Pros: free fruits every day and sometimes cakes provided by workers, company social events, clean office, interresting projects, very good and helfull co-workers.
Cons: managers can do whatever they want with you, hr ignores your defending even if you can prove..
Generally company has good reputation over the world.
I am not sure how work looks in the other departments but I'd like to be careful before consideration of joining to Street Lighting team especially in Birmingham Office. All team is based in Croydon Office (London). I was first person working from Birmingham office and would never work again in – more... there. I have been managed by two line managers (one from Birmingham and another from London) who have been asking and requesting different things to do to. I have been 12 hours out of home nearly every day plus had to spent additional time working from home to meet deadline. There was no time for kids and wife. Working hours was 40 per week as in agreement but usually taken 50 (excluding home traveling) and never be paid for extra hours spent at home. It is very upsetting when you ask both managers for new work order number and receive after one week. Then you are asked what else have you done. The co-workers from Birmingham and London are very helpful, and knowledgeable, you can get a lot of new experience by working with them. Probably 90% of them are foreign like me.
My advice is to ask first how many Line managers you will have on job interview and who will be registered in the system. I wanted to change for the one from London but have been told that Birmingham office policy is that nobody can be managed form different office (what is not a true). Don't let yourself having line manager who hasn't any clue about your profession.
Again, the salary is decent but the hours you can extra overspent in other company could be more beneficial for you and your family.
This is only my true scenario and my experience that I have gained from AECOM within this short working time.
I strongly advise to reflect well before making decision especially if you have well build your career for a years. – less