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AECOM Reviews

Updated 23 October 2017
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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Pros
  • You can bury yourself in work or have a work/life balance; your choice (in 88 reviews)

  • Also opportunities to work overseas (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • work overtime sometimes, work life balance not good enough (in 59 reviews)

  • Drive from upper management somehow dwindled down the vine (in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people , very friendly office

    Cons

    Corporation, work within one project only.


  2. "AECOM"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    reasonable pay
    some interesting work
    decent graduate scheme
    friendly staff
    scope to change department within company

    Cons

    big multinational, so small offices/departments can be ignored
    Not guaranteed interesting work - some bread and butter work is boring
    Too many layers of management


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Aecom - Trainee Technician"

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    Current Employee - Trainee CAD Technician in Bedford, England
    Current Employee - Trainee CAD Technician in Bedford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of work
    Strong pay for entry level
    Good benefits

    Cons

    You're very much a number on a spreadsheet which costs money, Aecom do not like the fact you cost money and will try to reduce what you cost, or at least this is my experience. Tried to cut contractual education to save money. A large business who see more numbers than they do employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce corporate attitude and care more about the employees, if they cannot work a certain day do not force them to. If they are ill for more than a week, do not half their sick pay because its expensive


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Very Corporate and not much sole"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.

    Good life work balance.

    Cons

    Overcomplicated financial systems.

    All Davis Langdon people have long since gone

    Lack of emphasis on cost or project management services anymore

    Advice to Management

    Management buy-out and return DL brand


  6. "career step"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting projects, high profile addition to CV

    Cons

    Still a lot of internal politics post merger


  7. "State of play"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ambition, geographic scope and range of clients and career paths

    Cons

    American ownership, bureaucracy and systems, matrix management

    Advice to Management

    Make things work better and take responsibility


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Work life balance is 95% work/5% life"

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    Former Employee - Traffic Team in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Traffic Team in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multi cultural team and office.
    People are generally friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    Low number of clients.
    Fee proposals are low and unrealistic. Staff have to regularly work longer hours (unpaid) to meet budgets.
    High burnout of staff resulting to high turnover.
    Pay is 10-20% lower than competitors in same area and field.
    Contracted hours are 40 per week ( staff usually expected to work 45) while competitors work 37.5.
    Performance and rewards are poor, little chance of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the elephant in the room. Bid for work that is realistic and stop relying on underpaid staff to work huge overtime.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "AECOM"

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    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

    Flexible working hours, and modern office

    Cons

    Poor morale, feel undervalued.


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    It is possible to work on big projects

    Cons

    The work is dispersive sometimes


  11. "FP&A Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst
    Current Employee - FP&A Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working hours and good environment

    Cons

    difficult for progression in the finance field


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