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Arup Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
186 Reviews
3.5
186 Reviews
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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 13 reviews)

  • Great people, culture and high profile projects (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • There is fake sense of work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to believe the behavior of upper management is tolerated (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome aand challenging

    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Friendly group, always learning something new

    Cons

    You have got to be hardworking, up for challenges

  2.  

    Great environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Arup part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture is great and there are many opportunities to excel. The work they do is always interesting and they only take the best jobs. It's a global company so there are many possibilities to move overseas if it's something that you'd like to do.

    Cons

    The environment is competitive and there are many intelligent people that may make it harder to progress in your career. If you want to succeed here you need to take up extra-curricular activities and do more than what is simply in your job description.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    good good good good company

    Cons

    nothing really much else to say

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  5.  

    Great values and good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    innovative project
    talented people
    live the value
    friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    micro focus on project financials rather than big picture
    reluctance to expand
    many people not pulling their weight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup as an intern

    Pros

    Given lots of responsibility and opportunity; cutting edge work; work is challenging but rewarding; very friendly community; lots of after work activities (sports etc) and Friday drinks events; excellent location and facilities

    Cons

    As with most engineering firms, not many women employed in tech roles (but this might have changed since I was there). Aware of general dissatisfaction and frustration with senior management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Arup, the pride of engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have very good training sessions, very good working condition. You got decently paid. You can work very well as engineers.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted if you are not sharing the same culture, native language and so on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Fire Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong and prestigious, yet all leaders are very modest and easygoing

    Cons

    Their salaries are low compared to many other consulting companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer

    I worked at Arup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Highly qualified staff from all over the world. Cutting edge designs and the progress path is very well set out so that you have an excellent balance of field work, design and education. Each member of our team was from a a different part of the world.

    Cons

    Average salary, but other than that every thing is great. Perhaps include an exercise facility for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some low level managers are causing good junior staff to leave

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cozy environment, friendly colleague with profound company culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cozy environment, friendly colleague with profound company culture.

    Cons

    Some offices don't have that BIG projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Company, Projects, People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to work on projects located on every continent. Amazing 401(k) plan, and the global profit share is pretty great.

    Cons

    I get the sense that Buildings MEP is somewhat of an afterthought-the 'favorite child' is Structural/Civil, in the context of big infrastructure projects. Also Transportation, Urban Planning, and building visualization tend to get most of the fanfare. That might just be the case at the New York office, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency regarding where project funding is coming from, and the political landscape underlying what we're doing. There have been more than a few projects where we're told to stop working and have no idea why, until the reason drifts down the grapevine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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