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AECOM Reviews

Updated November 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexibility and work life balance is good" (in 109 reviews)

  • "Great opportunities to work on larger projects" (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • "hard to have a work life balance" (in 72 reviews)

  • "So big that its easy to feel like you're just a number" (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for being involved with large scale challenging projects"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect | Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Architect | Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have learned a whole lot just sitting next to all the brilliant people who work here.

    Cons

    A mess of new and legacy broken systems

    Advice to Management

    Trust and retain talent.


  2. "Great opportunity when the work is there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer I in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer I in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff, management and office space are all great. People are very helpful and want to push you to succeed. Salary is high compared to other starting jobs out of college or young designers. Lots of opportunity for growth within

    Cons

    Projects could be more exciting especially in the architecture department, developing studio with a lot of potential, just not ready yet. No overtime unless project is fully funded and going to construction.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunity to take on responsibility and fail is necessary for growth. Tools to progress in achieving licensure are necessary especially when bills are piling up at home.

  3. "Civil EIT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Diverse experience on multiple large infrastructure projects.

    Cons

    Insufficient training resources for entry level engineers.


  4. "Graduate Civil Engineer working in East Midlands"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Managers allow you to be quite flexible as long as you do your hours
    * Great help with career development
    * Very friendly environment

    Cons

    * The pay is lower than average, especially if you are loyal and stay with them
    * Graduates tend to be given the same type of work over and over, with very little rotation allowed
    * Progression appears to be more time based than merit based, which leads to a lot of employees doing an "average" job and nothing more


  5. "Overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, ok benefits, good company

    Cons

    If you do manage to get an increase approved, it will take more than half a year to kick in. Everything takes a while to process internally.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping good employees happy


  6. "Good place for entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of project experience to be had

    Cons

    Specific group was top and bottom heavy


  7. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Typical large company, but not really a con if you like that atmosphere.

  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for!!!

    Cons

    No cons for this company!!!!


  9. "Declass Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Declassification Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Declassification Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to leave work by 3:30pm latest allows for flexibility in your afternoon/evening. There is no working from home, so when you're off, you're off.

    Cons

    Negative working environment. The program management team (Prime- not AECOM) does not interact with employees and harbors a negative workplace. There is also a lot of micromanaging. The job itself gets old fast since all you do is read all day.

    Advice to Management

    Make the workplace somewhere where people look forward to attend. PM should be an experienced senior level individual that possesses some interpersonal skills.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "no job security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    big consulting company in the engineering industry

    Cons

    very bad upper management, a lot of company politics


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