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AECOM Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Great place for diversity of opportunitites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AECOM is now a very large company, and as such opportunities to do varied work abound. There are good internal systems to help you identify these opportunities throughout the company. The work the company does is truly transformational and socially important on a global basis.

    Cons

    Biggest challenges are a) trying to learn and coordinate what all of the various parts of AECOM does and b) ensuring the internal structures of the various parts does not inhibit collaboration. These are still a work in progress.

    Advice to Management

    There can never be too much communication - keep plugging away on your messaging and driving both collaboration and innovation.


  2. "Great place to grow and learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Vice President in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great focus on innovation and setting trends in industry. High performers will be recognized with corporate support and opportunities. Like any corporation, the experience here can be flavored by the team you work in. There are great ones, and not so great ones.

    Cons

    Heavy focus on large projects which can deflate those who work on smaller ones. Benefits are mediocre for such a large company who should be able to leverage their buying power for a better benefits package. Focus on utilization can be a distraction.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the utilization focus and empower staff to work and grow, not bill. The outcome may even be better!

  3. "Deputy Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Great boss - solid people to work with

    Cons

    Never ending cycle of uncertainty with USG contracting

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with acquisitions and structural changes affecting workforce


  4. Helpful (30)

    "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.


  5. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, wide variety of projects

    Cons

    bonuses not common for lower levesl


  6. "Permitting Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Permitting Lead in Umatilla, OR
    Former Employee - Permitting Lead in Umatilla, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers
    Interesting projects
    Training and development
    Worldwide opportunity if willing to travel
    Project incentive bonuses

    Cons

    Project completion ends position and you must find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing in good employee development and improve HR support for supervisors trying to discharge bad ones.


  7. "Good Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and interesting work.

    Cons

    Can require a lot of travel

  8. "Communication and internal processes"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a stable company
    Diversify business

    Cons

    Local management doesn't communicate the local pursuits and project opportunities to continue employment from one project to another. Hard to know where we are headed locally. No information about Tishman pursuits and opportunities despite co-existing in same office
    A lot of internal processes to keep track of and stay tuned that requires dedication of personal time if 100% billable to project.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know about company pursuits at local and regional level to relieve stress of being unemployed when a project nears completion. Streamline internal processes to reduce burden on employees who are fully dedicated to project work.


  9. "AECOM"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good diversity
    market salary
    chance to advance
    lots of openings within the company to move to new cities / locations

    Cons

    Lack of advancement ladder. the job you get is the job you will have
    More training to advance people in their job classifications

    Advice to Management

    More MAnagement training. People get hired to work for Companies ....People leave because of managers...


  10. "AECOM Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allow you to do your job without constant oversight

    Cons

    No end of year bonus program.


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