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Updated 19 October 2018
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  • "Work life balance can sometimes be a challenge" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Some long hours if work not scoped correctly" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Arup full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Good internal Training
    Good working environment
    Good technical knowledge support

    Cons

    Low paid and sometimes too large company cannot learn everything in short period of time.


  2. "Engineering Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nailsworth, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nailsworth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Arup are involved in exciting projects.

    Cons

    From my experience I found no downsides to working with Arup

  3. "Good Environment to work"

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

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful team memebers

    Cons

    Low pay wage and less oportunity for site visits


  4. "Great place to learn and to work"

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

    I worked at Arup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Ambitious yet not cut throat
    - Good hours and work life balance
    - Interesting projects to work on
    - Great London office location

    Cons

    - Salaries are not competitive in certain teams
    - Office feels a bit stale


  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Working on bespoke projects, reputable firm

    Cons

    not much to say that is significant


  6. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    international company, interesting projects, young co-workers

    Cons

    low pay, not fair career development and promotion path


  7. "Great values"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    As an employee-owned business, Arup treats staff well and is genuinely in the top flight with regards to quality, investment in innovation, knowledge management, prestige.

    Many ambitious and highly educated people work at the organisation.

    A culture of supporting co-workers means you can reach out to virtually anyone in the organisation at any time and it will be their pleasure to provide you with free advice on virtually any topic you can think of. Over time this generates an excellent breadth of experience in the staff.

    Profits are shaerd between all staff in a predictable non-discretionary bonus scheme.

    A decent double matched pension scheme.

    Staff are asked whether they want to work on projects and can genuinely refuse a commission, at junior-intermediate grades anyway.

    Cons

    Progression can be slow. A couple of successful projects in other organisations may result in advancement, particularly where delivering good commercial outcomes... Arup does not reward these outcomes and progress can seem to be based on cultural fit.

    Salaries are competitive, but not leading.

    Overtime is not paid within the PM division as a rule. Work ethic in the company is strong - and whilst this is good, benefit for hard work might not be felt if advancement is not forthcoming.

  8. "Low salary"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many only superficial pros

    Cons

    Bad management needs better structure

    Advice to Management

    Be more solution oriented towards all staff


  9. "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great projects, training

    Cons

    offices are based in London


  10. "Great company, brilliant people"

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

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, employee ownership model, exciting projects, ability to contribute business ideas for consideration, sports and social activities, excellent training.

    Cons

    Can take ages to get anything completed (multiple approvals), the norm seems to be to turn up late to meetings which can be annoying. Sals are definitely not the best in the industry.


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