Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 94 ratings in 2017)
"My employer encourages development and practical excellence."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
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6.5 / 10


  • Graduates get to work on many diverse projects throughout their time.
  • Lots of on-the-job training is provided and covers many areas.
  • There’s a lot of flexibility around hours so people are able to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • The company is very environmentally conscious and puts a lot of effort into reducing its carbon footprint.


  • While the starting salary is high, some feel that the salary progression is slow.
  • The workload varies and quiet times can lead to a lack of work.
  • Graduates may be required to work away from home at times.
  • Though most managers are seen as being good, they can sometimes be very busy.

What insiders say about...

"Actively research the company, paying attention to the type of services offered,..."

"Each of the offices have a social community and generally the bigger offices will..."

"The dress code is typical office dress, with a dress down day on the last Friday..."

"The flexi-time way of working here is really good, and I think it particularly benefits..."

"My starting salary is good, and it is higher than that offered by other competing..."

"There's a £5,000 joining bonus that's split between your first pay packet and upon..."

"It is quite a long process, with an online form, maths and verbal reasoning tests...."

"My interviewer asked me 'if you find yourself in a difficult situation with the client,..."

"The company has worked extensively on developing communication software to minimise..."

"Atkins has significantly increased both the amount and usefulness of communication..."

"I have colleagues from every corner of the world and it's great to work with people..."

"It is easy to move up the ranks at Atkins, it all depends on your ability to take..."

"Each office is encouraged to set up a team of people to organise CSR and charity..."

"As well as writing detailed engineering calculations, reports and specifications,..."

"There are great opportunities to work on multi-million pound projects."

"As I've been working on large projects, there can sometimes be time pressure which..."

"We have been recognised as one of the top 20 employers to work for in the UK."

"Respectable, innovative and attentive."

"The staff I met were friendly, young and had all been with the company a long time...."

"I have been on the graduate scheme, which has various training and activity events...."

"Individuals are engaged with many schools over the country promoting Engineering..."

"Introduce bonuses when projects come in under budget or finish ahead of schedule...."

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