Culture

7.8 / 10

(based on 98 ratings in 2017)

2017

"I think that we have a strong teamwork ethic in our office and always share work between teams as well. You are quickly welcomed into the team and there are plenty of opportunities for getting involved in office-based social activities. We often go out and socialise together in the Birmingham office and staff at all pay grades actively get involved in social activities."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Teamwork is excellent at the company and you work with many different people due to your varied workload. The office does not feel hierarchical at all so you can walk over and chat to anyone from fellow graduates to engineering managers and project directors. There are regular social events for graduates and team building events for teams in general."
Graduate, Bristol
"All colleagues, from practice managers to summer interns, are friendly and approachable and genuinely willing to offer support and guidance if needed. Regular team lunches and social events are organised (including sport activities) too."
Graduate, Glasgow
"We have a less regimented management structure compared to other companies. You can easily approach and talk to senior staff."
Graduate, Bristol
"We have really understanding and friendly staff in Belfast that socialise together outside of work hours. We have different societies such as five-a-side football, golf and a social club. Managers are all really approachable and your welfare is always put first."
Graduate, Belfast
"The culture of the office is excellent. There are lots of extracurricular activities, socials and events organised for us and the opportunity to organise them ourselves is also there."
Graduate, London
"There's a great team atmosphere at Atkins. I have been out on multiple social events with the whole office, process team and graduates in my few months here. There are also opportunities to socialise, both with my team and members of other teams, in the office through monthly cake and pizza days. I am also a member of the social committee that organises bigger social events every couple of months. This has so far included footgolf, a summer BBQ and curling."
Graduate, Aberdeen
"The Epsom office has a generally relaxed atmosphere and the people I sit near to are happy to answer questions or discuss work. Our department is very graduate heavy and it can sometimes be difficult to get the opportunity to work with senior staff as their time is needed on so many things. The company holds a Christmas party once a year with all departments in the south east, which tends to be a big affair."
Graduate, Epsom
"There's a great work culture and environment with no 'them and us' feeling with regard to higher management."
Graduate, Derby
"Everyone in the office gets on well with each other and senior and junior staff have a good relationship. The senior staff in my team are all very approachable and will help with any issues you may have. Members of staff often go out for lunch or for drinks after work though there aren't many official company-organised events."
Graduate, Epsom (moving to Glasgow)

2015

"It is a very friendly, social team and company. There are a variety of sports teams to join and things to get involved in."
Graduate Building Surveyor, London
"There are lots of graduates in the office who socialise together at lunchtimes and outside of work (pub trips, climbing, BBQs etc.). Great cooperation between colleagues, everyone is always happy to help and you get to work with a large range of people."
Graduate Civil Engineer, Bristol
"As a graduate, I find the culture within the office and after-hours a great environment to be in and a fantastic opportunity to meet others from the company."
Graduate Structural Engineer,
"The culture is outstanding. I have friendly, approachable colleagues, positive work environment and a horizontal management structure where you feel equally valued as a graduate as you would if you were senior. There is a good social life outside of the office too."
Graduate Safety Engineer, Epsom
"The office is brilliant to meet good people and to develop personal and professional relationships. The teamwork and cooperation between the team enables a good working atmosphere. The leadership are sociable and easy to talk to and enable all of us to work in the best conditions possible."
Graduate Building Surveyor, Leeds
"Atkins has a friendly, approachable environment with plenty of opportunity for career progression."
Human Factors Consultant, London
"This is a friendly office, and those higher up are pretty approachable too. It is a pretty sociable team, and is great to mingle with employees in other teams."
Graduate Transport Planner, Leeds
"A very friendly environment to work in, with lots of social events. I would not say there is any separation between senior staff members and those who are more junior in the office, so you always feel that they are happy to answer questions."
Graduate Process Engineer, London
"Everyone is keen to help each other if needed if they possess the knowledge on the subject in question. Good opportunities for social events both on the graduate level or office level."
Graduate Civil Engineer, Epsom
"There is a friendly culture full of people keen to share knowledge and develop you as an engineer."
Graduate Structural Engineer, London

2014

"The culture at Faithful + Gould is excellent. There is an excellent team within the office who all actively assist each other. Out of hours there is an active social culture, there are outings which involve the entire office, individual teams within the office and a wider graduate community that is open to all Atkins UK graduates from all businesses within the group."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I think we have an excellent company culture both in and out of the office. We are sociable, friendly, welcoming and happy to help one another. We arrange many social activities and I have made a lot of friends at Atkins. Although there is a clear hierarchy, I feel I can talk freely and honestly to absolutely anyone, even our CEO."
Graduate, London
"My team culture is excellent within the office. Graduate groups have formed within this office to offer support, and are starting to organise social activities."
Graduate, Warrington
"One of Atkins' main focuses is on the Culture of its employees. They take great pride in the people component to the organisation which is often overlooked within large companies. My team leader and head of department are extremely approachable and take the time to discuss career progression and development plans. Social events are often planned throughout the year, for example a Summer Social and Christmas Party along with monthly Graduate socials and sporting events."
Graduate, London
"During work hours everyone is very friendly and supportive, and will always try to find the time to help you out. Outside work there is a strong culture, particularly within the graduate community, of socialising."
Graduate, Bristol
"Each of the offices have a social community and generally the bigger offices will have regular social activities. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help out, even those more senior. The graduates are well looked after and it is obvious that they are important to the future of the company. There is a lot of teamwork both within Atkins and as part of a larger multi-company and client team."
Graduate, Swindon
"Atkins are very proud to have an open and honest culture, and in my office it is important that everyone is respected equally, regardless of position."
Graduate, Rotherham
"Managers and graduates sit amongst one another, and there is good teamwork with everyone willing to help each other out. It is a very friendly atmosphere, we have good social sports clubs such as football, cricket, squash, and badminton to name a few."
Graduate, Epsom
"In the office, everyone is generally extremely busy but can stop for a chat here and there. The managers are always very approachable and are willing to help you if you are willing to put the effort in. Outside of work, the graduate community is very strong, and there are often grad events organised. In our own team we socialise every couple of weeks."
Graduate, Epsom
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