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AECOM Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (28)

    "Good people, unrealistic utilization goals"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people at all levels of management. Great amount of exposure to all kinds of different projects. Global footprint allows for ability to relocate relatively easily

    Cons

    Unbelievably bureaucratic Management reporting structure. Unrealistic utilization goals that are calculated weekly. IT is outsourced with very little immediate or onsite support.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that overhead costs are part of a workers job. Being billable full time is completely unrealistic.


  2. "Geotechnical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Geootechnical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Geootechnical Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like the work culture and admire the attention to quality

    Cons

    Lack of growth and motivation.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. "Used to be better"

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    Current Employee - Construction Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of work, great chance to learn new things.

    Cons

    Concentration seems to be on money and not clients. People's salaries don't match their titles. Seems that there is no room for growth.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible work environment (dependent on role and project load).
    Opportunities to work in different geographic regions.
    Lots of technical resources

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on quarterly numbers.
    Can be bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on human capital development and improving culture of the organization.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Midwest City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Management is much better now the AECOM has taken over.

    Cons

    If you are not use to the heat the warehouse work can be tough


  6. "Management and co-workers professional and great to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM part-time

    Pros

    competitive benefits package, discounted employee stock purchase plan, good pay, professional organization. weekly notifications of available positions worldwide within company and encourages referrals for new employees to join the team

    Cons

    Like any company that relies on awarded contracts, as current contracts expire, there is always uncertainty if future contract awards will provide enough work for current staffing

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the informative meetings and electronic correspondence to keep all employees in the loop


  7. "Environmental Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move up through the company.

    Cons

    Not the best management or work life balance.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Negative Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International Company in Fortune 500. Projects in every industry imaginable.

    Cons

    Not female friendly, negative and hostile environments created from top corporate management that trickles down to individuals on contracted projects. Consistently taking away benefits and perks that make employees healthy and happy workers.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees first. Stop pounding in how bad everything is and recognize the good and above standard work. Revamp and enhance working schedule flexibility, PTO, Sick time and vacation leave as well as maternity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "great"

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    Former Employee - Land Surveyor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Land Surveyor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love being a land surveyor and I can use my own truck for the land surveying plus I love a guy that does the same thing as me

    Cons

    I will never get to know the guy that I have a crush on

    Advice to Management

    Great work


  10. "Ordnance Technician"

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    Current Employee - Ordnance Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Ordnance Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    One should never report negatively on a website.

    Advice to Management

    None


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