waking up when the sun rises, eat breakfeast then go out in the field to our first structure of the day, then we would take pictures of the damage to the structure and note it on a form, and we would do this for every element of the structure and we'd inspect up to 10 structures in a day.
Deck condition surveys where different, this involves closing half the road way so we can work on the deck and test for corrosion and other deficiencies the structure may have.
the hardest part would be the long 10 to 12 hour days but the people where good people that made work more enjoyable.
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 19 April 2017
Worst company I have ever worked for, poorly managed, disorganized and they are not forthcoming about what to expect. They just try and get you out there. High turnover they don't care about their employees whatsoever.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 17 April 2017
The days were a bit slow and there wasn't always enough to fill 8 hours. The people were awesome and everyone felt like a big family. The work culture was very relaxed but when there was work to be done it was everyone's focus.
Construction Coordinator (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 8 April 2017
Great colleagues, but your work never went appreciated. Although you held the same position as others in the firm, you were not paid the same, even when you did more work than the others that had the same job title as you. More like a boys club when it came to salary. Things may have changed since I worked there, but most people moved on to bigger and better things. Very micromanaged after the change over from UMA Engineering.
Close proximity to home, ability to work out of town if desired.
Poor job satisfaction, pay scale dramatically influenced by "buddy" club, micro managed at times
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 March 2017
This company is just like any other companies out there - struggling, but still floating and is trying to make waves.
And just like any other business out there in this challenging times, this company goes through a lot of transitional phases brought about by the decisions of the head honchos to keep the company survive and competive in the market.
Of course, there are good and bad decisions but at the end of the day, an employee SHOULD REALIZE that everyone is JUST a number to the company's books and that he or she should: 1. Improve his or her craft in whatever department, field, or group he or she is working in; 2. Learn and get the most knowledge he or she can get from his or her job; 3. Take care of his or her own career; 4. Cherish the people you work with no matter how seemingly outlandish they are to you
With all the retrenchments and axing out of people that are happening, you would not be surprised that today you are axed out and tomorrow, the people who axed you out will also be axed out. It's that vicious cycle...
Labourer (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 27 March 2017
Worked with good people who knew how to do their jobs well and safely. Had a decent foreman who helped when needed. Got along with co-workers who were always willing to lend a hand. The workplace culture is very safety orientated and safety conscious. Field Level Hazard Assessments are done daily to identify and mitigate hazards.
General Foreman (Former Employee) – Waterton Park, AB – 22 March 2017
i have spent many years working for Flint\URS\Aecom throughout my career and i have found they have overall been a great company to work for\with. they were very flexible when it came to family, schooling, and holidays. they recognized and awarded workers for their skills and achievements. glad to have been part of this team
Cost Controller (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 March 2017
Project based job with support from management. Learned how to work with project managers and contractors workplace is fast paced the most enjoyable part of the job is you can see how much you help ed the client saved benefit is about average
Structural EIT (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 March 2017
A well established work space but a need to have a stronger community within it. Management were quite distant at times, and not always there to offer guidance. The hardest part was trying to move forward with an inexperienced team, and constantly hitting brick walls. I met some really decent people in this company, and came away with an appreciation of Transmission and Distribution sector.
Organized sporting events
Remote location in Burnaby; office space not integrated
Apprentice (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 16 February 2017
Always treated well and was a very friendly team orientated work atmosphere. Would continue to work for them if there wasn't a shortage of work. Great learning environment for starting out in the trade.
Senior Project Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Cold Lake Alberta – 24 January 2017
I have worked for a few global firms but AECOM is a company where if you dream it you can make it happen. I have never felt so connected to a company in my entire life, I found a company which has the same belief system as me, I hope I have the chance to work with this firm again.
Apprentice Pipefitter (Former Employee) – Hardisty, AB – 19 January 2017
I enjoyed working for AECOM. I worked for them at two different locations and worked under two different management teams. There is a strong safety presence within the company. There were several instances where the proper tool for the job was not available.