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Updated November 15, 2017
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Atos Consulting Président-Directeur Général Thierry Breton
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great business sense, they want to take over the IT world

    Cons

    Upper management has lost focus on how to run a Data Center.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat, kick the slackers, promote the high performers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT is managed by Dumb IT guy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary is decent; manage by really dumb guy

    Cons

    IT guy in charged is clueless about IT

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of loser. hiring real IT guy to be in charged

  3. "super"

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    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atos Consulting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good and great need to be

    Cons

    best in the form of training like SAP

    Advice to Management

    great if they increase pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stale & unethical employer. Don't expect your career to flourish here, as it's profits over people. #Atos CONsultING UK"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atos London HQ has some coffee shops nearby for when you can afford a moment to yourself. Your salary won't allow you to indulge too often, unless you negotiate well both with Atos on your remuneration, as well as with the barista serving you your mucho-gusto latte.

    If you must, start at Atos, but move-on swiftly elsewhere if you want to develop your career and your professional personality.

    Some good experience can be gained from some of the more senior individuals previously employed at more professional, respected consultancies. You may even benefit from the sharing of useful documents they 'forgot to return' to their previous employers prior to commencing their role at Atos.
    (I did find myself questioning just why did so many leave their previous, profitable and leading top-tier consultancies to flock to Atos?)

    You'll experience self-serving behaviour from some peers, which will allow you to hone your back-watching skills.
    Be aware of corporate social events, as that is when individuals will masquerade as drunk to gain your unguarded opinion or, say what they want, whilst insured against repercussions under the pretense you misunderstood due to insobriety.

    You too, (yeh!) can become a champion of PowerPoint. One can almost guarantee the majority of your job will entail preparing slides to help prise clients' money. Although quite how some of the more senior consultants slipped through the skills and common-sense net, still remains a mystery.

    High staff turnover means you could potentially meet more people, a sociable place to work right? Nope! Very little camaraderie evident, as there's another slide-pack marathon taking place, at an office cubicle near you.

    Cons

    Atos management acknowledged high staff turnover - quite apt that the main entrance doors fitted at the firm's London HQ building are revolving.

    It was all about STRATEGY in CONsulting, often leading to a very unhealthy environment where trusting management required a leap in human faith. Far too much of their focus was expended demoralising rather than encouraging or investing in your future.
    Training & development are both woefully lacking.

    Performance bonuses that never seemed to materialise regardless of how much of your personal life you had sacrificed. No recognition of your dedication and the translated financial gains for them, each consultant deployed at a client to rake in those daily four figure rates.

    Part of the twice yearly performance appraisal was guessing the explanations they held at the ready if you chose to oppose scores awarded during the farcical review process. (Did someone say bell-curve distribution?)
    The result is the very same partner that failed to turn up to conduct interviews during the job application process, felt later that the employee had served their short-term purpose and offered them the choice to leave with some some loose change after signing an NDA, or be performance managed out of the company. Hmmm, life and its choices.

    Non-transparent corporate approach to conveying information. Presentations were relied upon in order to avoid having to converse with the minions. Discussions with the aforementioned were seen as a unhealthy disruptive thing and not to be entertained, pfft! not worthy of management's time you "r'w'apscallion"!
    IF you did pursue your enquiry, you ran the risk of being portrayed as a square peg in a round hole.

    Atrocious work/life balance with management's prime focus on employee utilisation. Account managers instructing you not to record the additional hours you'd expended on to the time/billing system. These extra hours that had been demanded of the employee in order to ensure the client's apple cart wasn't tipped and to keep the Atos money-making machine whirring merrily in the background.

    When, how and where you were to develop your career was not Atos' concern.

    Dismal HR with first responses set to default denial. Straightforward requests were always an uphill battle that could take 3 to 6 months to action.

    Workplace dynamics meant you were always second guessing how your work or actions could later be re-construed by individuals to serve their own agenda.

    Atos generally pay below industry average. Client contracts tend to be won based on sticker price. Contracts become heavily offshored once the Atos-client honeymoon period is over.
    Very much akin to a low-cost airline's approach to flooding the market and relying upon a headline price to win them custom, with quality a distant afterthought.

    Advice to Management

    Consultancy management restructured and fresh job titles issued far too often to indicate any sort of stability or vision within the company, it seems you're just making it up as you go along.

    It's ironic to name it a consulting practise when so little consultation seems to take place.

    Perhaps if you listened to the client rather than focus on persuading them that they needed what was already on your solutions shelf, you might even dare to innovate and develop something fitting rather than peddle your crusty wares developed nearly a decade ago.

    Seek some feedback, you may discover there are better methods of deploying improvements via technology to businesses. Things have moved on since bandying the word 'digital' was first devised as an approach.
    Partners wearing pomaceous smart-watches don't qualify as a valid attempt either.

    Meaningless management catchphrases plastered everywhere which were so ambiguous they might as well have been written in Dutch, in fact they probably would make more sense if they were.

    Employing increasing numbers of graduates to replace experienced professionals isn't the best approach to developing one's secret recipe for profitability. Is it any wonder that your managers have such short snappy tempers? They want staff to work autonomously but you employ new staff that require time investment that they are not afforded. All that's happening is a new wave of consulting by numbers, follow the template and do as the manager says, for less pay than their predecessors.

    These young graduate (sometimes a little too cocky for their own good) 'con'sultants spend their time deciding how to emulate you. Flicking their wrist-watch & cufflinks at each other trying to get noticed.
    Quite a few individuals far too keen to call themselves consultants with such a poor grasp of language & business etiquette, often exhibiting being completely out of their comfort zone when speaking to a client. Difficult to believe that some of these immature, one-dimensional individuals use the word 'senior' within their job-title. Some of them believing using patois in conversation was suitable in a business environment. But their keenness to become management and get that leased German car, is perhaps the hook that management's eyes and ears relied upon to detect unrest amongst the other minions.

    Candidates of 2017's series of the Beeb's The Apprentice are not too dissimilar from what could be deduced of a suitable standard for Atos.

    The company talked about doubling its size by 2020. Keeping tabs on its churn of staff via stealth could help ease that journey. A lot of kvetching takes place without management being present but somehow always fully aware of.
    QUIT BUILDING A RAT SHIP.

    Wearing a suit (a tie is optional - use your autonomous judgement) whilst playing mind games on your staff will only get you so far in life.

    Remember, it's all about perception - was a favourite quote often used by the preaching management. Pure rhetoric when you consider managers were also fallible.

    Performance manage your so-called senior staff. Some very lazy & dishonest individuals lurking in the shadows claiming others' efforts as their own. Far too much focus on internal politics that needs to be eradicated.
    Why not focus your efforts on building a better corporate ethos and innovating relevant solutions for today's marketplace? When you get that right, then customers may come a-knocking on your door.

    Spend less time trying to get Atos noticed on a national TV news channel. This self-proclamation of your expertise and infatuation with the word digital whilst you go touting for contracts is simply an exercise in vanity. It might be better to address the many issues that plague your company first before demonstrating the need for self-adoration.

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    With all the challenges the UK is facing, who knows what future Atos has in the UK, it may be time to restructure and perhaps close the UK CONsultancy practise. You are far too reliant on wins from the monopolistic utility companies or infrastructure providers, or the lethargic UK public sector in its many guises. Contracts whose reach were perhaps(?) brought a little closer since appointing a 'Tory government familiar, (Boris something or other?), Atos VP.
    Contracts awarded for projects necessary to move these institutions away from the stone-age, likely funded via a government handout of some sort, so efficiency was never a real concern - as long as their desktops are running something fresher than Windows XP.

    Other industry sectors seem to have avoided you like the plague. Reducing operating costs has and always will be a focus for businesses. If you're not selected during bidding, then perhaps you are being measured against results and not just your price, which you've relied upon to be your key differentiator.
    Interesting to see a recent acquisition of 3 key healthcare consulting US companies seems to support the view that public sector is firmly locked on your radars.

    Cheap sticker price, expensive but necessary add-ons maybe not fully expanded upon during the pitch. Tactics that the public sector seems to fall foul of.
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    Rien à propos de votre marque n'est axé sur la qualité.
    Un modèle d'entreprise ennuyeux et non inventif. Voyons si vous pouvez survivre aux eaux troublées devant nous.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company I have ever worked for in 30 years"

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    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atos Consulting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely none not worth one star

    Cons

    Profit profit profit that's all they care about offshoring everything to india
    Most boring work ever
    No pay rise for 4 years
    Hr are horrible and appraisal system joke never any chance of pay rise
    You are just a resource to make money out of
    No career prospects
    Can't trust what any manager says they are all yes men looking after themselves

    Advice to Management

    Sack them all


  6. "Mostly good, but depends on your expectations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atos Consulting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can travel to other countries, interesting projects and big clients, relaxed time if there are no ongoing engagements, there's no micromanagement, senior management in my division doing well.

    Cons

    A lot of paperwork regarding travel, silo effect, work/life unbalanced - long hours during projects (and abroad), nearly free time in between.

    Advice to Management

    More communication to counter the silo effect. Cut the redundant communication channels and focus on the main ones. Improve the onboarding experience and minimise the paperwork.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bland, average company - they follow the pack and just talk about "digital" all day"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed culture, can work from home. some interesting projects and pieces of work (if you are in with the right people)

    Cons

    bland culture - they just follow the big players (think - deloitte, accenture etc) and don't really have their own identity. they talk about digital all the time but i'm not sure they know what it means.

    Advice to Management

    hire an actual consultant for SVP not just a "digital guy". pay in line with market. stop focusing on huge public sector accounts and leaching off the government.

  8. "Great development opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atos Consulting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse workfield / cases / clients
    Occasional international opportunities
    Training program

    Cons

    Received no promotion in 5 yrs

    Advice to Management

    Integrate with other divisions


  9. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager ( Senior Consultant In Atos) in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager ( Senior Consultant In Atos) in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary - But you need to negotiate well

    Work Life balance

    Opportunities to learn and network

    You can really fast track your career if you do amazing job and network well.

    Cons

    Some of the areas can still be a bit old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "consultancy contract"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Atos Consulting (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atos look after employees well and provide a good working environment and flexibility to work at home.

    Cons

    some travel is required and has to be self-arranged


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