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Arup Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
185 Reviews
3.5
185 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

  2.  

    great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arup

    Pros

    great benefits, free on site health care center for yourself and family, friendly environment and always willing to help you with anything

    Cons

    it does seem that people who do not put forth as much effort as others seem to be the ones that get ahead based on them being friendly to management and not based on their actual performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

    I have been working at Arup full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleges with a good social interaction when not at work. Good resources and availability of industry experts in house.

    Cons

    Poor basic salary when compared to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Amazing benefits, but combination of two entities maybe not such a good fit.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Awesome benefits: in house free gym, childcare, free clinic. Free testing done for all employees and their pets. Quarterly and yearly bonus as well as random and holiday cash giveaways for all employees.

    Cons

    I worked in an area that originated at the University of Utah and was incorporated into ARUP. Employees were about half new and old, and seemed to be in vicious competition with one another. Also, the worse you are at your job, the more likely you are to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Great working environment with good opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    The work load can be high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in New York, NY (US)

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

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Good support for development
    Company values and ethics are employee focussed
    Does not feel like a commercial enterprise

    Cons

    Not that I have found thus far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good to work with this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Face less pressure in projects. Has some of the best engineers in the world

    Cons

    All good, but has very low pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Nice company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Health, 401K, and other fringe benefits are good. The people are generally nice and intelligent.

    Cons

    Large international company with a solid top-down structure doesn't allow for much upward mobility but maybe some lateral growth. Work-life balance gets off kilter sometimes due to hardworking culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Internship

    Former Employee - Internship in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Internship in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot in such a short time.

    Cons

    You work for long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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