Atkins Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Excellent Organisation to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Career development
    Good Management
    Great HR policies
    Excellent work culture
    Facilities provided are good
    Employee friendly & focused

    Cons

    Car Parking facility
    Long work hrs
    lack of transport facility

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. 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


  3. very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Signalling Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Signalling Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    +ve environment,good salary,goog work life balance

    Cons

    not that good payscale,not a good place for some without previous work experience


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  5. Assistant Project III

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. New structure a positive step forward

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

    I have been working at Atkins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As always, plenty of opportunities to grow in technical, operations or leadership roles. New structure designed to simplify lateral working across the group.

    Cons

    Outside of being an engineer or designer, career progression is largely up to the individual to drive forward with limited clarity on career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Shout louder about amazing achievements. Better coordination of divisional marketing to draw together a simplified communication of our services.


  7. Was a very beneficial internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Intern I in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Intern I in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Atkins

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Learned alot
    Coworkers were great
    Management is changing structure of the company for the better
    Great office culture

    Cons

    Didn't haven enough workload to hire me on as a full time employee after graduation
    Commute up to the golden triangle wasn't the best


  8. Design engineer within the rail sector involved in Rail enhancement projects and schemes.

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

    I have been working at Atkins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Atkins greatly value their younger employees and recognise the importance of producing and developing quality engineers; competent enough to comprehend and execute the complex and diverse challenges huge projects possess whether it is today, tomorrow or scheduled to launch in the unforeseen future.

    Opportunities for young/experienced professionals to travel or relocate.

    Excellent working environment.

    Internal promotion/career progression is more common than external.

    Cons

    Graduate salaries are lower than opposing companies.
    Civil Engineering orientated consultancy.


  9. Grad Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great variety of businesses and roles to move around.

    Cons

    Climbing up the ladder is difficult, progression based on experience more then performance.


  10. Environmental Scientist

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Salary is good, team structure is good, management cares about you

    Cons

    Like all big companies, it is sort of slow to respond to change.


  11. Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Atkins

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, genuine support for personal development and wellbeing. Strategic thirst for excellence.

    Cons

    Too many dinosaurs in middle / upper management

    Advice to Management

    Younger talented personnel being promoted to middle / upper management is needed to provide a breath of fresh air.



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