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Updated May 30, 2014

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2.9 31 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

ATCO President, CEO and Director ATCO and Canadian Utilities Nancy C. Southern

Nancy C. Southern

(20 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Under-resourced, but improving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHard-working people. Good pay and benefits. Systems are improving and the new owners are investing in the company, which should see it turn around in a few years time.

    ConsFrustrating trying to get runs on the board - many underlying processes are broken. Absence of team building, lack of team spirit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in some administrative staff and buy your staff a beer once in a while.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internal IT Manager to Client Companies (Former Employee)

    ProsStable, good benefits, good office locations

    ConsCommand & Control mentality from management, micro-managers, to many lifers with 25x1 years experiejnce, limted opportunities for progression, very old school mentality, no idea what 'cost competitive' means - similar to most large utilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on hiring from external companies, and not other utilities. Foster change - not just doing the same and following the dinosaurs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood Money, great benifits. Most people are very good to work with.
    Our holidays are excellent and it's a great work environment.

    ConsNot much to say for cons. Need more experienced workers with all the retirements happening.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI personally love the new companies ATCO is getting into. Nancy Southern is a very smart lady. I feel some managers need to become more organized though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, Highly Reccomended

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsFlexible Work Life Balance, excellent Benefits

    ConsNon, this is a great company and very stable

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey all are very open

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good but on a downward slide?

    Engineer (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsThe employees have a great attitude and respect to one another. This goes between engineers, accountants, field staff and executive. Compensation is fair and job security in the utility companies is second to none. Work life balance is generally good but may be eroding.

    ConsThe company can be somewhat rigid and old fashioned. Flexible work hours are not an option. Dress code is strict and stodgy. The company can be slow and unresponsive at times. Often many approvals are required for anything to happen, resulting in delays that paralyze the company. The greatest example of this of late has been replacement of vacancies. The company is very slow to fill them and the existing staff bears the weight of the extra work. The company went lean in the last few years and appears unwilling or unable to staff up. People are burning out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFill the vacancies you have. Staff up and reduce the workload on those still here. Burnout as a result of the added work is making the company lose good people. I promise this is costing us more money than if we had a few more people and higher retention rates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosokay pay and it is a big company

    Conslong hours and unfriendly staff....................

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Family oriented environment but passive business structure leading to countless frustrations

    Trader (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsGood people to work with

    ConsOld fashioned and favouring certain employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote within and treat everyone equally

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    Good Benefits and Stable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive overall compensation
    Stable work

    ConsHard work is not recognized
    Slow to change
    Resistant to change
    No worklife balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess micromanaging
    Value your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, good work ethic, sincere people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    ProsBenefits and the attitude of the workers.

    ConsHeavy workload, not just in my job. Everyone works hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementATCO is a lovely place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsGreat staff and competent salaries. I'd suggest this for senior engineers or individuals looking for a permanent life-time job and great benefits.

    ConsNot really a great city to live in. Very dull and seems life-less. The nearby Rocky Mountains though are very beautiful and serve as a nice retreat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't think there needs to be much change at administrative level at ATCO. My time working here has been pretty smooth and enjoyable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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