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AECOM Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized, chaotic merger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you get in the right cliques, you can transfer departments and offices readily. They have a history of winning work on big projects that will impress your friends and colleagues.

    Cons

    My branch of AECOM had a toxic culture that nearly ruined my career when I just started out. The toxicity went from the senior management, who go on tours around the region quite literally asking us to think of the shareholders when we worked, to EITs forming cliques, keeping secrets, and hoarding work and advancement opportunities because there's not enough to go around. Even the office itself was depressing, with all gray walls and cubes, with a coffee and refrigerator closet that they called a breakroom.

    AECOM was constantly falling behind goals, reorganizing the company from the top down every couple of months, introducing disorganized intranet tools that take essays to explain, and taking days to fix their own computer equipment. It was very hard to be productive, especially with management never being around to advise and with unhelpful, cliquey coworkers.

    I heard from colleagues at other civil engineering companies that the joke goes around that AECOM is trying to be the "Wal-mart of Engineering", which sums up a lot of what I was talking about.

    Advice to Management

    Not even sure where to begin.


  2. "Awesome work environment"

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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

    Pros

    Provides a great platform to learn and develop.
    Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Very stringent on Overhead charge and need to work for long hours

  3. "Exciting Global DBFO Project Delivery Company"

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    Current Employee - Director Global Risk Programs in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director Global Risk Programs in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AECOM provides exciting opportunities to Design, Build, Finance and Operate infrastructure projects. A company that is working closely with clients around the world and across end markets as the AEC industry rapidly progresses Integrated solutions.

    Cons

    The AEC industry is accelerating and as AECOM works to stay on the cutting edge of our client's expectations the pace of change can add stress in an already demanding industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest internally to maintain continuous improvement of the global support systems necessary to drive growth & profitability, concurrently reducing internal demands on our technical experts & projects managers, expanding their capacity to engage with our clients.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Construction Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of work, great chance to learn new things.

    Cons

    Concentration seems to be on money and not clients. People's salaries don't match their titles. Seems that there is no room for growth.


  5. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible work environment (dependent on role and project load).
    Opportunities to work in different geographic regions.
    Lots of technical resources

    Cons

    Strong emphasis on quarterly numbers.
    Can be bureaucratic at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on human capital development and improving culture of the organization.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD in Midwest City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Management is much better now the AECOM has taken over.

    Cons

    If you are not use to the heat the warehouse work can be tough


  7. "Good company - Great colleagues - Needs updated processes & implement the EPM system functionalities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent work duties and flexible schedules. Yearly out of town conferences for departments. Christmas bonus plus Christmas parties w/project personnel.

    Cons

    Lack of guidance on corporate policies put in place ions ago. Needs improvement between project management team & corporate procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Every region/project/department should be universal w/basic core standard expectations. Utilize trained/experienced staff team members within the company before hiring new personnel for an area/division.

  8. "Management and co-workers professional and great to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM part-time

    Pros

    competitive benefits package, discounted employee stock purchase plan, good pay, professional organization. weekly notifications of available positions worldwide within company and encourages referrals for new employees to join the team

    Cons

    Like any company that relies on awarded contracts, as current contracts expire, there is always uncertainty if future contract awards will provide enough work for current staffing

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the informative meetings and electronic correspondence to keep all employees in the loop


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Negative Working Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International Company in Fortune 500. Projects in every industry imaginable.

    Cons

    Not female friendly, negative and hostile environments created from top corporate management that trickles down to individuals on contracted projects. Consistently taking away benefits and perks that make employees healthy and happy workers.

    Advice to Management

    Put employees first. Stop pounding in how bad everything is and recognize the good and above standard work. Revamp and enhance working schedule flexibility, PTO, Sick time and vacation leave as well as maternity.


  10. "Environmental Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Germantown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to move up through the company.

    Cons

    Not the best management or work life balance.


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