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Updated 8 December 2018
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  • "hard to have a work life balance" (in 73 reviews)

  • "So big that its easy to feel like you're just a number" (in 53 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. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Staff Recognition and Reward"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Interesting projects
    Good work life balance with flexible working options available

    Cons

    Poor salary, which also differs massively within grades - no transparency. Staff on lower grades often paid more than those above them and nothing is ever done to rectify this.
    Those who shout the loudest are the ones who get rewarded, not necessarily the ones who deserve it
    Too much upper management

    Advice to Management

    Review your staff's salaries and make them more streamlined. Implement effective market adjustments to sort the imbalance.
    Stop rewarding those who simply shout the loudest and instead focus on those who produce results. This requires listening to your employees. Voices are lost as the message is distributed so far up the approval chain. More power to line managers needed as they are the ones that know their staff.

  3. "A nice environement to start your career as a Structural Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Friendly environment
    -Well-organised Graduate Scheme
    -Colleagues eager to help

    Cons

    -Low salary
    -Repetitive tasks
    -Long projects & many site visits


  4. "Civil Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technician
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and benefits

    Cons

    There are none


  5. "my summer at AECOM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people were amazing, flexible and understanding had an amazing summer working with AECOM

    Cons

    No cons for this role


  6. "Town Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Town Planner
    Current Employee - Town Planner
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible working times
    - High profile projects in some offices
    -Nice people
    - Good Annual leave
    - Regular opportunities to move around the business

    Cons

    - You can be pigeonholed into certain areas
    - Certain offices get bigger projects
    - Moving around the business depends on your manager's approval
    - could explore other business areas

    Advice to Management

    Try looking at getting other clients and expanding the business like competitors are.


  7. "Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Laidback, big campus, good training

    Cons

    Low pay, slow career progression

  8. "Good progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and lots of offices

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and small projects


  9. "A good company that gives excellent exposure to large infrastructure projects."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    excellent graduate scheme with good candidates and exposure to large projects

    Cons

    Working hours can be long and project delivery is sometimes too focused on margins/ profit with no opportunity for junior staff to learn on the job


  10. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    Can buy extra days leave
    lots of opportunity to travel

    Cons

    managed by staff in other countries
    too much red tape
    very large company
    large overheads make it difficult to win works

    Advice to Management

    reduce the amount of red tape and approvals required to do any work