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AECOM Overview

Website www.aecom.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (ACM)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to ... More

Mission: Our purpose—to positively impact lives, transform communities and make the world a better place—unites professionals working collaboratively across a broad range of disciplines. Our core values recognize that our business success is founded upon a commitment to certain ... More

Company Updates

  • To our veterans: Thank you. We are honored to support you as a “Military Friendly Employer”. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI11A

    AECOM - Military Friendly

    At AECOM, Veterans can continue to make a difference by putting their military experience to work. Our Company values the unique training and experience military veterans bring to our Company, and we are dedicated to identifying the best qualified military candidates for employment.

  • What does Diversity & Inclusion mean to you? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI1eG

    What does Diversity & Inclusion mean to you?

    For Lara Poloni, our Chief Executive - Australia New Zealand, it's about ensuring her daughter has the same opportunities - educational and career-wise - as her son.

AECOM – Why Work For Us?


Share our vision, join our team.

We come from different disciplines and different perspectives, but we are all working together to make a positive, lasting impact on people’s lives. Whether it’s helping connect people through transportation, designing cities and parks where people live and play, or helping nations grow and remain secure, we share a single purpose: to deliver a better world.



We embrace the diversity of every employee through an inclusive and accountable culture.

At AECOM, Diversity and Inclusion are embedded in our core values and is a key driver of our success. Our innovation is enhanced by our ability to draw from a wealth of different backgrounds and experiences. Our diversity also enables us to better understand our clients and the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity expresses itself in many different ways:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Language
  • Culture
  • Marital status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Belief or creed
  • Education
  • Disability
  • Personality
  • Level of experience
  • Approach to work

An inclusive culture is a dynamic, active and intentional environment that increases individual and organizational performance by creating opportunities for all employees to achieve their full potential. With our employees serving clients in more than 150 countries, we recognize that sustaining a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our future success.

We believe in fostering an environment free from discrimination and harassment and ensuring equal opportunities in all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotion. We want to ensure that all employment practices are objective and free from bias, are based solely on work criteria and individual merit and meet the broader goals and objectives of the company.

We are committed to working effectively across differences such as gender, culture, generation, race and sexual orientation. We not only want to be accepting of these differences — we want to honor them through inclusivity.


What can you learn in your career? Knowledge is a powerful tool.

We can give you the resources to turn that knowledge into limitless potential. We’ll show you what happens when people, ideas and perspectives connect. Clean water for developing communities. Iconic skyscrapers that swell a nation’s pride. Power and security to fuel economic prosperity. Transportation that brings people together. Thoughtful planning that sustains cities and natural resources.

Learn from challenges that can only be solved by a company like ours. One with deep roots, diverse perspectives and an innovative approach. Build your future and make an impact with the support of our global network of experience.

Meet some of our students and graduates, and join our global team of industry experts and leaders who help us deliver what others can only imagine.

College Relations/Internships

In an environment where everyone thinks big, you’ll share ideas with inspiring colleagues and discover the support you need to build your career while balancing your personal and professional aspirations.

Whether you’re finishing your college education and trying to find that “perfect fit” or you are still studying and want to get a taste of the real world, we have a wide variety of career and internship opportunities available.

Starting Your Career

Imagine pointing to an iconic skyscraper or bridge and saying, “I helped build that.” With access to our vast portfolio of award-winning projects, you’ll hit the ground running. Bring us your energy and knowledge, and we’ll help you change the landscape of your future. Connect with our industry experts on work that makes a big impact.

If you’re ready to go farther and faster as you develop your career, let us give you the unique opportunity to plug into our global network of experience and support.


AECOM partners with leading initiatives that aim find more sustainable solutions to the complexities of global challenges. We feel that by aligning our business values and company purpose with our initiatives, the people and communities that we serve will receive the greatest benefit.


AECOM partners with CDP, an international, not-for-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.  We volunteer our expertise to provide data analysis, communications and visualization techniques in producing reports. View the 2014 CDP Cities Global Report.

UN Global Compact

A signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2012, AECOM is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company. The UN Global Compact works with business to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

AECOM is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.

Engineers without Borders

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) helps create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing people’s basic human needs — providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education.

Through the implementation of pro-bono engineering projects, EWB partners with underserved communities to implement sustainable engineering projects such as potable water systems, sanitation systems, dams, roads and bridges, and energy systems. They also provide community capacity-building activities such as training to empower local residents to maintain projects and engage them in the development of future projects benefiting their communities.

AECOM partners with EWB in helping to advance its mission. We offer several support options to our employees, including: a) membership promotion and participation throughout the organization; b) financial support to participating staff to cover personal travel expenses associated with EWB trips; c) support of EWB activities by providing access to company facilities and other resources; and d) access to a vast network of technical expertise.

Water for People

Water For People is a non-profit organization that brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable and safe water systems. AECOM has raised more than US$500,000 for the organization since 2011, with more than 90 percent of the funds collected through a payroll deduction program in Canada and the United States, with the remaining money coming from company fundraising initiatives.

AECOM Reviews

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    A Lean, Mean Construction Machine.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, SC
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    Opportunities abound at AECOM, for those willing to assert themselves and stand out among the now 100,000 employees. This company has the depth and breadth to win and succeed with managing major marquis projects across the globe. Internal communications and networking tools keep employees connected with each other and our leadership teams. Leadership takes stake in the engagement and satisfaction of their employees, and are currently working diligently to address "improvement opportunities" identified in the 2015 Employee Survey, which received excellent participation.


    It's been almost a year since the announcement of the URS acquisition, and as a legacy employee of a 2011 URS acquisition, I think the transition has gone comparatively well, considering the magnitude. That said, it's a tough time for management now, and stress on middle-managers to maintain project efficiency during an administratively burdensome period is high. It's a bottom-line world, but I think we can strike a better balance with Work/Life as well as employee compensation. Hoping we'll all be better for it once the growing pains run their course.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in financial, administrative, and HR support services so that PM's can continue to be focused on their clients and project teams - and most importantly, their families.

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    Field Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AECOM (Los Angeles, CA).


    Way to involved for the title applied for. I was told in the interview that there was no room for advancement. And they will not offer a job on the spot.

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AECOM Awards & Accolades

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  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, Military Friendly, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Company, Fourtune, 2015
  • Corporate Equality Index - Top Engineering Firm, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2015
  • America's Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, 2015
  • Top 500 Design Firms (1), Engineering News-Record, 2015
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