Application Process & Interviews at AECOM

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

I was transferred from overseas offices, so hasn't gone through the proper interview process. I haven't heard any bad feedback from colleagues / friends being interviewed. So I supposed it is good.
Experienced, brisbane
Quite process focussed - which is to be expected at an organisation of this scale but it slowed things down
Executive, Sydney
Very professional but not unnecessarily bureaucratic
Midlevel, Melbourne
Interview with senior managers in the business
Graduate, Townsville
Online Test Phone Interview Assessment Centre Final Interview
Graduate, Adelaide
The interview process consisted of video interview and face to face interview. The video interview involved a series of questions regarding leadership, time management etc. Whilst the face to face interview is tested if you know your industry
Graduate, Sydney
Upload application, questions answered, online interview process where 2 questions were asked, a quick phone interview with HR, then face to face (skype for me) interview, then i was hired!
Graduate, Brisbane
Length process. Interview was great, low pressure and welcoming.
Graduate, Sydney
Online application, aptitude testing, phone screen, assessment centre, face to face
Graduate, Sydney
Phone interview with HR personnel, online assessments, assessment centre with team leader, final meeting with boss with job offer and discussion of expectations for the job role.
Graduate, Melbourne
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.
Midlevel, Sydney
Online questions, Gamefied online testing, Group Assessment Centre, Final Interview
Graduate, Newcastle
Applied via a job posting online, received an email to organize interview, interview was over the phone, offered the job
Graduate, Mackay
Online application and testing Phone Interview Assessment Centre Verbal Offer and Contract
Graduate, Melbourne
Online game, 2 phone interviews, 2 in-person interviews
Graduate, Brisbane
Quick and concise
Graduate, PERTH
Had a phone interview and face to face interview. I had previously networked with leaders within the organisation.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Resume submission - phone interview - face to face interview
Midlevel, Newcastle
It was quite lengthy and took a lot of patience in between process and stages.
Graduate, Sydney
Similar to other organisations
Graduate, Sydney
Arduous and questionable veracity. Involved phone interviews, online assessments, several hours of assessment centre work, and face to face interviews
Graduate, Sydney
Several stages of application - resume, online tasks, face-to-face interview.
Graduate, Melbourne
Application Online Testing Phone Interview Assessment Centre Face to Face interview
Graduate, Melbourne
Informal phone calls, and one interview.
Graduate, Brisbane
Had a video conference call with employer. Spoke at length about work opportunities and how I could fit into the business.
Graduate, Townsville
A phone interview followed by a group interview (day) and then a final interview.
Graduate, Sydney
I only had one interview with three people. I did not go through the standard graduate intake.
Graduate, Brisbane
I did not go through the usual hiring process. I had a single interview with my manager and the area manager of the office.
Midlevel, Newcastle
I applied for an undergraduate position initially. The process involved: submission of a CV and Key Selection Criteria, a telephone interview and a face-to-face interview. When I applied for a graduate position, there was no formal process as I applied directly to the local office manager whom I already knew.
Midlevel, Rockhampton
Online assessment, telephone interview, face-to-face interview. Very happy not to have to go to an assessment centre.
Graduate, Brisbane
My interview was more conversational and I was initially hired on a 6 week paid internship which resulted in full time work.
Graduate, Sydney
Applied to a role within the company but in another country from a job advertisement. Got denied from that role and was contacted by HR in the city I am in. Was asked to come in for an interview and perform some psychometric tests. Attended one formal interview and a meet and greet with the team a couple days after. Was offered the role a week after that.
Graduate, Brisbane
1. Online application 2. Online test 3. Phone interview with HR 4. Assessment centre 5. Casual interview with manager 6. Offer
Graduate, Sydney

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Mostly about experience of projects and software that I can use
Midlevel, Melbourne
Relatively casual - mainly to test fit and alignment of business and personal goals
Executive, Sydney
Behavioural questions, tell us about a time you worked in a team to solve a problem etc. Some technical questions about what I had learnt at uni, and some general questions about how I would describe myself and my interests.
Midlevel, Melbourne
What is my passion, why do I want to work here, how would AECOM support me in my career
Graduate, Townsville
I was asked questions about my goals and the direction I would like to take in my career.
Graduate, Adelaide
1. AECOM projects, and how I can contribute 2. Scenarios such as 'handling conflict of interest and keeping all stakeholders happy" 3. How will you go about improving and securing water supply
Graduate, Sydney
What subjects i liked at uni, what are my strengths/weaknesses. etc. can’t remember any more.
Graduate, Brisbane
Basic characteristic and personality questions and some problem solving. No technical questions.
Graduate, Sydney
Relevant experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Previous experience, past education, had to go group tasks in assessment centre
Graduate, Melbourne
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.
Midlevel, Sydney
What work experience I had obtained, what are my discipline interests.
Graduate, Newcastle
Situational questions about teamwork and problem solving, questions about my final year thesis topic and previous work experience
Graduate, Mackay
Favourite subjects Why interested in the field Case study scenarios
Graduate, Melbourne
What are you passionate about? Why do you want to join our organisation? What are your ambitions? Tell me about a time when you experienced a challenge.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Questions around how I: manage my time, implement safety awareness, juggle multiple tasks as well as questions about what I know about the business
Midlevel, Newcastle
Why do you want to work for AECOM? What motivates you? What sort of projects interest you?
Graduate, Sydney
Varied, from employee expectations, previous experience, through to 'how would you design a tower out of these pieces of spaghetti?' and 'if I represent the city of Sydney wanting to redevelop a landfill site, what questions would you ask of me to formulate your bid for acquiring that work as a designer?'
Graduate, Sydney
Why I was interested in the industry, what were my career aims, what management style did I like.
Graduate, Melbourne
What my previous experience was. Where I would like to work in their team. What did I want to get out of the role. What my professional interests were.
Graduate, Melbourne
Few technical questions, mainly personal and university related questions
Graduate, Melbourne
Numerous questions about my experiences in and out of my studies, personal attributes, my interests, and my knowledge of AECOM and the industry I'd be working in
Graduate, Brisbane
Previous experience, what I found challenging at university, what team sports that I play, where I want to be in 10 years.
Graduate, Townsville
When have you felt challenged? What sort of boss would you like? Tell us a bit about yourself?
Graduate, Brisbane
I don't remember what was asked during the first interview. Probably about teamwork, meeting timelines, safety, goals for the future.
Midlevel, Rockhampton
Why I would like to work for the company, what projects would I like to work on, what was my favourite subject at uni and why.
Graduate, Brisbane
Where do you see yourself in 5 and 20 years? Why acoustics? Why AECOM? Tell us about you? What are your soft skills that you need to work on?
Graduate, Brisbane
Mainly behavioural questions related to work/university and what my goals are/where I want my career to go
Graduate, Sydney
Provide examples of project experience,
Graduate, Newcastle

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Be open to learn things even though you trained in something else. you never know what doors may open
Midlevel, Melbourne
Be honest with what you know and what interests you
Midlevel, Melbourne
Be yourself and demonstrate how your interests are aligned with the Company Values.
Experienced, Sydney
Work on being well rounded, team player.
Graduate, Townsville
Be passionate about your career and show this to potential employers. Have an idea of the direction you would like to take. Be confident.
Graduate, Adelaide
Know the area(s) you are applying too
Graduate, Sydney
Read up on the company and the industry you are applying for. Find a way to stand out and be different from everyone else but always remember to be authentic.
Graduate, Brisbane
Start early. Be involved in activities outside studies.
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself, let your personality shine and back that up with any related experience. Do some research and understand what your role entails.
Graduate, Sydney
Make sure to work to get some experience, doesn't matter what industry - employers look for mature graduates. Modesty helps.
Graduate, Melbourne
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.
Midlevel, Sydney
Speak with professionals who work in the industry and get to know the type of work that is typically undertaken.
Graduate, Newcastle
Read up about the company, understand what type of work and opportunities are available to you through AECOM and gain and understanding of what type of projects you may be interested in, speak confidently
Graduate, Mackay
Say you're willing to relocated/ be seconded
Graduate, PERTH
Be ready to talk in detail about your previous experience, challenges you faced, and how you approached them.
Midlevel, Brisbane
Do your research. Know the company. Network before you apply.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Research the company and know some of their projects
Midlevel, Newcastle
Be honest and genuine about what you like and dislike.
Graduate, Sydney
Research the company and understand the projects that they work on.
Graduate, Sydney
Appreciate the big picture, and how your skillset fits into that. As a grad, they are interested in both what value you can bring on day 1, but more importantly what your aspirations are for the longer future and whether that meshes with their own.
Graduate, Sydney
I recommend researching how the company will suit your work style, look at expansion past your skills at present and how the company will help you achieve their goals and your personal goals.
Graduate, Melbourne
Try as hard as you can to get experience prior to applying. This makes an enormous impact on your ability to be able to respond to the work you may do, as you actually have an idea of what it entails. Also just be yourself and don't try to be someone you aren't, fake people are easy to spot. Plus you'll get caught out if you lie, I haven't but it would be obvious as to those who have experience and those that don't. This is of course not to say you cannot get in without experience. You just realise the value of the experience once you have it and you also gain confidence from your experience if you are good at what you do.
Graduate, Melbourne
Knowledge about the company relevant to your disciple area. Do your research so you can come prepared with questions that will really impress the panel.
Graduate, Brisbane
Make sure to include interests that are outside of work, e.g. volunteering or sport.
Graduate, Townsville
Enquire about the role and responsibilities of the position before the interview/application process. Attain as much additional basic training (first aid, licences etc) as you can.
Midlevel, Newcastle
Research the company and learn about what kind of projects AECOM works on. Come ready to talk about your passions and aspirations.
Graduate, Sydney
Have a good understanding of the role that you might be hired for.
Graduate, Brisbane
Think of answers to all of the standard behavioural questions before the interview.
Graduate, Sydney