Atkins - Geospatial | Glassdoor.co.in
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Geospatial"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Variety of projects (also see cons), nice people to work with who appreciate your contribution and going the extra mile. - Some of the benefits are quite good - but often matched at the same level as other consultancies: buy/sell extra holidays, BUPA, gym membership, etc. - Not sure the recent merge with SNC-Lavalin will change anything.

    Cons

    - Too much red tape, senior management seems to be detached from the rest of the company. - London office amenities are terrible - often crowded, nowhere to sit. Useless hot-desk system as regulars tend to frequent the same spot every day. Heating/cooling is sub-par, we had 2 weeks without heating in one wing during the worst of the winter in 2016... - Focus on billable hours/productivity - but I guess it's the... same at other consultancies too. - The variety of work mostly applies to graduates who are 'cheap' in regards of billable time. Seniors can chug on with whatever they get assigned on. - Very poor staff retention. In my last half year with the company, at least half of the senior/principal consultants I worked with from other disciplines have left Atkins. Speaks volumes. - Team leaders are mainly appointed based on seniority and not experience, therefore interaction/reliability on your line manager can be poor. - Internal 'competition' with other departments for work. No team strategy for technical or other improvements.

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    Advice to Management

    - Pull your head out of the sand. - Change work distribution based on experience, not costs. - Listen to your staff, and stop ignoring suggestions for improvement and rebuff them with lip-service. - Some teams have time and budget for self/team-development, why not all? - Stop sending out useless 'anonym'* company surveys that will give you whatever results you want to get out of it. Talk to your people... regularly instead. - Make an effort trying to improve staff retention, not just say it. - Ask your staff if they are interested in whatever opportunity comes up rather than simply assuming something you have no idea about it - you may get your assumption wrong! *: a company survey where everyone gets a UNIQUE link is NOT anonymous.

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    Atkins2018-08-15
  1. "Drafting"

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    Current Employee - Auto CAD Draftsman in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It the place to learn more

    Cons

    We ill get less time to spend with family

    Advice to Management

    Super work sir grate compney

    Atkins2019-09-18
  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Work culture in my department is good.

    Cons

    Slightly conservative in winning work

    Atkins2019-09-15

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