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"seems to get through recession well and remains innovative"

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Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Arup full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

great innovative design driven practice. You get a lot of challenging projects and Arup fuses engineering with creativity. Lots of smart colleagues. Freedom. Ownership structure that engages you.

Cons

not-so-great work life balance. In some groups, little opportunity for promotion unless you really make yourself heard. Threat of becoming bureaucratic and corporate. Promotion to Director seems to be associated with leading a group, which is not suitable if you're a real creative type.

Advice to Management

beware not to become corporate. give more opportunities to senior gurus

Other Employee Reviews for Arup

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great ethical culture with good projects

    Cons

    Low pay and arrogant culture


  2. "Strong values, awful appraisal system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will get the opportunity to work on some very interesting project which a huge opportunity to travel. The company has great values which are promoted strongly.

    Cons

    Too much politics in the firm. If you are not a member of an in group you will find it very difficult to progress. Sometimes the company puts profits before the its strong value system.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a 360 appraisal system which details exactly each employee's weakness and provide help to improve these attributes.

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