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AECOM Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Low attention to work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management is unknown, employees are leaderless (in 109 reviews)

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  1. "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice People good
    Benifits nice
    Location great
    Clients subpar
    Work

    Cons

    Low salary
    Low raises
    No advancement
    Management
    Bad employee reviews

    Advice to Management

    Your problem


  2. "Great place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work. Great global platform of some of the most iconic projects in the world. Wide array of talent.

    Cons

    Great place to work.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Project manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best people in the industry work at AECOM. It was a pleasure to work in a challenging and rewarding environment. The ability to work on large projects that you can see built. Complex projects that require multiple specialties working together. You can choose a path as a generalist or a specialist. Business lines are generally well-coordinated and local area management is very focused on the success of projects and client satisfaction. Flexible work hours are a plus.

    Cons

    AECOM is a stock price driven business. It buys revenue growth through leveraged large purchases especially in areas it doesn't readily dominate (most recently construction, then energy). While this looks great on paper, it is still an A&E company where people are not motivated only for financial reasons but also because they contribute back to the societies we live in. We take pride in our work; and, therefore, trust the upper management to support this through clear strategies and open dialogue. These buyouts created a giant of a company. There were problems when the company was 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000 employees. Now, 100,000.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a tough job. First, stop buying others. Then, layoff duplicate senior management and significantly downsize the Business Line overhead (they really don't contribute much other than flying around the US/globe. Instead, invest in the regions and hire / empower 5 to 15 year experienced professionals who will bring you new work. Teach Europe how to do business like professionals. There is a lot of "let's play company" happening in Europe. Transferring US staff to Europe would be a good start, especially to top positions. I bet business would boom in 2 years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Springfield, VA

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

    Pros

    Worked as administrative support for project manager.

    Cons

    Worked really long hours. 80-100 hours a week, was paid hourly so i didn't mind.


  6. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AECOM offers employees the ability to employ their skills on challenging, engaging projects - while also giving them the flexible schedule and strong benefits to keep them happy and productive.

    Cons

    The laser focus on growth and expanding profits forces on the ground project teams to scramble. Allowing for more overhead/organizational cost would keep things less chaotic and, ultimately, produce better results.


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is very big in size

    Cons

    Merging with URS to form a very big organization


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    AECOM has a great group of people with a "Can Do" attitude. They are professionals to the max and do things right the first time!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, when they bought URS and doubled in size, they did not take into consideration that they may have to make choices between the people who were loyal to AECOM before the purchase, and those who were loyal to URS. Some departments were eliminated - such as mine. When the dust settles though, they will be a force to be reckoned with!

    Advice to Management

    Keep uour direct reports more informed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to be involved with diverse and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Large organization can feel rigid.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Civil Engineering Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    AECOM provides PE supervisors, interesting projects, opportunities to expand your knowledge of the engineering field

    Cons

    Large office where sometimes you get lost amongst the cubicles if you don't stand out.


  11. "Warehouse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Cleveland, NC
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Cleveland, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Workout, decent pay. Yeah but the best thing about it is the food

    Cons

    Bad back,vast amounts of time for no progress in life

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your worker & they will work harder.



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