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Updated 13 February 2019
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  • "Better work life balance ar times" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Long hours often with no overtime" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "company with values"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arup part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great projects that challenge the intellect. The company tries to make a positive difference to society

    Cons

    The company leaders sometimes impose needless processes which don't sit well with the general autonomy people appreciate otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    keep things simple. Trust staff to do the right things if they are made aware of issues


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Understanding senior leadership.

    Cons

    Low pay and less opportunities for career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Pay to be competitive.
    Opportunity for growth.

  3. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, many opportunities for move around teams or offices, available funding for r&d, flexible working.

    Cons

    Low salaries, increased workload at times


  4. "No line manager support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to manage role and responsibilities

    Cons

    Non existent line management support

    Advice to Management

    Ensure line managers are trained to manage their employees better


  5. "Arup"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Big company and opportunities

    Cons

    Slow in promotion and recognition in staff


  6. "Stimulating and challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A global sharing network. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of talented and passionate individuals always willing to help. A multitude of transformation opportunities to explore your career in the build environment, travel globally and work on any kind of project in any part of the world! From working for high end clients to working with refugees, social and environmental responsibility is an obvious factor. We also have 2 profit shares and great perks at work!

    Cons

    It's corporate after all so the bureaucracy can slow things down. Other than that - no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being approachable and accessible!


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    "Great place to work and retire"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Leeds, England

    I worked at Arup (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Pay, internal communication, employee retention in the lower grades

  8. "Graduate Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of resources, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    Long working hours and work load


  9. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Salary could probably be higher

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and projects to get involved with

    Cons

    Not been here long enough but so far none