AECOM Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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3.4
62%
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
1,806 Ratings
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  • "Upper management doesn’t ever know what is going on below them(in 159 reviews)

  • "High bureaucracy as expected from a large company(in 125 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Engineer"

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

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good workplace, good social aspects

    Cons

    Salary raises are timed at certain parts of the year rather than how long you yourself are working there.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "environmental"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very interesting projects, variety in exposure to different sectors. very competent senior management team

    Cons

    Work life balance and little training provided, very little chance for progression

  3. "Chartered PQS"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chartered Quantity Surveyor in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, working from home, city center location

    Cons

    Organisation believe benefits can be more valuable than salary

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant position"

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

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (incl. flexible hours, 25 days of annual leave, health insurance, etc.) Varied work

    Cons

    No set salary tier (someone with less experience may earn more than you) Stressful work environment with agile desk policy in the office and unrealistic overtime expectations

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool Jobs, Terrible Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Bridge Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting Jobs, with insights into major infrastructure projects.

    Cons

    Management don't care about the employee they only care about CASH. No training provided to graduates. Working to 100% utilisation, where-as the contract states 95%.

  6. "Senior Consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great staff, relatively relaxed atmosphere, great opportunity to move around different departments or work in different offices around the world.

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the low side

  7. "Good Employer"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if willing to relocate

    Cons

    Constant restructuring and change at every level

  8. "Good Experience"

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

    I worked at AECOM

    Pros

    Friendly environment with a nice office space Catering is provided Flexible with starting and finishing times.

    Cons

    No obvious downside. Traffic to location could be bad

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Environmental Scientist"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AECOM

    Pros

    Broad spectrum of experience Great people Great training

    Cons

    High Pressure, targets to maintain No room for progression after basic grades Poor salaries

  10. "Commercial Director"

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

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

    Pros

    AECOM is the industry leader in construction and engineering worldwide with significant investment in support and future growth.

    Cons

    As with any large company, the cost of providing and maintaining the (necessary) support systems is significant and affects the competitiveness of salary packages when compared against smaller firms.

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