Arup

  www.arup.com
  www.arup.com

Arup Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
187 Reviews
3.5
187 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Greg Hodkinson
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Generally management is concerned about work life balance and do a good job in communicating that to the employees (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, culture and high profile projects (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • There is fake sense of work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Hard to believe the behavior of upper management is tolerated (in 6 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people. Very technically savvy. No business drive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    They do tryband look after the people, big projects and the best challenges in the industry

    Cons

    Culture seems to be sliding. Easy to feel like you're stuck going nowhere. No strong incentives to push hard. Deadlines not adhered to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people that perform. Give more feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive talk doesn't match actual experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Brisbane
    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Brisbane

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some of your middle management are incompetent and insulting. Fire them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great conditions, smart people, fantastic learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to be creative and innovative

    Cons

    Job security outlooks over the next 12-24 months

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Arup Graduate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Sydney

    I have been working at Arup full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have 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 ManagementAdvice

    Have a good time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great culture, great people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No major cons - happy working at arup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the projects and staff and all will be well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company but low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Sydney

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great company, great culture and people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Centre in Sydney
    Former Employee - Information Centre in Sydney

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome aand challenging

    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Friendly group, always learning something new

    Cons

    You have got to be hardworking, up for challenges

  10.  

    Great so far.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great colleges with a good social interaction when not at work. Good resources and availability of industry experts in house.

    Cons

    Poor basic salary when compared to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    great benefits, free on site health care center for yourself and family, friendly environment and always willing to help you with anything

    Cons

    it does seem that people who do not put forth as much effort as others seem to be the ones that get ahead based on them being friendly to management and not based on their actual performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Arup? Share Your Experiences

Arup

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.