AECOM Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.4
62%
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64%
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AECOM President & CEO Michael S. Burke
Michael S. Burke
1,805 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. "Good!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at AECOM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This seems like a great place to work!

    Cons

    Not sure how it all works.

  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in Auckland, Auckland

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good graduate program with young culture

    Cons

    Super corporate culture and was difficult

  3. "Environmental Scientist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great balance of field work, planning and report writing on a wide range of projects.

    Cons

    Pressure with regards to utilisation (strive for 90%).

  4. "N/A"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bridges Technical in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Create, Enhance and sustain

    Cons

    Aecom is great company and all employers are talented

  5. "Good company, bad manager"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wellington, Wellington
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some interesting projects if you're in the right location

    Cons

    V poor manager that everyone knew about but little done despite all the turnover

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Civil engineer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Get to work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects

    Cons

    Corporate body, each department is like its own company - little communication between them

  7. "Senior Technician, BIM Modeler, CAD, Bridges"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with professional and comfortable work team

    Cons

    Market up and down in general

  8. Helpful (4)

    "5.5 years"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Project Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities International Reach Diversity of Projects Crossover between disciplines / areas .

    Cons

    Opportunities never realised Highly political, oppressive working environments Unclear team / hierarchical structures with parties using whatever communication lines as suited themselves personally Unclear roles and responsibilities Lack of commercial skills amongst managers resulting in overloaded staff, poor commercial returns and pressure / stress on staff to achieve unachievable results

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  9. "Good place to start a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you position yourself correctly

    Cons

    Due to size, easy to get pigeonholed

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  10. "Graduate, 1st year"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in Auckland, Auckland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AECOM full-time

    Pros

    Awesome work culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Not many bonuses and not as hands on

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