Culture at AECOM

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

its early days yet but the workers in my team seem to get along very well, as well with some senior managers they have got to know of their time. The company has joined with URS so I am unsure how the merge all fits together. there are plenty of social club type gatherings and events, it looks really fun
Midlevel, Melbourne
Locally there is a great sense of team. This also extends to other offices where there is regular communication, collaboration and contact. For graduates and young engineers there are active social activities outside of work hours.
Experienced, Brisbane
Friendly and cooperative in the office but not very interactive after work
Experienced, Brisbane
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.
Experienced, brisbane
Collegiate, lively group, frequent out of hours catch ups. Everyone is willing to pitch in to meet goals and deadlines
Executive, Sydney
Hard working but focusing on enjoying every day. Making sure we celebrate our successes.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Generally good culture; flexible working hours; co-operation and teamwork could be improved. Hierarchy is based on who you know rather than technical skill.
Experienced, Sydney
Dedicated, tight-knit, supportive
Graduate, Townsville
Encourage a work-life balance. As a graduate engineer, I receive support from my team and team leaders. Most work is conducted in a group.
Graduate, Adelaide
Lots of team building events
Graduate, Sydney
Within my immediate team, not too much socialising happens, but there is a great support network for graduates, where learning and social activities regularly take place. There isn’t really the culture where you have to stay back for fake overtime to look good.
Graduate, Brisbane
Great people and culture. Everyone is equal.
Graduate, Sydney
Team is very balanced, relaxed and to the point. Highly social and always willing to help. Not that many opportunities to socialise outside of work hours. Never had a problem with flexible hours.
Graduate, Sydney
Open plan office, good for flexible working but can sometimes make it hard to build good relationships when everyone is always moving around. Electrical team has two managers but a few principal engineers. All the team is very knowledgeable and willing to assist the grads. Some team members do not take responsibility and are quick to point blame (same goes for all companies, I imagine).
Graduate, Melbourne
There does not appear to be a social club that I have found. Everyone works long and hard (usually 50+ hour weeks) in the office. Each smaller team will have presentations where they will put on pizza and drinks for their employees, however with the exception of the Christmas party, there are no wider company social occasions that I have experienced.
Midlevel, Sydney
The company has various programs to encourage social interaction, health and safety within and outside office hours.
Graduate, Newcastle
Very social office, opportunity to join social club (i.e. dinners, boot camp, monthly BBQ's, lunches), strong teamwork culture
Graduate, Mackay
Friendly people both in the office and after hours. There is almost always time for a coffee and a chat. Many staff play sport together, catch up after work for drinks, and form strong friendships that endure once they change offices or leave AECOM.
Midlevel, Brisbane
Fun, vibrant, team oriented
Midlevel, Melbourne
Great culture in the Newcastle office with good work/life balance. Extra hours required to meet deadlines but there is no culture of consistently staying late. Work is mostly individual but in the context of a team of 5-10.
Midlevel, Newcastle
What I find quite unique about AECOM is despite the size of the company you can find a different bubble of culture in each department- which makes it easier to establish a close relationship with colleagues.
Graduate, Sydney
Office politics play a big part and differs from office to office. Some business lines are not that inclusive socially until they get to know you.
Graduate, Sydney
Varies from team to team and group to group. Monthly drinks plus semi-regular informal meetups. Graduates are more social than seniors etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Cooperation and teamwork is great, it’s a welcoming culture that recognises you have a life outside of work.
Graduate, Melbourne
Company culture is great, we have flexible hours (for a grad this is obviously limited because we have a lot to learn), team work is fantastic everyone gets along and has a common goal, our bosses are great, people go for drinks after work, have team lunches when it's not too busy, the assistant directors and team leaders are approachable and friendly.
Graduate, Melbourne
Large amount of upper management, good cooperation within the team, not so good between teams. monthly drinks provide a good opportunity to socialise
Graduate, Melbourne
Colleagues are very kind and great to get along with. Not a lot of socialising by some.
Graduate, Townsville
Overall a good culture and a strong work ethic. Plenty of after work functions and socializing.
Graduate, Sydney
I like that the higher up management do not have separate offices. We all sit together. Everybody is friendly and we have regular get together. Friday fortnightly office drinks are great for catching up.
Graduate, Brisbane
In my office there is a great culture of inclusion and teamwork in day-to-day activities. The company also has a great socialising culture with weekly drinks and exercise/sports activities.
Midlevel, Newcastle
I work in a regional office and the culture is great. Everyone has a team perspective and are willing to pull together when the going gets tough. We have irregular Friday lunches where every person in the office will go to a local restaurant and socialise. Friday afternoon drinks also occur irregularly. The office manager certainly drives the culture - he started working here as an undergrad and now is in his early 30s. He is a person we all respect for his technical work, his leadership abilities and his care and concern for the people he works with. In the bigger cities, the culture is different. Each department is often a bit isolated from others and there is less of a community spirit. Also, young professionals are much more restricted in the work that they do because of hierarchy and the culture of seniority.
Midlevel, Rockhampton
In my team there is a focus on self-care and flexible work situations. My team is very supportive of one another. Outside of work, there are plenty of events and social occasions to participate in.
Graduate, Sydney
Good teamwork and lots of socialising
Graduate, Brisbane