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Collaborative workplace where quality is paramount
This is a good place to work to gain a lot of industry experience. The collaboration that happens between offices from different countries are also inspiring.
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workplace culture
the respect was an ethnic here, for the success of the job, the team was well build with different expertise and knowledge. Aecom had an university where everyone must take some courses
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Below average
Favoritism and inequality very evident. No real chance of advancement unless you are a directors pet. Salary and benefits are really bad. No bonuses at all and little to no annual increases either. Overtime is a norm with no overtime payment. Complete disregard for employees with inhumane and insensitive ways about them in management and HR.
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:( Local management
The company took a different direction.
Loads of internal conflict between Global and Local management.

No Support form Local Management. Still enjoyed my work though
Cons
Local management
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Productive and fun workplace.
Its a vibrate environment with opportunities to learn. I started working there during my internship and have grown quiet a lot, my introduction to the working environment though the company was amazing and I was partnered with the best mentors.
Pros
great mentor ship
Cons
site hours
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Engineering is never the same as each day is different from the previous. Engineering is on-going and forms part of daily procedures.
Engineering is never the same as each day is different from the previous. Engineering is on-going and forms part of daily procedures.

Management styles and working environment always teach you things like to learn and not making hasty, irrational decisions. Clients are always correct and treat everybody with respect.
Pros
Imaculate working environment.
Cons
Long hurs as engineering is used to.
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productive, and comfortable workspace
the office was very welcoming and everyone was nice. everyone worked well in team projects. we had meetings and they were very productive and worth while.

i've learnt alot from every individual in the company. i helped each employee with there work and gave me a broader understanding in the construction industry that i didn't get in lecture rooms.


the hardest part was making sure i dont make a mistake and that the pressure was huge when it came to pricing and properly quantifying bill of quantities and making sure there were no errors, since my work is being trusted.


the most enjoyable part is when they trust you with work and you do it and its all correct and the feeling that now they can trust you was the very enjoyable, also the moments we go out for our personal breaks or lunch time.


i've learnt alot from quantifying a BOQ, site measurements, interim valuations,and etc.
Pros
small office, so we can all communicate with each other
Cons
lots of errands
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Productive and Healthy working environment
AECOM is a good company but the salary/benefit was a bit of a disadvantage for me. It was productive and the environment was healthy. It was easy to settle as the people are welcoming.
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Productive & structured workplace
A typical day at work would include developing solutions with a wide collection of engineering and architectural groups.The company has broad exposure to all engineering disciplines. architectural and management services, as well as quality control during construction.

I have learnt to improve communication skills and to develop cost-effective civil- and structural solutions.

In a general sense, the value of a healthy work atmosphere that encourages productivity, good inter-personal relations and an appreciation of humour (when the work schedule gets hectic) added to the technical skills.


The hardest part of the job is to do focused detail quality checks of drawings, schedules and designs to ensure that all known potential problems are avoided.


The most enjoyable part of my work is to see satisfied clients requesting further work on new projects.
Pros
Wide-ranging world-wide opportunities.
Cons
The engineering market wants above-average work at a discount.
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Very good company
In general, i can can only share positive feedback about working at AECOM. The corporate culture was great, and it filtered through to the general staff. The work life balance was very good.
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Production driven
Not just a simple 8 to 5 job.
You have to be willing to work overtime.

Currently, I learn more aspects of design every day.

The hardest part of the job is having to teach an employee things he is supposed to know as he had been in the same position as me for much longer than I have. The best part of the job is being able to design and model objects.

We have the best manager in our Department. Very Reasonable.
Pros
flexible break times, Experienced individuals, Close to my place of residence
Cons
Long Hours with no bonus or overtime pay.
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managers are always polite and willing to help
Had a good relationship with the people and managers. They were will to listen and help you. They always send their staff on training. They are good companies to work for
Pros
Good companies to work for
Cons
bad management
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Fun and productive
Working with real professionals that made me feel as part of them. They provide sufficient experience to be ready for final year. They are honest in terms of rating my progress as that was required by CPUT coordinator
Pros
Incoplete tasks
Cons
Professionalisim at the work p[lace
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Productive and pleasant atmostphere
I have learned from working at AECOM, working as a team is very important to reach business goals and develop interpersonal skills. Hardest part was leaving.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
long hours
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Productive and fun
A great environment to start your training. Good work culture and ethics. Very professional team that encourages growth at all times.
Pros
Opportunities for advancement
Cons
Job security
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Productive workplace
On a daily basis it would be my responsibility to keep the project team informed of any deviations that I may have spotted on site during my routine walk about , in terms of the quality it must be measured accurately and be realistic to ensure that the Project requirements and specifications are being met at all times for the best of the Project.
It is my best side to be in touch with different people different cultures and be equal to everyone where possible no matter your race or back ground in a professional way.
Pros
Different inviroment on site no day is the same.
Cons
Weather, obstacles that may arise and need to be addressed imidiately
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Rated among the top 10 worst companies to work for in the world.
A typical day at work involved starting work at 07h45 until 10h00 for a 15 min tea break. Worked then again from 10h15 until 12h30 for a 45 min lunch break. Worked again from 13h15 until about 17h00. I did not enjoy my job.
Pros
None
Cons
The general dis-loyalty in the company
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Productive and fun work place with its ups and dowm moments
It is a fun company to work for, it has platforms which allow people to grow and deliver better productivity everyday. It is a company with a lot of departments (transport, water, mechanical, energy, structural etc) and we usually meet on fridays during Friday meetings and there we talk about everything and what changes we would like to see in the company inorder to be suitable for everybody, but the most enjoyable part is working with my mentor, he hellped me to be who i am today. we have the most exciting projects at the moment with a lot of tasks to complete.
Pros
30 minutes lunch
Cons
8 hours
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It is a very comfortable work place.
The job was only vacation work. I worked with head engineer at the branch. I am always keen to learn, and the people that I worked with were always eager to teach me. I enjoy working with people and that was exactly what the job included. I had a lot of interaction with Engineers and contractors from different companies. The co-workers treated me in a professional way. As a student that was very much appreciated.
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Productive, Fun and Supportive
We start work at 8am, most Mondays we have a resource meeting to talk about the week and what needs to be done in the week.

Management is always giving advice and makes working at AECOM pleasant. My co-workers are extremely supportive and caring. We are more like a family in the office and we all very close. We do a lot of team building and sport activities together.


The hardest part of my job is working long hours in the retail sector but i am grateful for the experience. I really enjoy working and going for training to better myself. I learn something new every week and I find the retail sector extremely interesting. It take a lot of hard work and long hours but the experience is worth it all.
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Socially responsible and employer-centred international company
AECOM is likely the biggest international company with nearly 100,000 employees worldwide. I was responsible for the implementation and advancement of project controls and project controls systems in the Africa region. This included technical installations & deployment, training and high-level administration. It also included the offering if PMIS services to clients as a stand-alone management service. I naturally adapt very well to new environments and people and would like to believe that I am generally liked and respected. My management style is inclusive and sympathetic, while stringent when required. The most enjoyable part of my job was the ability to express creativity in the manner with which system solutions are designed to suit specific products, the biggest challenge being change management for employees to adopt and adapt to new systems.
Pros
Exposure to international skills support
Cons
Adhering to limiting systems variables to streamline global standards
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