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Updated 20 April 2019
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  • "Flexibility and work life balance is good" (in 116 reviews)

  • "Excellent opportunities to work from home" (in 69 reviews)

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  1. "Aecom"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Queensland in Fortitude Valley
    Current Employee - Queensland in Fortitude Valley
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and many posibilities for career progresion.

    Cons

    Not anything yet that I can think about.

    Advice to Management

    All good


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Glass ceiling alive and well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    AECOM had a reputation for attracting the best talent. Indeed, the co-workers are excellent.

    Cons

    The management structure promotes inexperienced self-promoters into leadership roles outside their competency. This impacts morale, and limits career opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit experience into team leadership roles.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "All about the people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Good benefits. Good location.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from senior management. Lack of personal and career development support.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees,


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Flexible but need to work on leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Working conditions (flex days)
    Coworkers are friendly and make work enjoyable
    Work on a variety of projects and business lines

    Cons

    Lack of Leadership from management
    Changes in the business occur far to frequently
    Redundancies occur far to frequently
    No professional development opportunities due to funding issues
    High turnover of staff due to uncertainty in the business

    Advice to Management

    reduce the amount of changes in the business, and start becoming better leaders.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Great technical people to work with

    Cons

    Very conservative in some practise areas

    Advice to Management

    Review team leader/practise lead's performance on more than just total bookings and pipeline.


  6. "Director - Landscape Architecture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Learning opportunities. Flexibility. Autonomy. Large network of professionals to consult.

    Cons

    Lack of top down communication

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and support them, always.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Aecom"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Consultant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and experienced team There

    Cons

    Very large corporate entity.
    To much paperwork.
    Top heavy.

  8. "Graduate Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    - Large and interesting projects
    - Flexible working

    Cons

    - Big company that does not seem to reward staff appropriately


  9. Helpful (12)

    "The Future Looks Bleak"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome and very talented.
    Flexible working conditions and good work life balance (in some teams, not all).

    Cons

    It's a big company so you can sometimes get forgotten. I had someone in my team literally taking multiple days off "working from home" and doing half days without the management noticing they were rorting the system. This may be a pro if you are a lazy person but personally I like to work hard and feel like I did a good job - not slack off and get away with it.
    Promised a lot in the graduate program, then cancelled planned trips due to budget cuts and cut the overall program short. Very disappointed.
    My management were useless. Wasted company money and favoured certain team members they were friends with over those working hard and keeping the team afloat with projects. Then when redundancies came they got rid of the hard workers and kept their idiot mates. That's when I left. I suspect further redundancies in 2019 - I certainly would have let them go if I was an executive. You can't lose the company hundreds of thousands of dollars and get away with it forever.
    You can't get a decent pay rise unless you threaten to leave. This is well known across AECOM Australia.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring issues on projects until it's too late and it costs you!


  10. "Senior Quantity Surveyor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    MNC is the best AECOM

    Cons

    Too much of work