ATCO Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
36 Reviews
3.1
36 Reviews
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ATCO President, CEO and Director ATCO and Canadian Utilities Nancy C. Southern
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  1.  

    Great Corporate Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATCO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement.
    Manager is very proactive in listening to employees.

    Cons

    None to mention. Everything was very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    Good life balance. Good EPIC program. Good social club. Good Christmas parties.

    Cons

    Nothing. Nothing really negative to say about the experience working at ATCO

  3.  

    Great Company, Highly Reccomended

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Work Life Balance, excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Non, this is a great company and very stable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They all are very open

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATCO

    Pros

    Benefits and the attitude of the workers.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ATCO is a lovely place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    #1 for benefits - The company takes care of its employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATCO

    Pros

    ATCO encourages its employees to contribute to their community through donation matching and allowing employees paid time off to volunteer. The company has programs to offer summer employment to employee's children as well as educational scholarships. Full benefits which include 100% perscription, if you choose to reduce your benefits you can use the extra credits to pay for gym memberships or tuition in classes. They also have an educational reimbursement program so that if you register in job applicable classes you may be compensated 75-100% for the tuition and books.

    Cons

    ATCO is a very structured company, there is little room for creativity or change. The job is stable but eventually you will have seen the majority of the projects and it can become cumbersome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ATCO needs a department dedicated to creating change and promoting new ideas within the company. With the changes to energy sources in the near future, ATCO needs to promote innovation so that it will be able to respond and adapt. It's a wonderful company that does a great job hiring exceptional people.

    Recommends
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    i like it so much in the real life

    Cons

    i like it and its so nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair

  8.  

    Rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ATCO

    Pros

    Fun place to work if you can fit in. Young group of EIT's, lots of energy at workplace.. Excellent work life balance!

    Cons

    Don't expect it to be the same as working in corporate office in calgary. You are expected to stay for the duration of work hours....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop better career building opportunities... Provide mentorship... Encourage and appreciate finding efficiencies...

  9.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    Good stock plan, good hours, a family business where family is important

    Cons

    On Emergency Call through out the year which takes time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much to say for cons. Need more experienced workers with all the retirements happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good but on a downward slide?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Fill 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.

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