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Arcadis Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great (in 45 reviews)

  • excellent benefits, respectful work environment, work from home options, great salary (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to maintain work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Not the best communication of changes from senior management (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Good team."

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    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Documentation Specialist in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you the opportunity to grow with good benefits.

    Cons

    You don't get to meet many people from Arcadis working in the feild.


  2. "No Life Balance for Junior Staff"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Talented people, great benefits, the professional development program is well established and effective, the projects are interesting and challenging

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for junior level employees, lots of 60+ hour weeks, poor communication from management, poor raises (less than 2 percent raise in 2 years), low engineer salary, poor communication network throughout the company

    Advice to Management

    Respond to your employees' emails and phone calls within a week. Don't let them hang on important issues. When you approve time off, keep tour word- don't tell the person the week of the formerly approved PTO that they have to be at work during that time because everyone else available is too expensive to cover.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Scheduler in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Competitive Salaries
    Social life events
    Young and energetic leadership

    Cons

    I did not find any notable one.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that the health insuranc plans need improvement.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to start out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Lots of other young staff, decent work life balance, good resume builder.

    Flexible hours and good vacation time. Heavily depends on who you work under however.

    Cons

    Too heavy focus on being billable. Incompetence in high level staff who have been around for a while. Slow pace on getting projects done causing them to go over budget, then junior staff get blamed.

    Advice to Management

    Less focus on only billability. Get rid of "old dogs" who are inefficient and slowing things down. Streamline communication and project organization.


  5. "Geologist I"

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    Former Employee - Geologist I in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Geologist I in Newtown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good compared to the industry average. Use cutting edge technologies. Offices throughout the country.

    Cons

    Obsessed with billable hours goals. Benefits were not great and expensive healthcare. employee safety was supposed to be a priority, but when a safety issue arose they only cared about getting the job accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Certain Task managers were impossible to work under and upper management knows about it an refuses to remedy the issue.


  6. "Would Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Very few /difficult to think of.

    Cons

    Management is very poor, and condescending. They sit in the office and lord over the field crew that actually does the grunt work. Benefits are not great, low job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management, treat your employees with more respect, actually go out in the field and learn how to do the job before you criticize the work the field crew does.


  7. "great place to work"

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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

    excellent benefits, respectful work environment, work from home options, great salary

    Cons

    no downsides as of yet.

  8. "Descent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Descent pay
    Great opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn't value employees
    Over-work employees and the hard work that is done is not recognized
    Management is very prideful and doesn't take responsibility for their actions.


  9. "Contemporary company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO

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

    Pros

    Forward thinking, works to ensure they are doing things in the best way possible

    Cons

    Sometimes gets caught in analysis paralysis based on information


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Culture, Leadership, Values

    Cons

    No cons to report, really.

    Advice to Management

    None


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