Get the inside buzz from graduates at Atkins

7.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 94 ratings in 2017)
"A great company to work for with lots of support, training and benefits."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
7.8 / 10
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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...

"Be yourself and have how you can bring value to the company very clear in your mind...."

"The office is brilliant to meet good people and to develop personal and professional..."

"We're generally in quite large spaces with an open-plan design. Flexible working..."

"The company is flexible. But this is more who your line manager is more than anything..."

"I have had regular pay reviews and I believe that these reflect by progress through..."

"Perks include parties, flexible working hours, pension, life assurance and a host..."

"Following the completion of an online application, successful applicants have a short..."

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

"Environmentally conscious working is always encouraged, with bus services available..."

"Mangers within my office are good work role models and are effective mentors. The..."

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Atkins have a successful water/theme park business; designs include, Wild Wadi (Dubai),..."

"The company is an expert in the field of engineering, and is multi-disciplined and..."

"I was attracted to Atkins' strong reputation as a graduate employer, and the opportunity..."

"I have had training on health and safety, contract law and presentation giving."

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

"More focused training."

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