ARCADIS US Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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ARCADIS US Chief Executive Officer John Jastrem
John Jastrem
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Pros
  • Acceptable salary and benefits, upper management often in a completely different city, meaning limited daily meddling (in 4 reviews)

  • Benefits, PTO are okay, Work/Life Balance depends upon the office (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance expectations seem to vary significantly from project to project and manger to manager (in 6 reviews)

  • Billable hours, but that goes for any consulting job, not just Arcadis (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at ARCADIS US

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very professional. My group is cohesive and shares knowledge. I look forward to coming in each day! It is a positive work environment.

    Cons

    Things are constantly changing, but that seems to be corporate nowadays

    Advice to Management

    Have as much transparency as possible; it builds trust and cohesiveness.


  2. new Mgmt in US and new upside

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

    I have been working at ARCADIS US full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    collaborative, US becoming more global in its actions.

    Cons

    Constant bottom line pressure, given stockholder responsibilities. Still some historical poor mgmt that has held us back and has yet to be dealt with.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about env business, as it is the engine in the US.


  3. Healthy potential if recognize and repair disconnected offices & staff relationships after shopping spree

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

    I worked at ARCADIS US part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Euro flair with Dutch masters. Excellent prospects in water management based on long experience and expertise of parent co. Arcadis. Global opportunities based on regional partnerships. Should do well as long as they invest in long-term relationships and consciously promote progressive, transparent management and leadership.

    Cons

    Hopefully not going down the road of past mergers and acquisitions, build up and break down, sell off, quick profit, that's crept into the environmental engineering consulting industry in recent years, as solid, homegrown US private engineering consultants have been bought out by overseas corp's (UK, Australian, Dutch, Canadian).

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourselves and trust your employees: don't bleed your field people for a few extra bucks of ROI. Promote more women.


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  5. Invoice Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Invoice Specialist in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Current Employee - Invoice Specialist in Highlands Ranch, CO

    I have been working at ARCADIS US full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supervisor is amazing, fairly relaxed environment, amazing benefits, good corporate culture

    Cons

    No clear path to advancement in this role specifically


  6. Water Resources Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer I in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at ARCADIS US

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Very friendly and welcoming work staff. Endless chance for growing within the company. Great interviewing process.

    Cons

    Outdated office space within the building.


  7. Civil Engineer I

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer

    I have been working at ARCADIS US (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Start with 17 days of paid time off.
    Exposure to a variety of large projects.

    Cons

    Salary may be slightly lower than the average.

    Advice to Management

    Match salaries to the national average.


  8. Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable people to work with. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Higher management does not take proper steps for everyone to grow.


  9. Power hungry and resource limited

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good reputation used to secure high bids on projects and merge with other companies viewed as an asset for future project procurement. Well known in the industry and used name often on bids.

    Cons

    Way too many managers when I was working for this company. Direction was often unclear and conflicting. Resource management and time allocations for projects were slim at best and often far below the needed level to meet project timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of managers and reward those preforming at a high level with more resources to use on projects.


  10. Resident Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARCADIS US full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Stable company
    -Tries to be loyal to their employees

    Cons

    -Compensation not in line with other companies
    -Easy to get lost in the overly large bureaucracy
    -Recently not getting much work in the NYC area


  11. Helpful (1)

    Flexible Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at ARCADIS US

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance
    -"Flextime" so you can come in at 7 AM and leave at 4 PM, if needed
    -Company strives to listen to employees with "We Hear You"

    Cons

    -Company is too focused on shareholder results and is quick to layoff staff once projects end
    -Company is being restructured so supervisor and roles change often
    -Management sends way too many e-mails so information gets buried



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