Arup
3.7 of 5 150 reviews
www.arup.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Arup Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Greg Hodkinson


77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Generally management is concerned about work life balance and do a good job in communicating that to the employees"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Get the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is fake sense of work life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "The firm seems to have issues getting rid of poor performers"
    in 4 reviews
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    Great people, great company

    Structural Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAt Arup, you have the opportunity to work on the most amazing projects in the industry. The people are brilliant, your ideas are valued, and you feel like you can actually make a difference.

    ConsIt's a big company, and there's a bit of bureaucracy in terms of promotions, staffing, paperwork, etc. The hours can be a bit tough at times too, but they ebb and flow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Structural Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work and great reputation

    ConsToo much mobility of staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Will give you back as much as you put in

    Structural Engineer (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsHigh profile projects, a diverse range of work and people, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone up to high-level directors stay involved in the design process, and there are no 'stupid question's in Arup. You work in small teams on your specific projects, and so can take real ownership of your work... but you can ask the whole firm a question if you get stuck - and someone will always know the right answer. We have a strong set of values we continue to stick by, and are employee-earned so can control our own work.

    ConsNot the best salaries in the industry, but makes up for it by providing an enjoyable days work most days. You can easily get sucked into the culture of working late, but people do it out of choice because they want to make their work better - no-one has this forced upon them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Power to the People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are your best company. Sometimes life gets in the way of work - sometimes work gets in the way of life.

    ConsFix what's broken, leave the rest to succeed. There are no right answers only solutions that may in a variety of forms to solve problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep asking followed by thinking and you will do just fine.

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    Electrical engineering intern in Arup

    Electrical Engineer Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsVery nice, comfortable environment and lovely people to work with. Opportunities increase especially for graduate jobs after completing the placement. Good recognition and is a well known international company. Get the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects.

    ConsOpportunities to work on other sectors is very minimal. Compared to other companies based in the same fields and level, pay is definitely lower, especially for interns and graduates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and culture, but you will work lots of hours.

    CAD Technician (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat health insurance, great 401k, occasional ability to work in another office to extend your vacation time, friendly people, biannual bonus, signing bonus

    ConsYou will work long hours on occasions. double day weekends, and overnights are not uncommon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan resourcing for your projects better ahead of time so you are not reliant on employees sacrificing entire weekends and nights to make up for bad planning.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding, dynamic work.

    Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsEmployees are given excellent support and training
    Ability to work worldwide
    Interesting projects
    Friendly, knowledgeable colleagues

    ConsProgression is slower than within other organisations and industries
    There is a lot of pressure on staff to work efficiently

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place, great people, stimulating work to do

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAlways busy doing all types of IT work.

    ConsThere were no bad experiences

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    excellent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe major pros is the continuous improvement

    Consthere is no any downside in mind

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    Great Company, Great Culture!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture
    Flat Organization
    Design driven
    All about Technical Excellence
    Career growth prospects are high
    Great place to start a career in engineering consulting.

    ConsSome offices may be not as design focused and have the same culture as others - but one umbrella one arup still applies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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