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Arcadis UK Reviews

Updated January 13, 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 9 reviews)

  • Good working environment, free bar, good APC program and non-cog support (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management are a little less progressive (in 6 reviews)

  • This can unfortunately impact on career progression (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Time with Arcadis"

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    Former Intern - Student in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Student in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis UK as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work ethic and employees who are eager to lend a helping hand.

    Cons

    None that i could find


  2. "Good place to start!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good working environment, free bar, good APC program and non-cog support. Application had clear stages to it and assessment center was very encouraging.

    Cons

    Very large company so can get lost. Very few bad things to say about Arcadis. The salary is a little less than their competitors.


  3. "A great team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    extremely supportive line management, interdisciplinary and diverse team, people come first, flexible working, dynamic growth of the Glasgow office

    Cons

    work is limited to railways but head of office aspires to get multidisciplinary


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "After 12 months - from Hyder to Arcadis."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Guildford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hugely engaging company, heaps of opportunity for those who want it and a relatively flat management style. Very happy!

    Cons

    Internal career progression is currently limited, however my understanding is that this framework will be rolled out shortly


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Limltless Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Arcadis UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A vast organisation spanning multiple business lines across numerous sectors around the world. A few of the positives from working at Arcadis:
    - A relaxed and flexible working culture. You are very much in charge of your own time and deliverables.
    - Extensive range of knowledge throughout our UK offices and beyond.
    - Opportunities globally. If you fancy a change in role, that too is possible.
    - Leader in delivering training at all levels. Investors in People (Silver Award)
    - Quick progression for those who demonstrate a good work ethic

    Cons

    - Do not pay the largest salaries but not far off. The 'extras' that come with the package make up for this.
    - coffee machines are still not great...

    Advice to Management

    More of the same.


  7. "Great Employer for Personal Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Quantity Surveyor
    Current Employee - Project Quantity Surveyor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is great at providing training and identifying career development, so is an ideal employer for anyone with a drive. It has a good, clear, culture around the importance of health & safety, providing a professional service, and using buildings to improve quality of life.

    Cons

    The company demands a lot of its employees in terms of compliance with its systems and procedures, as this underpins the quality of its services.


  8. "All are good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arcadis UK as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    the work environment was wonderful at all times

    Cons

    Nothing bad
    in the management systems side I was too happy

    Advice to Management

    keep going ahead


  9. "Great bosses, lots of opportunities available across the globe."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As part of the Arcadis group of companies - EC Harris provides global opportunities to deserving candidates. The company has a lot of projects and clients and can provide a variety of projects.

    Cons

    Very less involvement of senior management, also - need to understand local conditions rather than impose global scales on everyone

    Advice to Management

    Should try to understand local conditions - a global company cannot work without understand the nuances of each country


  10. "Good company for fresh graduate engineer looking for a good start in the actual field"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love being busy and there was always loads to do. You are not micro-managed and I really appreciated that and loved having responsibility. All the contact with the leaders in the different areas of the business meant that I was recognised and felt involved.

    Cons

    No comment as of now


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A great practice!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Huge ambition and a sense that everyone can be a part of the plan
    Latitude to try new things - always interested in new ideas
    Great people - the camaraderie is fantastic with a real sense that we all want to help each other succeed
    The partnership - and now ARCADIS - nurtures a culture of growth and development from within - I went from junior to senior within the firm and felt encouraged and supported all the way
    A real passion to make a difference to our clients and to see their bigger picture

    Cons

    Do our processes and systems always match our ambitions?
    How to preserve our focus on great outcomes for clients
    How to make sure we can inspire all our people who work so hard to make the difference

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever lose focus on inspiring and motivating every single person in the business
    Keep rewarding talent - never lose sight of the fact our people are our only asset


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