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"A kinder gentler corporate environment that strives to make things better"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Arup has challenging projects, great benefits, intelligent and well educated group of peers that push you to do better. Generally management is concerned about work life balance and do a good job in communicating that to the employees. The work is often cutting edge and by its nature encourages you to work at solving new challenges.

Cons

Arup promotes egalitarianism - which is both a good thing and a bad thing, as it is very difficult to do so in a capitalist system.You may never get "your own corner office" as this company frowns on people insulating themselves. With any organization there will be some people who both believe and act in the spirit of the culture and some that don't.

Advice to Management

Good engineers don't always make good managers. Bad managers seem to be tolerated too much. People who talk a good game seem to get promoted over people who perform. The future is about flexibility and Arup should stay ahead of the curve in providing flexibility in career and work life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Arup

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arup full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A well known company that has designed some of the most iconic building in the world, the london eye, Sydney opera house, the birds nest and water cube for the Olympics.

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, the upper management sits in a bubble and does not care about happens in the field organization, The COO is clueless about what happens in the rest of the businesses especially in HR

    Advice to Management

    Clean up HR, bring in some new people to add some excitement at the upper management level. Too many long term folks making decisions based on what they did 10 years ago.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work but set in it's ways!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Arup does some cutting-edge work in all disciplines it is involved in. Good work life balance for employees

    Cons

    IT is bloated though and very fragmented. Many a times, the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

    Corporate Services work culture is different from the rest of the firm. Excellence not rewarded all the time. Planning is minimal and people are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Look to empower staff and have the right managers in place.

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