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Atkins Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
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  • 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)

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  1. "Iffy experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Atkins as a contractor

    Pros

    Well connected regarding gov't opportunities

    Cons

    Poor communication regarding role description

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into clearly understanding roles prior to placing a contractor.


  2. "Great company"

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    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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    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


  4. "Brief Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Office environment very comfortable

    Cons

    Salary are low compare to the average


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Construction Management Rep II"

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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

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

    Cons

    -Senior Architects/Engineers spread thin.

  8. "Great environment / treatment of staff"

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    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. "Great people - Great projects"

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    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


  10. "Great organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scheduler III in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Scheduler III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge worldwide corporation. Will gain great experience with them. The have a wide range of disciplines as a project/construction management company.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything bad to say. I enjoyed my stay with them. I left because it was hard for them to get more projects during that time and I found other opportunities to get busy.


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