Atlas Copco
3.7 of 5 78 reviews
www.atlascopco.com Stockholm, Sweden 5000+ Employees

Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
Atlas Copco – Belgium – “Visiting an asssembly line”

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3.7 78 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Atlas Copco President & CEO Ronnie Leten

Ronnie Leten

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance and good opportunities to work abroad"
    in 3 reviews
  • "It is a global company that lets their younger recruits grow"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Compensation package without car except senior management"
    in 3 reviews
  • "lot of work pressure and though upper management"
    in 3 reviews
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A great place to work

Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Rock Hill, SC

I have been working at Atlas Copco as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe people are hard-working and intelligent. The work is interesting and the company works hard to take care of the employees.

ConsI have not yet experienced any cons in working for Atlas Copco. Even though Atlas Copco is a global company, they allow local management enough leeway to manage their people with care and respect.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing well with interactions with employees and the end customer will continue to be well taken care of.

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

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the business is too up and down lay offs every five years or so

Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee)
Garland, TX

I worked at Atlas Copco full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgreat compensation and benefits package. workers look out for one another

Consin the garland plant its about who you know. management keeps you in the dark. lay offs every five years or so

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to get experience designing.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Atlas Copco

ProsGreat projects come through working with very active engineering companies as well as large oil and gas companies

ConsDoes not reward employees well despite a great benefit package.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Atlas Copco

ProsThe company culture is friendly, open, responsible, high-achieving yet fun. People are helpful and team oriented, which leads to a pleasant work environment and high performance. Also, the company works well with corporate responsibility, and there are great career opportunities. Changing position, business area, country etc is encouraged

ConsThe wage is mediocre, and at some points the big organization can get a bit bureaucratic and slow. Offices seldom situated down town

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Caring place to work but catching to many issue

Welder (Current Employee)
Garland, TX

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

ProsThey work with your family needs!

ConsNo focus moving forward, safety is talked about but never followed

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

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Lots of Travel for Field Service Engineers

Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)
Costa Mesa, CA

I worked at Atlas Copco full-time for less than a year

ProsAs a Field Service Engineer, I was probably on travel over 70% of the time. Travelled to Portugal, Mexico, many US locations, and was slated to go to China and Russia before I resigned to pursue other opportunities.
Pay was great, on top of travel expenses.

ConsSo much travel, some times you didn't have time to breathe before you're off to the next site.
Company made the transition from JC Carter Pumps to Atlas Copco, so the company started to cut expenses.
Travel policy remained unchanged for Field Service Representatives and it stated that all international travels, or travels greater that 6 hours, will be in Business or First Class.
After 10 days in Portugal, working over 15 hours a day, the Company changed my ticket to Coach without notifying me (to save $300). Not a good way to say thank you for a job well done, by sticking your employee in cramped travel arrangements, especially when I would do a turnaround to China in a couple of days after returning.
Before becoming a part of the Atlas Copco team, I normally travelled First Class on my own dime, so I paid the $1200 charge to get me back into First Class. Needless to say, I resigned the following day that I returned, to pursue other opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementBudget cuts are understandable, but don't sacrifice the morale by trying to save a few dollars on travel. In the grand scheme of millions of dollars, the difference is just a small piece of the pie.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Rock Hill, SC

I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

ProsGreat chance to work on real projects and see final results

ConsAt times Atlas Copco can be a bit understaffed for the amount of work required

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sky is the limit

Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to make good pay

ConsMicromanaging employees, input from employees is not valued.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave faith in your employee's, and listen and value their input.

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

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Going down hill since 2008

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Garland, TX

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

ProsFriendly environment, nice main office area...

ConsUsed to be great, now too hard to advance. No training offered. Ok received a pay cut as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your people grow. No one wants to be at a dead end job.

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

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Euro-nating on American compressor biz - by 10 year AC veteran

Regional Manager/Customer Center Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Atlas Copco full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgood products, good marketing, good sales tools

ConsInjected management with European transplants, have lost recognizing all the great people who have built their position in the US. Moving up has become very political and not performance based. Lost their way in the US.

Advice to Senior ManagementLose the Euro mentality and the micro-management of top performers. Focus on building a cohesive team and not just on the bottom line.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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