Atkins - Good for juniors, could be better for seniors | Glassdoor
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"Good for juniors, could be better for seniors"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Consultant
Current Employee - Principal Consultant
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Wide variety of projects and extensive client base offering fantastic opportunities for junior technical staff to develop their skills and experience. Middle technical project management is often supportive and willing to invest time in staff training.

Cons

Many incompetent staff promoted to senior positions. Business success heavily dependent on experienced & motivated senior engineers, very often not recognised for their valuable contribution to the business. Atkins is not a place for senior engineers trying to advance their careers, unless you are already in a local boys club, offering fast track promotions when individuals are simply not ready for them.

Advice to Management

Senior managers need to start contributing to the business growth - less spreadsheet tracking and more contact with existing/potential new clients. Honest performance review is advisable for all senior grades, which includes a 360 feedback inviting lower grade staff to comment on their performance. Don't be scared to downgrade underperforming individuals.

Other Employee Reviews for Atkins

  1. "decent job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A decent place to work

    Cons

    not many in particular aspect


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Formative experience but never"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and flexible schedules
    Opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences, tuition reimbursement, etc
    Senior executives communicate changes in the company in a timely and efficient manner
    Intelligent and accomplished colleagues

    Cons

    Tendency to be pigeonholed in specific type of work or client
    Career advancement promised during interview never materialized, despite excellent reviews
    Inconsistency from some managers
    low morale among personnell

    Advice to Management

    Create more advancement opportunities, empower employees to have more career advancement opportunities. Managers should always set the example for work ethic and winning new work

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