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Atkins Principal Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2019

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Nick Roberts
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  1. "Principal EICA Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, interesting projects, variety of work

    Cons

    clients sometimes in awkward locations, but same for an consultancy

    Atkins2019-02-13
  2. "Principal SYtems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Shirehampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it is a really nice place to work with lots of nice people

    Cons

    It is not always a nice environment and some of the plants give off bad smells..

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality of plants in the office and add extra aroma scents.

    Atkins2019-02-25
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Principle QAEngineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Senior Management was very informative and Middle Management was very hands-off in their management style. I was given a job and supplied to tools to be successful.

    Cons

    There are no negatives about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Atkins2018-08-25
  4. "Principal Engineer"

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

    I worked at Atkins full-time for 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.

    Atkins2018-05-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Slow moving organisation"

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

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for 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

    Atkins2018-04-23
  6. "Long term experience"

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    Current Employee - Principal Fire Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good mature employer that cares about work/life balances and offer great opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company so many procedures and a bit risk adverse.

    Atkins2017-09-26
  7. Helpful (2)

    "10+ years from graduate to principal engineer, worked at 4+ offices around UK"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Some fantastic people, made a lot of friends over the years, a very social atmosphere in many offices. I have worked with some fantastic people, unfortunately there are not enough of the gifted people and numbers have dwindled in recent years. - Flexible working, depending on the business you work in and your grade, if you deliver you can more or less work your own hours. (this does not necessarily mean work life...

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    Cons

    A lot of senior managers who seem more concerned to appease the board to their own benefit and promotion while the under resourced mid to senior engineers struggle to deliver and are very poorly rewarded both financially but worse with promotion or recognition. You really have to fight to demonstrate worthiness of promotion and yet doesn't come, Atkins are very good at keeping your grades low while you perform well above...

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up and value those who really deliver, promote within and INVEST, invest in all the great ideas that so many people are keen to develop for the benefit of the business and delivery efficiency, stop being short sighted and understand basic principles that will naturally result in increased profits, innovation through projects (manage the risk!), innovation with delivery methods, give them TIME to innovate and deliver,...

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    Atkins2017-08-20
  8. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Principal Structural Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, good work-life balance, good salary.

    Cons

    Poor pension, almost non-existant bonus scheme.

    Atkins2017-04-21
  9. "Disasisfied"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work diet. Great people

    Cons

    Don't listen to staff needs and very highly stressed work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff

    Atkins2017-03-18
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Generally Good"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You get paid on time each month and generally there are a broad range of engineering experiences available

    Cons

    Big company, can be a bit cut throat and can be a stale place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the silo mentality between offices. Embody the one atkins mentality more.

    Atkins2016-11-11
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