Aurecon Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.4
64%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Aurecon Global CEO William Cox (no image)
William Cox
29 Ratings
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  • "A lot of travelling and long hours(in 14 reviews)

  • "This company protects the 'old boys club(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. "Really enjoyed my time with Aurecon"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Partner in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aurecon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, driving innovation and working with clients rather than just for clients.

    Cons

    Constant changes within the business led to staff feeling fatigued and annoyed.


  3. "Good people and culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture and people Interesting projects Autonomy and opportunities Push towards digital, design and innovation

    Cons

    Remuneration Long hours Charging over time requires permission.

  4. "Good career launching pad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aurecon is a good place to launch one's career and working here has opened a lot of doors for me. Provided you are in the right department, the work is varied and interesting. There are good development opportunities offered if you're willing to work hard and there is a strong focus on mentoring.

    Cons

    Flawed corporate model; progressing to the next level is highly dependent on time served in industry rather than skill sets and adherence to KPIs - otherwise difficult to move up the ladder despite responsibilities given and client feedback. Can be demoralising performing the work of a manager-level on an entry level wage, however, this does not seem uncommon in consultancy.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Aurecon review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experienced team and quality work. Good projects and opportunities. Team culture is great. Great place if you are a young engineer as the pay and projects are great. Also good place to work if you don't have career aspirations as the roles are stable.

    Cons

    Upper management lost vision since departure of previous CEO. Performance reviews are about who you know and not work performance. Management not supportive but team members support is good. Majority of teams work within comfort zone and do not aspire to grow. Commercial awareness as a organisation is below average.

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  6. "Good company & future thinking"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly staff, good project prospects and overall an enjoyable experience

    Cons

    Very little to be honest. No negative experiences as of yet

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good money, toxic culture"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Canberra
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The local staff team are generally friendly, and employee ownership is a plus.

    Cons

    Local leadership is poor, and most of them are not qualified engineers - simply former public servants working connections with their former contacts. They can't teach junior professionals anything. The management team is toxic and hierarchical. There is little collaboration across offices. Most of the local staff are looking for a way out to advance their careers.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Structural Engineer"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Aurecon full-time

    Pros

    Nice working environment, people are friendly

    Cons

    No career progression, pay increase is below inflation rate

  9. "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.

  10. "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

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