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Arup Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
182 Reviews
3.5
182 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 13 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Very good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arup full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Good support for development
    Company values and ethics are employee focussed
    Does not feel like a commercial enterprise

    Cons

    Not that I have found thus far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun Internship

    Former Employee - Internship in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Internship in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot in such a short time.

    Cons

    You work for long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Brilliant Work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been with Arup for two years and have to say that it has an excellent work environment with a genuine desire to motivate employees through keeping them happy.

    Cons

    Salary are comparatively less than a similar position in other companies might offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salaries please!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    engineer consultant

    • 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

    Pros

    good working environment, good compensation

    Cons

    people are not so friendly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of support

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

    I worked at Arup full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High profile projects. Talented people friendly people for the most part and good benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of support from upper management. Upper management has no clue what lower staff does nor do they seem to care. No real guidance from supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with lower staff and what people do.Support the people who actually do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Past their prime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Adequate benefits, acceptable training (if you are in the "in-crowd)

    Cons

    The good guys have either left on their own accord or been pushed out. Marketing outstrips their ability to perform. The inertia of past success carries the firm by reputation into cool projects. Pay is sub-standard but overhead is high. Arup suffers from poor leadership in the US. Seems the Brits are still trying to colonize the engineering community with outdated ethos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the ineffective leadership. Let the bright young people do what they are destined to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good for non Brits!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Nice office setup
    Interesting and diverse projects.
    You get the chance to work on international projects

    Cons

    No future if you are not from Britian (or at the very least from the Commonwealth)
    If you are a minority or an international, there is very limited chance that you can get promoted beyond senior engineer.
    Low salary compared to their competitors
    Lay off happens frequently.
    relation between management and staff is not genuine and honest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be based on merit rather than race!
    Be more genuine in your day to day contact with staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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