Compare Jacobs vs Arup BETA

See how working at Jacobs vs. Arup compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Jacobs vs. Arup. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Jacobs

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Arup

Employee Ratings

  • Jacobs scored higher in 1 area: Positive Business Outlook.
  • Arup scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 3121 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 1160 reviews)
Arup employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
3.9
Arup employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
Work-life balance
3.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.5
Arup employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
4.2
Arup employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Jacobs Ceo Steven Demetriou
83%
83%Steven Demetriou
CEO Approval
Arup Ceo Alan Belfield
90%
90%Alan Belfield
Arup employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
71%
% Recommend to a friend
86%
Arup employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Jacobs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
63%
Positive Business Outlook
62%

Salaries

Jacobs has 3,133 more total submitted salaries than Arup.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Project Engineer79 Salaries
$83,091/yr
Project Manager88 Salaries
$114,611/yr
Intern - Hourly47 Salaries
$20/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Mechanical Engineer45 Salaries
$81,451/yr
Senior Project Manager5 Salaries
$113,819/yr
Intern25 Salaries
$21/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Jacobs.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Arup.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Jacobs.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Arup.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 155 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 134 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 88 reviews)
"Interesting projects"(in 87 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 61 reviews)
"Large company"(in 55 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 74 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 50 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Operations Manager

I have been working at Jacobs full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good support from executive management, good communication from the top down, incentivize longevity and hard work

Cons

Health insurance is expensive high deductible plan and 401k only matches 50%, up to 3%

Current Employee - Associate Principal

I have been working at Arup full-time

Pros

Great projects, great people, great culture

Cons

None - i wouldn't want to work for any other firm as a consulting civil engineer.

Job Postings

Jacobs has 3,736 more recently posted open jobs than Arup.