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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 80 ratings in 2015)
"Professional, competitive, successful."
Pros: 
  • Graduates are able to get involved with a wide array of projects and pick up a wide variety of skills
  • Colleagues are friendly and happy to share their expertise with juniors
  • Work is interesting, engaging and graduates are given real responsibility
  • Working hours can be flexible and staff are very accommodating to graduates' needs
Cons: 
  • Initially, new starters may feel a little overwhelmed by the size of the company
  • There could be more flexibility for graduates to move between departments and locations
  • In some departments, workloads can fluctuate from high to very low
  • More opportunities for formal training could be on offer to graduates
Culture
8.3 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
8.2 / 10
 
Salary
7.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.4 / 10
 
 
Training
7.6 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Research the company, understanding what Atkins does in general and in the specific..."

"Everyone is keen to help each other if needed if they possess the knowledge on the..."

"We have countless offices across the world, and the ones that I have worked in have..."

"A standard week in Aerospace is 37.5 hours. There is no fixed entry or leaving times;..."

"Progression has slowed in line with the current industry trends, but I am still paid..."

"There is a good pension scheme, and a good training budget. Atkins will cover travel..."

"For graduates the interview process is very simple - you submit your application,..."

"The assessment centre was broken down into different stages. The questions can range..."

"The company provides a free bus service to employees and encourage cyclists by being..."

"Generally I've found there are a lot of strong mentors and role models in my immediate..."

"I attend the Women's Professional Networking Forum, which holds a meeting every few..."

"It is not too hard to progress as long as you are focused on developing good client..."

"The company allows employees up to two days a year off work for charitable activities,..."

"I provide design solutions for big clients such as TfL, Network Rail, Crossrail,..."

"Atkins is a huge company with lots of flexibility and ability to work in other a..."

"The sheer size of the company can be a little overwhelming for new starters."

"Atkins has offices all over the world - China, USA, Australia, India and some in..."

"A dynamic, fair, approachable and reliable company to work for."

"I had had a summer placement the previous summer, and so I knew the company was a..."

"There are lots of online modules to do, and we get a budget to go to out of office..."

"Atkins has an apprenticeship scheme and takes on a number of summer placement students..."

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

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