Arup Reviews

Updated 11 May 2021

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4.1
87%
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95%
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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
227 Ratings
Pros
  • "great engineers and excellent working environment(in 109 reviews)

  • "Exciting and interesting projects to work on(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours expected from staff which is often not directly compensated for(in 91 reviews)

  • "Only work-life balance need to manage(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Positive experience as a software engineer

      10 May 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      It was a good experience overall

      Cons

      Fast paced high energy environment which was good

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic Opportunities

      10 May 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Since joining as a graduate, I've experienced a wide array of challenges - technical and otherwise - that have encouraged me to progress as an engineer and as a contributing member of society. My colleagues are knowledgeable, positive and fantastic people to rely on and work with.

      Cons

      I have no negatives to report which are particular to Arup within this industry. Otherwise it is worth saying that pay is reasonably lower than one might expect given the workload and responsibilities that many take on in the middle and upper grades.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company with a fantastic portfolio

      25 Apr 2021 - Senior Electrical Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Arup is a great place to start your career. It offers rapid career progression, opportunities with decent exposure, in parallel with a wide range of projects and industries to be involved with.

      Cons

      Salaries are generally below industry average, although this is slowly in the process of being corrected. There may be situations where salary bands are leapfrogged.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Arup

      8 May 2021 - Senior Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great projects, culture and people.

      Cons

      Salary is not always competitive.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Poor Leadership

      28 Apr 2021 - DT Support in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits including a excellent pension

      Cons

      Horrendous leadership, poor communication, side lining staff who speak out to help improve things and no clear promotion process - based on favoritism and boarder line bulling from leadership. They've cut staff so teams are under resourced and then have meetings to complain why team are behind. They expect you to work all hours to meet needs but it's all aligned to leadership succeeding in their goals rather then developing staff. This true within IT / Digital Technology not sure about the other parts of the business.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      7 Feb 2021 - Geotechnical Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Work on the most exciting, challenging and prestigious projects in the world. - Kind, nurturing environment enable staff to reach their potential. - Encouraged to ‘break’ the mould and approach problems with a new way of working (example such has move from spreadsheet analysis to a digital approach to the benefit of all). - Strong likelihood to work in whichever office you choose with enough patience. - Contains some of the sharpest minds in their respective field, who help to shape the future sharpest minds. - Humanitarian organisation who care for the world we live in. - Management clearly have staff interests at heart. - Flexible working available. - Great benefits. - Double match pension contributions to 6% (ie employee puts in 6% and Arup an additional 12%).

      Cons

      - London salary does not reflect the cost of living. - Profit share heavily tipped in the favour of the Associated to Director levels. - Arup can be overly bureaucratic at times, particularly around pay rises. - Hard work is often overlooked.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      2 year review

      28 Apr 2021 - Senior Project Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great company inclusive environment and structure

      Cons

      More flexible working would increase productivity and satisfaction

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      27 Apr 2021 - Client Service Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent culture supporting personal improvement

      Cons

      Can feel siloed at times

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Low Pay but prestigious

      27 Apr 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      lunch, talks, global. wellbeing, prestige

      Cons

      pay, pay, pay, pay, pay

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work for ecological consultants

      27 Apr 2021 - Ecologist in Leeds, England, England
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      Pros

      Profit share Regular pay reviews Good culture for a large company Most colleagues very friendly and approachable Lots of opportunities to learn from experienced colleagues and very fair CPD budget Genuinely flexible working Genuinely feels like a more ethical consultancy than many of the competitors

      Cons

      Feels like poor performance is not always addressed well/ directly Dealing with some large projects/ clients can be very stressful Have encountered different management styles and some managers are quite hands-off

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