Arcadis Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2020

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3.7
72%
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89%
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Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer
Peter Oosterveer
153 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working even at the lowest levels (allowed to work from home around dentist appointments)(in 89 reviews)

  • "Very open and supportive working environment(in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work-life balance and heavy workload(in 45 reviews)

  • "pressure throughout the business on billability and utilisation that is endemic to the wider consultancy industry(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, creative staff, team atmosphere, flexible hours and remote work opportunities, global work opportunities

    Cons

    Recently switched to Oracle, the system is less than ideal

  2. "Good career builder"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, healthy work environment

    Cons

    Below market salary, similar titles pay higher elsewhere


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People and Culture."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really talented people willing to help you. Great company culture. Able to work across multiple offices and collaborate with different teams based on your interest.

    Cons

    Not many I can think of. But, recently company started implementing more stringent cost control measures that take away some neat perks that were available to employees before.

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  4. "Good starting company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lear a lot, awesome co workers, travel to remote places

    Cons

    Really low pay. Difficult to get raises/ promotions.

  5. "Mixed Bag"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Environmental Engineer in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Flextime and work from home were supported even before COVID. If you're confident and charismatic you can go places faster than most. Lots of projects to choose from once you've made a name for yourself. Various extracurricular/overhead groups to get involved in. Genuinely seems to be looking at improving hiring practices and diversity following recent events.

    Cons

    Typical consulting and large company downsides. You're ultimately only worth as much as you bill or win for the company. The quality of work and peers can vary widely by office. My office has a reputation for being relatively arrogant and I didn't realize how on the nose that was until I worked with out of state teams. Supervisor quality is a luck of the draw and you're in their hands when it comes time to split up the small amount provided from corporate for annual merit increases or promotions. HR, IT, and select technical roles are shifting overseas with mixed results. COVID layoffs seemed to disproportionately focus on junior and mid-level staff.

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  6. "Review"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling remote work available

    Cons

    low pay considering the industry, lack of communication with management / training

  7. "Meh..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Task Manager in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arcadis full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules are a plus

    Cons

    No loyalty. Hard to advance for women.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for a Consulting Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Environmental Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling, Great company growth and professional development mindset, Incredible boss and coworkers who value me as a person before a professional and take interest into my personal life as well as work to maintain a great work-life balance

    Cons

    Like any consulting company, maintaining billable hours is stressful. The corporate team does not value individuals as much as the local people in my office do. Likely would make more money at a smaller consulting firm.

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  9. "Good people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geologist I 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    I like the people at Arcadis

    Cons

    The training program could be more substantial.

  10. "Fine place to work in Consulting"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Remote work available Ability to get placed in many projects

    Cons

    Low industry pay Slow promotions Regional cultural differences

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