Atkins

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Atkins Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
184 Reviews
3.0
184 Reviews
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Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Experiece of major projects, good work life balance, good senior level enagement (in 19 reviews)

  • Very friendly and social working environment with technically excellent staff producing high quality work (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance restricted, Have you tell your boss where to go and be like a kid (in 4 reviews)

  • No career development during my 3 years at the company (This was during GFC) (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Countless global opportunities. A great place to prosper.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Diligence, hard work and technical competence are recognized in Atkins. Those that are willing to apply themselves seem to do well which has led to a dynamic yet compassionate atmosphere.

    Cons

    As with any consultancy there are peaks and troughs in workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make every effort to maintain the current working environment especially as Atkins grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Company values employees. Good pay and benefits. Recent reorg has put the company on the right track.

    Cons

    Only have 8 paid holidays. Would like to see more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Need to come up with a strategy to keep the talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A destination to build your career......

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Atkins as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teamwork and passionate professionals add value to the firm.

    Cons

    As like in all firms deadlines may add pressure to your work life.

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  5.  

    Absolutely awesome company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible schedules for life's personal challenges... The atmosphere at work is awesome. Relatively laid back, with great people to be around. There isn't any negativity, and everyone is always willing to share work, and help each other out. Support for success from the senior leadership team is definitely tops! It's easy to get guidance and help, when there are challenges. An employee can actually carve their own path for success. You just have to put in the effort. Good performance is also recognized.

    Cons

    None really, after have been with several major engineering firms. Atkins is definitely a top firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the current vision, and direction! I definitely feel the love way down here in the "trenches"...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    On a positive upswing!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Visionary leadership at the global level has cascaded to sharp, innovative talent as managing directors in the regions. The company is taking well-considered risks to change the organization and strengthen its competitive position. You can walk the halls and feel the energy and excitement. The specific focus on a limited set of major goals has continued for several years now, and the results are starting to show. This is not "flavor of the month" management or backing off what needs to be done if someone complains. There is clear demonstration of integrity at the top, which is a positive trust-building position for me.

    Cons

    We're still working on improvements to processes and back-end systems to support the changes, especially providing enough pathways of communication and attention to managing resistance to change. Like many companies transitioning from being multi-local to being truly global, we have some challenges in building cultural awareness in order to work together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom line, it's great to continue emphasizing the UK for project work. However, being too UK-centric in building consistent processes and back-end systems makes it harder for employees across the regions to feel like we are one organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The new CEO has the company energized with a clear vision. We have reorganized to be more competitive and responsive to the market demands. Since I have been with the Company (over 6 years) we have more communications than ever before. The Company offers good benefits and a flexible work schedule that enhances a positive work-life balance. I hope to retire from here.

    Cons

    I wish we could grow sooner than later so we can be a larger player in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reinforcing the positive successes and recognize those who deliver.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    In my opinion, one of the "Best Places to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Having worked for this Company for lots of years I can honestly say it's a great place to work. Provides excellent opportunity for new graduates to obtain the experience they need to become seasoned professionals, and also allows the seasoned professionals to truly make a difference in planning, designing and enabling solutions. Great benefits and working conditions. A progressive environment. New CEO has breathed fresh air into this Company - has provided definite direction, is visible, involved and within reach. It's a new day here at Atkins.

    Cons

    Changes must take place for a Company to achieve its vision....so this is NOT A CON. Takes patience and commitment to allow the changes to settle. Positive changes happening here at Atkins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While we're going through the changes, don't forget to let employees know how much they're appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best companies I've worked for - collaborative, energetic environment - lots of positive changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management team isn't afraid to make changes for the better. The company's seeing positive results from the changes. Management truly cares about the employees, and there are many ways to engage. Very open environment that encourages collaboration and teamwork. The CEO has communicated his vision and has set very clear goals for the organization. There's a very strong client service culture and a focus on innovation and project delivery.

    Cons

    There really aren't cons that I've found. Some of the staff are struggling with the changes and they tend to be negative, which brings coworkers down. Benefits and pay are comparable to the rest of the industry; opportunities for personal growth are available to those who seek them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making positive changes - I have seen changes in the last year that have strengthened the organization, reenergized groups, and have given us focus. The emphasis on collaboration, teamwork, and breaking down silos has really helped, we just need to keep moving in that direction!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Great hard working staff. Good community

    Cons

    Company restructuring. Trying to compete with the big dogs at the expense of the staff. Poor pay

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A highly project centered British money machine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al Mafraq (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al Mafraq (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get your salary on-time. You are treated with respect.

    Cons

    Processes for reporting on any abuse by your coworkers or superiors are poor and ineffective. You will have to live with claims of an actual positive culture by management, but it's not true. The culture is poor and work groups are isolated and continue to work until projects are over and they get sacked right away. Also Brits are played more favors than any other nationality. It is not as open as you would hope, so do not expect your boss to introduce you to anyone above him, he is your main and only point of contact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to your words, and don't make claims which are not supported by real evidence. The culture is very poor and turnover is very high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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