AECOM

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Company in growth; Lots of opportunities

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Current Employee - Senior Analyst
Current Employee - Senior Analyst

I have been working at AECOM full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Smart people around. Company grows through M&A, so a lot of opportunities to show your impact.

Cons

No standardized processes; not well organized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at retention ratios and this may tell sth as how to improve management

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Prospective employees - do yourself a favour and look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Mmm? ...There are some talented and pleasant people who work here. However, they are not encouraged to be kind or to express their talent freely. Nor are they rewarded for their talents or dedication. They will likely be ushered out the door shortly.

    Cons

    There are so many...
    - this is an uncoordinated mess without ethical behaviour
    - while of course the company has to make money, this one does so by overworking employees to the point of exhaustion, with no commendation or rewards for key contributors.
    - finances, policies, health & safety, inter-office relations are in shambles
    - this is a company that treats its employees as a disposable commodity.
    - AECOM is essentially a broker of people. It's a sweat shop. If you can handle that sort if arrangement you would do much better for yourself to consult on your own. AECOM will not do anything for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A complete over haul is in order. Engage management personnel who care for people AND the bottom line. Yes, such organisations do prosper. AECOM - hang your head in shame and try to salvage your game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Consider other options before deciding to work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company name looks good on a cv depending on your sector, some nice people

    Cons

    AECOM talks a good game in all its corporate material about being client focused and valuing its staff with a culture of collaboration.. Within days it is blatently obvious to all new starters that this is not remotely the case. Lots of managers on huge salaries, very little leadership, accountability or discretionary decision making ability. Hire and fire mentality, very high staff turnover, no loyalty to staff. Constant internal networking is required if you don't want to be marginalised given the huge size of the firm with new people constantly brought in and others fired. Moral is low, you think it can't get any lower and it does due to yet another baffling management decision that no one will take any responsibility for e.g. Wasting money on corporate bs, senior management junkettes and then sacking hard working technical staff to cut costs. Pay rises are minimal - negiotiate very hard on starting salary. Lots of office politics and in fighting as each team and individual scrambles for billable work to avoid the sack on a week to week basis, very draining. Everything boils down to a number on a timesheet that is looked at by some distant manager you've never met let alone worked with. The matrix structure is confusing, poorly implemented, badly communicated and completely meaningless for most staff, except senior management. There is a culture of blatent propaganda which is increasingly getting on people's nerves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A root and branch review of structure and fundamental operation is clearly required by external experts, this will never happen as it will throw up things management don't want to hear. Don't treat staff like they are stupid with a constant stream of propaganda that does not reflect reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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