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AECOM Reviews

Updated 20 April 2018
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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 99 reviews)

  • Great opportunities to work on larger projects (in 64 reviews)

Cons
  • Met people who were extremely overworked and others who had a great work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • So big that its easy to feel like you're just a number (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "AECOM Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - Agile working (no desk policy and remote working)
    - Interesting work
    - Very good team
    - Good training

    Cons

    - Outdated 40hr work week
    - Work can get monotonous
    - Always public sector clients


  2. "Company really embraces flexibilty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great ethos on flexible working and feel that you are really trusted, as long as you are doing a job well.

    Cons

    AECOM is now such a big company.

  3. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary
    Received good training
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Inconsistent workload - periods where it was very busy and then periods without much to do but that was just the nature of the job


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good firm, lots of good people to work with

    Cons

    Very corporate and easy to get lost in


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Global corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work overall. Workload and management depends on a team. Mine was varied and mostly interesting. Hardly ever need to do overtime. Good company benefits. Options to move while staying with the same company.

    Cons

    Little room for career progression. Low salaries. Working from home possible only in theory.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like they deserve to be treated a Listen and appreciate more.


  6. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in South Wimbledon, England
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in South Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good development opportunities, great projects to work on. Good training and great social scene.

    Cons

    Work between teams not as good as it could have been. Promotion opportunities a bit limited.


  7. "Employee 4 + years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Construction Projects
    Ability to transfer to offices all over world

    Cons

    No bonuses
    Very small pay rises

    Advice to Management

    Pay should reflect market conditions for employees loyal to AECOM

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work variety and ability to progress. Global company with lots of opprortunities.

    Cons

    Politics and bureaucracy can get in the way. Negotiate a high salary when joining. Can be siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid becoming too American and cut the bureaucracy


  9. "It feels like a big company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great projects.
    Social office.
    Some very good people.
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Burgeoning senior management ranks that were disconnected from front line staff.
    Very little cross selling - management didn't seem to incentivise upselling across divisions resulting in a relatively siloed organisation.
    Promotions appear to be based on tenure rather than merit.
    Pay is generally below market levels.


  10. "Supersize Me"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on larger projects

    Cons

    Its a huge machine organisation, with all that entails.


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