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Aecom was a contractor in the middle East; I loved the people, the pay and the contract I was on.

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Former Employee - Electrician in ‘Irāq (Yemen)
Former Employee - Electrician in ‘Irāq (Yemen)

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

Pros

The overseas contract I was on provided a hard structure to live in, unlike my contract in Afghanistan with XXX. There was a grab-n-go and bedding was provided. If you did your job well, all was good; all was good with me.

Cons

Due to circumstances of a drawback, I was RIF'ed at 8 months, but still received a prorated bonus, so even the con was a plus.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Run, RUN FAST - In the opposite direction, this place is not a good place!

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good location, flexible hours, decent co-workers, interesting work. Occasional boxes of donuts and monthly pizza lunches keep the majority of pee-ons quiet.

    Cons

    Work performance is irrelevant, sucking up to appropriate people is better. Raises, especially as a senior in any capacity are basically non-existent. One half percent to a whopping 1.5 percent are considered good! Times are tough and the CEO and other management cronies need their bonuses after all. 100 dollars less to each employee across the globe adds up to a lot of cash for management bonuses. Regular workers don't get bonuses and rarely a thank you or even acknowledgement of existence unless they should dare to be sick for more than 3 days in a row. HR is a joke at best - don't EVER go to them regarding a conflict between a manager and yourself. They run to the manager and blab word for word what was discussed. Shamefully unprofessional! I could go on for ever and a day, but this isn't the preview for a book, just take my word for it. This isn't a good company if you are looking for huge job satisfaction. Tolerable at best. A good ol' boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Getting rid of the CEO and at least half of the senior vice-presidents around the globe would be a great start. How about no more bonuses, tax free benefits, company shares, big raises, etc, for management either? Practice what you preach. If times are so tough, why don't you lead by example? It's hard for staff to swallow your garbage when you don't know anything about what you are suggesting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Time for Change

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They offer a very good benefit package. The health insurance is top notch. The paid time off package could be improved.

    Cons

    Really need to take a look at who they put in a leadership role. They need to improve employee training and make sure that when doing promotions employees are qualified. Should really focus on pay for performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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