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Fun workplace and lot of training opportunities

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Great workplace and many experts/cross team members would help you if needed. Besides, there are lot of CPD/webminars available, you could enroll the internal courses you are interested in.


Flexible on work hours


Many projects to be followed
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Excellent place to work

Atkins Ireland is an excellent place to work with many interest projects, great work culture and work life balance. I will strongly recommend anyone who would like to advance their career to join Atkins


interesting projects


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  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Fair pay for job
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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!
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Good company

Throughout support from management, Very good organisation. On going training opportunities for everyone. Lots of hr help and the opportunity for promotion are great
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Not a fun place to work

Very unfriendly place to work. A very hostile atmosphere. I felt very uncomfortable working there. It is probably the worst job I have ever had. I do not want to blame the company.
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Useful and productive experience overall. Variety of projects. But very difficult to get into different projects because they need specific skills. Less growth possibility.
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Good non-salary benefits and office environment, but intermittent workload

A good large company with excellent continued professional development opportunities (to achieve CEng status). Consultancy work can be intermittent, especially for graduates.


Continued Professional Development scheme, good office environment, flexi-time, ability to purchase/sell annual leave


Graduate work can be slow, consultancy based work intermittent.
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Great people, relaxed culture

Great group of people in the office, working on large programmes of work for a major client. Key learning outcomes have been working on large multidisciplinary Although I have really enjoyed the work I have done while at the Derby office, the range of projects on offer were all of a similar nature and I was wary of getting pigeon-holed at such an early stage in my career. Having worked with a few project managers whilst in the Derby office, there are varying levels of project management expertise and the responsibilities of project managers were not always well defined leaving graduate engineers such as myself to pick up the pieces. The best part of the job is the degree of autonomy granted by project managers and technical leads, often I was in charge of liaising between different members of Atkins and the client organisation.


Flexible working hours, degree of autonomy, early responsibility, good group of colleagues


Lack of focus on delivery, ineffective management, lack of training, unclear progression route, variety of projects
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Productive and fun workplace

Brilliant experience. Lovely people. Great opportunites to progress as Engineer. I would love to be a member of the team.


great team work


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Driven workplace, excellent staff conditions, very business orientated

Atkins is a unique Engineering company to work for. As a consultancy, your life is filled with a variety of projects, locations and staff to work with. No 2 months are the same, and there's always a new challenge to look forwards to.
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Based on 766 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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