Arup Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2020

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4.0
86%
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92%
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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
92 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Best company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best company. A lot of potentials. Great place to learn. A very good place. Amazing

    Cons

    N/A. Nothing so far. Will add if any Very good company

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  2. "Good company to start off your career"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Flexible work hours Diverse working staff Great Opportunities to work Aboard

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to prove your worth when seeking a promotion Easy to fall through the cracks Pay is below market average


  3. "Great benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is average, but Arup has the best benefits of any company I've worked at. The LA office is made up of a diverse and collaborative staff. Leadership is extremely transparent, which is helpful.

    Cons

    It's easy to be dismissed at Arup if you don't have a loud voice and aren't ambitious.

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  4. "Great Company - Doing Great Things"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This company values teamwork, cooperation and "making the world a better place" more honestly and completely than anywhere I've ever worked before. You will be challenged to seek the truth, and will have the freedom to discover newer and better ways to do your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes, you're on your own - a clear set of marching orders won't fall into your lap. You may "disappear" if you don't actively market yourself within the organization. Since the process is ran by groups of engineers, sometimes the sales narrative is unclear and it's discouraging to lose opportunities to less capable competitors.

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  5. "Good place to start career with abundant opportunities"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cross disciplinary collaboration between multiple engineering disciplines, open office design, easy access to many consultants, plethora of resources and knowledge across US and internationally, good project experiences, easy to connect with and participate in several outside of work activities for community

    Cons

    Highly dependent on team but some teams can be quite toxic and some managers aren’t the best at managing you although they may be most technically gifted, culture of some public shaming allowed for younger engineers, few office perks

  6. "Good benefits and overall mission, unequal career advancement opportunities"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Structural Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Arup full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    401k matching 1-to-1 up to 10%, travel and relocation opportunities, nice people who are generally trying to do good

    Cons

    Unequal career advancement opportunities across employees (in terms of years experience, skills, etc), unclear and inconsistent promotion criteria, and lack of support/mentorship for less common career tracks

  7. "Good company w/ great benefits. Management is hit-or-miss"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arup full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, cool projects, good company values, excellent colleagues and PMs, tons of focus on learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Low pay, slow salary growth, lots of politics. Some of the leadership and group leaders are self-serving and ruthless - be warned.

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  8. "great culture"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Arup in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good 401K employer contribution match

    Cons

    salary is low compared to competitors

  9. "Good Job"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Arup full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young co-workers Diverse line of work

    Cons

    Low salary for the region

  10. "Great company for junior-level engineers"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great work environment, great projects, great people - Everyone is willing to help you; if you are willing to learn, there is a lot of resources available

    Cons

    - Low compensation compared to rival companies

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