Aurecon Reviews

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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3.6
71%
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87%
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William Cox
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Dynamic, fast-paced work environment, interesting projects, great colleagues, active social club(in 22 reviews)

  • "Challenging work with good people(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "This company protects the 'old boys club(in 11 reviews)

  • "Lack of professional development opportunities, can work long hours without pay, there is a bit of deadweight around(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture - employee owned

    Cons

    - minimal international exposure for US and europe

  2. "Great for Graduates"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Cairns
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Yes Flex, Alot of training, Support on career development, Ongoing Learning on the spot, Great work environment and team. Exposure to various projects, every project is different hence every solution is different. No copy and paste. If it is the same, you look at how it can be improved and be better than the previous.

    Cons

    Depends on what projects you are involved in, skills are limited to what project demand.

  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Civil Designer 

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Flexible workplace and good team

    Cons

    Difficult to get a promotion Pay is below the market average

  4. "Great people experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Yes-flex, great leadership, supportive networks

    Cons

    Experience largely dependent on project

  5. "Great place to learn"

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

    I have been working at Aurecon part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great working culture Good company benefits Solid internal systems and management structure Visible career opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes lacks direct communication channels with management

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Modern engineering consultancy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Manager in Sydney
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation within the industry, with an impressive portfolio of significant and cutting-edge projects, major clients and technical capabilities under its belt. To the aspirational engineer, it's a good place to build up some work experience - both due to the quality of the experience and the strong company brand that will look good on their resume. There are ample opportunities to move around in the company for different work experience. People are generally easy to connect with and willing to offer assistance regardless of the difference in paygrade / experience. In general it's a fairly modern company, so there is a reasonably high standard in terms of office fit-outs, capability and "niceness" of ICT equipment, general amenities available to staff and ability to work flexible hours.

    Cons

    This one is hard to pin down, but it seems (from an inside perspective) that the company goes to great lengths to appear "good", capable, responsible, relevant, modern, in touch with employees, etc - both internally to employees and externally to clients and the public. This is mostly a good thing - good marketing, UX, branding, etc are essential to any respectable business, however somewhere along the way it feels as if what the company has projected itself to be is out of touch with how it really is. It has (perhaps unintentionally) become a little too imaged-obsessed. The reality is that Aurecon is likely fundamentally no different to any other major engineering consultancy at the moment. As market conditions become ever-tighter, salaries become ever-stagnant, overhead spending is continually reduced and the need for ever-higher performance is imposed on the business (and subsequently employees) in order to survive in these conditions. The sexy way in which the company markets itself therefore appears more and more out of touch with the reality for employees. This in turn breaks trust, decreases employee morale and ultimately probably leads to unnecessary employee turnover and loss of productivity. I don't want to overstate this, however it is felt and I believe it needs to be addressed. It's a difficult problem to solve but one the company should take responsibility for improving if it wants to last in the longterm.

  7. "Performance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Brisbane
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Work-Life flexibility, Good leaders

    Cons

    Slow Promotions, Poor filtering of incompetent applicants

  8. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Good culture Open ended career possibilities

    Cons

    Can hit career ceiling once at senior level. Limited opportunities to progress

  9. "Toxic manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fire Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Negative toxic micromanaging line manager

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  10. "Progressive"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    They promote a diverse workplace environment

    Cons

    Initiatives are not always met in practice

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