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AECOM Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Flexibility and work life balance is good" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Many opportunities to work on flagship projects" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Network Specialist in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Network Specialist in Clarksville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved working for AECOM. Superb Support Staff, and always on top of things.

    Cons

    Pay was less that is typical for experience.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dedicated to diversity, great people"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been here are very short time but I am impressed by the number of women in management, women directors, and the dedication to hiring a diverse workforce. AECOM is an international company so it makes sense, but it is great to see it in practice. Superb architecture and architects but still down to earth and friendly group of people. Being a small office in a large firm helps balance the workload and reduces stress that other firms experience with deadlines.

    Cons

    Most projects are not local so there is more travel that I'm used to.

    Advice to Management

    KEep up the growth

  3. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent growth opportunity for motivated professionals.

    Cons

    Can often put in very long hours.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company that offers flexible work environments

    Cons

    Not really any i can think of


  5. "Best job I've ever had. My starting pay was 13.10euros/hr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's constant opportunity to advance..get certifications...licenses..everyone automatically gets a 4% annual raise

    Cons

    -Keeping deadlines for inventories..
    - I didn't like having to write up a particular section for not being prepared for our scheduled inventory or missing equipment/items without the proper paperwork..

    Advice to Management

    Management should know who the workers are and who the slackers are.
    Reward those who do what needs to be done whether it"s assigned duty or not.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Former Mechanical Engineer at AECOM"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were very engaged and focused. Highly professional team-based environment. Continuing education resources were readily available via the company intranet.

    Cons

    Business decisions by management push projects to design centers outside of the United States. The backlog suffers and engineering personnel in U.S. based offices are furloughed as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to hire young engineers and build your expertise within the United States.


  7. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling work in my field of specialty.

    Cons

    Consulting firms are all the same

  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Clerk
    Former Employee - Clerk

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Great place for you to work

    Cons

    Limited project assignments to continue working


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment and different project opportunities.

    Cons

    In the hierarchy of a workplace pyramid, opportunities for promotions are rare.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large choice of medical and other benefits.

    Cons

    Benefits package especially medical keep getting worse and covering less and less. But requires you to contribute more. Never worked for a company that requires you to contribute more than half of the benefits total cost.

    401k match is terribly low.

    Advice to Management

    Make better deals. You have 100,000 employees.