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Atkins Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2019

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3.5
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67%
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81%
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Nick Roberts
87 Ratings
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  1. "Its an excellent company !"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Excellent systems in place. Big Projects. Excellent procedures.

    Cons

    tight time lines for delivery

    Atkins2019-06-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Aerospace/ Mechanical Engineer"

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

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Direct Client Interaction,

    Cons

    Micro-management on employee for trivial things like taking breaks, Managers take the project success with promotions, Annual Performance Review is biased and not helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage engineers for their work, Stop micro-management or pseudo spying on the employees, Don't be egocentric, Don't be greedy influence annual increments budgets among engineers.

    Atkins2018-05-16
  3. "Field Officer"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good worklife balance in the field

    Cons

    tight deadlines and poor feedback

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work

    Atkins2017-12-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for Engineers and Project Managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worldwide company with great opportunities especially since SNC lavalin acquisition opening up more avenues. Great place for graduates. Has great flexible benefits where you can buy and sell leave.

    Cons

    Departments seem to merge, change names for very little benefit. A lot of the internal IT work, CAD work is moving to India, so not great career prospects

    Advice to Management

    UK IT staff see very little career progression, need to get the blend of UK / offshore resource correct and show there is career progression for UK it staff as morale is low

    Atkins2017-10-27
  5. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, opportunity to more learn

    Cons

    Low Salary, and pension plan, No RRSP contribution

    Atkins2017-05-16
  6. "Architect"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      good benefits, good support and continued education

      Cons

      bureaucratic, not much internal cross disciplinary interaction

      Atkins2016-03-24
    • "Countless global opportunities. A great place to prosper."

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      Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins full-time for 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 Management

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

      Atkins2014-11-26
    • "a good job if you want to learn"

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      Current Employee - Technician in Chula Vista, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      amazing place to work if you want to learn

      Cons

      expect to much pressure from your bosses

      Advice to Management

      keep investing in your employees

      Atkins2019-06-24
    • "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Epsom, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Plenty of opportunities to learn, interesting and varied projects.

      Cons

      A bit stressful at times, as any job can be.

      Atkins2019-06-24
    • "Good employer (at the time)"

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      Former Employee - Engineer in Manchester, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Range of opportunities, good technical people, decent salaries

      Cons

      Constantly going through change, slow career progression

      Advice to Management

      Need to be less top heavy

      Atkins2019-06-22
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