Arup Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2021

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4.1
86%
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96%
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Arup Chairman Alan Belfield
Alan Belfield
324 Ratings
Pros
  • "great engineers and excellent working environment(in 109 reviews)

  • "Exciting and interesting projects to work on(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours expected from staff which is often not directly compensated for(in 91 reviews)

  • "Only work-life balance need to manage(in 58 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to start someone's career

      Nov 17, 2021 - Graduate Designer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is so helpful and kind.

      Cons

      Salary structure could be better

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Can be a great company to work at, but not for everyone

      Nov 15, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of high profile projects to work on. Most people there are great.

      Cons

      Sometimes can get caught up in company political things that lead to people falling through the cracks instead of advancing equitably

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fair working environemnt

      Nov 9, 2021 - Assistant Resident Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours on and off work

      Cons

      Not learning too much on the job

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Oct 23, 2021 - Consultant in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee benefits are very interesting

      Cons

      Working hours, career progression limited

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Jul 27, 2021 - Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice perks Great work environment Fantastic people

      Cons

      kind of democratic in decision making support services not that great

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great for an internship or entry level, not for professional growth

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great office space! location, interesting projects, global reach

      Cons

      I don't know about Arup offices elsewhere, but in Canada...there is a lack of cohesiveness in upper management and power struggles within the departments. No real leadership from top management, at times it seems like the office is being run by over-ambitious, under-qualified insecure lower managers especially facilities (you don't own the office!!) HR is largely absent, and useless, the performance evaluation process is an absolute joke (one very senior leader just copied and pasted his evaluations and changed the name of the person being evaluated!). You will only be advanced/promoted if you fit a certain profile...being male, British and white definitely expedites the upward mobility. There are growth opportunities, however the path is very steep for anyone who is outside of that profile. I saw many talented people leave for that reason. Also, too many meetings with minimal results and no direction.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company with heart

      Jul 5, 2021 - Human Resources Leader in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strives to have a positive impact on the world in which we live so that there is a world in which to live for future generations.

      Cons

      None to report at this time

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good enough

      Jul 4, 2021 - Electrical Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good for learning a lot of different things

      Cons

      The way the company is set up doesn't allow for work life balance

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Enjoyable Company

      Jun 9, 2021 - Advisory Services 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment for collaborative working

      Cons

      Difficult to get facetime with leadership at times.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing company

      May 11, 2021 - Junior Geotechnical Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great projects, socially conscious company

      Cons

      I can't really think of any cons

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