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Atkins Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2019

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4 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Ascot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very employee focused, looking after staff is a top priority

    Cons

    Can be very results driven

    Atkins2019-09-20
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pressure to be Productive. Little Oppotunity for Advancement."

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, slightly better work/life balance than other consultancies I've worked for. Able to buy flexible holiday.

    Cons

    Little in the way of career advancement and development opportunities. Felt like I'd hit ceiling after becoming Senior Consultant. All about being productive and booking time to the client. Often thrown in feeling undertrained and underprepared for role. Very stingy with training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stinginess with training and invest more in your staff else they'll keep going to work elsewhere . Ease productivity pressure and margin squeezing. Stop putting constant pressure on managers to improve productivity.

    Atkins2019-07-07
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad not good"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Productivity target and poor career development

    Advice to Management

    Think about staff retention

    Atkins2019-07-02
  4. Helpful (2)

    "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 SNC are looking to make further cost cutbacks. I would add there have been a raft of changes at Senior Management and Director levels the past year, and as such I increasingly feel the senior management are disconnected from the employees on the ground.

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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
  5. "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. "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
  7. 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
  8. "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
  9. 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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, lots of ideas, creative minds and technically strong! I have enjoyed working across disciplines, wide variety of projects and exciting opportunities to get involved at all levels.

    Cons

    Needs to still find a balance between standard practice in technical excellence and creative thinking. Variation between team management is heavily dependent on individual team leaders

    Advice to Management

    Increase the role of accountability and delivery because I did see dead weight that is not commercial focused or client aware.

    Atkins2016-08-26
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