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"Will suck the life out you"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great and exciting projects, good EU reputation and cool global projects.

Cons

POOR upper management, unless you are a Brit or are a close friend of the elite group no chance for advancement or getting a fair deal.

Advice to Management

Clean up HR and the COO's attitude towards the US employees

Other Employee Reviews for Arup

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good for resume building and move on with life as soon as opportunity arises.

    Cons

    Bad for personal life and growth. There is fake sense of work life balance. All the smartness comes from very few individuals who pull off majority of tasks for rest of the politicians or gang members. The gangs go around chest thumping and take credit as "we did this" and talk to upper management outside the office hours at parties. The "we" is acceptable while advertising to the outside world, but when it happens internally, it is called back-stabbing.

     The true credit and merit is never given to the individual who accomplished the task, since that individual is busy working with his head in sand on the next big project. Often this person never receives promotion unless he has a god father in the firm. The upper management is so busy affirming their positions in the company because of which they hardly recognize how the work got done. Many of the newbies and introverts work in constant fear of being reprimanded or being out-casted by the gang mentality.

    They encourage staff who post on behalf of the firm on FB, LinkedIn and other social media. So there is a general sense of greatness. There is a book by the title "Snakes in Suits" and this firm is perfectly like it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get to work on the highest profile projects in the world, with some of the sharpest people in the industry. Benefits are awesome, from health insurance, time off, 401k, etc. Very diverse and friendly employees.

    Cons

    The pay is not as high as others. The management expects you to work a lot. The management is aloof it seems most of the time, more concerned with financial performance of the office than performance of the workers. Rarely are poor performers let go, financials have to be really poor to lay people off. Seem to let really good ones go on because they don't care to develop them.

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