Atkins

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Atkins Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
187 Reviews
3.0
187 Reviews
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Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Experiece of major projects, good work life balance, good senior level enagement (in 19 reviews)

  • Very friendly and social working environment with technically excellent staff producing high quality work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance restricted, Have you tell your boss where to go and be like a kid (in 4 reviews)

  • No career development during my 3 years at the company (This was during GFC) (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Absolutely awesome company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible schedules for life's personal challenges... The atmosphere at work is awesome. Relatively laid back, with great people to be around. There isn't any negativity, and everyone is always willing to share work, and help each other out. Support for success from the senior leadership team is definitely tops! It's easy to get guidance and help, when there are challenges. An employee can actually carve their own path for success. You just have to put in the effort. Good performance is also recognized.

    Cons

    None really, after have been with several major engineering firms. Atkins is definitely a top firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the current vision, and direction! I definitely feel the love way down here in the "trenches"...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Company values employees. Good pay and benefits. Recent reorg has put the company on the right track.

    Cons

    Only have 8 paid holidays. Would like to see more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Need to come up with a strategy to keep the talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    On a positive upswing!

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

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Visionary leadership at the global level has cascaded to sharp, innovative talent as managing directors in the regions. The company is taking well-considered risks to change the organization and strengthen its competitive position. You can walk the halls and feel the energy and excitement. The specific focus on a limited set of major goals has continued for several years now, and the results are starting to show. This is not "flavor of the month" management or backing off what needs to be done if someone complains. There is clear demonstration of integrity at the top, which is a positive trust-building position for me.

    Cons

    We're still working on improvements to processes and back-end systems to support the changes, especially providing enough pathways of communication and attention to managing resistance to change. Like many companies transitioning from being multi-local to being truly global, we have some challenges in building cultural awareness in order to work together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom line, it's great to continue emphasizing the UK for project work. However, being too UK-centric in building consistent processes and back-end systems makes it harder for employees across the regions to feel like we are one organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Direction

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

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The new CEO has the company energized with a clear vision. We have reorganized to be more competitive and responsive to the market demands. Since I have been with the Company (over 6 years) we have more communications than ever before. The Company offers good benefits and a flexible work schedule that enhances a positive work-life balance. I hope to retire from here.

    Cons

    I wish we could grow sooner than later so we can be a larger player in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reinforcing the positive successes and recognize those who deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    CAD

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Tech in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - CAD Tech in Henderson, NV

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, culture and the work environment.

    Cons

    Desingning jobs for Gas line construction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Significant management change for the better

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

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Spirit: Management of adults by adults. Very smart group of people.
    Stabilized very positively. The outlook is very strong.

    Cons

    New structures have been put in place - there is some concern but they appear to be very positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the positive methods and outlook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies I worked at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Orange, CA

    I worked at Atkins full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to excell and and accomplish all your goals. Independents is very important. Company has fantastic benefits and you feel valuable.

    Cons

    The management has made some dum desicions and as a result of it I got laid off. Since the recesion they have been going through some tough times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management needs to have some great leaders that will guide the company in correct direction. Seems like everyone is for themself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I was given a lot of latitude in my job. I learned cutting edge program management techniques.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Right of Way Agent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Right of Way Agent in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on large state of the art projects, learn new technologies, and to grow professionally within your field.

    Cons

    Professional development. It was difficult to receive approval to attend courses, confernces and seminars.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Countless global opportunities. A great place to prosper.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Diligence, hard work and technical competence are recognized in Atkins. Those that are willing to apply themselves seem to do well which has led to a dynamic yet compassionate atmosphere.

    Cons

    As with any consultancy there are peaks and troughs in workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make every effort to maintain the current working environment especially as Atkins grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A destination to build your career......

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Atkins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teamwork and passionate professionals add value to the firm.

    Cons

    As like in all firms deadlines may add pressure to your work life.

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