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AKKA Technologies Reviews

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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2.7
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45%
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42%
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Maurice Ricci
149 Ratings
Pros
  • "Un cadre de travail dynamique et motivant(in 22 reviews)

  • "(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "CE pourri et pareillement pour les augmentations(in 20 reviews)

  • "(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "AKKA - good place to develop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good development and good opportunities to get experience.

    Cons

    Communication through the company needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication.

    AKKA Technologies2018-10-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "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
  3. "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
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Automotive Engineer in Bristol, 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

    Most staff are lovely HR are amazing but are very restricted in being able to help - Seem micro managed from above

    Cons

    Care about profits and do not care at all about employees, constantly told "investing inwards" - its nothing but a lie Expected to do a job 2-3 pay grades above you with terrible pay and no training to do the role Never any chance to progress or move for any employee's - AKKA will always hire from outside rather than promote from within - If you work in the Bristol office you seem to be looked after. If you work on...

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    Advice to Management

    Actually invest inwards Offer training Stop treating your employees like cattle if you want to become well respected in automotive

    AKKA Technologies2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (2)

    "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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities, no culture and values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AKKA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, opportunities to face new and different challenges

    Cons

    Company exclusivley business focused, there is none or little Continuing Professional Development (CPD). HR far from employees and subordinate to Business Unit, thus powerless. No culture and values

    AKKA Technologies2019-01-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    room for development... due to poor management!

    Cons

    bad management unhealthy work environment day to day discrimination from direction & senior management

    Advice to Management

    Change it ALL!!!

    AKKA Technologies2018-11-15
  8. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Bristol, 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-ish hours, as long as you do your minimum of 40/week.

    Cons

    Below average pay packages with little to no growth opportunity

    AKKA Technologies2018-09-23
  9. "AKKA engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at AKKA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Many different projects involving new technology

    Cons

    No real cons to highlight

    AKKA Technologies2018-08-19
  10. "AKKA UK review"

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

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed and fun environment - Management listens (does not necessarily act though) - Good benefits - Good work-life balance (depending on which customer you work for and your function within the company)

    Cons

    - Management makes a lot of questionable decisions - No good salary progression - High turnover rate, most good people will leave or have left - Questionable company organisation - Wrong people in charge of the wrong thing, people with practically no experience in senior positions - Focus when allocating people to projects is is on filling gaps and making money

    AKKA Technologies2018-07-16
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