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AKKA Technologies Reviews

Updated 2 Dec 2019

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2.8
44%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
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AKKA Technologies CEO Maurice Ricci (no image)
Maurice Ricci
179 Ratings
Pros
  • "Environnement de travail convivial et stimulant(in 23 reviews)

  • "Management au quotidien Suivi des missions(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "CE pourri et pareillement pour les augmentations(in 22 reviews)

  • "Le manque de relation entre employ(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Filton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Company is working hard to make positive changes which is a lot better than it was. Clear strategy with a good vision. Good career possibilities and good growth opportunities Fair work practices. Flexibility and trust from managers. Great friendly environment.

    Cons

    Still a long way to go in the new ways of working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. So many good changes have happened already. Keep going to make a difference.

    AKKA Technologies2019-10-18
  2. "Mixed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and to be exposed to some really interesting projects. Friendly team who do really care.

    Cons

    In eagerness to win business with customers, AKKA sometimes bite off more than they can chew. In some cases this has ended in a complete disaster.

    AKKA Technologies2019-10-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bad!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits package and pension contribution

    Cons

    The company does not invest in people and it is all about cost saving. Low pay and no opportunities for growth.

    AKKA Technologies2019-10-30
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Aggressive bullying culture from management- HR don't care"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Aviva Pension scheme

    Cons

    Only higher level management gets promotion or pay rises Higher level auto management bully's lower level management, HR are informed time after time but do nothing. If you make the company money you can act as you please You won't get trained at all. You will be sold to a client with skills you don't have and AKKA will refuse to train you due to budget. You will look like a fool to the client. You will be... sold to the client on a full 40hr week. Management will still force you to do hours of AKKA work while on client site however making client relationships difficult and means you generally have to do an extra 2-3 hours a day with no extra pay You can be asked to move to the other side of the company within weeks or be sacked. No benefits outside of "perk box" and cycle to work scheme, unless you're management of course, then travel and company cars are plentiful. Good pay as a graduate, but you will never see a pay rise or promotion. Its not worth the damage to your career or mental health to work at AKKA.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the numerous engineers leaving due to bullying from upper management. Pay the good engineers to stay, clients are starting to realise you have no skilled engineers and high turnover. Train your engineers. Why would they stay on a client site when they are paid worse, treated worse and get no training?

    AKKA Technologies2019-09-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good to experience to understand who not to work for"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexi time, decent healthcare benefits, co-workers are really friendly

    Cons

    Management has no clue, pay is complete shambles with employees that are incompetent being paid more than those who actually can do the job. Management only seems to care about growing the company and getting increased profits but not about the engineers. This leads to good engineers leaving as they are treated as if they are nothing and can be replaced. A lot of promises made but none are actually fulfilled

    Advice to Management

    Replace the management with actual managers

    AKKA Technologies2019-08-19
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great colleagues.

    Cons

    Horrible management that lies about everything and has zero integrity. Virtually impossible career progression and a lot of behind the scenes politics. The management pushes all company targets onto engineers and make engineers commit to solving management issues, including "reduce sickness leave" and "increase gross margin" and "reduce attrition rates". They also have unrealistic targets of growing the company to... 1000 people by 2022 whereas the current numbers are less than 100 and 25% of full time employees have quit between Jan-Aug 2019.

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees more and less on profit. Happy employees will automatically boost profits.

    AKKA Technologies2019-08-15
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Headless company, stay away"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Systems Engineer in Filton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKKA Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Aviva cover and pension, includes dental cover.

    Cons

    No training, left to the client to be trained, no progression, no help from HR, borderline kleptocratic senior management, engineers are burned out and left on their own without help from managers

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at your belly buttons and start planning and execute all the fancy “On Track” objectives you say you have, there are so many managers that no one understands what each of you do, engineers are doing the work (££££££) and you are just staring at them, you are overhead

    AKKA Technologies2019-05-02
  8. "A good first experience abroad"

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    Current Contractor - Systems Test Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked for one year in AKKA UK in Bristol and I really appreciate this first experience as System test engineer. I was working in customer premises for a big aerospace company and the mission was really interesting. The team was young and dynamic with a good atmosphere. I recommend Akka for young engineers who want to gain skills and autonomy quickly and want to add good references to their resume.

    Cons

    The company needs to improve the carrer path for technical engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Give more gratitude to engineers who perform well

    AKKA Technologies2019-02-27
  9. "Full Time Electrical Engineering Automotive Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Gaydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Expanding Business (Automotive) Good HR Senior Management very approachable Good, supportive team

    Cons

    Pushed around by client somewhat Very little communication with other client teams and divisions

    AKKA Technologies2019-02-24
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gaydon, England

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I didn't see any until now.

    Cons

    Extra hours not paid, huge workload, nothing to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Start to think about your employee and stop to just please the client

    AKKA Technologies2019-03-12
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