Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 94 ratings in 2017)
"A big corporation that operates as many different small businesses...."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
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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...

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"It is a very friendly, social team and company. There are a variety of sports teams..."

"The dress code is shirts, suit trousers and no ties. Fridays are smart casual. The..."

"I work 40 hours a week, which was increased from 37.5 hours a few weeks after I joined..."

"There are good starting salaries. Pay reviews are dependent on the department's performance..."

"There are discounts on mobile phones and contracts with various providers. Relocation..."

"I had to give a short presentation perform a written task and undertake a technical..."

"I was given a technical interview where I was asked about my knowledge of things..."

"We opt for video conferencing over travelling to a client site where possible. If..."

"The management system is very open and transparent, with team briefs every month..."

"Excellent support is provided for those with additional requirements such as maternity..."

"Promotion possibilities tend to be good. Beyond a certain grade you have to pass..."

"The company has active engagement in STEM activities, carbon critical design and..."

"I work for different clients that range from civil/structural design work, verification..."

"There is a friendly and hospitable atmosphere amongst colleagues."

"I want to be given more support at work."

"Atkins works on everything from the renovation of Birmingham New St Station to the..."

"Proactive, market leading, driven for success."

"The projects that Atkins have been involved with and the multidisciplinary approach..."

"There are plenty of training courses available and it's easy to get on them as long..."

"Atkins has an active STEM network to go into schools and teach them about what we..."

"I want there to be clearer progression requirements from graduates."

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