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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Forward thinking company with interesting projects and a challenging/inspiring work environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsLine managers that are interested in their teams' well being as well as performance
Flexible work arrangements are first class
Good performance is rewarded
Clear career paths and development framework
International colleague support is readily available if you ask
International mobility of working on projects overseas is particularly pleasing

ConsIT systems are, in some cases, somewhat antiquated and can be frustratingly slow or unresponsive
Activities can sometimes be very process driven, unnecessarily so

Advice to Senior ManagementThe social aspects of the organisation should remain a focus for the business. "Work hard, play hard" is fine, as long as the play element is there.

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

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Excellent place to start your career

Junior Architect (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGreat exposure for me as a beginner. As they hire only the best, you get the chance to work with the best. Surrounded by smart people changes you for good. Atkins takes up only large corporate projects only, so if you want to get hands on experience working on a large scale project manged through international best practices, there is no other place other than Atkins.

ConsMoving up is slow. Compensation is based on a standard scale linked to your job title. Sometimes feels like a govt. office for this reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate young aspiring worker handsomely if you want them to stay and add value to your company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Significant management change for the better

Principal Consultant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the positive methods and outlook.

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

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atkins

ProsFriendly, supportive, take care of their people, varied work

ConsNone really, they work you hard but there is nothing wrong in that

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

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Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsGreat company with lots of benefits.

ConsSome times feel quite small in such a large company.

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

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One of the best companies I worked at.

Project Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Orange, CA

I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 10 years

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Turning point in ones career with the exposure to the culture and projects

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Atkins

ProsDiversity, high-end projects, team environment

ConsNone. It's a good place to grow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Perfectly professional ....!

Mechanical Engineer - Site Operations (Former Employee)
Manama (Bahrain)

I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPlenty of avenues to shape up your ideas & views.

ConsIts grown so big that the smaller jobs too are viewed with the retrorespective of any Mega projects. To focus in project within the project....! Should always maintain edge over the Contractor & Should not be Client or Contractor driven project.

Advice to Senior ManagementTechnical development should be constantly focussed keeping abreast with the new developments rather than getting new recruits on short terms. Instead some areas should be outsourced & parallel develop our own team BOH.

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

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Atkins global....best to work with

Graduate Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Prosbest company to learn,to spend time with family,friend
They call it Work-Life balance...

ConsSometimes you feel to earn ,irrespective of your grade...
You may demand performance based bonuses .
But you find it incompetent in that!!!
You can learn,you can enjoy,But can only earn what you agreed upon.

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

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