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Arcadis Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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4.0
80%
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82%
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Pros
  • "the ability to work on some of the biggest projects in the world and good work/life balance(in 93 reviews)

  • "Flexible working even at the lowest levels (allowed to work from home around dentist appointments)(in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • "pressure throughout the business on billability and utilisation that is endemic to the wider consultancy industry(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be lost for short periods, senior management could select more carefully team leaders(in 37 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Lovely place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours - ability to work from home when needed. Encourage charity days - strong support on mental health and associates charities. Good support and encouragement with career progression. Sociable friendly place to work. Good communication and collaboration across all UK offices - has a real sense of a strong working community.

    Cons

    No noteworthy cons to report, on the most part arcadis is a great company to work for.

    Arcadis2019-02-06
  2. "Work on some great projects"

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    Current Employee - Consultor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the ability to work on some of the biggest projects in the world and good work/life balance

    Cons

    pressure throughout the business on billability and utilisation that is endemic to the wider consultancy industry

    Arcadis2020-01-23
  3. "All the right things to be great"

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    Current Employee - Principal Building Surveyor in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open minded and fast paced consultancy

    Cons

    Your experience and time with Arcadis can vary significantly depending on the commission and your ability to seek new opportunities. Some very good people and management but also a few blockers to others progression

    Advice to Management

    Commit to succession planning and supporting those who want to push on. However don’t give in to those holding the business to ransom for promotion

    Arcadis2020-01-22
  4. "Nice quiet place"

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    Former Employee - Geotechnical Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Friendly people

    Cons

    Low interaction for an intern

    Arcadis2020-01-11
  5. "endless opportunities to work around the globe"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Quantity Surveyor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the ability to work on some of the biggest projects in the world and good work/life balance

    Cons

    can get lost in the corporate aspects

    Advice to Management

    pay recently passed APC candidates more initially so they do not leave immediately after

    Arcadis2020-01-09
  6. "Great starting salary, slow progression"

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    Current Employee - Outpatient Counselor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great starting salary, education, international

    Cons

    Slow career progression, lack of projects

    Arcadis2020-01-22
  7. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance

    Cons

    no big project like other big companies

    Arcadis2020-01-18
  8. "Upper management do not car about anyone else below them"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Landscape Architect in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee Free fruit on Thursdays in Birmingham office

    Cons

    Totally overworked Constant micromanaged, no support when offered at intern review. Lied to and promised training but apparently only available after 6 month probation. Lies No matter how much overtime you put no one cares. All they care about is what's next. If you want to feel like an ant with no direction work here. If you want to be amazing and make a name for yourself move on.

    Advice to Management

    Support your work colleagues, stop overworking them. Don't lie to them and offer training and don't deliver. Set up to fail. You do your welbeing courses to make yourselves feel better when you will happily set arbatory deadlines for your workers.

    Arcadis2020-01-13
  9. "Work on some great project and well established firm"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Project Manager in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Lots of training available, people happy to help, work on great schemes

    Cons

    Sometimes workload is less and asked to do remedial tasks

    Arcadis2019-12-18
  10. "Very good company with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, ethical and good morals, focus on digital transformation and good support for mental well-being. Good projects.

    Cons

    Forgotten while seconded, not rewarded for years of loyalty. Inconsistent promotion requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget existing employees.

    Arcadis2019-11-29
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