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Helpful (5)

Great opportunities, poor culture

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)

I worked at AECOM full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally. Being a large, multi-disciplinary company, there are opportunities to gain experience on large-scale projects. Access to AECOM's technical experts through 'Technical Practice Network'.

Cons

These comments apply to the North American water business line only. The business lacks leadership. Recent poor performance and layoffs have led to large staff turnover and extremely low morale. Project quality is suffering. Too many layers of management, and it's not clear what they all do.

Advice to Management

Increase focus on project quality. Recruit/promote more dynamic leadership for the North American region.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A great place to progress a career - talented and friendly staff to work and learn from

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive of career aspirations
    Very talented and friendly staff to work with and learn from
    Variety of work
    Great development and responsibility opportunities

    Cons

    American influence caused some bad taste initially but senior management are slowly resolving this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue shaping aecom into the leading engineering consultancy it can be

  2. Helpful (8)

    Sweat Shop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    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

    Free coffee, good co-workers, looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management doing who knows what. Bullying mid-level management concerned only with cutting costs. No development of talent. No training. Inefficient use of valuable talent. Technology repressive culture due to poor IT management. No local leadership, mentoring, or professional development. Internal transfer opportunity promotion is not true.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Lots of good people looking to show what they can really do.

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