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Updated 18 February 2018
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
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  • work overtime sometimes, work life balance not good enough (in 62 reviews)

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

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  1. "Consultant"

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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

    Pros

    great people, projects and Sydney location

    Cons

    not enough meeting rooms onsite

    Advice to Management

    thumbs up - keep up the good work


  2. "Pioneers in Flexible Working Options"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working options and good pay

    Cons

    No career growth for support services staff

    Advice to Management

    Value support services staff


  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Bid Coordinator in Sydney
    Current Employee - Bid Coordinator in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good team and great projects to work on

    Cons

    very big. it can feel like just a number

    Advice to Management

    keep on


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Diversified projects, talented people, in-depth knowledge

    Cons

    financial focus, very american culture orientated

    Advice to Management

    Listening to employees


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Why am I still here?"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is air in the office although management try and suck that and replace it with their toxic fumes.

    Very high level of skills and experience within the teams, but recognition is non-existent from group leads and above. End up just being another number.

    Some good and varied projects, opportunities to move between offices.

    Cons

    (Mis)Management. Complex structure. What do these people do on a daily basis, except apply more pressure and less recognition. Systems are clumsy and not geared up to help Project Managers. Used more a tracking system and a stick to beat you with.

    Performance reviews are a joke. Work all year to told your average. Do they not realize the nine box rating system doesn’t work. It will drive the talent away and they will be left with the average employees.

    Bit of a club. If you’re not in the social mix, you’re going nowhere fast (or slowly).

    Advice to Management

    Cut the bureaucracy and go back to systems that help Project Managers run projects efficiently. Move away from the call centre approach to running IT and finance. Cut the company talk and be honest: we are adults. And someone tell the CEO he. We’d to stop with the fancy crap in his emails that says nothing about anything, but sounds good to shareholders.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Going downhill - please don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some challenging projects. A lot of work to keep you busy.

    Cons

    P drive always down. IT unhelpful. No work life balance. Too many projects to balance with not enough people to resource. Not enough pay for level of responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Fix IT server. What am I suppose to charge my time to if project drive not available to do work? I have to issue drawings today, but cannot access server. Why does it take over 4 weeks to address an IT helpdesk ticket.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Generally great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work; decent clients; appreciate the flexibility

    Cons

    Too much email; business strategy not clear

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritise staff


  9. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Good work life balance. Supportive environment. Great teams to work with.

    Cons

    Not the best when it comes to salaries and pays


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work and develop professionally"

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    Current Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Townsville
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Townsville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good working environment with a supportive and encouraging management team to enable employees to develop professionally. An endless amount of opportunities due to the wide range of disciplines across the organisation and diversity of projects delivered by the organisation.

    Cons

    A very large company with a complex organisational structure, which can be difficult to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to attract talented employees and continue to develop the organisation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Perspective"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Variety in available project experience available

    Cons

    Often overlooked as a graduate


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