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Reviews by AECOM graduate employees
- starstarstarstarstar4.2GradAustralia surveyed 59 graduates working at AECOM. Read on to get an insider’s view on life as a graduate. 59 responses.
- Flexibility to take time off
- Diversity of work and all the people are great to work with. company seems to win lots of work
- The opportunities afforded to me as a young engineer. Working with a great team of motivated professionals.
- Multi discipline and international company
- Flexible time and working arrangement, good working environment.
- Be prepared for significant changes in processes and procedures. Although this can be viewed as a positive, as it is a reflection of the importance the company places on developing these.
- Too many levels of management
- Clunky Processes/Systems. the inertia that comes with a company of this scale
- High pressure
- The fluctuating working hours
What insiders say about…
Rotation of roles throughout the team, resulting in exposure to various tasks and responsibilities
At work we may have strong personal opinion and sometimes argument re project that we working together but after work we mingle together as friends.
When I applied, there were over 600 applicants for 4 roles. I had worked with someone at the company previously and was brought on to work on a specific project which was above the experience level of most grads. I got asked about my interest in the role on a Thursday, had a phone interview on Friday and a video conference interview the following Monday. Then I was offered the job on Thursday. Total turnaround time of 1 week.
I was asked about my technical and professional experience. The technical questions were just an opportunity to talk about what experience I had in what areas, ie "Have you had any experience with xx? Tell us about it". The professional questions seemed more aimed at figuring out whether I fit in with the vision for the team, i.e. what roles and opportunities did I want to pursue, what my short and long term goals are, describe a situation where you had to resolve conflict with someone, etc.
Number one rule is to always be honest, people will always find out if you are lying. AECOM is a technical consulting company, if applying as an engineer, you should have strong technical ability in order to succeed.
Working hours are flexible. Interesting question to ask about hours spent 'in' the office. A large amount of work time is now spent outside office hours via smartphones.
Pay is adequate for a graduate engineer.
Taxis for work related trips, morning teas, dinners, monthly BBQs, and more
Managers and supervisors are accessible
Soft skills are Taught in the graduate program
Promotion opportunities are pretty good but you have to be consistently outperforming peers and well connected to move up quickly - otherwise bide your time and get there eventually
AECOM has a published commitment to closing the gender pay gap, recruiting and promoting more women. Also provides flexible work opportunities. Compared to other engineering companies I think we are probably leading in this area, with the Australia & New Zealand Managing Director and many other senior staff female
AECOM has a Reconciliation Action Plan which involves providing work experience opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students, with the aim of developing these students to graduates.
Promote volunteer work, provide paid 'volunteer leave', match employee donations to select foundations
Locations are usually close to CBD and therefore close to our clients. We tend to have an open-door policy and are very willing for clients to see us at work and engage with us in the office. The technology is advanced and allows us to collaborate between offices and around the world to deliver projects. The office space is comfortable and adequate with great lunchroom facilities so taking a break is comfortable.
We have a green team who meet regularly to discuss new initiatives to improve the offices environmental impactJoin us to bookmark!
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