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Atkins Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Marquee projects and exposure to global paradigm

    Cons

    long hours and poor pay


  2. "Test Engineer"

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    • 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.

  3. "Atkins Bought Worldwide by SNC-Lavalin"

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    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


  4. "Unstable top management"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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


  6. "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.


  7. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent and so are the benefits.

    Cons

    The schedule can interfere with a social life.

  8. "Consultant"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good until culture change after acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work with some incredibly intelligent and talented consultants.

    Cons

    Culture and values started to change after PBS&J was acquired by Atkins. Going from privately held to publicly traded made a big difference.


  10. "Good company for benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, Co-Workers, Locations Worldwide

    Cons

    Too Bureaucratic, At times it feels like you need approval for insignificant tasks.


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