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Excellent company to work for. Friendly and great benefits. Very good working conditions. Respectful colleagues, encouraged to succeed and improve in your job.It's a company that provides a stable career so probably more suited to people later in life, not so great if you're young and want to excel your career rapidly.
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It was a collaborative, fun and a real community feel to the organisation

What is the best part of working at the company?The best part of the company is the community, culture and the people.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing; I had a really good support network there so, there wasn't any stressful part
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  • Time and location flexibility
  • Fair pay for job
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Great company

Great place to work where everyone is working to produce the best work they can and are all keen to help everyone else achive the very best too.
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Great values, poor leadership and low salaries

Arup's culture and values are very inspiring. However, the leadership team on a group level are distant, unwilling to implement change and have their favorites. Arup is not the place to progress quickly - if you are a high achiever you are encouraged to leave and rejoin at a higher grade. Salaries very low compared to the market.
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Stay away if you are a technically minded person

Long hours and below market salary, no promotion if you don't fit Arup hipster profile. Most of the non-EU workforce that are on Tier 2 sponsorship have to work twice as hard. Overall, not a nice company for immigrant engineers despite all that diversity and inclusion propaganda they push in their PR.


High profile projects


Long hours, low salary, no promotion
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Interesting projects

Interesting projects - bright colleagues and innovative research. Not the best paid but decent work environment. Can be pressure to work long hours and on billability.
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Extremely poor work/life balance imposed on staff

Traditional 9-5:30 working does not apply. It’s more 10-7:30 on a good day. I was suddenly expected to work overseas every second week, and they enforced that I travel on Sunday midday because of flight times at no extra pay, just once I got a half day in lieu. None of this was mentioned in interview. Manager was unprofessional and unliked by the whole team because of these pressures on people. It’s pot luck with the teams/management you end up with and experiences will vary. Positive note the office itself is great.
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Fun workplace

good company with good benefits, low staff turnover, offer all sorts of opportunities to learn and progress no matter what stage you are at in your career.
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Arup is a good company to work for.

Arup is a good company to work for. It can feel a bit like a cult in the way people view the company but everyone is very nice. Very focused on sustainability and innovation. It can be slow paced and sometimes you may feel like progression is not really easy.


Great food and snack bar. Office is really nice.


Can be long hours, and you may feel like you arr not developing much
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So many great minds, you really get to learn so much from all of the great minds within the firm. As an employee owned company the business invests a lot into Research and Development.


Excellent knowledge sharing.


Can get competative.
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Great Projects

Great experience on projects Salary on the Low side but good benefits Good environment at times can be a bit stressful at other times Its a large company though so this might be different for different groups
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it was very fun and productive workplace. the building was big clean and well designed.i really enoyed working there. i would highly recommend to othes
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Good and collaborative working environment, interesting projects, friendly environment, very technical and less creative, good remuneration and benefits.
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Great workplace

I had a week of work experience in this company and it was absolutely terrific. The workers around are very polite and supportive and there are many facilities that can be used in order to help get to work.


Great working environment


Could take time to get to your working space.
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Productive and fun workplace'

Busy most days I learned so much in areas of my work duties Management is poor needs upgrading her skills and management with people A mixed culture There was no part of the job hard Talking to staff assisting and supporting in all areas requested


Free fruit and cakes weekly in the adternoons


Long hours no flexi
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Great culture and leadership

Respectful and collaborative culture promoting openness and knowledge sharing. Innovation are in a forefront of the business strategy. Dedication is always rewarded and highly appreciated.
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Work exp placement

Very useful and accommodating. Worked on international projects and found it very interesting. All the staff were friendly and happy to help me out when I was there.
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Good place to work

Good place to work if your willing to work in a place that will expect you to take on work that your haven't done before and improve the processes and procedures


near a tube station
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Productive place with interesting projects around the world

Productive place with interesting projects around the world Polite work environment Creative environment Relatively flat organization Company culture
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Productive and fun workplace

Clear processes and procedures. Clear management style and structure. Working culture that promotes teamwork, information sharing. Experienced and skilled co-workers. Good learning environment.
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Nice place to work

The company as a whole is very nice to work for with nice people and offices. The project (Crossrail Bond Street) had many contract problems which caused much of the of the problems the staff and managers faced on a day to day basis.
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Based on 266 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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