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Endless, Slow Downward Slide

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist

Pros

Coworkers are generally professional, likable, and friendly.
Willing to offer flexible schedules; good about avoiding excessive individual workloads.
Support staff (nonprofessional) tend to be very helpful and caring; however this trait is quickly dissipating over time.
Good opportunities to learn, get training, and try new tasks and various projects.

Cons

Horrendous pay with a laughable [minimum] yearly raise and sub-par benefits.
Frequently lay-off employees due to light workload ... and then look to hire again without any reason or improvement in workload.
Have no qualms about firing/laying-off workers just in time for holidays.
Huge disparity in work consistency and quality between offices; offices are extremely resistant to sharing work with each other.
Poor quality control in outgoing/final documents (grammar, spelling, etc.).
Immense disparity about operational procedures and quality between offices. Upper management (office/department/program managers, etc.) on the west coast is downright horrible to work for/with, with a tendency to be lazy, whereas midwest upper management is much better. Lower level workers are generally good quality throughout.
H&S program is becoming suffocating to field personnel, causing field activities to suffer.
Increasing trend of project managers not managing their projects, delegating duties to others. What exactly are they managing?!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop acquiring companies and absorbing them into AECOM. Instead, work on improving the current company and its operations.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    In the Dark

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    its a JOB is about it

    Cons

    Low pay, no communication from management

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Houston is a sinking ship - don't get on board and if you are on board, get off while there are still some life boats.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, cool projects, used to be great people there before upper management screwed everything up.

    Cons

    Upper management has no vision and has no clue what is going on in Houston. With a steady stream of people walking out the door, they couldn't tell us where we were headed, who was leading us there and how we were getting there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to employees - good luck with the open office concept that will not work. Also, probably shouldn't lay off another 28 year experience project manager on a high profile project the day of the kickoff meeting - doesn't set too good of an example to employees and it doesn't make the client happy either. And you wonder why people are walking out the door? Oh, and an intern quit to go to another company. You know it's bad when the INTERN quits. What was once the great company of "Turner Collie & Braden" has officially collapsed. One more thing - accountability. Under a certain person's watch, the Austin office has prtetty much collapsed, as has San Antonio. The Dallas and Fort Worth offices are on a downward spiral and the Houston office is going down in flames with a mass exodus. AECOM is the laughing stock of Civil Engineering in Houston and it's only going to get worse. However, a certain person is still in charge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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