Arup Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2021

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4.1
87%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
244 Ratings
Pros
  • "great engineers and excellent working environment(in 109 reviews)

  • "Exciting and interesting projects to work on(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours expected from staff which is often not directly compensated for(in 91 reviews)

  • "Only work-life balance need to manage(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome company

      5 Jun 2021 - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company culture and opportunities for progress

      Cons

      hours can be long at times

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Socialist Paradise

      19 Jun 2021 - Associate Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong Corporate Shared Values. Defined bonuses are paid based on global performance, not on individual merit.

      Cons

      No internal motivation to deliver excellence: an old boys club with no accountability for outcomes across the organisation. Seems too heavy with lots of leaders and managers, none of which have any authority to act unless by committee.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good People / Low pay

      20 Jun 2021 - Structural Engineer in Brisbane
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good people and interesting projects

      Cons

      Low pay. Generally a very risk averse approach technically and commercially.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great people

      5 Jun 2021 - Environmental Engineer in Brisbane
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with amazing people. Lots of opportunities for learning and development

      Cons

      Significant overtime expected. Lower base salary due to provision of profit share which can vary significantly. Strict cycles for promotion that are not necessarily based on merit.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for interesting work, for people with lots of initiatives

      2 May 2021 - Graduate Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects diverse pathways good flexibility of work routine

      Cons

      Not for someone that is only keen on a 9-5 job

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture, innovative and committed to sustainability

      13 Apr 2021 - Bid Manager in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Chance to work on the world's most exciting engineering projects. Friendly culture with a genuine commitment to company values. Fantastic new office space.

      Cons

      Limited development opportunities for non-technical staff. Project teams sometimes have limited work-life balance.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Brilliant Employer - great ethos

      17 Apr 2021 - Senior Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Ethical company, bonus scheme, Invest in Arup, connections with UN, opportunities to work abroad

      Cons

      Long hours (however, this was flagged and managed very well)

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Arup Review

      24 May 2021 - Senior Engineer in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture people work projects balance

      Cons

      Salary can be lower than others

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Structural Engineer

      17 May 2021 - Structural Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - challenging projects - great training programs - good work culture - strong technical focus

      Cons

      - average pay compared to the market - salary and remuneration reviews not transparent

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      17 May 2021 - Engineer in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Profit share - Good people -wide variety of projects

      Cons

      - some office politics - sometimes takes a long time to get things done

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