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Atkins Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 13 reviews)

  • senior management/overhead to remote from teams (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    worldwide open thinking leadership and values on excellence

    Cons

    limited capital to fully invest in markets

    Advice to Management

    shrink overhead


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Once Great Empire has Fallen (Far)"

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

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

    Pros

    Great local teams and team leaders. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Zero training budget. Stressful/ cyclical work cycle based off a dying industry. Culture was a facade: promises instead of results and outright lying to workers about direction/ strategy/ action plans. Most managers find a comfortable niche and avoid rocking the boat to survive. Frustrating changes in major organizational systems every 6 months - bogged down in procedure in an industry requiring a nimble approach. Company focused on making itself attractive for sale. Useless technical board. Cost cutting saw benefits slashed for long periods. Blamed workers for high wage costs while they all collected raises.

    Advice to Management

    Do NOT keep the Atkins leaders. To the old leaders: Take a look in a mirror once in a while when you're looking for problems with YOUR company. Repeated failures at that level were met with reward. Get off your butt and actually lead and work with/ for your teams for all that you pay yourself. Get over yourself, your heyday was 15 years ago. Free up your control over the teams and they might just help you maintain a viable brand. You will never get back to where you were with all the damage your ignorance and shortsightedness has caused.


  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Different flexible schedules, easy access to any necessary tool to perform the work. Good Benefits. Great co-workers. Reasonable salaries.

    Cons

    Lack of stability, poor communication between departments. IT not totally locally as used to be, is a disaster to deal with people in other county with sometimes is very hard to understand.

    Advice to Management

    Respect is the base of every relationship


  4. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Proposal Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Great people. I think it's stupid that glassdoor has a 20 word minimum requirement. But this is seriously a great place to work.

    Cons

    There really aren't very many cons. Most people get along and are primarily concerned with getting the work done. No complaints.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints


  5. "Improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and emphasis on innovation and creative thinking.

    Cons

    Generation gap is growing as there are few opportunities to grow middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve succession planning and develop rising talent to be ready for senior leadership positions.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Maitland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great talent and place to work.

    Cons

    Increasing generational gap that could lead into problems if left unattended.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve marketing.


  7. "Good Firm, Great Benefits."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very flexible with schedule and when you work.

    Cons

    Is not inclined to give large raises with promotions.


  8. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Public Information Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Public Information Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides great training opportunities, good management, one of the top engineering consulting firms in the world, availability to work in multiple locations and projects if interested.

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance, low contribution to 401k, no other cons to speak about. It depends on the department you work.

    Advice to Management

    Lower cost of Healthcare


  9. "Trafcic Operator 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Traffic Management in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I think the 1st shift hours are amazing!

    Cons

    Rotating schedule takes away from personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Less Micro managing


  10. "Great environment / treatment of staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Line Manager in Bristol, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Line Manager in Bristol, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at Atkins full-time (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


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