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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interesting projects, good friendly people, though a large percentage of the managers are indifferent to their people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Arup full-time

Prosinteresting projects, decent salary, very nice office which is convenient to get to (yonge and bloor)

ConsThe cons are very specific to the group you are in (your manager), but a large number of the managers i was exposed to were fairly indifferent to the needs and work hours of their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have, but they dont seem interested in listening

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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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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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Will suck the life out you

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Arup full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat and exciting projects, good EU reputation and cool global projects.

ConsPOOR upper management, unless you are a Brit or are a close friend of the elite group no chance for advancement or getting a fair deal.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean up HR and the COO's attitude towards the US employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So far so good

Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsWe get to work on the highest profile projects in the world, with some of the sharpest people in the industry. Benefits are awesome, from health insurance, time off, 401k, etc. Very diverse and friendly employees.

ConsThe pay is not as high as others. The management expects you to work a lot. The management is aloof it seems most of the time, more concerned with financial performance of the office than performance of the workers. Rarely are poor performers let go, financials have to be really poor to lay people off. Seem to let really good ones go on because they don't care to develop them.

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

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IT Support Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Arup full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat traveling opportunities, great for people who are go getters and can manage themselves, interesting IT challenges with so many locations globally.

ConsTop heavy management, IT doesn't have full ownership of Hardware/projects

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more responsibility to your team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Electrical engineering intern in Arup

Electrical Engineer Intern (Former Employee)

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

ProsVery nice, comfortable environment and lovely people to work with. Opportunities increase especially for graduate jobs after completing the placement. Good recognition and is a well known international company. Get the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects.

ConsOpportunities to work on other sectors is very minimal. Compared to other companies based in the same fields and level, pay is definitely lower, especially for interns and graduates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stressful

Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsChallenging and engaging work pushes employees improve technical engineering skills. Very rewarding work once you see a project in construction. The company is large enough to provide engineers with a range of different projects and daily work tasks ranging from conceptual design through construction administration. Multiple jobs all over the US and potential opportunities to travel with enough experience and the right skills

ConsStressful environment and hard deadlines must be accomplished. Expected to work more hours than typically billing out. Promotions and internal advancement within company takes time and employees have to be patient to gain respect from co-workers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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