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Atkins Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    varied work good people good culture happy place

    Cons

    senior management/overhead to remote from teams pay rises are poor

    Advice to Management

    value people over margin

    Atkins2017-06-06
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Atkins Ground Engineering - 10 years of no consistancy"

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

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

    Pros

    Hiring of staff within Ground Engineering is excellent. H&S is excellent.

    Cons

    No consistency between Line Managers within the same office, other offices within the same region or across different regions in the following areas (list not exhaustive): - Salary - based on discussions with peers this is hugely inconsistent. - Line managers decide on salary/promotions and higher management is there to make this consistent. This does not happen, the higher management make no effort to discuss decisions...

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    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff - they are not numbers. There is very little motivation in most offices, staff do not feel appreciated. Say thank you - this never happens. Follow the advice you give about wellbeing - don't close your eyes to staff that are clearly struggling. There are clear guidelines in place to help you spot people who may be suffering from mental health issues but these are ignored and management continue...

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    Atkins2017-05-02
  3. "Fantastic work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and professional network. Technical tools and infrastructure.

    Cons

    Lack of non-engineering technical development plan. Senior management ceiling difficult to breach.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity at senior layer needs attention.

    Atkins2017-04-04
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Very Specific to the Team"

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

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    Large organisation. There are many good teams and individuals.

    Cons

    In constant flux of system changes. Providing work for many non-technical/ project delivery engineers/consultants. Feels like a retirement club at senior management level of practices.

    Advice to Management

    curb on the powers of practice directors. Limit their abuse of power & them from hold back staff for personal/ their practice benefit instead of wider company.

    Atkins2017-01-28
  5. Helpful (11)

    "Great employees at Atkins, but Senior Management and Directors are utterly useless and look after ONLY THEMSLEVES"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atkins is great at recruiting (though poor at retention), so you are surrounded by highly skilled co-workers with great CV’s. Atkins wins great work and you get to work on some once in a lifetime projects, however this is not due to the Senior Management or Directors, this is due to the hard work put in by middle to lower management as well as its employees.

    Cons

    Atkins does not look after its employees in anyway. Only very Senior Management and Directors get looked after, for not ever really doing much. The people at this level are mostly blaggers and do not know their left had from their right hand. They also keep reorganising the company and the structure for no real visible benefits. Atkins only care about the profit margins it has promised to its stockholders and have...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop parachuting Senior Management and Directors into the company that do not have a clue what we do or how we do it. They mostly seem to be bullies as well.

    Atkins2016-10-20
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good development"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Epsom, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins

    Pros

    - Great place to gain technical experience - Leading technical ability compared to competitors - Good graduate development programme - Can shape your own career - Very flexible and can manage your own work patterns independently (as long as you are productive) - CEO and director level seem to know what they are doing

    Cons

    - Remuneration poor at mid grade level. Better to get chartered, leave, come back 3 years later and skip 7 years of loyalty. - Company sometimes concentrates too much on head count and not enough on recruitment quality. - Senior management within teams can often look like headless chickens

    Advice to Management

    See above.

    Atkins2016-05-10
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Dont value staff"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want a cushy job with very little pressure Atkins is the place for you.

    Cons

    The senior management don't understand or value all parts of this complex business. Constant shareholder Pressures.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that there are good people not being fully utilised.

    Atkins2016-05-12
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Doha
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a cross section of highly qualified and capable people from across nationalities and cultures in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    A senior management team akin to an old boys club incapable of communicating with staff or making decisions. Salary increases and bonuses seemed to be based on if your face fitted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and understand your staff.

    Atkins2016-05-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Environmental Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Epsom, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive work environment. Good basic benefits and opportunities for training and development. Health and safety culture is excellent.

    Cons

    Poor clarity from senior management on business goals, strategy and changes. The corporate culture is alright, but it's a bit dull and not very progressive. Productivity targets are far too high (100% for juniors).

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the burden upon middle managers for happier, healthier and more effective teams. Break away from corporate clichés and allow staff the time and freedom to innovate (suggest 80/20 rule).

    Atkins2016-01-11
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Information Technology Professionals Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Atkins full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People. Most of the IT technical professionals and some lower and middle management are excellent in spite of the dire atmosphere.

    Cons

    Everything else, Many staff were disappointed not to be made redundant recently - that tells its own story. I would strongly advise against joining in the Infrastructure team (Server, DBA skill areas). the following are also offensively bad: Investment in staff and Infrastructure, HR, Senior management

    Advice to Management

    Explain to the business why you are really missing deadlines. Apologise to all mistreated staff Pack up personal items. Leave.

    Atkins2015-12-01
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