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Atkins Reviews

Updated April 21, 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 12 reviews)

  • Feels like a retirement club at senior management level of practices (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Structural Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, good work-life balance, good salary.

    Cons

    Poor pension, almost non-existant bonus scheme.


  2. "Overall positive"

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    Former Employee - Water Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Water Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    I gained good experience working on many diverse projects and for a large range of clients in the UK and overseas. Great team work. Got promoted twice in a short period of time. Got paid for overtime.

    Cons

    Can be a slow machine due to its size and the many managerial levels. Hierarchy may not listen sufficiently to their staff, bringing some frustrations.

    Advice to Management

    To listen more carefully to your staff, their ideas for change and improvement and the business opportunities they would like to pursue.


  3. "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.


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  5. "Mediocre company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work not very hectic.good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing exciting to work on

    Advice to Management

    Fins something to motivate the new employees to work for the company


  6. "Experience at Atkins"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture overall, excellent training and you are given responsibility.

    Cons

    The culture of each team is very different and so sometimes you can end up in a team that is not cohesive and that doesn't provide an environment conducive to excelling.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to very junior staffs' concerns, create an environment that fosters transparency and be willing to change. Don't make people uncomfortable when they tell you the truth and it isn't positive.


  7. "W/s Atkins"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring staff, development plan for staff, sufficient training for employees,

    Cons

    Excess working hours, days off issues,


  8. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lots of other interns, interesting work

    Cons

    Occasional periods of very little work


  9. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    global IT infrastructure is robust

    Cons

    IT Management difficult to work with


  10. "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.


  11. "Good Company with Employee focus"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Energetic people and UK culture ,Good to learn and develop,management listens to the employees ,Good Bonus and perks etc

    Company vision for future is excellent

    Cons

    None as of now ,Company us doing good and everything in order to make it a better place, Attrition is little higher than average ,However it can be because of the competition

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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