Arcadis Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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3.8
73%
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Pros
  • "Flexible working even at the lowest levels (allowed to work from home around dentist appointments)(in 89 reviews)

  • "Very open and supportive working environment(in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work-life balance and heavy workload(in 45 reviews)

  • "pressure throughout the business on billability and utilisation that is endemic to the wider consultancy industry(in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Arcadis"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with clear progression and lots of opportunities to further learning / qualifications

    Cons

    organisational structure can be hard to follow

  2. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative, disruptive, young & energetic crowd!

    Cons

    None per se! Carrer progression options are minimal


  3. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Finance Assistant in Cardiff, Wales

    I worked at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    really good strong company ok

    Cons

    there are none for this company

  4. "Great on the surface, not so good under the bonnet"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Transformation in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand with strong values at the core Open / flexible working is highly encourages Diverse team Some really interesting projects

    Cons

    Clique and favouritism culture in the Business Transformation team is out of control - senior leaders are lost in their efforts to sort the issue they have caused. Certain people are 'appointed' in to role without consideration of anyone else. Recently across the team several incidents of discrimination from racial, gender and age related perspectives which just seem to be brushed under the rug. During COVID absolutely no chance of promotion as the process is paused and 'under review', despite strong financial performance and people working tirelessly to keep selling / delivering. Linked to clique / favouritism, is that project work is totally under appreciated. Internal work is valued much higher than client work, when the promotion process re-opens, it is likely those that were 'picked' for important internal roles will be first in line.

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  5. "All talk, all strategy, and no competence to deliver"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quick and ready in working from home, and large propotion of the workers equiped with working remotely. Smaller offices outside of London have a nice family culture built on people.

    Cons

    I have seen some smart people join and leave, being not understood and no growth in hard skills Whilst those whose face fits rise to management quickly. The trick is to blag, blag and blag. No form of accountability, managers float in and out providing soundbite strategies without any idea of how to deliver. The only reason Arcadis has been sucessful is by the good bidding team, to win large scale projects to fill the pockets for years to come as we dither and underdeliver.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "All talk"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some interesting work opportunities, good pay

    Cons

    Glass ceiling, lack of progression, poor work life balance

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  7. "A good place to work and learn for a couple of years (but don't expect big salary increases or promotions)"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversified projects and usually friendly teams, generally a good place to learn new skills and work with both structure and flexibility, opportunities to work in different countries

    Cons

    Promotions and salary increases tend to be very political, limited complimentary time offered for training, many people don't stay too long and move to other employers

  8. "Finance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around projects

    Cons

    Some broken processes that uptime

  9. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great communication within the company

    Cons

    More could be done to help with chartership

  10. "Great People"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits; great projects; great people

    Cons

    Lot of changes within leadership

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