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"Aecom was a contractor in the middle East; I loved the people, the pay and the contract I was on."

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Former Employee - Electrician in ‘Irāq (Yemen)
Former Employee - Electrician in ‘Irāq (Yemen)
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I worked at AECOM full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The overseas contract I was on provided a hard structure to live in, unlike my contract in Afghanistan with XXX. There was a grab-n-go and bedding was provided. If you did your job well, all was good; all was good with me.

Cons

Due to circumstances of a drawback, I was RIF'ed at 8 months, but still received a prorated bonus, so even the con was a plus.

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Well below expectations"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional staff are friendly and likeable,

    Cons

    So many to list. Pay is ok but staff retention is awful, there is no explanation for redundancies and no focus on trying to help people keep their jobs. The business double accounts and charges clients for hours you have worked but doesn't pay you for the hours you've worked. Double standards and litle to no quality senior level management.

    Lots of nice brochures on how AECOM is a people driven company and they strive for Excellence but very little evidence of this at a local level. Large amounts of red tape and meetings which focus on telling people why they are doing poorly rather than trying to support people.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Manamgent is too focused on the share price and profits to see what is right before their noses. Stop aquiring and ruining good small businesses and focus on key areas that AECOM might look to suceed in.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Run, RUN FAST - In the opposite direction, this place is not a good place!"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, flexible hours, decent co-workers, interesting work. Occasional boxes of donuts and monthly pizza lunches keep the majority of pee-ons quiet.

    Cons

    Work performance is irrelevant, sucking up to appropriate people is better. Raises, especially as a senior in any capacity are basically non-existent. One half percent to a whopping 1.5 percent are considered good! Times are tough and the CEO and other management cronies need their bonuses after all. 100 dollars less to each employee across the globe adds up to a lot of cash for management bonuses. Regular workers don't get bonuses and rarely a thank you or even acknowledgement of existence unless they should dare to be sick for more than 3 days in a row. HR is a joke at best - don't EVER go to them regarding a conflict between a manager and yourself. They run to the manager and blab word for word what was discussed. Shamefully unprofessional! I could go on for ever and a day, but this isn't the preview for a book, just take my word for it. This isn't a good company if you are looking for huge job satisfaction. Tolerable at best. A good ol' boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Getting rid of the CEO and at least half of the senior vice-presidents around the globe would be a great start. How about no more bonuses, tax free benefits, company shares, big raises, etc, for management either? Practice what you preach. If times are so tough, why don't you lead by example? It's hard for staff to swallow your garbage when you don't know anything about what you are suggesting.

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