Good workplace/atmosphere and people. Management is mediocre.
Structural Analysis Engineer II (Former Employee), Kirkland, WA – April 22, 2015
- The company is UK-owned. Small office in the US (~40-50 people) that does structural/stress engineering. - Good work/life balance, atmosphere, and overall great people. - Speaking of Management, the Project Managers were great. However, the senior engineers were who ran the place. Unfortunately, they had their own group/club together in the workplace and if you didn't make the right impression with them, you won't move up in the company. - There was a huge disconnect with the HQ in the UK and the US office
Credit Control Assistant (Former Employee), Worcester, ENG – January 16, 2015
I worked in the credit control section at Atkins, on incoming debts, and worked within a great team of people all very friendly and under management who fostered a cohesive, and motivating atmosphere. I mostly liaised with customers and on site engineering / project staff via phone, and chased outstanding debt.
Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee), Farnham, ENG – November 24, 2014
A day at work involves monitoring support requests along with the logging, investigation and escalation of support requests relating to hardware and software. Managing software licenses. Updating relevant support documentation.
Customer Care Assistant (Former Employee), Whitehouse road, Ipswich Suffolk – October 21, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: poor air conditioning
Typical day at work was never knowing what type of customer complaints you would receive. I learned to be polite and understanding towards the general public while resolving the complaints/queries. My co-workers were a very helpful bunch who would always try to resolve issues with precise information. The hardest part of my job was not been able to give positive feedback because of departmental cut backs...........while the most enjoyable was relaying positive feedback to customer issues.
Work Experience (Former Employee), Warrington, ENG – October 5, 2014
I believe the work experience placement gave me a great insight to the line of work and also the working place itself. I learned multiple office skills as well as knowledge into the nuclear industry. I thought the co-workers were very helpful and created a friendly atmosphere to which i was able to enjoy my work experience placement. The hardest part of the job placement was that i completed most of the study independently to complete the task set.
ITS Field Inspector (Former Employee), Orlando, FL – August 27, 2014
Great place to work for and average day includes driving to the jobsite and following up with the contractor about there everyday operation. I learned to have excellent communication with the everyone. I never on occasion worked with my co-workers cause we have different task. The hardest part of my job is not knowing the next move after completing a project. I enjoyed getting to know all sorts of people.
Work Experience (Former Employee), Birmingham, ENG – August 26, 2014
Pros: long lunch frees
Cons: long hours
I worked in several departments, including Highways and Transportation, the Environmental Consultancy Team and Human Resources, of which I found the latter most useful in terms of developing my confidence and improving my communication skills when talking to a variety of people of different ages. In HR I also took phone calls, listened to telephone interviews, planned interview timetables and organised interview preparation packs. The most enjoyable was the Environmental Consultancy Team, where I studied the environmental issues related to and geochemistry affecting, the building of new houses on an old industrial site in my hometown. Experiencing a week of teamwork and carrying out this type of work in this industry was very valuable.