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Arup Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
196 Reviews
3.6
196 Reviews
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Greg Hodkinson
24 Ratings

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)

  • Great people, culture and high profile projects (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Hard to believe the behavior of upper management is tolerated (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    N/A

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    Current Employee - Transaction Adviser in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Transaction Adviser in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for as a graduate analyst

    Cons

    Not Applicable - as the company ensures that analyst are well prepared and integrated into the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Summer Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Student in London, England
    Former Employee - Summer Student in London, England

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

    Pros

    Very engaging environment, smart and very technically competent people. Good social life associated with work colleagues.

    Cons

    Little pay consideration for central London location of employment - hard to sustain life without additional finances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    People are nice, breath IT infrastructure, Projects are interesting, open plan office, easy to talk to senior management, good firm to get on your CV

    Cons

    Salary isn't that great. A lot of lifers who think they know better, culture is like marmite. You either love it and you're there for life or you don't and youre there for a short period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower grades, they do a lot of work that isn't recognised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Arup

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    great projects in general. good work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes underresourced - can put too much pressure/workload on individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Brilliant

    • 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

    Relaxed environment, good management, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Occasional short deadlines. Generally slow to promote - majority of staff who leave (despite being content) do so for jobs at higher grades a rival firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting work but cannot get past Senior Consultant unless you grease the right palms

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

    I worked at Arup full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible working hours, possibility of international working.

    Cons

    FSS pension was taken away after the financial crash. Limited opportunities for promotion due to top heavy company structure. Best talent has been poached or left dissatisfied with lack of recognition and left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome aand challenging

    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Friendly group, always learning something new

    Cons

    You have got to be hardworking, up for challenges

  9.  

    Great so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleges with a good social interaction when not at work. Good resources and availability of industry experts in house.

    Cons

    Poor basic salary when compared to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very good company to work for

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

    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
  11.  

    Brilliant Work environment

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

    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

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