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Updated April 20, 2018
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Pros
  • You can bury yourself in work or have a work/life balance; your choice (in 99 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work on larger projects (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Met people who were extremely overworked and others who had a great work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • So big that its easy to feel like you're just a number (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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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

    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!


  2. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company with many assets that are available to employees. Fully staffed Human Resources department. Large international presence.

    Cons

    Since it is a large, multinational company, there is sometimes a disconnect with employees in the field. Difficult to meet with supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Make periodic trips to field locations and solicit comments from staff. Alternatively, establish a routine call-in time for field members with similar work assignments.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer II in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, flexible schedule, knowledgeable staff, convenient location

    Cons

    management are less engineers and are more accountants, employees find themselves being pigeon holed into work and it can be hard to diversify your specialties.


  4. "AECOM is an EXCEPTIONAL Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are incredible opportunities - we are partnering with clients to change the world and there are a lot of very smart people who are committed to making a difference.

    Cons

    It is BIG! - the biggest place that people don't know about.

    Advice to Management

    Get feedback at every level


  5. "GOOD DEAL"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good money, benefits, 5 year contract

    Cons

    some inept leadership, traffic traffic traffic

    Advice to Management

    get better leadership


  6. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Good Pay
    Good PTO
    Good holiday schedule

    Cons

    Large company, sometimes hard to find the right person to talk to in HR.

    Advice to Management

    Better HR communication.


  7. "Friendly, works with employees for Requirements"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment, pays for required training

    Cons

    Monthly status reports on programming job submitted to people that don't speak programming language.

  8. "Project Enginner II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have the opportunity to work on a larger verity of projects

    Cons

    Corporate AECOM seems out of step with the needs of an engineering firm

    Advice to Management

    Management would do well to focus on getting and retaining the best talent. This includes doing things that support employees and make the work environment a productive place for engineers.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great opportunity, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working at a large firm like AECOM can bring a lot of opportunities for very interesting projects to come across your desk. I have worked on a variety of airfield civil engineering projects for commercial, military, and general aviation clients, both domestic and international.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to have a clear focus, which can leave the department in a state of flux and consistent work can be hard to come by. Lower level employees are left to deal with the consequences of a disorganized and unfocused management.


  10. "AECOM Its In The Game"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician IV in Indian Springs, Clark, NV
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician IV in Indian Springs, Clark, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation
    $ $ $ $ $
    Winning alot of Contracts.

    Cons

    Working as a Sub Contractor and having issues with the Prime Contractors Leadership.

    Advice to Management

    None they are doing a great job.


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