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Great company but don't ask HR to help

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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.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Most of the "opportunities" here are actually inaccessible.

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    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. 9 people found this helpful

    Driven by the almighty buck!

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    Former Employee - Director in Northeast, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Northeast, NY

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are nice, competent people. Benefits are good, Salaries, vary greatly, from good to God-awful.

    Cons

    Unbelievable. Really! They have absolutely NO CONCEPT of employee development. They make a big deal out of creating a project management accreditation program but then don't fund it from the corporate level. They make the regions foot the bill for this MANDATORY accreditation, then allow the regions to cancel the classes because it impacts the utilization rate. By the way, it is a 2 day class that is only offered on Friday-Saturday, so everyone who attends is expected to give up their Saturday "for the good of the company"! If you are not billable, you WILL be gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each of them should read "Good to Great". They all need to understand that their employees are their most valuable resource.It doesn't matter how big your backlog is if you don't have competent engineers to build it! Stop being slaves to Wall St. There really needs to be a housecleaning of all Senior leadership. Run it like a Fortune 500 company and stop the mom and pop mentality. SPEND MONEY on employee development!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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