Atkins Reviews | Glassdoor

Atkins Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
601 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.2
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
Uwe Krueger
243 Ratings

601 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 15 reviews)

  • senior management/overhead to remote from teams (in 21 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Get to work on large projects
    -A lot of room for growth
    -Competitive Salaries
    -Great depth of technical staff
    -Great environment and work-life balance

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy, policies, and procedures common of a very large company

    Advice to Management

    Make organizational structure flatter to reduce bureaucracy, policies, and procedures


  2. "Consultant/ Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they take care of everything that you could need and treat their employees very professionally.

    Cons

    As a part time employee at times it is difficult to move from project to project.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  3. "Test Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    The position has a good work to life balance.
    The people that you work with are highly motivated, helpful, and hard working.

    Cons

    It is not a permanent position at one place for a long time.
    Management does not do a good job of keeping employees in the loop.


  4. "Good company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    It was recently acquired, they care about their employees even if they're corporate

    Cons

    They are nice, nothing horrible going on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "Atkins Bought Worldwide by SNC-Lavalin"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (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


  6. "Unstable top management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    used to have very good muticultural working environment. Good benifit!

    Cons

    A bad top management strategy ruined the middle-bottom level working culture. But anyway, it is accquired by another public company now.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be based on the industry and project needs.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Once Great Empire has Fallen (Far)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience in total, but the Company used to be much better place to work before"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    challenging work, responsibility, learning during job, technical support among different offices

    Cons

    support from management is not provided enough, expectations for jobs that are not employees expertise, for example business development, etc. Management does not fully understand the technical aspects.

    Advice to Management

    being involved with employees more than what Company procedures requires to, listen and engage


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Good Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good place to learn

    Cons

    Management needs to understand growth of employee


Showing 601 of 636 reviews
Reset Filters