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"Large Company with many oppurtunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer
Current Employee - Environmental Engineer
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at ARCADIS full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Diversified company with many oppurtunities for advancement and relocation.

Cons

Large Company where you are just a number. Not as intimate as a smaller private company.

Other Employee Reviews for ARCADIS

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding, But Rewarding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice variety of projects from a wide range of business sectors. Great experience. Performance is rewarded.

    Cons

    Four divisions have difficulty working together as one firm. High billable hour demands and stretch scorecard targets cause associates to work independently, not as a team. Difficult to get involved in projects when you first start because of this. Attrition is also a bit high at 9-10%. Senior management is selected based upon sweetheart deals during firm aquisitions, but not based upon ability.

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve divisions. Identify scorecard metrics that will foster collaboration between associates, such as volume of cross-sell.


  2. "Monotanous, but there is still a lot to learn, depending on your role and which site. Not for environmental engineers..""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can work overtime depending on the site and client, paid hourly if you're not a supervisor, make straight pay overtime. They provide training like large companies do. Not my experience, but with the different site locations and various clients, you could have various types of experiences with Arcadis.

    Cons

    You may feel like a number as they are constantly expanding. There are good people here, but the connection has not been strong for me. Depending on the site, you will not travel even if they say you will. Supervisors may hold onto employees without providing much incentive because of shortage of employees. We should get paid time and a half overtime, especially working in the field. Unless you have decades of history with Arcadis, you will not get time and a half, even working weekends or night shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Please encourage job rotation and talk to supervisors and employees about the benefits of training with various employees/offices and ask employees more often what they expect and need from a large company.


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