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Arup Employee Reviews about "interesting projects"

Updated Feb 14, 2020

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  1. "Great, social work environment."

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, great coworkers, global offices, lots of collaboration

    Cons

    Some projects were poorly managed

    Arup2020-02-06
  2. "Great people and projects.... pay lags"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great/smart/driven people, exciting and interesting projects, a company that largely cares about the well being of it's workforce

    Cons

    Low pay relative to competitors and issues with career advancement (a natural bottleneck that is exacerbated by so may lifers)

    Arup2019-08-07
  3. "Structural Engineer"

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    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Extensive resources

    Cons

    Back to back deadlines. Lack of internal communication

    Arup2018-09-17
  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is decent, paid overtime, profit sharing, opportunities for education and learning new technologies (if you find them), lots of small perks. Very interesting projects, and the company is very well respected in the industry which you get to reap the benefits of. A fair amount of opportunities for advancement, though you do have to pursue them. Also management is fairly approachable, depending on your discipline.

    Cons

    Workload can be very uneven, meaning some people may work very late hours where others go home early. Low performing employees are allowed to coast without much consequence. Feeling "burnt out" is somewhat common. A lot of "red tape" for getting simple things done as well.

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    Arup2017-05-04
  5. "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Great company, well-known, some interesting projects. Friendly work-environment, good mentors.

    Cons

    Not enough work to do

    Arup2017-04-07
  6. Helpful (13)

    "Fustercluck"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Offices are generally nice in major cities - You have the opportunity to work on some interesting projects if you are favored by your manager - Fairly flexible and casual for a large company

    Cons

    - Salary is way way way below the competition and they'll tell you that it's the cost you have to pay to work on cool projects, but a self-respecting engineer should be able to see through this false compromise - Long hours are expected, and overtime is hardly granted - Business strategy is totally decentralized, so politics, finger pointing, and the blame game rule amongst senior ranks - Non-technical leaders and managers directly overseeing engineers leads to a contentious environment - No consistent performance standards, so popularity with your peers is more important than performance - Archaic practices such as granting some senior staff fellowships, basically giving them tenure and a license to be pretentious - Culturally very homogeneous as well as a clear preference to put British folks in management contribute to a neo-colonial-socialist vibe

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    Arup2016-11-11
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Associate Principal"

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    Associate Principal in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arup for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting projects, international opportunities, options for education

    Cons

    Salary below industry average, senior management has no connection to the staff, promotions are limited and not based upon success or failures.

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    Arup2016-09-24
  8. Helpful (6)

    "SF Arup review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Intelligent staff, Ability to create opportunities easily, Interesting projects, Good travel opportunities if you push for it, international projects and a flexible working culture.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on staff personal development, low salaries, experiences are dependent on which team your in - rules and procedures are not consistently applied, progression and promotion are not transparent, reward and recognition are generally low.

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    Arup2016-05-07
  9. "Diverse, big office, smaller group atmosphere, awesome projects."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting projects, people are very nice, lots of ways to get involved, lots of subsidized activities, hr is really helpful

    Cons

    Workflow can get slow, floors can be isolating sometimes, seems like the starting salary is a bit lower but signing bonus and profit sharing helps

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    Arup2015-11-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "shape a better world"

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    BIM/Visual Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arup for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very Interesting Projects. International & Friendly Environment. Great Learning Opportunity

    Cons

    Big Company with buit in a lot of inefficiency, Many Layers of Internal Politics, Corporate Ju-Jutsu

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    Arup2015-06-08

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