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"Great opportunities, poor culture"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Project Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally. Being a large, multi-disciplinary company, there are opportunities to gain experience on large-scale projects. Access to AECOM's technical experts through 'Technical Practice Network'.

Cons

These comments apply to the North American water business line only. The business lacks leadership. Recent poor performance and layoffs have led to large staff turnover and extremely low morale. Project quality is suffering. Too many layers of management, and it's not clear what they all do.

Advice to Management

Increase focus on project quality. Recruit/promote more dynamic leadership for the North American region.

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that focusses on being the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible projects, the very talent staff and true global experience and reach. Many talk of being global few achieve it. AECOM is a global powerhouse that attracts the best and brightest.

    Cons

    Change is a constant. Some thrive and others never do. Not a company if you like to think parochially and you cannot collaborate.

    Advice to Management

    Drive shareholder value, keep explaining the strategy and how staff can contribute and staff alignment will be achieved


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AECOM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Just Before Executive Level in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Just Before Executive Level in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good name in industry
    Experience of firm and its resources
    Strong on Ethics

    Cons

    Difficult to climb ladder once on mid to senior level
    No Staff retention scheme - South Africa
    Administration once in senior position

    Advice to Management

    Implement staff retention scheme for all empoyees.
    Reward performing empployees. Make sure performance is measured correctly.
    Try and reduce Administration for senior staff.
    Give more authority to make decisions to Executives.

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