A very nice environment to work in team playing atmosphere
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Former Employee), Glen Allen, VA – May 16, 2013
A typical day of accounts receivable is reaching to clients, project management to obtain information to collect. Enjoyable part you get to intwined with so many different people and cultures all around the world.
Warehouse Specialist III (Current Employee), Springfield, VA – May 13, 2013
Cons: no 401k matching on certain contracts
Co-workers are a great group of people to work with. Management is not quite qualified to do the jobs they are managing so training falls on the few individuals that brought skills to the job with them in the beginning. There is no incentives for training or for going above and beyond the call of duty. Promotions are given for favorites and not for – more... work and knowledge. The job is great for someone likes doing logistical work but you have to possess the willingness to go out and learn it. If someone has a decent amount of logistical experience then the job becomes routine and it doesn't seem like there is much in it to challenge you. – less
Do not be blinded by the dollar signs of overseas contracts. Although this particular contract pays upwards of $107,000.00 per year; the contract was severely underbid. When you take into consideration that barely one year ago the pay was $150,000.00 per year you can start to imagine the difference in the quality of mechanics they are able to obtain.
Furthermore, – more... supplies, vehicles, and all around living conditions are very poor. The pay for management on this ARMY contract also went down significantly. Therefore many of the managers, leads and so called "quality control" inspectors are filled with people who have absolutely no business holding any sort of authority, leadership or quality inspector positions whatsoever. To no fault of the company I suppose. This is what happens when contracts go to the lowest bidder and AECOM certainly bit of more than it could chew.
The benefits are obsolete. You will not receive any paid holidays, sick days, vacation time, retirement plan, medical insurance etc. Basically any benefit you would receive at even McDonalds will not be offered with this company. This is truly a crime against humanity and I find it very hard to believe they are able to get away with this.
There are many horror stories of lost tools during transit that have not been paid for. Layoffs after immediately arriving to your work site were a commonality. Also, you will have to do a minimum 1 week of indoctrination and medical screening which is unpaid. Although I say 1 week minimum, the time is indefinite. I have heard of people being stuck there for several weeks, and sometimes months, UNPAID.
After it was all said and done I still met some great people and made a few bucks. This is why I give AECOM 2 stars rather than 1. – less
Laboratory Tech (Current Employee), Fort Collins, CO – May 3, 2013
Pros: fellow lab techs
Cons: pay, beneifits, management incompency
Management is clueless when it comes to judging the amount of work they have often times drive all the way across town to find out they dont have anything for me to do and get sent home...yes they could have called me but dont know how to pick up a phone I guess. This has happened to me and multiple other employees on more then one occasion. The management – more... pays no attention to who come in on time or who is actually working. The job requires a BA but I do not feel Im being compensated for the skill level required for the job. I will never work for this company again! – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NY – April 18, 2013
My job duties at AECOM includes checking supplies inventory,printing and binding proposals for clients, receive and ship daily mail. I learned a lot at AECOM, and would like to grow and expand my abilities further. I feel that AECOM would not help me get there due to many changes hapenning within the organization. I get along very well with all of my – more... co workers. The most enjoyable part of my job is having a coffee break with my coworkers. The hardest part of my job is when management don't communicate effectively. – less
Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee), ENGLAND – April 10, 2013
Pros: good benefts package and some nice people there
Cons: everything else!
Faber Maunsell was taken over by AECOM a number of years ago and the company went downhill from then on wards.
Managers used to be sociable people but now they are under so much pressure to get the numbers right for the US side of the company they live in constant fear of being sacked. This creates a lot of stress in the office and has led to some – more... managers bullying thier workers. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NY – April 2, 2013
Pros: medical 401, life insurance, luncheons
Cons: short longevity of projects, miscommunication, unnecessary physical mandatory workshops
Aecom is one of the best companies on this planet. I hear and read about account being won by Aecom all the time via email. I am satisfied with the company in general but I do think at time that their clientele ask or demand the impossible from whomever they are in partnership with because at times It always a constant dispute on how ethic and arrangements – more... are handled.
At typical day at AECOM is usually fine and productive but again the other companies that Aecom cohort with are usually unproductive and egomatic. Not on a daily work week but on times within the calendar year it can be a little unedged with working with other employees from other companies. My Aecom co workers are workable,dependable and throrough on task that need to be done.
Co workers are fine to work with but I do think that some of them needs to be flexible to their working environment whenvever working at other offices instead of being so one tracked on how their home branches are commendable to them.
The Hardest part of the job to me is just having a good rapport with everybody within Aecom and out of Aecom. We are all on the same team and lack of camaraderie should be instituted.
The most enjoyable part of the time are holidays towards the end of the year aka thanksgiving/christmas. The festivities the vacationing, the food, the parties and etc is something that is well earn through out the entire year. – less
LISMX Supervisor (Current Employee), afghanistan – March 24, 2013
Pros: very good team
Because i currently work with the company in afghanistan, It makes for no home life. The benefits im not sure of because you cant go to the doctors office here. I feel there is room for quick advancement if you show that you are the best and the brightest.