Assistant Engineer (Former Employee) – Ashford – 15 May 2018
great place to work even though i have not worked there long, i gained much needed experience in the field of engineering. this helped me get into university. the staff and management were very supportive
Great work-life balance, okay salary, little interest in development
Graduate Engineer (Former Employee) – Altrincham, Greater Manchester – 28 March 2018
My time with AECOM was mixed. Sometimes it was great, working on big and important projects, and sometimes I was stuck doing a technician's task because my managers couldn't allocate me enough work. The pay is okay - a little on the lower end, but they compensate for it with a nice benefits package.
AECOM is a great place for those who wish to travel, relocate or go live/work in another country. However, my experience when it comes to personal and professional development is pretty negative. I was often denied CPD opportunities because my manager thought that "the resources were better spent elsewhere" which is very damaging for anyone who looks to develop their career rapidly.
Good projects, many opportunities for relocation/travel, good benefits package, good work-life balance
Lower-than-average salaries, very little opportunity for advancement, you are just a number amongst 100, 000 others
I did work experience at the company carrying out basic auto cad and doing simple drawings. Also I went to the other design practice where I had a sight visit and this gave me an insight into the industry.
CAD Technician (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 28 December 2017
I wouldn’t recommend working here. I am a CAD technician and have been with the company for a year I felt being pushed out by people in the office a number of times and no one is friendly there is no atmosphere in the office. If you enjoy banter don’t apply here
Graduate Engineer (Current Employee) – London – 10 November 2017
Most enjoyable part of the job is my team.
My department management is not great. Not very approachable or personable. They always focus on utilisation and you are always under pressure to ensure you are keeping busy on a project or else they will lose money on overheads. Rather than focusing on utilisation management should focus on getting a work winning team that keeps us busy.
Periods of ups and downs in terms of work loads. Always fluctuates so when we do have work we don't have enough resources and when we don't have work everyone is left with nothing to do for a long period so they ship people off to different companies for a period of time and forget about them.
Senior Engineer/Designer (Former Employee) – Stepps – 6 November 2017
Too construction centric, poor decision making and lack of experianced managment made for a miserable experience. Constantly putting the cart before the horse with regards to design/construction creating an emergency state for almost everything going out the door. A sense of mistrust coming from upper managenment reflecting in their "new changes" within the office. An office arrangment like I've never seen before - desks jammed so tight that you couldn't move around without banging someone elses chair near you.
AECOM was a great place to work. They promoted a flexible work/life balance. I gained a vast amount of experience, learning all about the bespoke software used in the Construction industry and built some amazing work relationships with different parts of the business.
Offers a good pension scheme among other benefits. Actively supports progression to chartership. Offers responsibility in roles quickly, however it has been extremely difficult to relocate to another office.
Free fruit Tuesdays. CPD events held in the office.