Atkins Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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199 Ratings
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  1. "Its an excellent company !"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Review"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Landscape Architect 
    Recommends

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment with facilities

    Cons

    Senior management can improve alot


  3. "Good management"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, manager is helpful

    Cons

    layoffs, shortage of work. No job security.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Aerospace/ Mechanical Engineer"

    3.0
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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.

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  5. "Field Officer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for Engineers and Project Managers"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. "Great opportunity"

    3.0
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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

  8. "Architect"

    4.0
    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

  9. "Countless global opportunities. A great place to prosper."

    5.0
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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.

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  10. "On Site Engineer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bristol, England

    I have been working at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time, flexible leave, big grad community, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    good starting salary - not great progression

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