AECOM
2.5 of 5 679 reviews
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AECOM Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.5 679 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke

Michael S. Burke

(12 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great opportunities to work in different offices internationally"
    in 25 reviews
  • "work-life balance is good, office is spacious (because turnover rate is high)"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "horrible company to with a lot of senior management that do not care about thier employees"
    in 50 reviews
  • "Upper management changes the structure of the organization seemingly ever year"
    in 43 reviews
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Good company

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Bristol, England

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLarge company
Lots of opportunities and diversity of projects

ConsAmerican company culture forced upon UK company which used to be Faber Mansell and have nice feel

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep some feel of being independent of US and not completely homogenised

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Really enjoy working for AECOM, lots of great projects to work on!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM full-time

ProsGlobal company, good people, great projects

ConsSometimes decisions take too long

Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up processes

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great!

Summer Placement Student (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England

I have been working at AECOM as an intern for less than a year

ProsA lot of responsibilities and great people to work with. Friendly environment and everyone is keen on helping you getting chartered

ConsNothing I can think of

Advice to Senior ManagementWith the improvement of the graduate scheme, keep it up I'd say!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Building Engineering Experience

Building Engineering Vacation Student (Former Employee)
Saint Albans, England

I worked at AECOM as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat company with a number of prestigious projects to work on. Very talented and friendly staff to work with and learn from. They are also supportive of career aspirations and offer great development opportunities.

ConsOpportunities to go on site are few and far between during the summer so for those engineers seeking site experience I would recommend look elsewhere.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Hard work, little gain. No attempt to keep top talent, whilst senior management cream the few rewards

Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
Saint Albans, England

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years

ProsUsed to be full of good people. Some very technically good engineers. Legacy companies were great to work for. You get to go home eventually once work as finished.

ConsDreadful, below market pay. Head in the sand senior management approach. Exploitative of staff. No idea of how to make the company great. Very unthankful culture, leading to demotivation of staff. Exodus of best staff with inability to recruit talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on delivery and providing what the client is paying for. Appreciate your staff more, as they are your greatest asset. Take your head out of the sand and listen to what your employees are saying. React accordingly rather than the unbelievable arrogance displayed. Pay rises are usually a good idea to keep staff motivated, and would be good if staff other than senior management actually saw a bonus. John D managed to pocket a ridiculous salary whilst the majority of staff in the uk havent seen a payrise for 4 years. Does this sound like a place you want to work? Maybe the senior management should use 360 ingenuity to see further, to go further (if that last sentence makes no sense to you, you arent on the AECOM gravy train)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not the best possible Employer

Associate Director (Current Employee)
Leeds, England

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBig company with global opportunities

ConsBig company with an oppressive bureaucracy. Does not really care about the staff, although it feels like the management may have a read a book about it at some time in the same way that a farmer might read a book about how to increase milk yields.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe most important people, in order of importance: The Clients; the people who look after the Clients; Everyone else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM

ProsGained a working knowledge of structural engineering, applying it to real life situations.

ConsVery little support or interest in long term career development.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to progress a career - talented and friendly staff to work and learn from

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSupportive of career aspirations
Very talented and friendly staff to work with and learn from
Variety of work
Great development and responsibility opportunities

ConsAmerican influence caused some bad taste initially but senior management are slowly resolving this issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue shaping aecom into the leading engineering consultancy it can be

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Character building, very frustrating with few up shots

Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
Edinburgh, Scotland

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people working with me were all amazing and the relationships thta i built are long lasting.

ConsManagement and ethos from America was very frustrating and quite limiting in terms of prospects, not a valued employee in sight.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk in house.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A great company, once upon a time

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Saint Albans, England

I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOnce a great firm that took care of their employees. Opportunities for working on a number of prestigious projects in the UK and around the globe in theory. A lot of great people.

ConsNow just a corporate money machine where you feel little more than a number. Employee dissatisfaction is very evident.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and what they want - the best ones are leaving by the dozen.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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