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Arup Project Manager Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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  1. "Internship placement"

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    Former Intern - Project Manager 
    Recommends

    I worked at Arup for less than a year

    Pros

    - Excellent working atmosphere - Very good mentors/buddies

    Cons

    - No real cons to mention

    Arup2019-08-18
  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Madrid
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, specialist in every single area, great values

    Cons

    No cons so far. Really a good company

    Arup2019-03-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and retire"

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    Project Manager in Leeds, England

    I worked at Arup for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment, interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    Pay, internal communication, employee retention in the lower grades

    Arup2019-01-16
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good company, not great group"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with good values. Good projects and exciting roles. Flexible and independent working.

    Cons

    Senior management disconnected from the junior members. Senior management structure changes every year. Not active mentoring. Slow career progression. Overtime is not paid, even though people work long hours. High staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so disconnected. Value your staff. Pay overtime like other groups do.

    Arup2019-01-16
  5. "Great values"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    As an employee-owned business, Arup treats staff well and is genuinely in the top flight with regards to quality, investment in innovation, knowledge management, prestige. Many ambitious and highly educated people work at the organisation. A culture of supporting co-workers means you can reach out to virtually anyone in the organisation at any time and it will be their pleasure to provide you with free advice... on virtually any topic you can think of. Over time this generates an excellent breadth of experience in the staff. Profits are shaerd between all staff in a predictable non-discretionary bonus scheme. A decent double matched pension scheme. Staff are asked whether they want to work on projects and can genuinely refuse a commission, at junior-intermediate grades anyway.

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    Cons

    Progression can be slow. A couple of successful projects in other organisations may result in advancement, particularly where delivering good commercial outcomes... Arup does not reward these outcomes and progress can seem to be based on cultural fit. Salaries are competitive, but not leading. Overtime is not paid within the PM division as a rule. Work ethic in the company is strong - and whilst this is... good, benefit for hard work might not be felt if advancement is not forthcoming.

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    Arup2018-10-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, poor group"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide good training facilities, have a good pension and benefits.

    Cons

    very poor pay compared to the market rates, poor morale in PPM group with high staff turn over

    Advice to Management

    Talk to all grades in your group

    Arup2018-03-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Bad Department"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Some good projects to work on

    Cons

    Senior Management is very disconnected from junior members of staff and are not active in their support for career development

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with junior members of staff and don't be so inaccessible

    Arup2016-11-01
  8. "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Assistant Project Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arup

    Pros

    Open culture. Professional attitude. Open to innovation. Always keen to hire a fresh talent that can make a contribution to innovation and has a balanced approach to problem solving.

    Cons

    Slow rate of contract documentation may cost the company a very good contract.

    Arup2016-09-30
  9. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxes atmosphere, great benefits, work/life balance if you're good with time and self management and able to push back, great people

    Cons

    Difficult progress, poor performance management, lack of accountability that makes it difficult to achieve goals and meet deadlines, top organisation structure changes every year, decisions by committee, change resistant

    Advice to Management

    Invest time and effort in performance management

    Arup2016-09-10
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Arup full-time

    Pros

    Good life balance, good projects, cool people, young environment, nice office, clever people, grads from best schools, chance to work globally

    Cons

    Good for new grads not much career advancement

    Arup2015-07-26
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