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Atkins Consultant Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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  1. "Gone downhill since being taken over. Would not recommend."

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of projects to work on. Career progression is decent for a large organisation. Flexible benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't as good as the company claims, not since the takeover by SNC-Lavalin. This is a particular problem because Atkins selling point vis-a-vis their competitors has always been that that the work/life balance is superior, with the trade-off being a lower salary than the likes of other engineering consultancies. However since the takeover work/life balance has got progressively worse, and in addition...

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    Advice to Management

    Reign in the poor reporting culture and encourage employees to report the actual hours they work rather than the silly rules of never reporting more than 37.5.

    Atkins2019-06-14
  2. "All in all a good place to work but still a long way to go."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life. Great culture and interesting projects

    Cons

    The old-boys network rules the roost but they are trying to change things

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding onto old organisational structures that don't support staff or customer needs.

    Atkins2019-06-03
  3. "Great step into the world of management consultancy."

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Dubai
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Relaxed working hours, unlike traditional management consultancies. Startup spirit.

      Cons

      Location of Dubai office (though you will mostly be on client site). Recent removal of per diems (replaced with expenses) for engagements outside your contract city. A bit harder to win new work due to relatively new entry into the market.

      Atkins2019-03-18
    • "6 years and counting, not had a reason to leave."

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good culture & good people. Lots of options for career & personal development. Good amount of flexible employee benefits. Good work life balance and flexible working.

      Cons

      Salary progression slow and financial compensation e.g. bonuses is low/ non existent.

      Atkins2018-12-26
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good projects, solid technical experience and flexible working"

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      Current Employee - Senior Environmental Consultant in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Flexibility, interesting work, strong technical support, opportunities to expand skills, opportunities to challenge yourself, gain experience in new areas (business development and/or project management) with support

      Cons

      It's easier to get as pay rise by moving elsewhere, otherwise no other cons. However generally if you work hard they'll reward you.

      Advice to Management

      More promotions with stronger pay rises otherwise will continue to lose staff to competitors willing to pay more

      Atkins2018-10-31
    • "Senior Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities to do what you like.

      Cons

      Bidding for work abroad can be difficult.

      Advice to Management

      Be more aggressive on business development abroad

      Atkins2018-09-02
    • "Atkins Principal Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Aldershot, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Looks after its people, although this may vary between divisions. Competitive salary. Consults personnel over prospective work.

      Cons

      Top heavy management structure and processes. Not enough trust placed in more junior grades.

      Advice to Management

      Don't micro manage - trust your people.

      Atkins2018-07-17
    • Helpful (4)

      "Senior Consultant"

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      Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very inclusive and perfect if you’re on the graduate scheme. Budget permitted, they allow you to go on courses that benefit you and the business.

      Cons

      Not great for experienced hires as career progression is painfully slow. Bit of an old boys club so pay is low compared to industry standard. Yet huge in costs??

      Advice to Management

      Reduce overheads and get rid of dead wood to reduce on cost. Encourage and be open to new blood reaching senior management. Don’t be afraid to buck the process to keep hold of good staff

      Atkins2018-03-24
    • Helpful (1)

      "GIS Consultant"

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      Current Employee - GIS Consultant in York, England
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins for more than a year

      Pros

      Good range of projects to work on Plenty of scope for developing new skills

      Cons

      Some projects are can be run for a long duration

      Atkins2018-01-04
    • "Great place to work. Relaxed and options available"

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      Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins

      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

      Atkins2017-12-19
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