Atkinson Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Atkins (Member of the SNC-Lavalin Group) is a British multinational engineering, design, planning, architectural design, project management, and consulting services company. It is presently owned by the Canadian construction firm SNC-Lavalin and is headquartered in London, UK.
"Old boy's club." says an Atkins former employee on Glassdoor on September 10, 2020:
"Cons: There is a really unhealthy culture at Atkins, whereby productivity is placed above staff welfare or quality or work. This is reflected in the lifeless atmosphere within the offices.
Even when my work had been completed on time and to a standard that my clients would praise, I was encouraged to work unpaid overtime. I was also asked to pressure my team to do the same in order to demonstrate loyalty. This extra contribution is unashamedly referred to by management as ‘giving the extra 10%’. It's really all just a bit of an ego trip for management to know that they have a degree of power over your life. It is heavily implied that this will be a factor when promotions/bonuses are considered. A good work-life balance is encouraged verbally but discouraged in practice. If you go home on time, it's looked upon as you being disengaged emotionally from the job. This results in a lot of people making themselves aimlessly busy to ensure that they look like they're giving 110%.
I worked a lot of overtime at Atkins and would often find out that have already completed the work, my overtime would be unpaid. Our department's policy was that if your productivity according to your timesheet is less than 100%, you aren’t entitled to paid overtime, no matter how many extra hours you have put in.
Atkins makes claims that they are an environmentally aware and culturally diverse company. This is not the case. Atkins involves itself with some of the most appalling projects which I was ashamed to be a part of. The senior management is driven completely by profit margins rather than any kind of moral compass.
If you'd like to know about Atkins' moral compass, don't take it from me. A simple google search of the words 'Atkins Global' and 'corruption' will tell you all you need to know."
Key holder/Supervisor (Former Employee) says"weird little company set up, staff getting fired willy nilly, no job security and even worse no holiday pay! no contracts! left to run the shop after first day! no dinner breaks! or even any breaks!nonelong hours, no breaks, no where to sit, no holiday pay!"
Records Clerk (Former Employee) says"Why is there a minimum for my review? I do not want to talk about them. You can read this cause I am not going to talk. Change this feature. I will copy and paste this to all subsequent requests."
Machine operator (Former Employee) says"It wasn't equal they treated people Different from others. It was ok at first but eventually I started seeing how they were showing favoritism and I know it wasn't Right."
Baker & Rodriguez - Paralegal (Current Employee) says"Great pay and decent time off. Benefits aren’t horrible. Overall it’s a decent place to work if you are able to not take anything personally. Staff members are amazing."
Job Cost Accountant (Former Employee) says"Not much work to do at the local plant. Most was done at headquarters. Controller was very nice person. Was a clean plant to work at. Pay was not great, but was small company."
Legal Assistant (Former Employee) says"phone and in-person contact with clients, scheduling, dictation, medical bill research, medical record summarizingHours"
Receptionist/Hospitality (Current Employee) says"Good place to work if you are starting out in law. There are a lot of good work perks and work events. Very nice friendly people to work with."