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Updated Jul 6, 2019

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3.7
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87%
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Nick Roberts
3 Ratings
  1. "Best work life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Engineer in Detroit, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly and multicultural working environment. Work life Balance.

    Cons

    No Job if not billable.

    Atkins2017-09-24
  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Large company feel, not a lot of control with what happens in office

    Atkins2019-06-12
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very well run company, with great people and great opportunities.

    Cons

    Well, it's a large-ish firm, with the bureaucratic trappings that entails.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain Atkins identity after the Lavalin buyout.

    Atkins2018-11-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are in the right office and sector, it can be a good time to be at Atkins. If you aren't, you will stay on a downward slide. There have been lots of defections from the PBS&J days, and they haven't been replaced.

    Cons

    Many technical people have to find work for themselves because the "business unit" people either don't do it or only do it for the discipline they are part of. The business model restricts technical people from doing business development. It doesn't work. Atkins keeps adding business unit mouths to feed and isn't addressing the technical deficiencies or providing the support they need. They have little/no interest...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the BU vs TPO model. Give the TPO the support it needs. Understand that people in the TPO can't remain highly-billable while have to carry the weight of business development.

    Atkins2017-11-15
  5. "Great project opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Variety of projects allows for great technical growth and experience. If you are a go getter, there are plenty of opportunities to build your CV.

    Cons

    It is not always clear who is stearing the ship. No matter what level you are, the managers don't know who has the authority to green light growth initiatives.

    Atkins2017-10-21
  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for 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

    Atkins2017-09-20
  7. "Great environment / treatment of staff"

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer, Line Manager in Bristol, CT
    Recommends

    I worked at Atkins full-time for 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

    Atkins2016-12-29
  8. "Great people - Great projects"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer II 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for 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

    Atkins2016-11-26
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins

    Pros

    The company is very organized with good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management takes all of the bonuses, but doesn't do a good job of developing the business.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize the mid and lower level managers, and let them do their jobs.

    Atkins2016-04-03
  10. "Good to start off"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, flexible work schedule (if you are lucky with a good manager)

    Cons

    Lacks leadership, your manager can make or break your experience here.

    Advice to Management

    Relax

    Atkins2016-01-08
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