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Arcadis Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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3.7
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79%
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88%
Approve of CEO
Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer
Peter Oosterveer
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing projects to work on special focus on work life balance(in 75 reviews)

  • "People first culture is really visible - flexible working is promoted and supported(in 72 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of ego's and offices that don't communicate with each to keep employees billable, management quick to lay you off for a lapse of billability(in 37 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can become demanding with project deadlines(in 34 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Six years and counting"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, Excellent Projects and People, Diversity

    Cons

    Have not come across one yet!

    Arcadis2018-05-25
  2. "Good people and working culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arcadis full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working culture, diverse people and friendly environment to work in. Pipeline of high profile infrastructure projects shows good prospects for learning and development.

    Cons

    Salary on the lower side and obtaining a promotion is quite challenging.

    Arcadis2019-04-12
  3. "Good Experience"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in Sydney

      I have been working at Arcadis full-time

      Pros

      The company had a Good Culture

      Cons

      Career growth was relatively Slow

      Arcadis2019-02-24
    • "Big company that doesn't listen"

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      Former Employee - Engineer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Arcadis for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Some large tier 1 type projects

      Cons

      Only large tier 1 projects - can't afford to do smaller jobs, treat staff as disposable

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your staff. If they are happy they will all leave

      Arcadis2018-12-24
    • "Structural Engineer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Arcadis full-time

        Pros

        Big company can get lost sometimes

        Cons

        Big company with lots of opportunities

        Arcadis2018-09-25
      • "Best place I've ever worked"

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        Current Employee - Project Manager in Brisbane
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great team, great culture, flexible working putting people first

        Cons

        Workload can be high as the company grows, can't get people on board fast enough

        Arcadis2018-04-10
      • "Consultant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Arcadis

        Pros

        diverse range of projects covering the construction and infrastructure sector. Access to big clients in the UK and to become embedded in their teams more like an employee than a consultant.

        Cons

        Pretty negative working environment. lots of focus on RICS and not a lot on technology even though it was recognized that leaning towards technology was the way of the future.

        Advice to Management

        Just a general lack of interest and investment in the organization that wasn't filling the Partner pockets. Pretty standard of a UK consultancy.

        Arcadis2018-02-07
      • "great company culture"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

        I worked at Arcadis full-time

        Pros

        Managers are mostly experienced, personable and easygoing.

        Cons

        Has a tendency to hire well connected ex government employees to win jobs. these people tend not to have the company's interests at heart and become burdens on the projects they bill to.

        Arcadis2018-01-19
      • "Great career development opportunities"

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        Current Employee - Associate Technical Director in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

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

        Pros

        Global connections, good social scene, good exposure to technical design issues, broad engineering capacity. Cross collaboration among teams and global offices is growing

        Cons

        Tendency to take on too much work so you end up with poor work-life balance. Need more staff. Marketing is rubbish so no ones heard of the company and this leads to difficulty recruiting.

        Advice to Management

        Learn how to market the company effectively. Get more people in specific areas and get the recruiting team to help teams find new recruits.

        Arcadis2017-12-16
      • "Great people"

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        Former Employee - Graduate Structural Engineer in Sydney
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Arcadis for more than a year

        Pros

        Great place to work, very friendly staff. Great networking events and a casual environment

        Cons

        Moved offices, weird desk arragements

        Arcadis2017-10-05
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