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Atkins Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance is poor - employees work way beyond the contractual (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior management within teams can often look like headless chickens (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Water Resources Engineer I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and good management overall

    Cons

    Not much chances of continuing education


  3. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule is great

    Cons

    no cons at that time


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  5. "Trafcic Operator 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helped learn every step along the way and always had the time to answer every question. All employees very approachable and understanding.

    Cons

    Big company can be overwhelming


  7. "Construction Management Rep II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    -Great People to work with who care about you and your future.

    Cons

    -Senior Architects/Engineers spread thin.


  8. "Great environment / treatment of staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Fairly few. Company is UK based and has little to no understanding or appreciation that the US market is significantly different.

    Cons

    Very little strategic thought. Execs fairly incompetent.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "If you could find another job, do so"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. Everyone is friendly and helpful. But they are the worker bees. They truly do want to do a good job but it is management that handcuffs them.

    Cons

    Management says they care about you, but they truly don't. They will throw you under the bus at a moments notice. Work conditions are deplorable. Salaries are below market. Benefits are not up to par to industry standards. You have to contribute way too much for things like health insurance, which lowers your salary even more. When I started 4 years ago until now, there was like a 95% turnover rate because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. You treat your employees like dirt and there is a huge turnover. These are good people who want to do a good job, but you don't reward them.


  11. "Great people - Great projects"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Lots of expertise
    Great projects

    Cons

    Corporate pressure to grow
    Emphasis on processes in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people and less in your processes



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