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Great company that focusses on being the best

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Incredible projects, the very talent staff and true global experience and reach. Many talk of being global few achieve it. AECOM is a global powerhouse that attracts the best and brightest.

Cons

Change is a constant. Some thrive and others never do. Not a company if you like to think parochially and you cannot collaborate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drive shareholder value, keep explaining the strategy and how staff can contribute and staff alignment will be achieved

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for AECOM

  1. 12 people found this helpful  

    Kicking water uphill would be more rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and decent health insurance in a down economy are the only major positive aspects of this job. Being at the lowest possible level of the organizational ladder also allows for leaving work at the door when going home for the day.

    Cons

    I could write a book and would still not have enough space to adequately express my dissatisfaction with nearly every facet of this job that does not involve drawing a regular paycheck.

    Employees are treated as numbers on productivity reports. We have no worth outside of increasing shareholder value, which has been directly stated as our prime directive in multiple meetings.

    Senior employees from multiple legacy organizations absorbed by AECOM sing the praises of how things used to be. New employees march as instructed until they're sufficiently indoctrinated, or they give up and quit within six months.

    Management has little or no direct knowledge of the functions they oversee. There is little room for the advancement of truly skilled and dedicated employees -- managers seem only to hire their friends (externally or internally). Career advancement is a myth for entry-level employees within the current structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the job market improves, there will be a mass exodus of talented employees. Prepare accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large professional services, trying to cover the whole built environment value chain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    If you're a someone with a "built environment" career track (engineer, architect, etc.) , it's a good place to work, with good career possibilities. Though it's hard to identify a career path within the company for someone coming from a business background.

    Cons

    Sprawling company that has grown by numerous mergers/acquisitions, and hasn't sorted out the cultural melding of the over 25 companies yet. Limited career possibilities for non-engineers, architects, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on identifying and growing internal talent

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