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Atkins Principal Consultant Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2019

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  1. "Significant management change for the better"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive methods and outlook.

    Atkins2013-07-24
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Inexperienced and unguided management with poor control or over control from UK"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money while it lasted.

    Cons

    Their marketing operation needs to become professional.

    Advice to Management

    Put a professional marketing operation in place. Set the engineering rates competitively.

    Atkins2014-08-01
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 

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

    Pros

    Flexible working - part time working

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion, poor retention

    Advice to Management

    Value people appropriately

    Atkins2019-08-07
  4. "Excellent company to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Highly talented technical staff Wide geographical reach

    Cons

    Undergoing continuous changes which can be unsettling

    Atkins2019-07-24
  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn, interesting and varied projects.

    Cons

    A bit stressful at times, as any job can be.

    Atkins2019-06-24
  6. "Atkins Principal Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Aldershot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks after its people, although this may vary between divisions. Competitive salary. Consults personnel over prospective work.

    Cons

    Top heavy management structure and processes. Not enough trust placed in more junior grades.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage - trust your people.

    Atkins2018-07-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "hiring managers like to low-ball new starter's salary"

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    Principal Consultant in Doha
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    high profile company and projects; friendly, non-competitive working environment; excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    salary anomaly (worse then their competitors); hiring managers like to lowball new starter's salary; unable to retain excellent staff; Business Units work in silos

    Atkins2016-03-02
  8. Helpful (15)

    "Old fashioned and old boys club"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of your colleagues are really good, inspirational people with a good sense of humour. Making an attempt to embed innovation into the company.

    Cons

    People in management have no management experience, wrong people running the show. The CEO and lieutenants have no vision other than to say the right things at the next quarterly shareholder update. Confused strategy about whether to concentrate on UK or go harder on international work. Old fashioned mentality, not agile, not entrepreneurial, not changing with the times, poor salary and benefits, no bonus for most... staff this year, older male dominated, not many non-white people. I could go on...

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    Advice to Management

    Trying to implement a more responsive, agile and customer centred culture in the UK is not working as the same people are in management roles that are the cause of so many problems.

    Atkins2015-08-24
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Large Company Mentality Personified"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large number of opportunities to move around the business, most areas take an interest in individual development and encourage professional memberships

    Cons

    Inter-business collaboration very difficult since every area wants to meet own local targets. Business very risk averse, with processes to match which stifles innovation, despite what is generally claimed.

    Advice to Management

    Need to concentrate on retention of best people, with clear direction and freeing up individuals to work smarter and not constrained by layers of process.

    Atkins2014-09-15
  10. "In top 3 of intl consultancies in UAE"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great projects. Lots of good people to do the work. Healthy working culture (professional and courteous, usually). Majority of management are from the UK, rather than from the region, and therefore they have values which align with the Atkins brand, and not just a "local version" of it.

    Cons

    Poor mid-level communication. Poor staff recognition. Major "old boys club" vibe.

    Atkins2014-03-01
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