Atkins
3.2 of 5 114 reviews
www.atkinsglobal.com Epsom, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

Atkins Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.2 114 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger

Uwe Krueger

(42 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Experiece of major projects, good work life balance, good senior level enagement"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Relaxed working environment with flexible work hours"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "No career development during my 3 years at the company (This was during GFC)"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Low pay except for senior management"
    in 4 reviews
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My first job. Excellent company, friendly people.

Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England (UK)

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

ProsPeople take time to invest in your future. For top engineers there are some very interesting projects worldwide.

ConsTakes time to move up the ladder. Many graduates leave after the three years training, to competitors.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerhaps dont recruit that many graduates. Many are leaving anyway.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience was a good learning curve.

Senior Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
Epsom, England (UK)

I worked at Atkins full-time for less than a year

ProsWorking in a live and exciting project. Trust in you as an employee. People are very friendly.

ConsYou are considered as an employee , which meant little support from the team. Dry town!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No future for IT professionals

SSE (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at Atkins full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent Company for CIVIL and Aerospace, excellent work life balance.

ConsNo future for IT. No projects and incompetent offshore project management staff. Too much of office politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave some sensible IT management staff for Bangalore office.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Prosgood projests, good package, excellent future

Consmanagement controlled, no foreign trip

Advice to Senior Managementgood projests, good package, excellent future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Prosgood work life balance, good compensation for civil engineer

Consno technical challenges, very slow growth, difficult to swap between departments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Negative experience in Asia architecture division

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

ProsThere are some decent people among the pettiness.

ConsA lot of pushing work and responsibility. Serious long-term under-staffing beyond excuse of efficiency.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atkins

ProsGood work experience for freshers, good training resources

ConsPoor retention policy, poor pay but this is applicable only to its Indian offices. Otherwise, Atkins is a great company to work for!

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to retain your employees

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Engineer (Current Employee)
Bristol, England (UK)

I have been working at Atkins as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood company atmosphere, in and outside the office. Can buy and sell upto 15 days holiday a year without much hassle.

ConsBeing Consultancy based a lot of the projects can be handle turning process on outsourced work without much need for creative input.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience,professional environment and a bit of fun

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Doha (Qatar)

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

ProsWhat I appreciate in working with Ws Atkins and Partners Overseas is the professional values and news skills one can get by working with them.

ConsWhat I'm afraid a downside of the company is the contract renewal ambiguity. Things should be more clear to the staff regarding the job security.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bad morale, poor management, lack of team work

Vetting Administrator (Former Employee)
Epsom, England (UK)

I worked at Atkins full-time for more than a year

ProsThere was plenty of employee help available within the company re HR issues and training opportunities. Senior management seemed interested in the department and its employees. the usual employee benefits applied.

ConsUnfortunately I had the impression that the culture within my department was stuck in a bad place and no one was able or willing to move it forward. There was an incredibly high number of unhappy employees that I worked with, employee value was low.

Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak to your employees to gain a real picture of what working for Atkins is actually like.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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