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"AECOM ... a fortune 500?"

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Current Employee - Associate Director
Current Employee - Associate Director
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The people / the project opportunities

Cons

The bureacracy / the politics

Advice to Management

Pay people what they are worth

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Siloism, poor systems, low salary and plenty of ass-covering"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many interesting companies taken over with some great people to work with, interesting projects and clients of previous companies, large projects both deep and broad, good working environment.

    Cons

    Complex systems that were region-blind, moderate to low salary, too many silos between take-over companies developed with staged-in transitions that made cooperation and business development complex and messy.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying companies without integrating them properly, take time to nurture systems and develop them, spend less on advertising, promotion and PR and more on quality staff.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "It was better than unemployment, but only slightly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellowknife, NT (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellowknife, NT (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It provided me with experience, albeit very limited in scope, with which to secure a job at a far superior firm.

    Cons

    Aside from saving his own hide, all my manager cared about was padding his retirement fund.
    Aside from saving her own hide, all the next most senior employee cared about was obtaining the office manager's job.

    Training new staff and keeping current staff occupied were unheard of, as younger staff would regularly have only four hours of work during an eight hour work day. Unsurprisingly, there was virtually no mentorship or communication between managers and junior staff.

    Thanks to the chaos caused by AECOM buying up any small and mid-sized engineering and environmental company they could, a litany of good, talented, hard-working employees left for greener pastures, while AECOM did nothing to better the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Either retire or smarten up.
    Listen to your employees.
    Since we all know the later will never happen, just retire.

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