AECOM Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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3.6
65%
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AECOM CEO Troy Rudd
Troy Rudd
230 Ratings
Pros
  • "Not very stressful work environment compared to similar engineering/construction companies(in 239 reviews)

  • "Great people core of individuals to work with(in 195 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class projects with great offices, technology and software provided.

    Cons

    No bonus provided for extra work and busy deadlines

  2. "Poor recruitment process (Delay start without any reasons)"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    i am not sure there is any.

    Cons

    Extremely poor recruitment process On my agreed first day (as stated in the mutually agreed contract with HR), i reported duty to my line manager, who said he saw my first day was several weeks later). I was absolutely annoyed and hugely disappointed with the HR who just misaligned my starting date with my contract. I could have extended several more weeks for my holiday. Nobody was telling me what happened and not even an apology. If this is how this company treat their new employees, i will definitely not recommend to any of my network because i still can prevent them from being tricked. Thanks to them, i had to sit and wait. Thanks.

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  3. "Relaxed, friendly office"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Friendly office environmental and interesting work

    Cons

    Americanised company. Often required to do unpaid over time

  4. "Modern Company. Varied Projects. Limited Opportunity for Progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Air Quality Consultant in Wimbledon, England, England

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

    Pros

    Variety of work on-site and in the office. Nice place to work - modern environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for progression. Pay and Benefits could be better.

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Friendly and smart people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AECOM is a big company so I can only speak for my particular team - but being in my department is like working in a small, quirky, friendly company rather than a big bad corporation. - Opportunities to get involved in completely different types of projects depending on your interests - Laid-back, friendly team members - Everyone is really smart and brings something different to the table - Considerate managers who you feel you can talk to if issues arise - Quite egalitarian (in my experience, more senior colleagues genuinely value the opinions of junior colleagues) - People make a point of telling you not to work too late and take time off in lieu (no "culture of presentee-ism") - Opportunities for advancement - A lot of people joined as graduates and have stayed for many years so it feels like a secure job where they're happy to keep you - Since COVID, almost completely flexible working patterns and locations

    Cons

    - Managers are nice people but can be very disorganised and some are not actually good at managing things - Our team is under-resourced so everyone is under a lot of pressure - Anecdotally low pay compared with similar companies - Being such a large company, it doesn't have a strong "culture" as it varies so much by department and location. Parts of the company have a very stodgy corporate vibe. It's not a "cool" place to work. - The company claims to have a good ethos in terms of social responsibility and sustainability (we get a lot of training on this), and the people in those roles are good people, but often those values are at odds with our actual projects and clients.

  6. "Behemoth"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A sense of belonging to something bigger. Relative sense of security. Opportunities to work and collaborate with a multitude of specialisms and also variety of projects.

    Cons

    Scale can feel overwhelming and make you feel like it's difficult to make any real impact within the business. Has far too many layers of management with complexity - that often changes. Leads to feeling like you ultimately report to someone who doesn't understand your role or specialism. Far too much bureaucracy - particularly when it comes to approvals for anything such as hiring.

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  7. "Not terrible"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Chesterfield, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Interesting work and scope for career development

    Cons

    Large consultancy. Sometimes risk adverse to investing in innovation.

  8. "Meh"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Large company , good benefits, large team to support you if needed, lots of different experts

    Cons

    Large scale redundancies, history of bully like behaviour noted in some management

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  9. COVID-19

    "Fair to Good Company to work at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ecologist in Birmingham, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working - Good benefit packages offered - Variety of projects available depending on your location - Good Opportunities to learn and cultivate your skills within the company

    Cons

    - Low salaries and long time stuck at entry level paygrade regardless of having way more experience and more responsibilities. -COVID19: Company failed to fully protect employees annual leave allowance despite of Government decree to allow for it to be carried over.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, work a bit repetitive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good benefits, good projects, great office, good support

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity/experiences, not sure how pay compares

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