Great place to work if you don't mind job instability and travel
Other (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – 24 April 2014
AECOM requires that employees remain billable to clients as much as possible. If you aren't billable to a client, threats get made against your job. People are constantly getting let go because they had no billable work. Otherwise it is a great place to work. Great co-workers, management is patient and friendly, lots of ways to get involved in the community, nice office atmosphere.
Constant layoffs. Constant rumors about who will be laid off next.
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 20 May 2017
Horrible undervalue of their employees, false promises however workers are great people and excellent safety culture to bad it's a sinking ship safety is starting to go down hill and management has their head in the sand was a great place talk about shooting your self in the foot hopefully one day they realize what they lost over 20 HVAC guys left in a month
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) – Kearl Lake, AB – 29 April 2017
In my experience it was a great place to work as an HVAC Mechanic for almost two years . The site is extremely clean and safe .We had a hand selected crew of top guys ..over night our wages were cut almost 20g annually so the company could get the new contract ...however at that time we were being paid about 12 dollars less than competition with all incentives lost ...they are working with what they have but for me it was hard to see a bright future here ....there is lots of room for advancement if you like titles and don't care about salary due to extremely high turn over .we were on site almost 14 hours a day and get paid for 11.5 straight time at 42 an hour .no paid lunch ,
Flights paid from Calgary or Edmonton, Decent camp acomadations, 10/10 shift, very safe
High turn over, Un paid lunch, no over time pay, Poor structure, very poor pay, treated as a number
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