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"Very good technical exposure and training"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

good positive working environemtn with friendly colleagues

Cons

Probably moe indian bridge projects

Other Employee Reviews for Arcadis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company, but continually restructuring (Arcadis UK) which can cause frustration"

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    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wide range of clients and global reach with interesting projects. Global knowledge sharing opportunities. Arcadis global company has strong values and good attitude to work / life balance. Continually growing organisation. Renumeration appears to be consistent with industry averages.

    Cons

    Work & cultural values are promoted at senior level but often ignored by middle management. Expansion is by acquisition & v.little organic growth, this results in a continual restructure and reduced promotional opportunities (recent merger with ECHarris in UK has demonstrated this as Arcadis UK employees have been passed over by the new ECH branded company when restructuring). Common with big companies there is a danger of being pigeon holed within a sector / client area.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to diversify and gain experience in other areas. Reduce some layers of non-fee earning middle management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic expectations for billable goals and financial results puts the focus on money, not clients or employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are average to above-average. The people (colleagues) are terrific; mostly professional staff that are dedicated to their profession and passionate about what they do and the clients they serve. There is an ambitious, aggressive mind-set that is focused on growth of markets, revenue and profit.

    Cons

    US company is based on acquisitions of similar companies resulting in a culture that is not unified and can widely differ from one office to another. Whereas benefits have become more competitive in the last few years, the business systems are still lagging firms of similar size. The upgrade to a new project management program helps, but business management of the company still depends on manual spreadsheets. Turnover is relatively high and lay-offs occur often enough to result in staff protecting their job rather than fully engaging in team efforts. Financial and quarterly results impact management decisions, making the job a daily grind of achieving aggressive billable and profit goals. Managers have little time to cultivate staff or focus on their own development -- both are viewed as an employee responsibility. Corporate support is minimal with high turn-over of primarily non-professional level staff.

    Advice to Management

    People are your number one asset. If you take care of your people so that they can take care of their clients; the "results" will take care of itself.

    Continual change is stressful and confusing to staff and does not promote trust in the management team. Try being patient with a new strategy; a new market; a new leader and you will likely get the results you want.

    Give staff honest communication -- they understand much more about what is going on than you give them credit for.

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