Atkins Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Military type leadership

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having many disciplines in one office was a great experience for growth. Som of the PM's eager to share their knowledge. The benefits were very affordable.

    Cons

    Location of the office is very undesirable. Lots of traffic and very few options for lunch. People don't leave companies, they leave management/leadership. My supervisor was pompous, arrogant and thankless. I'm not sure how he and his side kick got in the building with heads as big as theirs.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to provide more management training for their managers and be more aware of how their employees are being treated.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Play the game

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

    Pros

    Benefits, coworkers (that's all i have but there is a twenty word minimum)

    Cons

    I don't like to play the office politics game.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership and new employees trained well

    Cons

    Bad management at time and no time off


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fairly good job security - as long as Atkins has work for you. Good work/life balance as most of the work is routine.

    Cons

    You will be let go within a week or two if Atkins cannot find someone to pay them to pay you. Very little opportunity for career advancement. Most positions are as contractor/consultant for firms that Atkins has a contract with. Once you are in one of these positions, it is very difficult to do something different. For a firm that relies heavily on the talents of their employees, there is surprisingly little invested in educating these employees. The attitude is that employees need to come prepared to be billable and can access online educational tools if they are low/no cost.


  6. Helpful (3)

    No job security.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Architect II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Architect II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture is average and company is finding new direction in the US.

    Cons

    Company is constantly restructuring and closing offices.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Snr Project Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Global Reach, Lots of expertise

    Cons

    Main focus on sales, technical staff not encouraged to service long term clients


  8. Helpful (5)

    Management is a Good O Boy Network

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, projects are large

    Cons

    Hired ex employees of a major builder in the industry. There is a reason why the best of the best got rid of them. They rely on their staff to do their work because they have no idea what they are doing. So if you are willing to do your bosses job too and be treated badly by them................. then this place is where you want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job !!! Take responsibility for your ignorance !! Project Managers and Superintendents should know what to do and not have to ask their staff for help ALL THE TIME !!!! Ridiculous !!


  9. Helpful (5)

    Great place to start your work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employees. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Fails to retain their best employees. When things get bad fires low level employees keeps management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower level employee


  10. Helpful (8)

    Horrible company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Alot of descrimination and no advancement opportunities


  11. A great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Keep up the good work. Need to come up with a strategy to keep the talent.



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