Atkins Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
Uwe Krueger
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Pros
  • The Company offers good benefits and a flexible work schedule that enhances a positive work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • It is one of the best design company in the world with diverse working environment and really good design team (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • As with many companies these days, employees are pushed hard, so the work-life balance is quite poor (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay except for senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Run by accounting department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist

    I worked at Atkins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay; nice office; good co workers: interesting projects

    Cons

    All about being billable; doesn't treat staff well; incompetent management

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees


  2. Helpful (8)

    Okay company, little growth opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Safety Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Safety Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Atkins (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atkins has some very smart, personable employees. The range of projects is impressive.

    Cons

    Politics, Poor management, Little opportunity to grow, Stuck in the old times, No innovation


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Atkins part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership and new employees trained well

    Cons

    Bad management at time and no time off


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Snr Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atkins

    Pros

    Global Reach, Lots of expertise

    Cons

    Main focus on sales, technical staff not encouraged to service long term clients


  6. Helpful (7)

    Falling Apart

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Too many issues to adequately describe. A sinking ship.

    Cons

    Poor management, communication, lack of investment in employees.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Inexperienced and unguided management with poor control or over control from UK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good money while it lasted.

    Cons

    Their marketing operation needs to become professional.

    Advice to Management

    Put a professional marketing operation in place. Set the engineering rates competitively.


  8. Helpful (9)

    Great staff in need of better management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Staff

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working, ethical, creative and talented technical staff. Great support staff

    Cons

    In past 8 years or so, at least one reorganization every two years. Highest levels of management do not listen to staff on reorgs. They give the impression of such, but dissenting opinions not given much weight. Current alignment has little chance of being successful for some groups, while others will be fine. But why the constant need to rearrange corporate structure?

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Your technical and support staff are leaving in droves, just as the national economy is picking up steam.


  9. Helpful (8)

    Can't get out of the ditch in North America

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    co workers, client interface opportunities

    Cons

    lack of continuity in management, lack of execution of strategy, lack of cohesive vision, very inconsistent personnel management, complete lack of performance based incentives at a mid manager/career level, lack of operational guidelines for such simple things as bid generation and scope review, absolutely no opportunities for cross discipline or other types of training, many senior staff just looking for a good exit opportunity, many managers are so frightened for their security that they are not making decisions for sustainable success, but simply for short term survival


  10. Good entry level scientist or Engineer workplace.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atkins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good opportunity for beginning Engineers or Scientists to get a leg in the door for environment science, construction, or Civil engineering.

    Cons

    Room for career development or advancement is limited. After 2-3 years hear you will become stagnant due to the poor leadership of the senior management.


  11. Resident engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Muscat (Oman)
    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Muscat (Oman)

    I worked at Atkins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Nothing as much to say still lot to go

    Advice to Management

    Great going but lot to be done for indians



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