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Updated 22 April 2019
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  • "depends on self priorities, salary vs work-life balance" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Long hours often with no overtime" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for, good ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of really nice and clever people

    Cons

    Depends on what you like and dislike


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Great projects, great colleagues, strong ethics

    Cons

    Not much to complain about

  3. "Senior Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and nice office to work.

    Cons

    - Not very competent technically
    - Lower salaries compared to the market
    - Require a lot of secondments away from home
    - Sometimes work life balance can be messed up
    - Not investing in the right tools and software.

    Advice to Management

    Management to start investing more in actually developing technical competencies, rather than only producing marketing material for the clients that do not reflect the truth.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities, passionate colleagues

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of discipline


  5. "Good working 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

    Collegial atmosphere and strong focus on collaborative multidisciplinary working. Good employee benefits

    Cons

    Slow pace for change with senior leaders who tend to be out of touch with the majority of younger employees


  6. "Working at Arup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and fantastic project opportunities

    Cons

    depends on self priorities, salary vs work-life balance


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Consider your level"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great graduate programme, great projects and people. Very well structured.

    Cons

    You get a little left behind if you are in between junior and senior position. Not much exposure outside the firm at that level. Salary could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Salary reviews should take in more consideration personal performance.

  8. "Arup Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee owned (profit share and interesting projects)
    Positive culture
    Flat management structure
    Good training

    Cons

    We're bad at dealing with poor performance.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the key speech


  9. "10+ years"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety
    Ability to set own career direction
    Friendly and collaborative atmosphere

    Cons

    Some individual leaders are not open to collaboration


  10. "nearly 10 years in"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Highbury, England
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Highbury, England

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

    Pros

    Employee ownership structure which means that profit is not the sole aim of the company.
    Opportunities to work on flagship projects

    Cons

    Often at the bleeding edge of innovation and is not always as efficient at delivering designs for clients