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Arup Reviews

Updated Jul 05, 2014
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3.7 151 reviews

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Greg Hodkinson


77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally management is concerned about work life balance and do a good job in communicating that to the employees(in 12 reviews)

  • Get the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • There is fake sense of work life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • The firm seems to have issues getting rid of poor performers(in 4 reviews)

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    great conditions, smart people, fantastic learning

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunities to be creative and innovative

    ConsJob security outlooks over the next 12-24 months

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive talk doesn't match actual experience

    PHP Developer (Current Employee) Brisbane

    Pros- Decent pay rates
    - Good team of people

    Cons- company tends to downsize in hard times and spend big in good
    - very regressive attitudes to technology advances
    - IT-as-support-role means poor software engineering is allowed, even required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of your middle management are incompetent and insulting. Fire them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Arup Graduate

    Graduate Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGood people, Great work environment, great projects and the companies global exposure allowing the opportunity to travel internationally.

    ConsHave to move city which is far away from my home city, the work is all buildings based, there isn't really the scope to move up fast in the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a good time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, great people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSupport the individual. Maintain ethical standards through good times and bad. Seriously strive to be the best professionally.

    ConsNo major cons - happy working at arup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focused on the projects and staff and all will be well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company but low pay

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGreat ethical culture with good projects

    ConsLow pay and arrogant culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, great culture and people

    Information Centre (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsThis is one of the best companies Ive worked for. I truely enjoyed working there, the people are friendly and very talented. Great atmosphere and vibrancy.

    ConsThe only downsides was that there wasen't enough work for me to stay, as I would of stayed there longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow futher opportunities for growth in other departments, if a team dosent have enough work on. This will allow improved team relationships with other staff members and interactions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, great company

    Structural Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsAt Arup, you have the opportunity to work on the most amazing projects in the industry. The people are brilliant, your ideas are valued, and you feel like you can actually make a difference.

    ConsIt's a big company, and there's a bit of bureaucracy in terms of promotions, staffing, paperwork, etc. The hours can be a bit tough at times too, but they ebb and flow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing for grads (or Directors)

    Environmental Scientist (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe graduate training scheme is as good as it gets in the industry. The project and international travel opportunities are abundant and renumeration was above average with regular incremental increases.

    ConsEnormous amount of very mediocre middle grade staff (senior / associate) in the most crucial 'shop front' positions, however support appears to be lacking. All the good (and sensible) grads get chartered quickly, then leave. The directors watch their pensions and profit share grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to retain graduates and make directors more accountable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly Working Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was an enjoyable place to work and people were very friendly. There is a large variety of projects and you can find yourself with unexpected but interesting opportunities.

    ConsThey do not do a very good job of clearly setting forth their expectations for individual employees and the yearly goals set can be highly subjective and ambiguous. Also, when the company hit hard times it started letting people go in ways that just skirted the edge of the law. I am sure that they were entirely legal in how they were carried out but just barely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet clearly attainable and straightforward goals so employees can see a clear pathway forwards within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Structural Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work and great reputation

    ConsToo much mobility of staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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