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Atkins Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2019

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3.6
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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 for 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. "Mr"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I worked at Atkins full-time

    Pros

    Simple working environment for projects

    Cons

    Limited exposures to other areas

    Atkins2019-07-10
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (6)

    "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
  6. 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
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. "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
  10. Helpful (4)

    "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
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