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Atkins Reviews

Updated 20 May 2018
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  • Poor work life balance, often having to work late in to the evening to complete work (in 17 reviews)

  • senior management/overhead to remote from teams (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work. Relaxed and options available"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of the staff is to have fun but work hard too always people on hand to help and collaborate

    Cons

    Clients can be limited if you sit within specialism. Can be left on the bench for a while if you aren’t proactive


  2. "Principal Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Epsom, England
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Atkins full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A very varied job scope.

    Cons

    Worked mainly on framework contracts

    Advice to Management

    I suggest that participants of water company frameworks should pay more consideration of the long term financial view and engineering continuity of a framework in the bid.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great ethic, open environment, social and all round great company

    Cons

    Some days really slow, lower pay than some other schemes

    Advice to Management

    Engage interns more, give more involvement and better jobs for the whole duration. Be more prepared for their coming, as opposed to being reactive


  4. "Environmental Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    great company, typical consultancy company. Friendly team

    Cons

    line manager isn't very supportive, no opportunities to progress, limited training available due to being a consultancy company and money isn't available


  5. "Technical project manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company that looks after staff (super management)
    Company offers flexibility in location
    Diversity in role possible
    Variety of work available

    Cons

    Unrealistic staff expectations at times, particularly with regard to staff
    Had to seek out salary diversity with respect to role
    Not all sections or actions equal


  6. "Good Pension"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Employer pays double whatever I pay in

    Cons

    Many changes since the SNC-L takeover have been unpopular

    Advice to Management

    Don't change peoples working conditions too quickly


  7. "Great for work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work life benefit and lovely working environment

    Cons

    Flat structure
    Not much increase in salary
    PDR very much a tick box exercise

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Good Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Hard to think of any, just living in hope that SNC give it a shake up

    Cons

    Maternity Leave is shocking
    Sick Leave is shocking
    Internal Role Movement Pay is shocking
    Not taking responsibility is shocking, very much blame culture
    Under Staffed, Under appreciated
    Complaints are not dealt with, questions at avoided
    No continuity across the business in regards to the way staff are treated

    Advice to Management

    Hire Management that know the business
    Take Care of your Staff, not just in theory


  9. "Great atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere and people are great. Lots of offices all around the world and opportunities to travel between. I worked in multiple office for Atkins and have had a similar experience throughout.

    Cons

    Not the best projects if you want smaller commercial experience. Offices are a bit dated but this is getting better. Recent redundancies were poorly handled.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Slow moving organisation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Derby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once in there are plenty of career paths to follow.

    Cons

    It's difficult to progress rapidly and the project managers seem to thrive. R&D is difficult to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in trained youth and R&D


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