Happiness score is 60 out of 100
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Atkins Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    Ian L Edwards
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £730m to £4bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services
  • Headquarters
    Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 5BY
  • Link
    Atkins website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 746 reviews and is evolving.



Engineer in Bristol
on 1 May 2022
Good colleagues, terrible management
Learnt a lot in the years I was there, developed my skillset (from the few remaining skilled & experienced staff, the majority having left or been laid off). Salary progression / pay rises were awful, was being paid £10,000 a year less than people with the same qualification and fewer years experience than someone who joined the company later on in their career in the same role! SNC senior management and directors seemed happy to give themselves million pound bonuses whilst asking staff to take a 16-20% pay cut!
Senior Transport Planner in London, Greater London
on 24 June 2022
Stressful environment
If you join Atkins you will have a very poor experience. There is little or no nurture of junior staff. The head of the profession only cares about billability. There is little or no opportunity for training. What training that there is available must be booked to job codes, meaning that the client and not the company is paying for training. There is a practice of seniors bidding for work without enough hours to complete tasks and then you are asked to deliver, using your evenings and weekends to make up the difference. The only way to survive Atkins is to become a senior and then play a reviewing role on projects. Don’t come here if you want to deliver work for clients. You will be used.
Data Analyst in Bristol
on 18 March 2022
Poor Management & Lack Of Team Culture
A complete shambles from day one. Management is clueless, no team culture, structure or a pleasant working environment. Management only care about delivery rather than staffs well-being and development. Very little support or training on offer. If you are thinking of joining.. DONT!
Graduate Civil Engineer in Birmingham, West Midlands
on 4 March 2022
Good place to learn and develop
Excellent place to start your career and progress in the industry. Management varies depending on team and office. Good social aspect for graduates starting out
Senior Engineer in London, Greater London
on 20 February 2022
Good experience overall; slow career progress due to lack of opportunities
Very high levels of stress due to lack of major projects in specific sectors. A day's work can be broken down to 3-4 projects making it extremely difficult to prioritize. Decent life/work balance. Average salary, good flexible leave plan.

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