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Atkins Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Scientist in Beltsville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atkins is a great company. Benefits are good, management is good, people are treated fairly and rewarded for hard work.

    Cons

    I cannot think of many cons related to this company, I only left due to the office's location not being in an area convenient for me to commute to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, you have a great company with great people!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Atkins Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent working environment with many opportunities to grow and improve within the company. As an intern, many full time employees were very apt to teach and guide the new hires on certain tasks and provide career type of advice and insight.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind which were detrimental to my experience with Atkins. I would certainly consider working with them again in the future and would recommend them to peers as well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering team social events and opportunities to attend conferences, training sessions, and the flexibility to move offices or advance your career within the same office.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Profit Driven Culture"

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    Former Employee - Safety and Risk Management Consultant in Middle City East, PA
    Former Employee - Safety and Risk Management Consultant in Middle City East, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worldwide organization with job opportunities around the globe.
    Recognized name within the industry.
    Good company for designers, architects or engineers.

    Cons

    The bottom line for the company takes precedent over employee development particularly at the mid level grades (11-14).
    Not very good at implementation of field work. Can design projects but don't have competent construction planners.
    Annual restructuring of business units as the market shifts. This is especially true for the Middle East (MENA) region.
    The employee development and review process is a joke. The PDR is completed every Mar-Apr and then it's just a check box on a list. It's not used for promotion or development and if you change jobs or managers mid year forget about the PDR. Nothing from the previous year will be applicable. The PDR is a cut and paste exercise that most employees hate.
    Salaries are generally lower than the market rate due to structure of the contracts. Atkins tends to bid low to win the work and then find people willing to work for lower salaries while releasing more senior staff that have become too expensive.
    Promotion from within is limited and takes years. Annual salary increases are 0-2% if your lucky. Once you do achieve an increase you are a liability to the profit driven bottom line. You're better to leave and come back to get a promotion or salary increase.
    Performance on several contracts has deteriorated because competent staff have left or been made redundant due to the low salary threshold that Atkins has. Replacement or newly hired staff are brought in based on their salary expectations and not competency.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing you already don't know but continue to follow the same path. Stop reorganizing, reduce the branding exercises and hire competent not cheap talent.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Snr Project Manager"

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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

    Large company lots of resources

    Cons

    Terrible communication, management made it known that employees were interchangeable cogs rather than valued members


  5. "Great place to work..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Atkins is a great company to work for. Highly respected.

    They hire highly qualified individuals.

    Cons

    Since it is such a large company it comes with a communication gap between management levels.


  6. "Technical worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, office culture, mid and lower level employees are dedicated and great to work with, compensation on par with other firms, good benefits package.

    Cons

    Overall I enjoy working here, can't think of any major cons!

    Advice to Management

    Workers that aren't contributing need to be let go.


  7. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Service Quality Network Specialist in Kingdom, IL
    Former Employee - Service Quality Network Specialist in Kingdom, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best employer i have ever worked for, GIS is well organized and structured in an excellent way

    Cons

    Little room for growth within GIS and technology development is very slow, also you are not allowed alot of expriments.

    Advice to Management

    Performance development review should be taking more seriously, and HR should provide tools to grow within organisation. Thanks.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professional salaries are below regional median"

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

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Work schedule flexibility, easy location, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Salaries for technical professionals are not competitive; sexism is rampant.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Internship in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly group of co-workers. Multinational company. You would love to work there. The pay rate is above average.

    Cons

    Didn't have enough time to explore everything, but overall it was a good experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Traffic Management Operator/ Georgia Department of Transportation"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Management Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Traffic Management Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    401(K) with employee match
    Health Insurance
    PTO

    Cons

    Bad management, rotating schedule that doesn’t make sense, high turnover rate, having to go to the doctor just to actually use you pto, being understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, you have a lot of valuable people at your finger tips and you don't even see it. When you have meetings and employees try to give you advice for the operation, even if you don't agree listen. Were the ones doing the job everyday, of course we can help you with implementing new ideas. I like my job, just wish management would focus more on productivity instead of insignificant things.


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