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Arup Reviews

Updated 17 February 2018
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  • Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge (in 27 reviews)

  • Some long hours if work not scoped correctly (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, it's what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Total freedom to put your own stamp on things. It's not disorganised, but organic. Staff are treated like adults and respected to make their own decisions.

    Some of the work is truly inspiring and the company very obviously lives and breathes its brand values and the principles laid out in the Key Speech.

    Cons

    Career progression in Business Services (i.e. anything outside the customer-facing service lines) is limited.

    Lack of edge and sometimes foggy decision making/lack of imperative can be frustrating


  2. "Engineer rail"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good working atmosphere. Friendly people and always there to support you.

    Cons

    Nothing specific. Overall it's a really good company to work for


  3. "Assistant Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    You can find a great work environment

    Cons

    Probably the salary is not high enough in London


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  5. "Good, technical company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solihull, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Solihull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and talented staff with good training. International work opportunities and large projects to work on. Good IT systems and software available to staff.

    Cons

    Pay maybe below competitors in the industry for junior staff. Health and safety conscious within the offices which can sometimes feel ‘silly’.


  6. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    - great work culture, generally friendly open people
    - lots of smart people to work with and learn from
    - prestige

    Cons

    - pay below market rate for a lot of positions


  7. "Living my childhood dream"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planner in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Planner in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, projects and places to work.

    Cons

    Salaries considerably lower compared to UK south

    Advice to Management

    Adapt management approaches to consider how the next generation work best.


  8. "Good company on the whole but also has its downsides"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good people and benefits, flexible work envronment. Annual profit share scheme. Provide staff with good equipment to do the job.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry average and from what i have seen and heard, career progression (ie..moving up a grade and getting a salary increase) can be painfully slow, if you manage to get it at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff the salaries they deserve, after all, thats the reason why we all work, to earn money. Pay expenses quicker too, the technology is there, only red tape prevents this.


  9. "Management Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    good work culture, interesting projects

    Cons

    slow moving management, unclear promotion cycles


  10. "Implementation Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people good future business

    Cons

    Don't pay enough pay more


  11. "Long Recruitment Process"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Arup full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment to work
    nice parties

    Cons

    4 months to recruitment process
    very low basic salary
    not career progression at all


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