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Updated 17 July 2018
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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  • "Met people who were extremely overworked and others who had a great work-life balance" (in 68 reviews)

  • "Big company means you're just a number" (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Signalling Designer"

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    Former Employee - Signal Design Engineer in York, England
    Former Employee - Signal Design Engineer in York, England

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

    Pros

    They all work as a

    Cons

    They do a 40 hour week

    AECOM Response

    16 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for your 5 star review score.
    Kind regards
    Talent Acquisition


  2. "Do not care about the little people ....... only the money."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good interaction with other teams.

    Cons

    40hr working week
    Leave allocation poor
    Managers do not listen to the staff
    It is all about making money

    Advice to Management

    Stop ...... Listen ........Act......... Try put yourself in the shoes of the people who once made AECOM a great company to work for.

    AECOM Response

    17 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for your positive view of the interactions you've had with other AECOM teams. We are sorry to hear about the concerns with management and your experience with us here at AECOM. Please can... More

  3. "Graduate Engineer experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Well organised professional experience
    Strong benefits package
    Large variety of courses available to develop your knowledge

    Cons

    Intense micro-management
    Can feel like a number on a spreadsheet rather than a person at times
    Given unreasonably few hours to complete tasks
    “Flexible working” is a buzzword rather than reality

    Advice to Management

    Less micro management. Trust employees and allow greater flexibility


  4. "Good name, good experience, average compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    the projects, some of the people

    Cons

    the structure, the bureaucracy, and the irregularities internally due to multiple buy-outs and mergers


  5. "8 months experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Big company, interesting projects

    Cons

    few salary reviews , quite difficult to create a network


  6. "Bureaucratic American monolith lacking identity run by old white men"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Worklife balance is encouraged and there are initiatives promoting good well-being

    Cons

    - struggles with identity having acquired so many companies recently
    - no sense of pushing yourself to deliver, no reward for working hard
    - most teams work in complete siloes
    - very poor management structures - no accountability and no empowerment
    - profit driven with little understanding of the value of more strategic teams

    Advice to Management

    - understand what you have, find synergies, enable cross- team working
    - find more great women


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, wish there was better management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - I work with some wonderful people
    - Great company to work for, although due to it being quite large,

    Cons

    - Often don't feel like I am being rewarded for the work I do and I have slowly begun to see people leave because of this exact reason.
    - Often feel ignored by management

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful towards team and help those who would like to achieve their goals.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at AECOM is their employees professionalism and enthusiasm to work and learn.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at AECOM is that AECOM do not take into account your effort as it is too big to see it. Thus, it is depends on your utilisation and work load what will make them happy but not the amount of hours that you work for them.
    The consultancy side is not very technical and I would recommend to start up from a small-medium size company and jump in AECOM once you have got more experience.

    AECOM Response

    16 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for your positive outlook review. We are sorry to hear about the concerns that you have and your experience with us here at AECOM. Please can we ask you to reach out to your business line’s... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Employer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay you some money.

    Cons

    Pay is poor - below industry average

    Advice to Management

    Take staff seriously

    AECOM Response

    16 Jul 2018 – Talent Acquisition Consultant

    We are sorry to hear about your experience with us here at AECOM. Please can we ask you to reach out to your business line’s HR Manager so that we can discuss your experiences and concern stated to... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Poor role and communications from senior leaders"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great local managers, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Senior leadership don’t get it. More focussed on bringing people in than retaining current staff. I worked alongside a new starter, paid much more than me and the same grade as me. Local managers unpowered to do anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the local market and don’t look at staff simply as numbers/headcount. Staff are your only asset.


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