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Helpful (3)

Slow advancement, below-average pay, but great project opportunities

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Structural Engineer
Former Employee - Senior Structural Engineer

I worked at Arup full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This is a great company to see the world from as there are opportunities to work on projects from New York to China and every where in between. Due to its many offices, its easy to request short and long-term transfers around the world to get the international experience that sets you apart in the job market. There is also room for sideways movement between disciplines due to large consultancy of Arup.

There is also a great sustainability drive in this company and your work and office strives to maintain that. Its a good atmosphere of smart and capable people all typically looking to do a greater good. Everyone seems to pull their own weight so micromanagement is unnecessary.

Cons

During my time with Arup, i saw that retention was an issue. As i left, I saw that finding engineers to accept jobs was an even bigger issue.

I was underpaid by over 20% and didn't realize it until i started searching for a new job. I regret staying as long as I did and loosing that money....the company wasn't worth it. Advancement seems to be at the whim of management and makes no sense when comparing John to Jane to Doe.

Advice to Management

its a competitive market and to get and keep good staff you have to deliver a better compensation package

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Will suck the life out you

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Arup full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and exciting projects, good EU reputation and cool global projects.

    Cons

    POOR upper management, unless you are a Brit or are a close friend of the elite group no chance for advancement or getting a fair deal.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up HR and the COO's attitude towards the US employees

  2. IT Analyst

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    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Arup full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great traveling opportunities, great for people who are go getters and can manage themselves, interesting IT challenges with so many locations globally.

    Cons

    Top heavy management, IT doesn't have full ownership of Hardware/projects

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibility to your team.

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