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AECOM Houston Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • Low attention to work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management is unknown, employees are leaderless (in 109 reviews)

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  1. "Environmental Specialist - Houston, TX"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competent people overall, positive work environment - I enjoy the environment and going to the office, top environmental consulting firm, pretty well-organized, employee-led efforts (such as volunteering and social activities), collaboration and flexibility, opportunities for career advancement, potential to explore other opportunities within the company, forward-thinking company that is doing lots of cool stuff around the world

    Cons

    Work can be stressful at times, managers are often too busy and you can feel ignored, some bad apples, so much task and billability focused that I haven't gotten sufficient mentorship or one-on-one training - many things I have taught myself

    Advice to Management

    Engage with general staff and do not put yourself in an ivory tower


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Less than good employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not sure, very large company at about 100K employees worldwide, too large to ever fail perhaps.

    Cons

    They bought my previous employer then things spiraled down. Extremely impersonal, will let people go very easily, they favor the open office concept and are moving in that direction, great for socializing but hard to concentrate in. Always uneasy about staying employed since we merged with them.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Company / Management in Constant Flux"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people. Nice offices. Lots of projects.

    Cons

    Constantly changing the rules. Endless reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees the way you would want to be treated. More encouragement, less criticism.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Environmental Senior Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No real pro's for AECOM

    Cons

    Top heavy, profit focused conglomerate with no real concerns for employees. Benefits poor and over priced, disengaged management, only utilization and profit focused. Considering they are a consulting firm, they have no regard for employees or employee training. Would not recommend.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people. You are nothing but your people.


  6. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at AECOM (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Loads of talent and technical expertise. Great technical tools to accomplish work assignments. Interesting worldwide projects and opportunities.

    Cons

    Still working out the kinks from combining legacy companies. Heavy focus on utilization and quarterly financial performance. Rapid and frequent organizational changes.


  7. "AECOM Graduate engineer"

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    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Missouri City, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant Engineer in Missouri City, TX

    I worked at AECOM (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big Company, lots of projects

    Cons

    Very low pay, and no overtime pay in general


  8. "Transportation Civil Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer II - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer II - Construction Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, a lot of benefits, big projects, stability

    Cons

    A huge company, learning process is really slow, you feel lost

    Advice to Management

    always in meetings, no time to guide and teach


  9. "University/Entry Level Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - University and Entry-Level Recruiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - University and Entry-Level Recruiter in Houston, TX

    I worked at AECOM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work remote from home

    Cons

    Contract unable to committ to contractors


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Shaky ground for some sectors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    new offices, technology good, some get flexible work arrangements, friendly coworkers, AECOM is cleaning up legacy company bad policies and sloppiness.

    Cons

    Although company is well diversified, they aren't willing to work through the downturn in the industry by holding on to key employees. Departmental communication is non-existent. No project. No job.

    Advice to Management

    I feel sorry for upper management. They are doing the best they can in this economy. Pressure is on everyone to meet the financial goals. We all suffer when we don't. But be honest with employees about their future prospects, or the future of their unit or functional group. No one wants to be blind-sided by a reduction.


  11. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HSE Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - HSE Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to grow and the company is getting bigger and better.

    Cons

    I have yet to encounter any cons working for AECOM.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the field staff.



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