Atkins

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Atkins Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
185 Reviews
3.1
185 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Countless global opportunities. A great place to prosper.

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    • 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
  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.  

    Absolutely awesome company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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.

  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Civil Engineering Final year student Seeking the position to utilize my skills and abilities for the growth of Industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Bhubaneswar (India)
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Bhubaneswar (India)

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

    Pros

    -High level of professionalism
    -Active listener
    -Team player
    -Confident
    -Quick learner
    -Positive Thinking
    - Open to any challenging work
    -Good leader as well as good follower.

    Cons

    -Set clear goals.
    -Dealing & managing different people with different thaughts and ideas.
    -completeing work in time... i.e. time management.
    - Rising insurance costs.
    - rising insurance costs, economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -You can’t give too much positive feedback, as long as it’s sincere.
    -Treat people with compassion.
    -Know that you will have to fire people.
    - Address it immediately when an employee isn’t meeting a high bar.
    -Be brutally honest with yourself about what’s working and what isn’t.
    -Never hint.
    -Look for trouble.
    -Set clear standards for your team.
    - Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on.
    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Very Good Company to Work For.

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

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

    Pros

    Very good working culture, timing, co-workers standards, this is a company to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of seminars , training programs both personal and technicial for all levels of employee. good annual hikes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let this management go to any indians hand, untill British handles, it will be good enough to growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Line 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

    Cons

    IT 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CAD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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