AECOM Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
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  1. "Fantastic"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Water Resources Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Creative working environment with open minded leaders!

    Cons

    There’s no downsides i can think of.

  2. "Intern"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly and colleague

    Cons

    During busy periods even the intern have to work late night


  3. "Good working environment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and colleagues, flexibility, interesting and exciting projects

    Cons

    Big matrix company with some structural challenges and politics

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Suitable"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Accountant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice offices, flexible work environment and work from home available

    Cons

    Not much career progression, not much training or support.

  5. "Aecom"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Queensland in Fortitude Valley
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and many posibilities for career progresion.

    Cons

    Not anything yet that I can think about.

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  6. "Not too bad"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for 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

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work and develop professionally"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Manager in Townsville
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for 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.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good technical people. Good projects. Bureaucratic management."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the technical people are industry leaders, and they are supported by strong junior and intermediate people. New hires are usually excellent. Work environment is excellent, with good policies around flexible hours and taking leave. Many opportunities to work on major projects and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Centrally controlled business planning, with a hierarchy that demands obedience. Very focused on short term company financial performance. Model for promotion and payrise requires employees to work above their pay grade for 12-36 months before being rewarded.

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  9. Helpful (14)

    "don't sell your soul to the devil that is aecom"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Might look ok on your CV when you eventually leave Aecom is 10/10 at making people feel awful. If you love feeling low, demoralized and on the verge of a breakdown, then aecom is for you! There is an unlimited number of staff who can slap you down. This feature oc aecom is unrivaled - just too good. Aecom is terrific at promoting incompetent people and ignoring gaping serious behavioural issues. If you're a psychopath and want to treat people however YOU want (swearing, yelling, intimidation and more!), definitely apply here. You will fit in so well! You may face competition from the other bullies though so heed that warning because you won't get to be the sole bully (sad face). Otherwise it's free reign - go crazy - you won't get disciplined EVER! Aecom is THE BEST at pretending systemic issues don't exist. Ive never seen such great actors + actresses in management before. Where have they been trained and why aren't they on Home and Away? Their talents are being wasted (sad face). Their acting ability would be ahh-mazing on tv, movies or better yet, the theatre!

    Cons

    Terrible oppressive environment and culture Weak management that can't be trusted Useless incompetent HR Disregard for a safe work environment Ridiculous expectations Finger pointing and blame Losing your sanity

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  10. "Structural engineer"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    Big project, supportive team, fun working environment

    Cons

    Company too big, people coming and going all the time

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