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Helpful (3)

AECOM has to develop a plan

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Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX

I worked 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

Benefits are outstanding for health

Cons

Too big - leadership not advanced enough

Advice to Management

Think before you act and develop a plan just like Engineers do on projects

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Speachless

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed but just.

    Cons

    everything else including lack of focus on expertise

    Advice to Management

    fire yourselves

  2. Helpful (15)

    Waiting in line to die

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    I get a paycheck every other week. It's enough to survive in Manhattan on.
    The projects are actually decently interesting. I have learned a lot, and gotten some good experience for my resume ;-). And now that my 401k vested, it's time to put that experience to work.

    Cons

    The company is completely disfunctional. Engineers are expected to do the Accountants' jobs. What the accountants actually do makes no sense, and only makes your life more difficult. It takes a month to get the 6 approvals necessary to install new software on your computer. Internal competition is rampant. Offices directly compete with each other over work. The idea of "working on a team" is non-existent.

    Opportunity for advancement is minimal. As a technical person you become "the guy" of something, but have no opportunity to ever do anything else, which is not exactly what a 25 year old engineer is looking to do.

    The other option is to become a Project Manager which is a High Risk/Low Reward position. Basically, the only way I've seen the company win projects is to vastly under-price the work. It then becomes the PM's job to pick up the pieces. And when the project inevitably loses money, it's the PM's fault. If by some miracle you do manage to finish a project on schedule and budget, there is no reward. I really don't understand how this company can be making money.

    Basically, working here is like waiting in line to die. I'm still alive, but what's the point. I look at people who have been working here for a long time and either feel sorry for them, or want to throw up. Time to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Cash out while you can, and buy that house in Bermuda. This business model is broken, and I don't think there's any way to fix it.

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