Hwxroe – February 8, 2013
It looks like they maintained the same posture as their predecessor L3 Vertex. A company that has little care for its employees last day in business will be the day the last employee quits. Feel sorry for all the people trapped by the need to make some money to solve which ever situation landed them in such predicament.
Hwxroe – January 8, 2013
This Company vaguely resembles a responsible Government Contractor. At best they are bottom feeders trying to make a quick buck at the Government Expense while risking the lives of American Citizens. They do not honor contracts or other wise behave responsibly, the GAO, DCMA and DCAA should take appropriate measures to evaluate their performance and punish accordingly. If it is the Government and or the military attitude to mistreat the contractor employee, let the military alone handle their own maintenance. I surely don't think it worth the trouble for $13.00 an hour.
MrEnjoy – February 6, 2013
I am in need of some answers.... I was contacted by an AECOM consultant recruiter. I was told that AECOM is currently hiring for Aircraft Mechanic II in Afghanistan paying 107,000 ish. Now I do have a A&P with more than 3yrs experience, but all my experience is on fixed wing and not rotor. So does AECOM really hire mechanic and send them half-away around the world just to fire them for not being qualified on specific airframes? Also are their problems with pay? Thanks any feedback would help..
Tereg – February 23, 2013
If you have your A&P, there are a lot better opportunities in the Middle East. I was with the company who lost the contract to AECOM. AECOM must have severely and massively underbid-ed L-3 to win the contract. The compensation offered by AECOM then and now is dramatically lower than what the previous company compensated. When AECOM's transition team got on ground to explain the situation, I perceived them to be unorganized, arrogant, cocky, and intentionally misinformed employees on the entire transition process. I say this without the intent of pointing directly at the human resource folks who were standing in front of us explaining more questions than answers. One thing within the compensation forum they were not able to smoke screen was pay. AECOM's answer for the dramatic pay cut was: all contractors pay will be cut across the board in every field. They claim they just did it a little earlier. I found this to be true, however misleading the way they put it. I now work on the ground side of the house with a different company and I make significantly more than AECOM was going to pay me as a aircraft mechanic. In fact, the job I have now is a lot less stressful and I'm not required to have my own tools. I also learned, there are very few companies that compensate lower than AECOM. Almost every ground vehicle mechanic is compensated more than AECOM's aviation mechanics. The majority of the ground mechanics who make less than AECOM's aviation mechanics are mechanics who work for AECOM's ground contracts or companies like AC First who is part of AECOM. I have to say AECOM has done at least one thing for me: convinced me to stop putting off the process of attaining my A&P License and possibly just continue working on the ground side of the house.