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Helpful (4)

"Meh"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant II in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Consultant II in Portland, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Good healthcare and a good start for anyone directly out of college. While employed here, I heard great thing about the water and engineering groups.

Cons

Not a great place for high performers, as the company structure does not support rapid promotion. It is a rather top heavy company, so you will have a lot of upper management that are strictly there to keep tabs on your billability (I believe those resources could be better used).

Advice to Management

Get rid of about 30% of the upper management. Promote and reward great performers and provide them with means to succeed.

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (13)

    "Kicking water uphill would be more rewarding."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and decent health insurance in a down economy are the only major positive aspects of this job. Being at the lowest possible level of the organizational ladder also allows for leaving work at the door when going home for the day.

    Cons

    I could write a book and would still not have enough space to adequately express my dissatisfaction with nearly every facet of this job that does not involve drawing a regular paycheck.

    Employees are treated as numbers on productivity reports. We have no worth outside of increasing shareholder value, which has been directly stated as our prime directive in multiple meetings.

    Senior employees from multiple legacy organizations absorbed by AECOM sing the praises of how things used to be. New employees march as instructed until they're sufficiently indoctrinated, or they give up and quit within six months.

    Management has little or no direct knowledge of the functions they oversee. There is little room for the advancement of truly skilled and dedicated employees -- managers seem only to hire their friends (externally or internally). Career advancement is a myth for entry-level employees within the current structure.

    Advice to Management

    When the job market improves, there will be a mass exodus of talented employees. Prepare accordingly.


  2. "Project Biller (temp)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Project Billing Specialist in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Intern - Project Billing Specialist in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM as an intern

    Pros

    Good overall office culture and attitude.

    Cons

    Learning Curve and pay while a temp.

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