AECOM

www.aecom.com
Employer Engaged
There are newer employer reviews for AECOM

13 people found this helpful  

Endless, Slow Downward Slide

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

965 Other Employee Reviews for AECOM (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    You never know if you'll get laid off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager
    Former Employee - IT Manager

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great and the reason I stayed there for over twenty years. The company has grown too big and I felt more like a job title and employee number than who I was as a person and what I was worth to the company.

    Cons

    Compensation varied greatly due to the payscales not being normalized of employees of the former opcos (operating companies that were bought by AECOM). Communication from upper Corporate IT is horrible at this point in time since my boss didn't know that I was laid off or that his boss had quit until I told him!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate IT laid off over twelve IT managers without fully realizing the value of the talent and knowledge lost because of this action and is currently hurting the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Massive company with little to no culture or career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist

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

    Pros

    Huge company, large scale projects
    Industry leader
    Diverse business lines

    Cons

    Extremely non-personal work environment and company culture
    Highly centralized corporate functions
    Little to no employee and career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and retain non-engineers as you do engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for AECOM

Work at AECOM? Share Your Experiences

AECOM

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.