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Atkins Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Nick Roberts
85 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Urban Designer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Urban Designer in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place for learning

    Cons

    The urban team is too small

    Advice to Management

    No

    Atkins2017-01-17
  2. "Civil Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      Friendly and helpful staff. good culture and atmosphere

      Cons

      uneven workload within the team

      Atkins2019-05-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Architect"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Various projects, big scale and international projects.

      Cons

      Difficult to get promotion. Lots of people working for higher position without new status.

      Atkins2018-04-10
    • Helpful (4)

      "Architect"

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      Current Employee - Project Architect in Hong Kong
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - nice office -Nice colleagues - average project -International teams

      Cons

      - bad management of the company in general -Long working hours -Low salary -Really slow personal development, you are going to spend nights drawings detail and uneccesary drawings and 3D models to meet crazy deadlines -big turnover

      Advice to Management

      Be more respectful and learn how to do your job

      Atkins2018-03-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Engineering"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      Good medical insurance for family members. Not too harsh on project achievement. Flexible time arrangement and not too much of overtime work.

      Cons

      Not many projects in these days. Not so good at document management in project achievement. A lot of excellent engineers and mangers were left.

      Advice to Management

      The senior staff should take more responsibility for the quality of project and management. Should put more emphasis on the training for junior staff.

      Atkins2017-11-03
    • "Work life balance, very hierarchical, little room to get promotion"

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      Former Employee - Senior Architect in Hong Kong
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Although doing overtime is inevitable, Atkins is so far the best company I have been with in terms of schedule and program. There is very few crazy deadlines and in general, people try to avoid coming during weekends. Very nice team structure, a good place to be if you have a family.

      Cons

      Little room to improve; very hierarchical; salary is depending on negotiation; projects are designed very corporate and not very innovative

      Atkins2017-08-22
    • Helpful (3)

      "Poor management (Architecture Hong Kong)"

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      Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Hong Kong
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great medical scheme. Average salary. Staffs are somewhat decent. CON: Part of a "global company" which means there's a lot of unnecessary admin work to even just to open a new project folder or gain access to a project.

      Cons

      The teams are poorly managed, lack of experienced senior architects and project architects. Directors are too desperate to get the job and always sell themselves short which staff have to do a lot of unnecessary overtime to make up for their mistakes.

      Advice to Management

      Perhaps limit the amount of expats, hire people that can speak the language and abilities

      Atkins2017-07-27
    • "Nice Place to work if one is not ambitious"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Atkins full-time

      Pros

      flexible on working, nice environment.

      Cons

      no clear business direction and limit career oppotunities

      Atkins2017-06-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Toxic Environment"

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      Former Employee - Associate Director in Kon Hang
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good benefits, decent office, salary is fair

      Cons

      An incredibly toxic environment, full of incompetent people who have no integrity or ethics. An amazing lack of knowledge about the industry they're in. Big company so lots of paperwork, processes, hierarchy. Management is incompetent, with very old-fashioned, outdated views. A dinosaur of a company in a fast moving, dynamic industry!

      Advice to Management

      Try to keep up with your competitors and adapt to change. Treat all staff with respect and if possible, review management systems, approaches and style.

      Atkins2017-05-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Architect"

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      Current Employee - Architect in Hong Kong
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      World class reputation in architecture... in the Middle East which lost its best designers a few years back. in Asia, however, it's a shamble of the bottom barrel ex-RMJM persons trying to relive their RMJM glory days

      Cons

      Very very political- almost seems that they hire certain people just to take the blame for their lacking abilities or their tardiness do to late night travels through the bars

      Advice to Management

      Someone outside Asia needs to monitor this situation closely and rid the company of those that are destroying the name of the firm in mainland china... once the reputation is damaged in Beijing or Shanghai, its best to close shop and start afresh later

      Atkins2017-05-05
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