Atkins Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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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. Office Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with an amazing group of people and learned so much in the six years I was there.

    Cons

    The company drastically changed once the acquisition took place; as did the morale. Heavy workloads for the ones that dodged the multiple "lay-off" bullet.

    Advice to Management

    A company only reaches true success due in part by the people that it employees. Every job is important no matter the title. Ones position should never be referred to as "non-essential."


  2. Large Company with Small Company Feel

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small groups/teams, Open door policy

    Cons

    Tax group does not have significantly defined roles


  3. Senior Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Pays for professional dues, pay is decent, company employee activity club, medical, dental, 401k, 15 days of vacation, experienced staff

    Cons

    Office was too hot, coffee was sour, mugs were not provided for coffee, there was limited flavors of the coffee, people don't always say good morning

    Advice to Management

    cool off the office, get new coffee, get new mugs for employees, get more flavors for the coffee, say good morning to people, smile really big although you're having a bad day


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  5. Environmental Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, enjoyable environment

    Cons

    below competitive salary, significant travel

    Advice to Management

    work to bring salary up to industry standard, could be losing valuable talent if not


  6. Really Cares for its employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Work vs Life balance is far and above any other place I have worked

    Cons

    - No different than any Aerospace gig, its feast or famine


  7. Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Graduate Consultant
    Former Intern - Graduate Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Atkins as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They use an incredibly high number of softwares and they use all of them equally. As a fresh graduate, although I was only able to stick around for a short while due to the decline in oil prices, I managed to learn many valuable skills. I've never seen a company use as many softwares as Atkins. Keep in mind that I'm speaking in regards to their consultancy that caters to the energy sector- I am unaware of how their other offices operate.

    Cons

    Management seems to be slow about getting work around the office. I had no control over how much work I had, and there would be times where I simply sat down and did nothing for several hours, or even days at a time, while my colleagues were all busy. Management does a lot more of their own work than actual management. Perhaps I disagree with the company philosophy which may be significantly more effective than how traditional businesses run, but from my experience it seemed to favor senior employees and leave new ones on the back burner.

    Advice to Management

    People were being hired for a string of 6 or so months, even 2 months into the market crash. There was not enough work for all of these people. Should definitely consider slowing down the hiring process if the work is as heavily tied to the economy as it seems to be.


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    In my opinion, one of the "Best Places to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having worked for this Company for lots of years I can honestly say it's a great place to work. Provides excellent opportunity for new graduates to obtain the experience they need to become seasoned professionals, and also allows the seasoned professionals to truly make a difference in planning, designing and enabling solutions. Great benefits and working conditions. A progressive environment. New CEO has breathed fresh air into this Company - has provided definite direction, is visible, involved and within reach. It's a new day here at Atkins.

    Cons

    Changes must take place for a Company to achieve its vision....so this is NOT A CON. Takes patience and commitment to allow the changes to settle. Positive changes happening here at Atkins.

    Advice to Management

    While we're going through the changes, don't forget to let employees know how much they're appreciated.


  9. One of the best companies I've worked for - collaborative, energetic environment - lots of positive changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management team isn't afraid to make changes for the better. The company's seeing positive results from the changes. Management truly cares about the employees, and there are many ways to engage. Very open environment that encourages collaboration and teamwork. The CEO has communicated his vision and has set very clear goals for the organization. There's a very strong client service culture and a focus on innovation and project delivery.

    Cons

    There really aren't cons that I've found. Some of the staff are struggling with the changes and they tend to be negative, which brings coworkers down. Benefits and pay are comparable to the rest of the industry; opportunities for personal growth are available to those who seek them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making positive changes - I have seen changes in the last year that have strengthened the organization, reenergized groups, and have given us focus. The emphasis on collaboration, teamwork, and breaking down silos has really helped, we just need to keep moving in that direction!


  10. Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Great hard working staff. Good community

    Cons

    Company restructuring. Trying to compete with the big dogs at the expense of the staff. Poor pay


  11. Getting it right

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A collaborative atmosphere has evolved over the past year, with all market areas looking to bring the varied professional practices together to provide best in class solutions to our clients.

    Cons

    There are a few remaining silos that need to break down their walls and work collectively to bring the full suite of professional service to their market areas.



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