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Endless, Slow Downward Slide

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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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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Siloism, poor systems, low salary and plenty of ass-covering

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    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at AECOM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many interesting companies taken over with some great people to work with, interesting projects and clients of previous companies, large projects both deep and broad, good working environment.

    Cons

    Complex systems that were region-blind, moderate to low salary, too many silos between take-over companies developed with staged-in transitions that made cooperation and business development complex and messy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop buying companies without integrating them properly, take time to nurture systems and develop them, spend less on advertising, promotion and PR and more on quality staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I'm glad I'm no longer with AECOM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees in the local offices are knowledgeable and want to help each other
    Great health benefits
    Local managers care about the employees but they have no say in who is laid-off.

    Cons

    No loyalty from senior management
    Employees routinely laid-off and replaced with less experienced/less expensive new hires
    Pay raises of 2% or less are routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of laying-off employees at the local level, trim the fat at the senior management level. T

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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