Arup

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Global organization with small company feel

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Arup

Pros

- access to knowledge
- opportunities for relocation
- flexible working
- interesting projects
- good office locations
- impressive investment in research

Cons

- salaries are generally lower
- management have trouble of removing poor performing workers

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The job is stable and the paycheck is enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    The culture is very comfortable and pretty fun. Arup makes an effort to keep its employees happy though food and office amenities. 3 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks sick time, plus about 10 other holidays.

    Cons

    The compensation is not what i think it should be (meaning i'm underpaid). definition of milestones required for advancement are vague at best. Mid-level management has no power. Principles make all raise decisions, even for the underlings they may not interact with. this is a serious disconnect that leaves the young engineers at the mercy of their managers to convince the principles to promotes the younger engineer and give them raises. some of these managers don't seem to understand the structure leaving young engineers dissatisfied with lack of raises and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less amenities and more pay. I don't need false praise, i want to know what i need to improve on to speed up my advance of ascent to the top.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work at, with some rough edges

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

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Low turnover.
    A lot of long-term staffs, so people like to work for the company.
    Excellent support from the management team on Work-Life balance.
    Easy commute to multiple offices.
    Friendly, respectful and stimulating work environment
    Get-together lunches and after hour social events are encourage.
    Senior staffs are encourage to use laptop and are given one if requested.
    Central Service (IT, Finance, HR, Facilities) staffs are friendly and have good respond time.
    HR representatives are knowledgeable and easy to talk to.
    Excellent time-off benefits.
    Encourages staffs to stay safe and healthy, through seminars, gym memberships and sporting events.

    Cons

    Work may requires long hours and work weekends commitment.
    May works on multiple projects with similar deadlines.
    Deadlines are frequent and sometimes unrealistic.
    Very little downtime between projects (you will be starting on another project before you even finish your current one).
    Travel may be required, where you will be away from home for a few days.
    Not many people can say they have time to go on vacation.
    Can easily burn out as a junior engineering staff.
    A lot of long-term staffs, so promotions and moving up to management level is very hard for newer staffs.
    Staff will be volunteered by managers for tasks but do not communicate the benefits to picking up the tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the great work. There are many ways to improve.
    Encourage staffs to take vacation to avoid burn-outs.
    Do a better job at resourcing to avoid staff working a lot of overtime hours, which leads to burn-outs and leaving the company.
    Encourage staffs to attend training sessions, not just in their respective field, but other trades as well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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