CONSULTANT ARUP has been voted the best civil engineering company to work for in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey 2002.
The survey, sponsored by the Department of Trade & Industry, uses employee surveys to evaluate trust in management, pride in work and the company, staff satisfaction and camaraderie.
This year, consultants Arup and Oscar Faber (now FaberMaunsell) and contractors MJ Gleeson and Kier represented civil engineering among the 1,300 companies invited to enter.
Arup were placed 41st overall, and also ranked 7th for profit sharing with an average pay-out last year of 6% of the total.
It was particularly commended for its approach to staff development.
Firms entering the survey are required to state starting salaries. Of the civils firms making the top 100, Gleeson offers the highest at £23,000 with Arup and Kier both offering around £20,000.
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