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Arcadis UK Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Similarly, work/life balance is often dependent on the amount of work you're willing to take on (in 8 reviews)

  • Good Teamwork and good working environment (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Very less involvement of senior management, also - need to understand local conditions rather than impose global scales on everyone (in 6 reviews)

  • very hard to progress in the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is good training and support but you have to ask. Not very structured.

    Cons

    Not very good starting salary and pay-rises compared to similar companies and amount of work.

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big organisation benefits as standard

    Cons

    Big organisation mentality as standard

    Advice to Management

    No thoughts to pass on this


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Arcadis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Arcadis UK full-time

    Pros

    Great vision
    Focus on triple bottom line
    Entrepreneurial

    Cons

    Immature capability
    Senior management are a little less progressive
    New brand

    Advice to Management

    Bring pay and benefits in line with big 4


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  5. "Assistant Cost Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arcadis UK full-time

    Pros

    Big company, great reputation in the industry. I attended a few interviews after leaving the company, every manager I met liked to hear that I come from Arcadis/ EC Harris.

    Cons

    The office politician could be a lot to take. Since the office has about 100 employee. there was training for juniors in the beginning, after a few sessions, then the training stopped.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the training for junior employee! The internal meeting of sharing project experiences are great too, please keep it going.


  6. "Great working environment with wide breadth of opportunities and experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Experience working in a range of sectors
    - Experience working in a range of service lines
    - Good mobility, good rate of client/project change if requested
    - Enjoyable culture
    - Small enough team to be able to make a real difference and be recognised, large enough to be good socially

    Cons

    - Below average reward level and system. This is equivalent to similar consultancies in similar sectors but fails to compete with big management consultancies.


  7. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis UK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked here as assistant project manager and had very pleasant experience with my co-workers. The Senior manager is really nice person and she was always willing to help you if you have any questions. And the ambient is relax and fun.

    Cons

    Nothing. But I'd love to be given more tasks to help me learn about engineering projects faster.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Helpful (1)

    "EC Harris"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lucky enough to work on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK. Great team spirit, some of the best and intelligent colleagues that I have worked with.

    Cons

    Salary packages were alot lower than what was being paid in the market place.


  9. "Senior Architect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Arcadis UK full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, Good projects, Multi cultural, recognize your effort, inspiring team leaders and good Salary

    Cons

    Need more technical coordination within its' technical team.

    Advice to Management

    Get more people with local experience spatially at client facing and local codes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Arcadis is ambitious and is trying hard, but isn't perfect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Opportunities are potentially limitless, but you are required you to pursue these yourself and to 'network' with the right people. An 'entrepreneurial spirit' is encouraged.
    - Similarly, work/life balance is often dependent on the amount of work you're willing to take on. You can work 9-5 if you want, or push yourself a bit and hopefully move on to other things.
    - Has a very strong health and safety culture, even for those of us confined to the office.
    - Is working hard to put in place more robust structures and procedures, e.g. to make career progression clear and less subjective.
    - Has relatively high moral and ethical standards
    - Focused plans for growth, e.g. targeting the right clients rather than just any clients
    - Generally good camaraderie in the teams and a real desire to share knowledge (though it can be unclear how to do it)

    Cons

    - New brand has been slow to take hold. You still need to explain that you're ex-EC Harris etc to people and they ask why you would ever ditch such a brand
    - Senior managers appear so stretched that they spend very little time with teams, which can make you feel unimportant.
    - Some team leaders and junior/middle managers do not want to be managers and are not very good at it, which is destructive for morale.
    - Those going through APC tend not to get rotated and so it can take a while to qualify.
    - You can feel beholden to support services rather than them making your job easier

    Advice to Management

    - Senior management should spend more time with those further down the chain, getting to know, understand them and make them feel valued.
    - Junior and middle management need to be held to account for the impact they have on their teams.


  11. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made a life long friend
    Will go again
    Will visit again
    Thanks for the experience.
    Feel enlightened

    Cons

    Working hours can be long, if you do not perform well.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to make suggestions easily.



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