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5 people found this helpful  

Great company but don't ask HR to help

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Engineer in Atlanta, GA

I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good Benefits
Good Pay
Interesting Projects
Up to date safety training
High in ethical training

Cons

Lack of concern about employees growth.
Lack of Human Resources conflict resolution
Lack of being able to keep employees billable during slow times.
Lack of interest into marketing to new clients.
Lack of upper management conflict resolution.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the needs of your employees with emphasis on the goals and growth potential of an individuals assessments. Keep in mind that people are the basis for the companies growth and not just the bottom line financially of the company. Above all do not let the complaints of an individual be brushed aside do to race, sex, capability, age or sexual orientation. Consider the growth of your company instead of sweeping things under the rug or out the door.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Most of the "opportunities" here are actually inaccessible.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Architect in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Architect in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a huge company, so in theory there are a lot of really interesting opportunities to move laterally within the company. The AECOM "We" works on many of the most interesting and high profile projects around the world.

    Cons

    The red tape involved in moving from one project or team to another makes it seem easier to just switch employers altogether than trying to move within AECOM. A lot of the difficulties seem to come from apathy in the lower management levels, and a serious reluctance to change. It resulted in most of my brightest young coworkers quitting because they felt stuck in a rut after a couple years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should spend less time talking about listening to the technical staff, and more time really paying attention to project/team leaders and making sure that THEY listen to technical staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great local office, distant upper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA

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

    Pros

    1) Global opportunities for people and interesting jobs.
    2) Great local offices.
    3) Large company with experts in any field if you can find them.
    4) Very flexible work schedule.

    If you find the right office, AECOM is a great place to work. The Wakefield office has lots of projects from all over the world, expertise in lots of fields, flexible managers, and great people.

    Cons

    1) Upper management making decisions without regards to the employees that are affected by them.
    2) Very big - so big that it's hard to change things quickly.

    This is a big company - so individuals get lost in the big corporate environment. Listen, this is a tough economy so yes money is a focus. It's a business and needs to make a profit. However, decisions are made that seem to not to take into account that employees are actual people sometime. This is generally does not apply at the office level, but above that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like actual people and not just numbers in a budget.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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