Atlas Copco North America

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Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Overall a great company. Poor work/life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; often rated among the top 3 in the Charlotte, NC area. Good work environment. As a whole, the company does care about its people.

    Cons

    As with many companies these days, in order to succeed, a significant amount of time and effort must be placed on you career. This can easily lead to a poor work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better understanding of the work your employees actually do. It's ok that the expectations are high, that's part of what makes a company good. But the support given to achieve that was often nonexistent. Which led to many long days, both at work and even at home, order to maintain the high standards. Hence the poor work/life balance. In the end, it was the primary reason I left the company.

  2. Great Benefits and financial compensation however the work load in unrealistic.70hr weeks.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Atlas Copco is a Global company and the Global mindset is extremely optimistic and mentoring to it's employee. The Tool & Assembly Division operators from a different mindset. Work long hours, weekends, - make minimal to no changes in the process, and expect to maybe one day meet your goals. a typical day would be coming in between 6-7am working through lunch and leaving between 8-9pm at night. Saturday's were a bit shorter, going in at 6am and leaving at 1-2pm. Everyone there is so buried in work that when one person is out sick, or even worse takes a vacation - it really puts that person in a Typically the only work done were the emergencies and one pays a dear price for being off. If you are out one day being sick you can expect to have to come back to over 100 emails.
    ***Atlas Copco defines HIGH PACED and poor planning****. It is what it is, but they make a great product. Just know that going in will be paid well, have great benefits, but you will pay for it in the hours you work and the constant high intensity of stress you are under,

    Cons

    Assembly Division doesn't walk their talk. There is no CLEAR and DEFINED communication between departments. Each department operates like an individual island pointing fingers at the other one instead of a team, and even within the teams there is dissention.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing things the same way and expecting a different result. Sometimes you have to knock a house completely down to it's core, and start over. Their processes need to be COMPLETELY re-done from beginning to end as they are not producing results.

  3. Run like a start up business from home

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Service Technician in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Contractor - Service Technician in Auburn Hills, MI

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit package

    Cons

    Risk and reward are key terms. What are you willing to give to get and how long can you stay on top of the game?There are many turnovers in a tight economy. Constant struggle between parent company European mindset and US division.(right hand does not know what the left sometimes does ).

    Advice to Management

    Follow 5 Star Training

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  5. One of the better companies I have worked for.

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

    I worked at Atlas Copco North America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good office environment, with a high level of diversity. HR department was generally helpful, and tries to maintain a good atmosphere. Benefits are pretty good, too. Ethics and accountability are a core part of the culture.

    Cons

    Some communication from management was inconsistent, and pay could be more competitive. IT technical support did not always resolve problems adequately.

  6. Atlas Copco Houston Product Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employee diversity is excellent. Facility is state-of-the-art.

    Cons

    Generalized lack of commitment to individual and interdepartmental responsibilities.

  7. Very unbalanced , unfair supervisors

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    Current Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay was good and benefits, that's it

    Cons

    Poor management, not enough knowledge or tools

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee when there is a issue, not a one sided office manager

  8. Not very good, management doesn't trust it's employees at all

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products and multinational presence to support other functions. Good product line

    Cons

    Management doesn't trust on it's employees. Alot of talking about values and transparency but no commitment by the management. No respect of for their employees at all. Give unrealistic target dates to their employees

    Advice to Management

    They need to stop micro managing their business and start trusting their people

  9. ATLAS COPCO SHOULD BE A MORE COMPETITIVE COMPANY WITH IT'S EMPLOYEES.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ATLAS COPCO NSC in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - ATLAS COPCO NSC in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ATLAS COPCO HAS SOME OF THE MOST UP TO DATE EQUIPMENT AND IS PRETTY WELL ORGANIZED.

    Cons

    TONS OF MULTI-TASKING FOR VERY LOW PAY. BAD SHIFT HOURS.

    Advice to Management

    EMPLOYEES ARE VERY UPSET WITH WAGES. PEOPLE SHOULD GET PAID FOR ALL THE TRAINING THEY HAVE LEARNED. IT WILL BE HARD FOR YOU TO KEEP YOUR PRODUCTIVE WORKERS IF SOMETHING DON'T CHANGE.

  10. I have been satisfied with Atlas. I was offered a remote position with my old company, turned it down.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Tech in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is better than my former company. I have received a raise before my first year and a good bonus this year. When I have needed to be off they had no problems with me taking off.

    Cons

    Some days I work long hours and I work in all types of weather,

  11. Simply fustrating

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC

    I have been working at Atlas Copco North America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Has the potental to be a great place to work.

    Cons

    They plant is mostly manned by tempory employees with high turn over. Management demands unrealistc production. Management does not support the line, and fails to provide the tools needed to do the job safely and in a timely manner. Many of the employees are either drunks or pill heads who do not show up to work on a regular basis. Planners or suppliers do not provide the proper on hand supply of parts to keep the line producing products and provide hours for the employees to provide for thier families. The pay is subpar for the type of product that is being provided, management does not provide training for the employees regular or temp.

    Advice to Management

    Get less top heavy and provide support to the production line. Support the production employees and not treat them like second class citizens.

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