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Endless, Slow Downward Slide

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist
Former Employee - Environmental Scientist

I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Coworkers are generally professional, likable, and friendly.
Willing to offer flexible schedules; good about avoiding excessive individual workloads.
Support staff (nonprofessional) tend to be very helpful and caring; however this trait is quickly dissipating over time.
Good opportunities to learn, get training, and try new tasks and various projects.

Cons

Horrendous pay with a laughable [minimum] yearly raise and sub-par benefits.
Frequently lay-off employees due to light workload ... and then look to hire again without any reason or improvement in workload.
Have no qualms about firing/laying-off workers just in time for holidays.
Huge disparity in work consistency and quality between offices; offices are extremely resistant to sharing work with each other.
Poor quality control in outgoing/final documents (grammar, spelling, etc.).
Immense disparity about operational procedures and quality between offices. Upper management (office/department/program managers, etc.) on the west coast is downright horrible to work for/with, with a tendency to be lazy, whereas midwest upper management is much better. Lower level workers are generally good quality throughout.
H&S program is becoming suffocating to field personnel, causing field activities to suffer.
Increasing trend of project managers not managing their projects, delegating duties to others. What exactly are they managing?!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop acquiring companies and absorbing them into AECOM. Instead, work on improving the current company and its operations.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Positive, I had a very good manager

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Comparably good salary, strong company culture and values. Good benefits for employees

    Cons

    Low job security and great responsibility. You may lose the job easily as soon as the project ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the best possible Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Leeds, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Big company with global opportunities

    Cons

    Big company with an oppressive bureaucracy. Does not really care about the staff, although it feels like the management may have a read a book about it at some time in the same way that a farmer might read a book about how to increase milk yields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most important people, in order of importance: The Clients; the people who look after the Clients; Everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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