Arup

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Traveling the world - seeing the gold leaf flaking off.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Arup full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

They are all over the world, there is plenty of knowledge sharing between offices and colleagues and a good camaraderie among the lower ranks and a few of the upper echelons.

Cons

They continuously lose good people and tend to retain the average and mediocre people.
The salary, if you're in it for the money this is the wrong place. If you're in it for the recognition, again, maybe not the right place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look among the offices and ask people what they really feel. There's good practices in many of those places that could be shared elsewhere - not all as social and cultural forms differ.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging and engaging work pushes employees improve technical engineering skills. Very rewarding work once you see a project in construction. The company is large enough to provide engineers with a range of different projects and daily work tasks ranging from conceptual design through construction administration. Multiple jobs all over the US and potential opportunities to travel with enough experience and the right skills

    Cons

    Stressful environment and hard deadlines must be accomplished. Expected to work more hours than typically billing out. Promotions and internal advancement within company takes time and employees have to be patient to gain respect from co-workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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