Atkins Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. Senior Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (3)

    PBS&J was great Atkins sucks the life out of you

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

    I have been working at Atkins

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

    Pros

    well established living off the PBS&J name. Haven't found any pros since the takeover/buyout/merger.

    Cons

    living off the PBS&J name. Only interested in getting it done by the worker bees while management offers little support. Much like the apparatus that led to the french revolution and Bastille day.Economy improves more people look for better and realistic opportunities

    Advice to Management

    too many chiefs not enough Indians . the peons grinding out the daily work are not really considered part of the team of "Atkins" Maybe management might even pretend to show we might matter instead of being a negative cost (labor) against the balance sheet. Fire everyone but the top brass, That should go a long way toward improving the bottom and top line and improving margins and exceeding fundamentals


  3. Helpful (1)

    Vice President

    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Areas of opportunities for advancement, trying to reorganize and be more efficient

    Cons

    No administrative support, driven by billable hours, make your #s fine if not out the door, no sustainability

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond monthly and quarterly results


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  5. marketing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great job great pay great team

    Cons

    tough work tough hours work if tough

    Advice to Management

    get it going push it hard make it work


  6. Environmental Scientist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    Run by accounting department

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  8. Helpful (3)

    Trying to leave quickly!!!

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Not any. I am trying to leave asap. Any positive reviews on here are plants by HR or Managers. Beware of any positive. It does not reflect the truth

    Cons

    Well, if you are American, don't bother. It is all Brits and they hate Americans. I've never run across a more racist group. Their clients hate them in America and they will not be around long!

    Advice to Management

    You have let go the people who could have helped you. Just close up and leave our country please.


  9. Helpful (3)

    The worst career experience in 30 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atkins

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

    Pros

    can't find any, the pre hiring looked organized but on first day you get hit with the awful reality

    Cons

    hostile work environment, employees are treated not on merit but on racial/ origins and whether they fit into the big wheel or not!

    Advice to Management

    look at your competitors and learn


  10. Helpful (8)

    Okay company, little growth opportunity

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    • 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


  11. Assistant Project III

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Atkins

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company, professional and recognized as prestigious in the construction and transportation. ..

    Cons

    None. I do not have any negative comments about the company and coworkers.



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