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Updated December 7, 2017
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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Pros
  • You can bury yourself in work or have a work/life balance; your choice (in 89 reviews)

  • Also opportunities to work overseas (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • work overtime sometimes, work life balance not good enough (in 61 reviews)

  • Drive from upper management somehow dwindled down the vine (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Site Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good health care benefits overall.

    Cons

    poor working environment, and frequent federal government lay offs.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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

    Great people, exciting projects, really impressive, fun place to work!

    Cons

    Minimal downtime - however, if you like the challenge and thrive on being busy, this turns into a Pro.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Wouldn't work for AECOM even if last company on earth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Good pay and benefits
    * Talented technical staff, iconic projects

    Cons

    * Several rude and disrespectful people – the most I’ve encountered in my three decades of working. People new to the company start out nice and working collaboratively, then over time the work environment wears on them, turning them into the darker sides of themselves.
    * Top heavy management – everyone and their brother is a VP or higher, even with little experience. If you’re not in the club, you’re most likely treated poorly and ignored.
    * Good luck keeping your job if you’re over age 50 – unless of course, you bring in revenue – then you’re still one of the Golden Children. Heavy on Millennials, probably due to cheaper wages.
    * No employee loyalty or consideration of seniority unless you pull in revenue; support staff treated poorly, unless of course you’re in the VP club.
    * Siloed cliques – If you’re in a good one, consider yourself lucky. If you’re not, you might consider looking to transfer or work elsewhere.
    * Overly trendy and hip – speaks disingenuousness
    * Some of the legacy companies were great to work for until they were acquired, then went downhill over time. My first 7 years at one of the legacy companies was great, then it was mostly negative after that (after AECOM took over).
    * My advice to current and future employees – don’t give too much to the company – in fact, use it as much as possible to your advantage (like they do to you) because you’ll need to take all that with you when you’re given the boot.

    Advice to Management

    Would you listen anyway?


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Too much blind faith in executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people on my team.

    Cons

    Executives have more freedoms than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the bar for integrity in the leadership of AECOM.


  5. "88M"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Best decision made in my life

    Cons

    Don’t make enough for the work we do for our country

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Pay is above average with benefits.

    Cons

    Only care about the bottom line and not the people.


  7. "Average Consulting Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects to gain professional experience

    Cons

    Tend to get pigeonholed in one particular area

  8. "Being Big Is Not Always Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    THere are templates and tools for every steps of the process. First class stuff!

    Cons

    The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Once a gorilla size, you do no wrong and competition is fading...


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Interior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Intermediate Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intermediate Interior Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    -Good Benefits.
    -The pay is not bad but not great.

    Cons

    -Limited room for growth.
    -Department is new with senior management having previous relationships with
      Director which makes them favored over others.
    -Hostile, competitive environment.
    -Terrible Senior Management.

    Advice to Management

    -Hire better Senior Management!


  10. "Research Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    offer long term job stability

    Cons

    no bad things until now


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