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"A poorly managed firm that hasn't come to grips with the fact it was acquired"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Good office network. Many talenet and dedicated people, especially at the entry and mid-levels. Flexible work environment.

Cons

Low pay except for senior management. Atkins North America is the product of the acquisition of PBSJ by UK-based Atkins in 2010. Yet most former PBSJ senior management don't act like anything has changed. Also, lots of political maneuvering by senior managers to protect their turf. A highly "silo-ed" environment with very little collaboration.

Advice to Management

Time to reorganize. Break down barriers between divisions and regions. Ongoing layoffs hurt morale. Over-emphasis on meeting weekly producitivty numbers diminishes marketing. "Atkins" is a new brand in the US so it needs to think like a start-up.

Other Employee Reviews for Atkins

  1. "One of the best companies I worked at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Project Financial Analyst in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to excell and and accomplish all your goals. Independents is very important. Company has fantastic benefits and you feel valuable.

    Cons

    The management has made some dum desicions and as a result of it I got laid off. Since the recesion they have been going through some tough times.

    Advice to Management

    The upper management needs to have some great leaders that will guide the company in correct direction. Seems like everyone is for themself.


  2. "It's a job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. Thing's are pretty good and i've had an opportunity to get a fairly broad range of experience.

    Cons

    When things are slow, getting laid off is always on the mind. Although, thats the nature of civil engineer.

    I can always use a raise!

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