Arup Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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4.0
88%
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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
82 Ratings
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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    A company driven by its vision Provides the environment to be creative and intelligent

    Cons

    Slightly corporate, but not too bad

  2. "shape a better world"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Care about employees and about doing good in the world

    Cons

    Not strong enough on under performance , some can get away with hiding putting more pressure on others

  3. "Pretty darn good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture Can take control of career

    Cons

    Mediocre pay Quality varies by team

  4. "A good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Intresting variety of projects, good community and sharing of knowledge

    Cons

    Little help towards chartership and discrepancy in promotions between different groups.

  5. "Great place to be"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and creative organisation. Wealth of talent and very qualified people. Different approach to the standard consultancy. Great flexibility to determine career path.

    Cons

    No cons in the company

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  6. "Could be worse, could be better"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    stability, learning/development, people and projects

    Cons

    salary, pigeon-holed, lack of recognition

  7. "Former Building Services Electrical Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, good social environment and support network. Good range of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity in regards to promotions, poor basic salary, higher management have a disconnect between younger engineers and promotion is reflected from that disconnect, i.e. takes longer to progress.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocrity tolerated"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Great brand, good teams and offices

    Cons

    Poor directors as the top of the organisation are not performance managed

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  9. "Always exciting and great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    The culture is truly different to its competitors. So much innovation.

    Cons

    It is a fun place to work but that can slip into being internally competitive.

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  10. "good opportunity to begin your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, freedom to choose your path

    Cons

    low wages, difficult to promote

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