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seems to get through recession well and remains innovative

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Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

I worked at Arup full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

great innovative design driven practice. You get a lot of challenging projects and Arup fuses engineering with creativity. Lots of smart colleagues. Freedom. Ownership structure that engages you.

Cons

not-so-great work life balance. In some groups, little opportunity for promotion unless you really make yourself heard. Threat of becoming bureaucratic and corporate. Promotion to Director seems to be associated with leading a group, which is not suitable if you're a real creative type.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

beware not to become corporate. give more opportunities to senior gurus

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Planty of things for you to learn, brilliant job experience

    Cons

    I didn't find any really, I truely love this job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Strong values, awful appraisal system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will get the opportunity to work on some very interesting project which a huge opportunity to travel. The company has great values which are promoted strongly.

    Cons

    Too much politics in the firm. If you are not a member of an in group you will find it very difficult to progress. Sometimes the company puts profits before the its strong value system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce a 360 appraisal system which details exactly each employee's weakness and provide help to improve these attributes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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