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AECOM Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2019

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AECOM CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
1601 Ratings
  1. "Continual state of restructuring"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good pay / high profile projects

    Cons

    Major cost cutting to obtain growth / Layoffs and redundancies common practice

    AECOM2019-04-12
  2. "Director - Landscape Architecture"

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    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.

    AECOM2019-02-27
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Aecom"

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    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects and experienced team There

    Cons

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

    AECOM2019-02-17
  4. "Graduate Engineer"

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      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

      AECOM2018-12-16
    • Helpful (12)

      "The Future Looks Bleak"

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

      I worked at AECOM full-time for 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...

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      Advice to Management

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

      AECOM2019-01-06
    • "Senior Quantity Surveyor"

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      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

      AECOM2018-12-08
    • Helpful (6)

      "The "Brand" is not what it used to be."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at AECOM full-time

      Pros

      People are friendly and tend to get along well. Project nature covers a wide range which could be beneficial to younger engineers as they could get a broader exposure to learning and gaining various design experiences.

      Cons

      Not being able to win big projects in recent years has put the company and its staff at risk. Client relationship seems to be not as good as in the past. Staff and people from outside are losing faith in the company as it is no longer as reputable as it used to be.

      Advice to Management

      The best assets of the company are your people. Treat them good and they will return the favour with loyalty and work twice as hard if or when needed. Unwilling to restructure management will not help get the company back on its feet.

      AECOM2018-12-05
    • Helpful (9)

      "Awful company with broken business model"

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      Former Employee - Senior Role in Sydney
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      There are some good people.

      Cons

      Deluded leadership team who blindly follow a broken business model and treat staff badly.

      Advice to Management

      It’s broken and pummelling staff to deliver higher and higher utilisation rates won’t fix it. Treating people poorly and having no business ethics or gauge on societal expectations while trying to sell a story of flexibility and diversity just doesn’t wash. Have you ever read The Emperor’s New Clothes? Hard to believe that institutional investors are comfortable putting their money here.

      AECOM2018-12-15
    • "Project Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AECOM full-time

      Pros

      Good people Good overseas work opportunities Socially and ethically mature

      Cons

      Maybe too many processes High level of middle management

      AECOM2018-11-12
    • Helpful (6)

      "Focus on profit not people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at AECOM full-time

      Pros

      Interesting projects and range of clients. Supportive people in the business. Opportunities to move between domestic offices.

      Cons

      Focus on growth of the business rather than the people. Limited opportunities for training and development

      Advice to Management

      Greater investment in people by managers and rewarding those who give a lot to the business

      AECOM2018-10-30
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