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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. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    I have, but they dont seem interested in listening

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    N/A

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    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
  3.  

    Data Analyst

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    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
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    Great company

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    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
  6.  

    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Culture is great and there are many opportunities to excel. The work they do is always interesting and they only take the best jobs. It's a global company so there are many possibilities to move overseas if it's something that you'd like to do.

    Cons

    The environment is competitive and there are many intelligent people that may make it harder to progress in your career. If you want to succeed here you need to take up extra-curricular activities and do more than what is simply in your job description.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Student

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    Former Employee - Summer Student in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Student in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Arup as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very engaging environment, smart and very technically competent people. Good social life associated with work colleagues.

    Cons

    Little pay consideration for central London location of employment - hard to sustain life without additional finances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Potential Company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Resource is huge and wait fir digging

    Cons

    Working Progess is slow (but detail)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordination between employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Arup

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    Great support network, interesting projects

    Cons

    work load may be heavy at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Arup

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    great projects in general. good work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes underresourced - can put too much pressure/workload on individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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