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Aurecon Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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Aurecon Global Chief Executive Officer Giam Swiegers
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  • Remuneration and career development is limited, unless you're a senior member of the team who's part of the boys club (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management often say/do things that conflict with Senior management seems to be holding the company back (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    relaxed working environment, good pay

    Cons

    some ppl don't work hard


  2. "Fair"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, easy work environment, flexible

    Cons

    Not enough work to go round

  3. "Good, but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got picked up after being unemployed for several months by Aurecon when others wouldn't give me a chance.

    Cons

    The only con is the bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Give bonuses and make them good ones if you want to retain talent.


  4. "Technical Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    External market branding is good. Some very clever people.

    Cons

    Business has lost its way. Top management (C suite) have a clear vision, but the next level of management are unable to implement it. Too many long term staff whose best work is in the past. The South African business operate unto themselves. Has been described as a franchise - looks the same on the outside, but the regions do things their own way.

    Advice to Management

    Need to performance manage the poor managers out of the organization. The operational side of the business needs a complete overhaul and fresh leadership.


  5. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with hours and able to purchase leave

    Cons

    Forced compulsory taking of leave on one occasion on about 6 weeks notice that all staff forced to take about 3 weeks compulsory leave; redundancies of senior staff who are respected and for whom subordinates came to Aurecon to work with; management treating staff like morons (eg informing staff that statutory increase in super of .5% was a genuine Aurecon initiated pay increase; considerable internal email spam from CEO down; lack of understanding of the human condition; no dividend on shares last year; incredibly political; you need to align yourself with bullying management and bully staff to meet project milestones = your path to promotion; do not turn down shares which you purchase or you will be freezed out of the Machiavellian club of Aurecon success

    Advice to Management

    Forget the blue sky in order to attempt to make it an attractive acquisition and get back to business fundamentals, eg value those who work hard for no gravitas


  6. "Hard work, but great team"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very experienced team, with great potential to learn from other staff.

    Cons

    Very high expectations for quality outputs, but often limited staff resources or time to complete to the standard expected


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Large Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large Corporation and company. A lot of fringe benefits if you are an associate. They have an good operation system for delivering jobs.

    Cons

    Engineers are working bees of the company. A lots of overhead such as legal team, marketing, communication team. Drafting outsourced overseas like other big consultants. Work load is a concern. As it could be very busy and have overtime without pay.

    Advice to Management

    My advice will be giving shares to all employers like the practice of Arup will retain talents in the company. Current Future Ready Digital team gave insight to the company future however it does not generate revenue for the company.

  8. "A changing business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some nice people are still there but less everyday

    Cons

    management are now serious bullies who continue to get away with it

    Advice to Management

    change the attitude to trust not installing fear


  9. "Angola Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with, Excellent professionals, wide range of projects from roads to quays, good salary base.

    Cons

    Very poorly managed, administration managed it like a family business.

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper administration personnel starting from the country manager


  10. "Mediocre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Diversity, Multicultural, Opportunities for internal training.

    Cons

    Business Development Strategy is 1/10.

    Company is wasting time on initiatives such as digitation and innovation and not on obtaining more work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire if you cant afford.


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