Review inpatriate/expatriate tax progess & work with service providers. Engaged with project team to implement Oracle. Worked with Australia, New Zealand & Middle East to implement Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Due diligence, review & analysis, negotiate, acquire, integrate target companies. Company secretarial. Employee stock & option programs
it has been a pleasure working with AECOM and can see why they are such a big ompany with an impressive history that continues to grow. the work has been new and exciting and i love getting to learn a new discipline with civil and infrustructure. road and rail seems to be the big industry right now and AECOM are thriving with projects. only thing that hasnt been so good is the lack of commitment from them to submit me for a longer term contract, instead opting for month extensions at a time, slightly frustrating but cant complain being kept employed here.
Structural Engineer (Current Employee) – Sydney NSW – 18 October 2016
My time in AECOM has been a great experience, particularly working within internal multi-discipline teams. I have been working with Sydney's top architects and clients giving me the right skills to forward my career.
My typical day starts with chatting with the team about social aspects of our personal lives and then preparing for the day. We always encourage each other to leave the office for lunch and get some fresh air.
From a project view, we work on a range of team sizes depending on the project demand. In all cases, I have learnt both technical and soft skills from my colleges and clients. There if definitely a great sense of mentorship.
I most enjoy solving some of the more complex engineering problems and knowing my technical managers are in full support of my ideas and guide me accordingly.
Social activities, strong technical leadership
Internal procedures sometimes slow project delivery down which is frustrating
Manager (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 22 August 2016
Backstabbing, Political, managers screw you over wherever they can, limit your career advancement. As a result this culture cascades down all the way and everyone is just at each other. There is limited team environment. Some people are lovely but you can only survive if you are a narcissist, good at playing political games, come from an anglo saxon privileged private school background - that is the only way you can be in the "in crowd".
Sad that this is the case as they have some great iconic projects. I have also worked alongside AECOM where I was the Client and very similar "arrogant" attitude.
The only plus sign of working there is the benefits and having the name on your CV.
Benefits - Fruit, Everyday rewards
Backstabbing, awful culture. Long hours and political games.
Chief Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Brisbane or on site world wide – 6 March 2016
Progressive company, with a variety of mining & infrastructure jobs for both experienced and graduate engineers. Site work gives you practical experience in mine development projects. My most challenging project was in Botswana, Africa. Auditing progress with a copper mine processing plant. Elephants had destroyed the fencing around a well site, about six wells provided processing water for the mine process plant. 18 hrs flying in and out via Joh/burg. Downside unable to safari in the Okovanga delta. Management gave me an opportunity not always available. Thanks AECOM.
Senior Marketing Advisor/ Marketing Advisor (Former Employee) – Perth, WA – 11 January 2016
when the economy is doing well this is a great company to work for but as soon as the economy turned, the company forgot its in the business of selling people. They forgot their #1 asset is their employees.
VERY bureaucratic, slow to get anything approved. very risk adverse to the point where it affects working with clients.
potential to work on amazing projects
job security, inconsistent messages from management
It has been great pleasure working on multiple projects accross the world
International Projects Officer/Finance Assistant (Former Employee) – Adelaide – 9 April 2015
used to have very busy days most of the times with conflicting deadlines learnt to manage how to work under pressure and prioritise tasks accordingly worked with one of the major clients Department of Foreign Trade and Affairs (DFAT) Ability to train new staff
every day was always busy at AECOM, which I like. I prefer to be very busy and I function with more efficiency when busy. Things learned would be time management and improved organisation. AECOM have supportive management and there is a healthy culture alive in the office, hence there is a friendly atmosphere of team workmanship amongst the co-workers. the job was busy and demanding , but I would not say that there was anything difficult about the job I had, I loved it. the most enjoyable was probably the fact that there was great team work and a friendly atmosphere in which to work, it certainly made life easier when the job got demanding.
Senior mechanical checker on FMG Soloman project (Former Employee) – Perth – 10 June 2014
Varied projects and interesting, particularly the challenges of checking the complicated network of underground structures and mechanical equipment layout of Chelopec Mine. The engineers and designers input was exceptional.
numerous reasons prevailed for morning teas and group meetings
not enough senior experienced personnel to assist juniors