Diversity at AECOM

Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.

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
Midlevel, Melbourne
Big drive and commitment for D&I
Experienced, Sydney
I see a big emphasis on diversity and am happy to be a part of that
Graduate, Townsville
Being in the engineering industry, most engineers are male. However, the company I work for ensures a good mixture of both men and women. I have also met a lot of employees with different ethnical backgrounds.
Graduate, Adelaide
ANZ CEO is extremely focused on diversity. HR purposefully put more female applicants to managers to promote diversity. Flexibility is a key topic to retain diversity. not too much focus on ethnic diversity
Graduate, Brisbane
The thought and commitment is there. 50/50 of graduate intake
Graduate, Sydney
Female CEO and very senior roles taken up by strong females.
Graduate, Melbourne
I work with a group of people from many different cultures and backgrounds. White Australians are actually a minority on our team! I work with a lady who has just taken maternity leave and will have her job to come back to when she is ready. Another male has just taken paternity leave with the same option to return when he is ready. AECOM won Engineers Australia's 2016 award for most outstanding company in gender diversity. Also won the Human Rights Campaign Foundation "Corporate Equality Index, a rating of American businesses on LGBT workplace equality” in 2016.
Midlevel, Sydney
The company have enormous political capital invested in a push for more women at every level. This is working successfully in recruiting promoting, and retaining excellent women. I would not describe the push as nuanced, but it effective and a worthy goal. The company is less vocal about LGBTIQ inclusiveness. Perhaps this will be the next big push.
Midlevel, Brisbane
Have a dedicated committee who work hard with regard to diversity and inclusion. More recently, a lot of focus on women and indigenous employees
Midlevel, Melbourne
A strong emphasis on having an intake of 50/50 binary genders, and there are lots of minorities represented. However, the distribution of these is not even amongst disciplines and business functions, such as a strong female representation in HR and receptionist services but very few in technical.
Graduate, Sydney
Our office is diverse, with diverse education backgrounds. Our department perhaps has the most even gender split in the company.
Graduate, Melbourne
My team is very diverse. There could be more women, but a lot are on maternity leave currently. There is a wide diversity of people from different countries.
Graduate, Brisbane
AECOM employs the best person for the job, which I think is the right approach. They do employ women who are fit for the roles they undertake and are willing to promote women to senior management when they are the right fit. Flexible hours and move towards more contractors has the potential to work better for primary care-givers (both men and women). As more engineers move internationally, AECOM have employed people from a range of cultural backgrounds.
Midlevel, Rockhampton
More women than men in this department.
Graduate, Brisbane
The parental leave package is reasonable, and my return to work after baby was very smooth and it all happened at my pace. AECOM is very culturally diverse and we have employees from all around the world.
Graduate, Sydney
Gender isn't quite 50/50 but is pretty close
Graduate, Brisbane
Excellent. CEO is female. Also I have seen many women (and men) come and go on maternity leave. Flexible working hours is also offered to allow employees to have quality family time.
Graduate, Sydney

What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?

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.
Midlevel, Melbourne
various community programs
Graduate, Townsville
career tracker is a program for aboriginal heritage students studying engineering to work at AECOM
Graduate, Brisbane
I am not aware of any initiatives in this area. The company does have a Career Trackers program to engage a small number of people from Indigenous Australian backgrounds.
Midlevel, Brisbane
If you have the will you have a way at AECOM- no questions were ever asked on cultural background
Graduate, Sydney