Arup Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
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  1. "Arup review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, strong technical staff, amazing projects

    Cons

    High stress environment, frequent overtime

  2. "Good place to learn. Pay is low"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You would learn a lot and meet smart people

    Cons

    - Promotions are quiet slow - Pay raises are very little


  3. "Recommended"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, diverse

    Cons

    Depending on the department. I was in Finance and noticed the tendency towards micromanagement

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  4. "Good for starting"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in London, ON

    I worked at Arup full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good for starting as a graduate

    Cons

    You have to be vigilant.

  5. "Great company, interesting projects, diverse array of businesses"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Fp&A Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity of projects, great culture, and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Management often books late meetings, lack of focused career plans for anyone outside the core engineering disciplines

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve learned a lot during my year

    Cons

    Very large company it’s hard to know who to ask what

  7. "Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn. diversity good environment good location

    Cons

    Not enough salary more senior staffs needed

  8. "Great firm"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arup full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Best AEC company to work with

    Cons

    There is no better company than Arup to think off

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Looks good on a cv, that's it"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are more generous than other firms, free food all the time, pretty office, parties and social committee. The only real possibilities of career growth are if you are willing to move abroad.

    Cons

    Too much overtime, no work-personal life balance, there is no support and services (no IT, no HR, no Administrative assistant, office facilities and marketing are bullies, you do everything yourself or you wait...), the pay is way less than competition... If you are not British you will feel the discrimination when it's time to be promoted. Same if you dare to speak you mind. Promotions are not for the most talented, creative and innovative staff, it's for the boss favorites and the Arup's followers... that don't disrupt anything.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very intense environement"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Junior Civil Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers and very friendly

    Cons

    poor management that pushes you to the edge

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