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Arup Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
196 Reviews
3.6
196 Reviews
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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 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)

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  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
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  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

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    • 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

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    • 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.  

    N/A

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transaction Adviser in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Transaction Adviser in Birmingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for as a graduate analyst

    Cons

    Not Applicable - as the company ensures that analyst are well prepared and integrated into the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Data Analyst

    • 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

    The working environment is excellent, the tasks are well laid-out, the support from the supervisors is excellent. As interns, we were given 15min breaks, both before lunch and after lunch.

    Cons

    Given the nature of the company, and the assignments it undertakes, it can be fair to say the workload sometimes gets very intensive. This is due to the demand for efficiency and expectations for high standards. Periodic on-the-job training needs to be looked at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    People are nice, breath IT infrastructure, Projects are interesting, open plan office, easy to talk to senior management, good firm to get on your CV

    Cons

    Salary isn't that great. A lot of lifers who think they know better, culture is like marmite. You either love it and you're there for life or you don't and youre there for a short period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the lower grades, they do a lot of work that isn't recognised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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