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Helpful (3)

"I'm glad I don't work at Arcadis anymore!"

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Former Employee - Scientist
Former Employee - Scientist
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at ARCADIS full-time

Pros

There are some really bright and professional people at Arcadis. I got to work with a few for a short period of time. Unfortunately, most of my time there was spent dealing with the bad apples from top to bottom.

Cons

Office politics, backstabbing, very poor management

Advice to Management

Promoting incompetence is not a long-term strategy for success.

Other Employee Reviews for ARCADIS

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not the job for those with a family!"

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

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

    Pros

    I'm a former Malcolm Pirnie employee and was very content and satisfied with my career until the firm got bought out by ARCADIS. I chose to go to work for Pirnie 11 years ago because of the company culture and the value they placed on their employees. All this has changed and I'm now seeking other employment.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to maintain billability, including working overtime in order to get in your non-billable work. Very little training, guidance, leadership when taking on new responsibilities. Expectation that you need to learn anything new on your "own time". Not possible to work 32-hours a week. No value placed on retaining the best people. Bottom line is all management cares about.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Internal advancement opportunities promoted by company are way overrated"

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

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

    Pros

    majority of people give their best for the client and project; company has global reach with its services and locations; plenty of potential for company to coalesce in coming year(s) to be a more effective and enjoyable consulting firm to work for

    Cons

    competing business models through the U.S. and globally; awful information systems (think early 2000's) and processes; upper management that protects its ranks and avoid bringing new talent into the inner circle; be prepared for the every 18 to 24 layoff cycle; you can be intentionally or unintentionally kept out of projects or programs therefore not enough billable hours for you to survive.

    Advice to Management

    BCG reorganized the European OpCos - maybe it is time to consider same for AUS.

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