Atkins Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2021

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Pros
  • "Great work culture and work life balance(in 144 reviews)

  • "Relax working environment and nice colleague(in 93 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior Management trouble towards the end of my tenure(in 43 reviews)

  • "No work -life balance for the employees(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great leadership team

      9 Feb 2021 - Graduate Process Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
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      Pros

      A lot of experienced engineers to work with. Great team dynamic

      Cons

      Variable process engineering scopes available for graduates to gain experience

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      15 May 2021 - Accountant in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      supportive partner , good work life balance

      Cons

      not much structural training and development

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Senior Process Engineer

      31 Jul 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent technically-skilled individuals, pleasant and harmonious work environment

      Cons

      Poor leadership, senior management personnel lacked basic training in commercial, business management and leadership skills

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Graduate

      2 Jan 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team. Gained a range of useful experience.

      Cons

      Graduate program was not really a program, more of a norrmal job. There should have been more training opportunities.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good for Managers , terrible for juniors

      18 Apr 2016 - Lead Structural Engineer in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good annual salary Having Challenging projects Working as engineering hub Involved in various projects from around the globe Dealing with other sectors

      Cons

      No HR, do nobody is looking at developing plan or nobody to listen to you if you have a problem Too Many manager s

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Promising career

      8 Jun 2021 - Designer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Identifies employee's interest Absorbs dedicated contract staff into full time roles Motivates setting goals and objectives

      Cons

      Some department leads can be unapproachable whereas some can be a breath of fresh air who understands the needs of a young employee. It depends on your luck who you'll be working with.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Atkins senior careers and ethical approach

      12 May 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Birmingham, England, England
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      Pros

      Technical excellence in the main and a focus on cutting edge engineering. Committed in principle to ED&I, sustainability etc. Generally a caring company that values employees as important to the bottom line

      Cons

      At senior levels there is little in the way of proactively managing careers and opportunities to advance/promote. Still a tendency to put aside ethics and principles when the bottom line or relationship with an important client is threatened (this last is most likely a personality driven issue).

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      10 Jun 2021 - Engineering Degree Apprenticeship in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice team, great holiday, flexible hours, large variety of work, good management.

      Cons

      Annual salary and time is recorded to ever hour you work.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great experience overall

      4 Feb 2021 - Civil Engineer I in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic manager and a very skilled team ( particularly Water Resources and Highway/Construction) - Work on complex, large-scale (up to $ billions) projects - Overtime pay typically available, depending on contract - Good culture with respect to letting teams and managers do their jobs, at least from my point of view. - A flexible company--my manager(s) were mostly very understanding of work-life balance and open to ideas, changes, etc. Flexible work schedule offered. Also, they let me switch into the Graduate Development rotational program, which allowed me to work within different facets of civil engineering. - A decent amount of work in the field, if you want it. - At the time (not sure how it is now), they didn't "cram" any "inclusion" initiatives down your throat... it felt like a naturally diverse and merited workforce at the Austin office, and a nice atmosphere.

      Cons

      - Acquired by SNC Lavalin (somewhat sketchy past?), making it an even larger corporation, effects TBD - Somewhat difficult to get in on the more "innovative" projects and solutions.. most work, on the individual, granular level, seems to be "build more, build bigger", and sort of run-of-the-mill civil engineering. - Found out an immigrant colleague within a different department was underpaid compared to American peers (the person was at the mercy of their work-visa, more or less). It could be an individual issue with that manager, but probably an industry-wide, or even country-wide practice, which wouldn't surprise me--nonetheless, it was upsetting and off-putting.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      10 Jun 2021 - Graduate Consultant in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very people focused and aware of employees

      Cons

      More markets would be good

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