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Atkins Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2019

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  1. "Great environment / treatment of staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Line Manager in Bristol, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for leadership roles relatively early in career Culture of treating staff well Good office environment Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Salary not great although apparently within top quartile of sector Work diet can be mixed being dependent on work won from clients

    Atkins2016-12-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Atkins Bought Worldwide by SNC-Lavalin"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working hours, competitive salary, good benefits

    Cons

    too many middle managers, zero focus on mentoring younger employees, unsympathetic HR department

    Advice to Management

    redefine the HR department, cut out some middle managers, hire a younger workforce

    Atkins2017-07-25
  3. "Mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Take care of employee, homw work balance

    Cons

    Low salary, no bonus. Boring job sometimes

    Atkins2019-03-07
  4. "Great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere and people are great. Lots of offices all around the world and opportunities to travel between. I worked in multiple office for Atkins and have had a similar experience throughout.

    Cons

    Not the best projects if you want smaller commercial experience. Offices are a bit dated but this is getting better. Recent redundancies were poorly handled.

    Atkins2018-04-18
  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    Salary and perks are good.

    Cons

    Lack of appetite to risk. Not innovative.

    Atkins2018-03-26
  6. "Graduate Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some competent and friendly colleagues. Relaxed corporate atmosphere

    Cons

    Very white organisation, particularly at graduate level and more male than female. Does not reflect ethnic diversity of top universities. Interview bias likely. Subtle discrimination on a social level among graduates- social events are dreary for minorities, particularly first generation migrants (though rather typical in the UK).

    Advice to Management

    Check recruitment statistics for bias (former CEO acknowledged racial bias was likely in the industry).

    Atkins2018-02-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment and people lot of opportunity to move around as well. Social committee is very active as well.

    Cons

    every one seems to be below the market payscale with greater responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Need to try to increase salary of staff.

    Atkins2018-01-11
  8. "Best Employer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Mechanical Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented company , good organisation for future oriented peoples , good bonus , better work environment and good services

    Cons

    working time is quite more , it was frustrating some times

    Advice to Management

    reduce work time , because when we don't have work it is frustrating to complete 9 hours

    Atkins2017-06-15
  9. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Mechanical Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Location is very good. Office environment is good.

    Cons

    Salary for young professionals is very low. Growth opportunities for young professionals is very limited . Middle management seems to be in a fight for superiority.

    Advice to Management

    HR really needs to work for the initiatives which employees appreciate.

    Atkins2016-07-18
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Rudderless"

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    Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins for more than a year

    Pros

    Good to have so many different engineering disciplines in one place

    Cons

    Possibly the worst of all the engineering consultants which is a real shame as they have so much to offer

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff and listen

    Atkins2015-08-02
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