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Atkins Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
140 Reviews

3.0
140 Reviews
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Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Experiece of major projects, good work life balance, good senior level enagement (in 17 reviews)

  • It is one of the best design company in the world with diverse working environment and really good design team (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • No career development during my 3 years at the company (This was during GFC) (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay except for senior management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A Very Good Company to Work For.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CAD Technician  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior CAD Technician in Bangalore

    Pros

    Very good working culture, timing, co-workers standards, this is a company to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of seminars , training programs both personal and technicial for all levels of employee. good annual hikes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not let this management go to any indians hand, untill British handles, it will be good enough to growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Aerospace Intern  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Aerospace Intern in Bangalore

    Pros

    Can be a place to learn new methods and practices

    Cons

    Line management needs to be improved, schedule of work needs to be more balanced. personal growth in the company is slow.

  3.  

    Good company to work with

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance and nice working condition

    Cons

    No Equal playground for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    "A good company who want to relax and spend their retirement." - An Engineer who has been with the company 3 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, flexible leaves, extraordinary pay for CAD technicians, no work for Managers & Team leaders(Senior staff), no need to worry about lay off, free vegetable lunch, lunch break for an hour.

    Cons

    HR's from below average B-Schools and they think they are the top management (Please not that only the HR Director and HR head are from elite B-Schools), Engineers are under paid, Salary discrepancy between engineers in the same grade/level, absolutely no technical work or projects, UK dependent for projects, qualified engineers asked to do data entry related work, hardworking staff are not rewarded whereas staff who 'kiss up' have better prospects of promotions & salary hikes, Indian management not capable of taking any responsibility relating to projects and staff remuneration, there is no dispute management, staff harassment's are not handled & sorted, no appreciation for smart work but for staff who stays late and does nothing at the end of the day, Senior level staff lack technical capabilities, sympathy bonus & hikes for married staff(apparently married people are the only ones with actual expenditure), religion biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be self dependent and it is important to be competitive in the Indian market during project bids, handle staff related issues well, reward staff who actually work hard, increase technical capability in the teams through training's and encourage good projects, recruit technically capable senior staff specific to the particular discipline, reduce dependency on the UK projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not good for salary and career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer Trainee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer Trainee in Bangalore

    Pros

    the best reason to work here are
    no knowledge required
    no restriction on timing
    good atmosphere
    good people to work with
    simple policies on leave

    Cons

    Clever policies to trap you
    no future forecast of work
    you can be fired any time
    less salary
    salary contain so many variable component
    quality of work is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the policy of getting best people at cheapest rate is not possible by the way, so you should not mix these two things either get cheaper people or the best people.
    forecast the work with some more efficiency.
    Improve your policies regarding salary. you can not be clever with your own employee. they understand the purpose of every policy you make.
    Never recruit people from IITs and NITs, You simply can not afford them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Graduate Engineer for 2 years

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

    Pros

    Nice Colleagues, Work culture and ethics, Decent Projects, decent pay compared to the workload.

    Cons

    Unqualified HR, Indian Senior Management - who doesn't want to take risk, Unpredictable workload, Slow career and monetary growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit Proper HR personnel for India- who at least have heard about Engineering. Cut down unnecessary and lavish expenditure in office premises.Look into the popular belief of corruption and take action.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Architect  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Junior Architect in Bangalore

    Pros

    Great exposure for me as a beginner. As they hire only the best, you get the chance to work with the best. Surrounded by smart people changes you for good. Atkins takes up only large corporate projects only, so if you want to get hands on experience working on a large scale project manged through international best practices, there is no other place other than Atkins.

    Cons

    Moving up is slow. Compensation is based on a standard scale linked to your job title. Sometimes feels like a govt. office for this reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate young aspiring worker handsomely if you want them to stay and add value to your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    No future for IT professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSE  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - SSE in Bangalore

    Pros

    Excellent Company for CIVIL and Aerospace, excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    No future for IT. No projects and incompetent offshore project management staff. Too much of office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some sensible IT management staff for Bangalore office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    projects manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bangalore

    Pros

    good projests, good package, excellent future

    Cons

    management controlled, no foreign trip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good projests, good package, excellent future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    graduate engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    good work life balance, good compensation for civil engineer

    Cons

    no technical challenges, very slow growth, difficult to swap between departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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