Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 94 ratings in 2017)
"Dynamic, international and respected."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
6.8 / 10
7.7 / 10
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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"I receive fair pay, with regular reviews of salary levels."

"There's a good pension contribution and a variable benefit package (health insurance,..."

"The interview and assessment centre were challenging, but this is due to the high..."

"As well as being given questions about the industry, I was asked why I wanted to..."

"We have our own sustainability team that deals with things like our carbon footp..."

"Managers have to do a formal sit down once a month which is a good opportunity to..."

"There's a lot of focus on LGBT at the moment. My team is female dominated, which..."

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

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

"I mostly work on strategic projects so can be on one project for a long period of..."

"The work atmosphere in our office makes work enjoyable and the projects that I've..."

"I think that communication from upper management needs to be improved."

"William Atkins who used to own the business was knighted."

"A top-tier engineering consultancy."

"It's a large company that's able to offer a wide variety of projects and locations...."

"I am on the Graduate Development Programme which is a three year programme within..."

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

"More allowance for graduate mobility between different departments and locations..."

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