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Worse Job I've Had in 40 Years

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I have been working at AECOM

Pros

Friendly co-workers who want to do a good job.

Cons

Very myopically profit-oriented at the expense of employee morale. Employees always warned that they are next in line for layoff if they don't meet billability expectations.
Does NOT support mentoring, training or professional development despite what their career ads say. Management refuses to pay for training; makes employees pay out of own pocket.
The people who do the hard work and produce the product don't get the bonuses. Bonuses are only handed out to managers who bullwhip their staff into coming in under budget on projects.
Top management not trust-worthy-speak out of both sides of mouth.
Everyone is so fearful of going over budget and charging to overhead that no one helps each other and junior level staff are thrown to the dogs to fend for themselves.
Salaries not commensurate with cost of living. Benefits are minimal.
Management has no training in communicating to staff or in conducting performance reviews.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This company is in free fall. It owes more than the revenues it takes in. It hasn't learned over the past year that "too big to fail" is a myth? Motley Fools advise: SELL YOUR AECOM STOCK!!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    good projects for the most part. fairly ethical management that hires competent people. In general, there is an appreciation for diverse personal interests

    Cons

    In general, it is unclear how to advance or what types of employees are considered to be valuable. Because it's a large company, the finance aspect between different groups is confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clear detail of what type of employee is considered valuable. There is a discrepancy between the opinion of the staff and the management of who contributes to the success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Bad every where in HR & Acctg IRS &DCAA needs to take a good look at the books. Employee's do not get pay correctly

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Accountant At HQ in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Accountant At HQ in Springfield, VA

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    Some of the employees try to do they jobs correctly and help others but they do not stay long.
    Some middle managers are also helpful but again they do not stay long.
    Most of the benefit are ok. Not too many things good to say about the company.

    Cons

    Work employees to long of hours. Made employee do thing that are not up to FAR or SOX. Turn over is way to high. No Communication in the company. Company goes through employees like water. Also company lost a lot of contracts in the past two years due to management...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management you need to look at yourself and improve or replace some of you. Your employees are all looking for new jobs and are unhappen but will not tell you until it is too late or never, for they fear they will lost their jobs or will get black ball in the job market.... There is so much wrong at the company from HR, payroll, finance, A/P, Billing, Contracts, program management, Controller, and the CFO you need a total redo to save the good employees that are left before it is to late to save them...... You need to go back to 2007 and early 2008 when management was much better and they cared about the company growth and employees and doing the right thing......

    Doesn't Recommend
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