Mission: Our vision has quickly become our passion; to improve the quality of life and be recognized as the best.
I have been working at ARCADIS full-time
Good work-life balance, interesting projects, very talented co-workers
the operation runs in silos, constant leadership changes lead to demotivation and suspicion
Advice to Management
recognize the loopholes and take action, you have a great talent base to work with
I applied online. I interviewed at ARCADIS.
Video contact with Arcadis person, then video interviews with two different client's managers.
Client was fine and professional
Your own company's rep did a Jekyll Hyde switch even while offer was coming in.
All of a sudden, jaw dropping irrational behavior started happening, without any rhyme or reason.
Write down any commitment made and document it, because there is no good will whatsoever. Ever tried to move out of your place before driving to relocate to other part of the country within zero, yes, zero weekdays? Yes, that was the time suddenly allocated.
Certainly, when originally assessing time that would be needed, nobody would have stated that they need zero days for prepping, as the person claimed, brazenly denying, with classic "I cannot recollect", that it was clearly stated that one week would be needed (and that one week is, you would agree, more than super fast for a cross-country move). And to consider it a victory if you get one whole day, though still not sustainable?
Would you call that "manipulation", very naive and cheap one at that? Kind which shatters any trust even before heading into any complex situation?
That was only one of about dozen twists and turns within a week, where you would be expected to jump and act, even without having a contract signed yet! Imagine now working on a project with such treatment?
Strange and unprecedented, and be careful about completely unexplainable and completely pointless verbal acrobatics (because nothing is gained, except strong fear and suspicion of yourself or your life not being a factor at all).
How to plan a project with someone who has trouble planning and costing a trip, and is not familiar with important and simplest aspects of such common activity, despite you providing all of that?
Not familiar even with basics of USA geography and features of travel, then travel EW vs. WE with respect to time zones, and did not even want to learn, though offered all info. Now, imagine a complex project?
It just brings question how can someone like that be given a very senior position, and then, what kind of company hiring key must be in place for very senior positions. Could not help noticing certain similarities in roots of the people holding such positions in this particular section of the company. Then, I saw similar comments in company reviews. As they, if it quacks like a duck and if it walks like a duck, then .... just see the obvious, and behave accordingly.
Acknowledge even the tiniest alarm bell or gut feel of yours.
Remember, things only get worse once you are in, because you cannot quit quickly enough, since it would shatter your resume. Read other reviews of former employees and you will find a common thread. I should have read them before process, but I was desperate for a job, and, apparently, that desperation was mercilessly played on.
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