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"EASY TO BECOME A SMALL FISH IN A BIG POND"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer I in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Engineer I in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Top company within the field, many diverse and large projects to work on, global opportunities within the company, coworkers are pretty friendly and relaxed, business casual environment.

Cons

AECOM is a company of acquisitions. Within the past 2.5 years that I've worked here, AECOM has acquired at least 8-10 smaller firms. This can have its pros and cons. The pro is it gives AECOM more opportunities to seek diverse projects. The con is you are adding more employees to the staff and thus possibly limiting growth opportunites for the current staff. Also staff must be at an associate level or higher before they can qualify for company bonuses. In order to become an associate you must work here for a minimum of 5 years before even being considered to become one.

Advice to Management

Provide more leadership development opportunites for junior employees. Invest more into employee salaries, currently they are not the most competitive in the industry.

Other Employee Reviews for AECOM

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Looking for something new"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist/Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Geologist/Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off whenever I need it. Low supervision.

    Cons

    Low areas for growth. AECOM likes to use there junior staff and not promote them.

    Advice to Management

    Star tlistening and stop comanding.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Worse Job I've Had in 40 Years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers who want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Very myopically profit-oriented at the expense of employee morale. Employees always warned that they are next in line for layoff if they don't meet billability expectations.
    Does NOT support mentoring, training or professional development despite what their career ads say. Management refuses to pay for training; makes employees pay out of own pocket.
    The people who do the hard work and produce the product don't get the bonuses. Bonuses are only handed out to managers who bullwhip their staff into coming in under budget on projects.
    Top management not trust-worthy-speak out of both sides of mouth.
    Everyone is so fearful of going over budget and charging to overhead that no one helps each other and junior level staff are thrown to the dogs to fend for themselves.
    Salaries not commensurate with cost of living. Benefits are minimal.
    Management has no training in communicating to staff or in conducting performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    This company is in free fall. It owes more than the revenues it takes in. It hasn't learned over the past year that "too big to fail" is a myth? Motley Fools advise: SELL YOUR AECOM STOCK!!!!!

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