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You're Just A Number

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

ProsConvenient location near public transportation, cool staff, friends, steady paycheck, gym in building. Have I reached the 20 word minimum yet?

ConsShare some of the downsides of working at AECOM? "Soul-crushing" and "you're just a number" are the most accurate descriptions of AECOM. When I was laid off last year during one of their many rounds of lay-offs, my manager wasn't even present.

I was with a former operating company that just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Post-merger and after months of mind-games, bending over backwards in the name of "AECOM values", and countless wasted hours spent on pointless "team-building" meetings, I was let go. When AECOM fires you, you have 15 minutes to vacate the premises, and you can't say goodbye to anyone unless they're near your desk. Some random HR representative, that you've never met hovers near you until you leave. If you don't leave within 15 minutes, security is summoned.. And to me, a company that treats you that way when you leave never really cared that you were there in the first place. Employees who were with the previous operating company, some for 20+ years, were just unceremoniously discarded. It's heartbreaking.

At AECOM, you are a number, not a valued employee with a personality and experience. Just a number.

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No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Yearly corporate restructuring

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at AECOM full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Benefits, flexibility, large projects, and opportunity to relocate. Cons: Lack of leadership at a local level, too many changes… Advice to Senior Management: Stick with a plan for a few years before making… More
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    positive overall experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: work environment that offers carrier opportunities Cons: very large company currently in the process of restructuring Advice to Senior Management: client focus should be the main strategy driver Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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