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AECOM Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  • Low attention to work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Technological headaches, overbearing upper management (in 112 reviews)

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  1. "Overall, a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Technological headaches, overbearing upper management


  2. "Take everything with a grain of salt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits.
    Talent retention.
    Many interesting projects in engineering, transportation, water, architecture and landscape.

    Cons

    Every employee needs to look for their own projects and stay billable or else they get called on it.


  3. "Contract Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work driven project engineering role with good pay and decent promotions

    Cons

    Record hours worked to each project. Hours wern't guaranteed


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  5. Helpful (13)

    "Awful disparities in pay between men and women"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, diverse projects, generally very friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits not competitive. In my department, 85% of the women have graduate degrees, compared to 5% of the men. We generally have more experience. Yet are overlooked for management positions, and payed less than men with equal or lesser experience.

    Advice to Management

    Make a more concerted effort to pay women the same salaries as men.


  6. "Biller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good schedule lots of contracts

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  7. "Good company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very concerned about safety and quality. Good benefits package. A very large company that is constantly growing.

    Cons

    Medical benefit has a high out of pocket cost to the employee. The company internal website is difficult navigate to find resources.

    Advice to Management

    Lower the cost of employee medical benefit


  8. "Easiest Job I've ever had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Starting wage for no experience
    Extremely Easy

    Cons

    I worked a Security Clearance -only job
    Asked to work odd shifts/hours
    Not much career advancement.


  9. "OK company getting too big"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company, always opportunities elsewhere if local office gets slow. Decent pay, good benefits. Always worked with good people at every location

    Cons

    Big company, if your office not on big project its difficult to get mid-upper management support. In my part of company more time spent on side management projects than on getting more work and its showing up in our decreasing workload


  10. "Never dull"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    Pros

    Keeps me on my toes. Change is the norm.

    Cons

    Constant change makes it hard to streamline work and sometimes confuses staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Huge Firm in Shanghai"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    big platform for junior designer

    Cons

    bad management, long hours, stressful



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