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AECOM Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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3.3
61%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
1,720 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work environment is very friendly and everyone is treated equally(in 187 reviews)

  • "Great people from legacy companies(in 167 reviews)

Cons
  • "Limited support from upper management(in 151 reviews)

  • "After 5 years of working to integrate URS into AECOM they just notified everyone that the company is breaking off(in 124 reviews)

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  1. "Design"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer 

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Team work in the organization

    Cons

    High pressure during work load

    AECOM2019-09-03
  2. "A company with good values and working culture"

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    Current Employee - Building Surveyor in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Great line managers.

    Cons

    Not much training provided.

    Advice to Management

    More training should be provided

    AECOM2020-01-12
  3. "A great social environment, with transparent communication"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun social events regularly advertised for staff members, with discounts for local and some national companies available. They encouraged interaction and communication

    Cons

    Was sometimes expected to work overtime with no thanks or pay, but not regularly. And travel was sometimes expected at short notice

    AECOM2020-01-01
  4. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment; A variety of projects to keep you busy.

    Cons

    High HR overheads; Can get stuck if not proactively search for new project work; Difficult to take initiatives as lots of things need senior approval, which is a pain to get.

    Advice to Management

    Make the system more flexible for people to contribute ideas from small to big ones. Senior management needs less responsibilities or more people to be able to discuss employee suggestions promptly.

    AECOM2019-12-31
  5. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Working Training Available - depends on the team you are working for

    Cons

    Big Company - slow progression No Bonus Structure - effects may with low pay

    AECOM2020-01-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Aecom"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people in the team

    Cons

    Aecom culture is short sighted

    AECOM2020-01-05
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on the team you work in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to interesting projects with opportunities to travel internationally. Fully dependent on the team you join, its size and its directors. Opportunities for training and attending conferences

    Cons

    Salary increases are not extensive and progression can be slow depending on the team's director.

    AECOM2019-12-17
  8. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Ecologist in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, wealth of knowledge from large ecology team

    Cons

    Corporate company based in America

    AECOM2019-12-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good dynamic team"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    responsibility, challenging, involved in team decision making, committed to training and development, room for expansion into senior roles

    Cons

    not a lot of site experience made available

    AECOM2019-12-19
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