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Arcadis Reviews

Updated 14 February 2019
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  • "Work life balance can become demanding with project deadlines" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Senior management could visit regional offices more frequently" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enabling Function in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Enabling Function in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility (home working)
    Rewards
    Great Well being Culture
    Good communication strategies
    Great people

    Cons

    Nothing specific at the moment to report

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on the Arcadis Way strategy.... we will get there!


  2. "Lovely place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Graduate Environmental Consultant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (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.

    Arcadis Response

    13 Feb 2019 – Talent Acquisition Marketing Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s great to hear that Arcadis is a great place to work. We focus heavily on our people first culture and believe balance is key.

  3. "Good Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good Team and management

    Cons

    Work flexibility not great


  4. "Good company for white employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    White people progress faster within the organisation
    Flexible working

    Cons

    Discriminatory senior management
    Certain white directors/senior managers have an agenda to not progress BAME employees.
    They redundant people while having a good year financially.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally and provide BAME employees same opportunities to progress.


  5. "Can do better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Highly prestigious projects
    Improving company

    Cons

    Favouritism
    Lack of career progression for ethnic minority staff
    Technical roles are occupied by sweet talkers wit out qualifications

    Advice to Management

    Reward the high skilled employees on their performance and skill-set not from their ethnic background.
     Need to improve a lot on diversity when it comes to senior positions.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible working, paid leave and good pension benefits

    Cons

    comps and bens not as competitive as other companies.

    Arcadis Response

    8 Jan 2019 – Talent Acquisition Marketing Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, it's greatly appreciated.
    We aim to be market competitive and actively benchmark compensation and benefits against the external market... More


  7. "Best company I have worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diversity of project work
    Opportunity to work on exciting, high profile projects
    Talented, dedicated and friendly colleagues
    Fantastic company culture (e.g. flexible/agile working, ability to WFH) and benefits
    Company takes employee wellbeing much more seriously than other places I have worked

    Cons

    Perhaps more challenging to progress through senior grades compared to competitors

  8. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    range of projects is vast

    Cons

    too much red tape


  9. "Assistant Mechanical engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible working
    - Education sponsorship

    Cons

    - Low salary compared to other companies

    Advice to Management

    - All Good, keep it up


  10. "Great opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong client base
    Exciting projects
    Great colleagues
    Broad capability with opportunities to work in many sectors
    Agile / flexible working

    Cons

    The organisational structure can be a little confusing
    Working for a large company is not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Direct communication is valued