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ARCADIS Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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ARCADIS CEO Peter Oosterveer
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  • Hard to maintain work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • Performance reviews are a joke and based only on billable hours (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Fun People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in Beverly Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun group of professionals, highly competent and up to date with industry standards

    Cons

    Not enough staffs, some Clients can bully the team, but that is the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Working well, but be more aggressive in winning more work and holding the line against unreasonable clients.


  2. "Project environmental engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Environmental Engineer in Falls, PA
    Current Employee - Project Environmental Engineer in Falls, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Offers Good and fair work environment, Flexible work hours and Good health benefits. Could work from home, if you want.

    Cons

    Very demanding. It is difficult to use paid vacation time due to the work load. Does not offer sick leave, if you get sick you have to use PTO time

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Starter Company"

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    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Water Resources Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Allows you to work remotely from home on occasions. Encourages you to learn as much as possible. Keeps employees interested with lunch-ins and has lots of work social activities. Young staff.

    Cons

    Not enough senior staff to mentor.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "It's an old-boys club in the corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ARCADIS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Remote working, open office, some great people.

    Cons

    Red tape, an old-boys club that doesn't live up to the values they preach.

    Advice to Management

    Good culture is a result of good leadership. You can't "change management" your way to an innovative culture. You have to nurture it.


  5. "Horrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARCADIS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly strong legacy from G&M and BBL, great people that built this company. Sadly, the good leaders have left or have been pushed out, and leadership now is abysmal.

    Cons

    North America in decline over last five years and only getting worse. Fine place for a paycheck but lousy for long term career development. Poor financial performance. Leading the race to the bottom - sad.

    Advice to Management

    Please replace entire NA leadership - get people in there that understand the business and can actually lead people with credibility and substance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at ARCADIS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large multinational company, great opportunities to network with global teams at work and industry events.

    Cons

    May not have access to same opportunities as others as large organization can separate a lot of talent from the appropriate team/mentors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep strong leaders on the front line to attract (and keep) the best talent.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Office Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good benefits, good pay.

    Cons

    Training process and communication

    Advice to Management

    Set aside a time for in person training instead of using Skype business to "train" your staff as topics come up.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture in a Flexible Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time

    Pros

    The culture is a nice perk. Company is flexible to allow employees to attend appointments, work from home, etc. New office spaces are now ABW.

    Cons

    Benefits and compensation; career advancement; transparency among the team.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and be more of a "people" company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Management Consultant 2"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and fairly decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Revolving door policy; HUGE emphasis on billable hours; focus on the money and not the employee; often management is not engaged

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Starting Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ARCADIS full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and professional atmosphere. Good place to start as a consultant.

    Cons

    Sometimes has unrealistic expectations of employees. Atmosphere can be very stressful at times. Very slow at promoting lower staff and raising pay, no bonuses.


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