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Helpful (13)

Endless, Slow Downward Slide

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist

I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Coworkers are generally professional, likable, and friendly.
Willing to offer flexible schedules; good about avoiding excessive individual workloads.
Support staff (nonprofessional) tend to be very helpful and caring; however this trait is quickly dissipating over time.
Good opportunities to learn, get training, and try new tasks and various projects.

Cons

Horrendous pay with a laughable [minimum] yearly raise and sub-par benefits.
Frequently lay-off employees due to light workload ... and then look to hire again without any reason or improvement in workload.
Have no qualms about firing/laying-off workers just in time for holidays.
Huge disparity in work consistency and quality between offices; offices are extremely resistant to sharing work with each other.
Poor quality control in outgoing/final documents (grammar, spelling, etc.).
Immense disparity about operational procedures and quality between offices. Upper management (office/department/program managers, etc.) on the west coast is downright horrible to work for/with, with a tendency to be lazy, whereas midwest upper management is much better. Lower level workers are generally good quality throughout.
H&S program is becoming suffocating to field personnel, causing field activities to suffer.
Increasing trend of project managers not managing their projects, delegating duties to others. What exactly are they managing?!

Advice to Management

Stop acquiring companies and absorbing them into AECOM. Instead, work on improving the current company and its operations.

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  1. Positive, I had a very good manager

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comparably good salary, strong company culture and values. Good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Low job security and great responsibility. You may lose the job easily as soon as the project ends.

    Advice to Management

    Give more job security

  2. Illusion

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Professional in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues with a passion for their work
    Some interesting projects

    Cons

    Poor management
    Silo mentality
    Too large a company
    Dishonest with employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate with employees more honestly
    Treat your employees with respect

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