Arup Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
175 Reviews
3.7
175 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally management is concerned about work life balance and do a good job in communicating that to the employees (in 12 reviews)

  • Get the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is fake sense of work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to believe the behavior of upper management is tolerated (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Satisfying & knowledge rich internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer

    I worked at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Knowledge sharing
    Professionalism in work place
    Friendly people
    Big shot in the industry
    Great place to intern

    Cons

    average pay not enough lucrative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to keep working environment more happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate services employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Creativity in the workplace and excellent colleagues.

    Cons

    You are not valued if you are not part of the client facing team.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    You get to interact with creative and intelligent people that are also kind and fun. Great work/life balance. The HQ has a great office and it is a pleasure to work in a modern building with great open spaces.

    Cons

    The pay is slightly below average but the access to the most interesting projects make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its good that the ethics of the company hasn't shifted, introduce more leadership and business training courses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Grad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    good good good good company

    Cons

    nothing really much else to say

  6.  

    Experience as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup as an intern

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibility and opportunity; cutting edge work; work is challenging but rewarding; very friendly community; lots of after work activities (sports etc) and Friday drinks events; excellent location and facilities

    Cons

    As with most engineering firms, not many women employed in tech roles (but this might have changed since I was there). Aware of general dissatisfaction and frustration with senior management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great values and good people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    innovative project
    talented people
    live the value
    friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    micro focus on project financials rather than big picture
    reluctance to expand
    many people not pulling their weight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    professionals,big projects,specialists,good training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    presentations that inform you for a variety of jobs, multidisciplinary team, nice offices, professionals, big projects, a lot of internal design meetings, good training program for your Chartership

    Cons

    business administration team was not great, need to go back at them many times until they do your job.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Amazing, brilliant company - corporate can get in the way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Arup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They treat their employees really well, the company ethics are outstanding, there are plenty of fun activities and benefits in addition to the intense workflow. The office I worked in, following the entire company's "green" mandate, had facilities for showers and lockers for people to change in should the go for a workout during lunch or choose to commute by bicycle.

    Cons

    When the economy is tough, it doesn't matter how well your own office is doing, cuts are across the board. Also the company is ridiculously huge, so getting in touch with someone with whom you need to work with, who may be in another country entirely, can be a arduous, slow process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When doing layoffs, judge based on the office's progress. It is not fair to cut someone who has been performing well simply because it's 'across the board" when another office has been failing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Arup, the pride of engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have very good training sessions, very good working condition. You got decently paid. You can work very well as engineers.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted if you are not sharing the same culture, native language and so on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good intern experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Fire Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong and prestigious, yet all leaders are very modest and easygoing

    Cons

    Their salaries are low compared to many other consulting companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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