened overworked IT staff, most everyone I know who is still there hates the stressful working environment and are wondering if they too will be laid off and are looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    I understand you had to cut back some due to your behemoth size and the global economic downturn but did you really need to hamstring everyone who is trying to get their job done? Didn't you learn anything from the TYCO debacle?

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