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Atkins Reviews

Updated 19 Jun 2019

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Nick Roberts
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Roads Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people working there and a pleasant and a relaxed working environment, good leave entitlements and training and development improving.

    Cons

    Although improving, pay still not great, parking very poor at main office and public transport very poor. Can be difficult to get a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Look to develop your existing staff so they can earn promotions and better wages.

    Atkins2018-12-12
  2. "Gone downhill since being taken over. Would not recommend."

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Variety of projects to work on. Career progression is decent for a large organisation. Flexible benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Work/life balance isn't as good as the company claims, not since the takeover by SNC-Lavalin. This is a particular problem because Atkins selling point vis-a-vis their competitors has always been that that the work/life balance is superior, with the trade-off being a lower salary than the likes of other engineering consultancies. However since the takeover work/life balance has got progressively worse, and in addition...

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    Advice to Management

    Reign in the poor reporting culture and encourage employees to report the actual hours they work rather than the silly rules of never reporting more than 37.5.

    Atkins2019-06-14
  3. "Tense Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atkins full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent flow of project work inward. Good working provisions.

    Cons

    Workplace is stressful and outspoken from upper management downwards. Unprofessional commentaries in open plan office. Incoming staff are made clear they are expendable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from other companies of comparable size in terms of how to treat human talent.

    Atkins2019-06-04
  4. "Enjoyable Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Good training opportunities Career Development Will give you opportunities to take on more complex work if asked for

    Cons

    Graduate Wage is low Some disciplines don't seem to have a great work/life balance

    Atkins2018-10-23
  5. "Hierarchical and unexciting"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Atkins

      Pros

      Good people and reasonable pay

      Cons

      Extremely hierarchical and unless you're an engineer there are limited opportunities for promotion to management level within the company. Old fashioned approach to management.

      Advice to Management

      It's a multi-disciplinary consultancy now so management should be more representative of this. Stop focusing on just engineering staff.

      Atkins2018-07-30
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      "Structural Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Structural Engineer in Cork
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Atkins

      Pros

      Excellent Team, Good Promotion Opportunities, Management is very experienced and has a lot to offer the team. Compensation for further education. Very good lunch hour presentations that count for CPD credit about once a month.

      Cons

      Relatively low compensation, None of the UK benefits apply to this branch. The general office procedures are left for you to figure out as there is no formal induction.

      Advice to Management

      Give more feedback on performance. Hold on to the talented individuals that you employ. Continue to schedule the lunchtime seminars.

      Atkins2016-06-24
    • "Very good learned alot relating to traffic and transport engineering"

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      Former Employee - Team Leader in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work ethic, promotion opportunities

      Cons

      Very competitive but rewarding if you succeed.

      Advice to Management

      Continue training programmes, and promotion opportunities.

      Atkins2015-01-24
    • "Great Organisation"

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      Current Employee - Corporate Systems Manager in Worcester, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great Organisation - sense of loyalty

      Cons

      Nothing particularly negative I have to add

      Atkins2019-06-18
    • "If you keen to learn and direct your career"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      The culture flexibility to work is really good for someone who wants to implement his own way of work.

      Cons

      Over promises to be taken care of. A lot is said but little is done. Career growth opportunities are less

      Atkins2019-06-18
    • "Review"

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      Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

      I have been working at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      Nice benefits and flexible schedule

      Cons

      Large company feel, not a lot of control with what happens in office

      Atkins2019-06-12
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