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Atkins Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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81%
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Nick Roberts
85 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    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

    Advice to Management

    Do not promote engineers to become managers on the basis of technical ability and tenure alone

    Atkins2017-07-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for Managers , terrible for juniors"

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    Former Employee - Lead Structural Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    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

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring is very necessary

    Atkins2016-04-19
  3. "Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    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.

    Atkins2016-01-02
  4. "Great Organisation"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Systems Manager in Worcester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Organisation - sense of loyalty

    Cons

    Nothing particularly negative I have to add

    Atkins2019-06-18
  5. "Great place for Civil Engineering Experience"

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    Current Employee - Placement Student in Epsom, England

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

    Pros

    - good culture, great training, as a student I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Typical 9-5 where most people we looking to get out on Friday afternoon.

    Atkins2019-06-13
  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Large company feel, not a lot of control with what happens in office

    Atkins2019-06-12
  7. "Its an excellent company !"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer 

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent systems in place. Big Projects. Excellent procedures.

    Cons

    tight time lines for delivery

    Atkins2019-06-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Management Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Flexible working hours. Positive work/life balance you wouldn't get at other consultancies.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Demand for project work is not currently aligned with ambitious growth strategy, meaning it is difficult to make impact when you are low level.

    Atkins2019-05-31
  9. "Nonexistent Structure - Good Responsibility"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a graduate you are given responsibility well beyond that of any other graduate in different firms - you are exposed to fully completing tasks on your own very early on. The people you work with in the company are great and the atmosphere OUTSIDE of project work is brilliant.

    Cons

    Sink or swim mentality - you get chucked into the deep end with almost no support There is no structure to the graduate programme - you remain a graduate until you get chartered Pay is poor Not much room for progression - external hires are valued more than internal promotions.

    Atkins2019-06-17
  10. "Gone downhill since being taken over. Would not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects to work on. Career progression is decent for a large organisation. Flexible benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't as good as the company claims, not since the takeover by SNC-Lavalin. This is a particular problem because Atkins selling point vis-a-vis their competitors has always been that that the work/life balance is superior, with the trade-off being a lower salary than the likes of other engineering consultancies. However since the takeover work/life balance has got progressively worse, and in addition...

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    Advice to Management

    Reign in the poor reporting culture and encourage employees to report the actual hours they work rather than the silly rules of never reporting more than 37.5.

    Atkins2019-06-14
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