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13 people found this helpful  

Endless, Slow Downward Slide

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Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist

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

Pros

Coworkers are generally professional, likable, and friendly.
Willing to offer flexible schedules; good about avoiding excessive individual workloads.
Support staff (nonprofessional) tend to be very helpful and caring; however this trait is quickly dissipating over time.
Good opportunities to learn, get training, and try new tasks and various projects.

Cons

Horrendous pay with a laughable [minimum] yearly raise and sub-par benefits.
Frequently lay-off employees due to light workload ... and then look to hire again without any reason or improvement in workload.
Have no qualms about firing/laying-off workers just in time for holidays.
Huge disparity in work consistency and quality between offices; offices are extremely resistant to sharing work with each other.
Poor quality control in outgoing/final documents (grammar, spelling, etc.).
Immense disparity about operational procedures and quality between offices. Upper management (office/department/program managers, etc.) on the west coast is downright horrible to work for/with, with a tendency to be lazy, whereas midwest upper management is much better. Lower level workers are generally good quality throughout.
H&S program is becoming suffocating to field personnel, causing field activities to suffer.
Increasing trend of project managers not managing their projects, delegating duties to others. What exactly are they managing?!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop acquiring companies and absorbing them into AECOM. Instead, work on improving the current company and its operations.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Positive, I had a very good manager

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comparably good salary, strong company culture and values. Good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Low job security and great responsibility. You may lose the job easily as soon as the project ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    It was better than unemployment, but only slightly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yellowknife, YT (Canada)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It provided me with experience, albeit very limited in scope, with which to secure a job at a far superior firm.

    Cons

    Aside from saving his own hide, all my manager cared about was padding his retirement fund.
    Aside from saving her own hide, all the next most senior employee cared about was obtaining the office manager's job.

    Training new staff and keeping current staff occupied were unheard of, as younger staff would regularly have only four hours of work during an eight hour work day. Unsurprisingly, there was virtually no mentorship or communication between managers and junior staff.

    Thanks to the chaos caused by AECOM buying up any small and mid-sized engineering and environmental company they could, a litany of good, talented, hard-working employees left for greener pastures, while AECOM did nothing to better the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either retire or smarten up.
    Listen to your employees.
    Since we all know the later will never happen, just retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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