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Updated Jul 30, 2021

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4.1
88%
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95%
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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
266 Ratings
Pros
  • "great engineers and excellent working environment(in 109 reviews)

  • "Exciting and interesting projects to work on(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours expected from staff which is often not directly compensated for(in 91 reviews)

  • "Only work-life balance need to manage(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Companyu

      Jul 20, 2021 - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      good company to work for

      Cons

      Nothing bad about working here

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Opportunity to travel

      Jul 30, 2021 - Senior Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The chance to work with very experienced engineers who are happy to share their knowledge.

      Cons

      Difficult to progress up their career ladder without having the support of a senior management sponsor. UK staff blow ins with no US experience are fast tracked with promotions ahead of local engineers. There is no regard for staff who keep the business afloat doing the bread and butter of producing contract documents. There is more credit to given to staff who speak at conferences.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Not Great for a HCOL Area

      Jul 30, 2021 - Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Benefits are decent; opportunities to grow and learn whatever interests you; NYC location; bagel fridays

      Cons

      Their starting salary for grads is not all that competitive and you probably wont see a raise for 3 years

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Refuses to deal with major personnel problems

      Jul 28, 2021 - Lighting Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Cool work in many disciplines. Interdisciplinary learning and engagement. Good education.

      Cons

      The management of the consulting section of the firm refuses to solve major personnel problems. One person is nearly singlehandedly responsible for 10+ people departing the firm or moving offices and management refuses to demote or fire them.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good overall, individual experiences vary, go-getters do better

      Apr 10, 2021 - Senior Engineer in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Have worked there 7 years in two US offices in a variety of projects. -Well connected internally, feels small for a big company -Good global network, collaboration and info-sharing is encouraged -Most staff are competent and kind -Big diversity of projects/types -Some cool, high-profile projects -Good degree of employee freedom to pursue interests -Trying to walk the walk in terms of environmental sustainability, community engagement, and equity commitments -Employee trust ownership structure and leadership rotations/time-limits means there's some protection against individual bad leaders -Annual profit share (not guaranteed but almost always comes through) -Benefits are good in the US -Some technical teams are actually achieving gender parity, though race/ethnicity parity has a long way to go

      Cons

      -Like much of the AEC industry, long hours are the norm, and workaholics tend to go farther faster in terms of promotion -As a large company, people who don't advocate for themselves can get steamrolled, pigeonholed or put on projects they don't like ... Self-starters and extroverts do much better here than introverts -High ideals come down from upper leadership but implementing them into the day to day isn't done well -Individual experiences can vary a lot depending on your supervisor and office location, some are much better than others ... most staff I've known who've left had a poor supervisor to blame -Not good at providing promotion pathways for people who aren't management material (e.g. "just" designers or technical experts) ... management and business development is really the only way to advance and some staff get stuck for years as a result -Some implicit UK superiority/bias

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Jul 19, 2021 - Laboratory Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the benefits are amazing and well placed

      Cons

      The base pay is much lower than competitors

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to get some experience, though pay is not competitive for those with more technical backgrounds

      Jul 16, 2021 - Acoustic Consultant in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great Projects & Experience. Rigid Culture. Lower Compensation.

      Cons

      Business model is based on churn of entry level employees

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Plumbing Engineering Intern

      Jul 1, 2021 - Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment, and strong motivation

      Cons

      I have not found any cons yet

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to work

      Jun 28, 2021 - Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing benefits, caring company, good community

      Cons

      Pay is not amazing, but benefits help compensate

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Jul 20, 2021 - Technician II in Provo, UT
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Tuition reimbursement and good benefits

      Cons

      Pay is not the best

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