Arup
3.7 of 5 140 reviews
www.arup.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Arup Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.7 140 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Arup Chairman Philip Dilley

Philip Dilley

(50 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "The firm seems to have issues getting rid of poor performers"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Long hours, and not so great if you end up with one of the few terrible managers"
    in 3 reviews
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great conditions, smart people, fantastic learning

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arup full-time for more than a year

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

I have been working at Arup full-time for more than a year

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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Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at Arup full-time for less than a year

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)

I have been working at Arup full-time for more than 10 years

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

I have been working at Arup full-time for more than 5 years

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

I worked at Arup

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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Strong emphasis on design, Great place to learn, Top heavy management structure

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arup

ProsGreat training for graduates by working on very interesting and different projects. A lot of experts in different fields. Easy to collaborate with other offices.

ConsPoor appraisal systems. Below market compensation.

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Power to the People

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Arup

ProsYou are your best company. Sometimes life gets in the way of work - sometimes work gets in the way of life.

ConsFix what's broken, leave the rest to succeed. There are no right answers only solutions that may in a variety of forms to solve problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep asking followed by thinking and you will do just fine.

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good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Arup

Prosgood company to work for, very dynamic environement

Consnot really anything that I'd have bad comments abt

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Building services intern - mechanical

Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Arup as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people, culture and high profile projects

ConsWould of like a more diverse range of work, especially as an intern

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

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