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Atkins Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 17 reviews)

  • senior management/overhead to remote from teams (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    The work is not stressful and you get to learn a lot

    Cons

    People are not utilized to their best strengths


  2. "Sr Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, family friendly, great benefits

    Cons

    None at this time

  3. "Focused on people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Definitely focused on employees and bringing quality deliverables and solutions to clients.

    Cons

    No upward mobility for employees with niche career lines

    Advice to Management

    Keep your niche employees by building career paths for them


  4. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, good after work networking opportunities,

    Cons

    unstable management, volatile corporate finances


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not all that employee focused"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Good male:female ratio
    Ability to make up time

    Cons

    Poorly trained management
    Enabling of employees yet critical of the freedom they utilize
    Growth only available if you want to do what they want you to do
    Feedback only provided when things are very bad

    Advice to Management

    Don't manipulate employees, tell them what you need of them
    Provide feedback regularly and make expectations clear
    Separate your ambition from employee's career/goals


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good company for engineers"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Glassdoor should have zero star rating

    Cons

    Layoff after project
    As an engineer your job stability depends on the project. During each project you have to think about your next project.
    You should network inside the company to make sure your name is on the list for the next project.
    As a technical engineer you are just a number cruncher. Build your network in the company, spend time talking to project manager or you will be laid off.
    As am engineer you are just an expense to the company.
    As an engineer, if your hours are not billable, you are an expanse that needs to be cut.
    Work on your office politics, and office networking, or update your resume. The choice is yours...

    Advice to Management

    Atkins management policy: Engineers are dime a dozen


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Atkins is a Great company and opportunity.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Drainage Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job security, plenty of work.

    Cons

    Company not interested in employee's career growth.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No Support from Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Office environment is very pleasant, with nice employees. Flexible hours... It felt good to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    Management wants you to win projects and contracts, but are not willing to offer a whole lot of support. Their internal procedures are their own worst enemy. The reporting structure sucks, with managers in other states making go/no-go decisions, but have no idea of the local climate. Their internal reporting requirements are their own worst enemy. I wasted my time their, trying to market for a company that seemingly doesn't want to win.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip, and come back to reality with your strategies. Offer your middle management some support. Change your internal procedures to benefit middle management a little more. Bunch of talking heads and nothign more.


  10. "Great company, recruits and retains sharp, talented, and all around good people."

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    Current Employee - GDP Engineer I
    Current Employee - GDP Engineer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, driven manager who has been a very positive influence and a great role model.

    Cons

    Not challenged enough as a young engineer.


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