Apco Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    A great place to work but every place has its issues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Apco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, a CEO & upper management who really care, large enough to be stable, small enough that you're able to make a difference, many people stay for 20+ years, opportunity to learn lots of new skills, you're allowed to laugh and have fun with your coworkers in a laid back environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes people are allowed to stay employed long after they've proved to be a drag on the company, often times things can get so busy in certain departments that vacation time & family life can be pushed to the back burner. This is one of APCO's biggest problems. Also APCO does not tend to hire the most talented IT developers. They look for cheap rather than experienced which causes long project delays and a lot of work to end up on the shoulders of the most knowledgeable staff. Burnout is a problem in IT, though not in other parts of the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor the amount of OT people are doing for you: the nights where they stay up till sunrise and then come into work the next day. Appreciate those people. Hire talented & experienced IT people who cost more but will stop long delays from happening on implementations. Have higher standards for products launched so there's not so much "clean up" after the launch.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company but don't get fooled by the "Dangling Carrot"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Apco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company Values are Good, Very relaxed and comfortable, High Demand, Open communications with leadership team. It's great for a very hands on learning environment.

    Cons

    Company will change your "Title" and will change your salary. Leadership will "dangle the carrot" to get the most of out his/her employees; Either for hopes of a realistic growth financial, incentive, an appropriate salary. Which "may" come over several years. The company hires in and above. Growth is seldom and slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great atmosphere, Fast-paced business

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

    I have been working at Apco full-time

    Pros

    Laid-back, family atmosphere
    Supported in moves to different job responsibilities throughout the company
    Good compensation with pretty good benefits
    Always work to do so you feel useful

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth through management opportunities
    There can be so much to do vacation time is an afterthought

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interdepartmental relations can be improved
    Vacation is not a privilege it is a right

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Office Environment with a lot of downer debbies.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Apco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good environment overall. Very casual. Most of the people there have been around for 10 + yrs and you can tell it has worn on them. Most people have gone 5+ yrs without raises but they are content and just deal with it. Execution is poor and management ultimately knows your replaceable and they approach everything that way.

    Cons

    Extreme Gossip and HR control causes problems between employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop encouraging tattletales and have people bring their issues to each other instead of a third party. It is completely unnecessary and information is skewed and misrepresented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    APCO only hires and retains proffesional and top notch individuals.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Apco

    Pros

    Compared to other automotive service related jobs the pay, benefits, paid time off, and hours are very good.

    Cons

    Because APCO is a call center based business poor attendance and tardiness is not tolerated. Only pre-scedueled time off is allowed. Therefor this can make it difficult because of the long commutes and traffic congestion in the Atlanta area. And to balance family issues that may cause a person to be late or have to leave work un-scedueled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Senior management at APCO is very good and I believe truly does care about all of the employees.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior civil engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer  in  Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Senior Civil Engineer in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I have been working at Apco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly managment,Good payment , comitted

    Cons

    Career life,work consıstency, much paper work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not fair

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - HSE Coordinator  in  Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - HSE Coordinator in Khobar (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Apco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good Saudi team, good chances to learn, good environment, not the best management, a place to improve skills and performance.

    Cons

    very poor management from the mother company, employees don't get what they deserve,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give the chance to Saudis' to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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