Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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Atlas Copco President & CEO Ronnie Leten
Ronnie Leten
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Pros
  • Always a good work/life balance (Swedish style) (in 4 reviews)

  • Rich work culture,stable management,freedom at work,Strong support from seniors (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is unprofessional (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great company if you land the right manager

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Atlas Copco

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

    Pros

    Technology up to date Multi mational

    Cons

    Some horrible managers from Europe. No cultural training provided to them.

    Advice to Management

    Provide managers you bring from overseas with training on the cultures of the countries you are sending them to.


  2. Helpful (3)

    OK is some respect, but very bias in other, poor office management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA

    I worked at Atlas Copco

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

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work as far as beneifits and my fellow slaves were Ok to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management in the home office needs to take a closer look at the supervisors and office managers that put in charge in these remote offices. Alot of favortism is played by the office manager in Reading. Lies to cover her butt. Will not take respsonsibility to address a situation that is happening in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be fair and open minded when there is an issue. Especially when a salesman lies about you and does not do his job and admits that he will make your life hell. Even customers complained about this salesman and I was told to "fix it". When an employee comes to you with proof and issues, do not dismiss the employee who is trying to communicate with you. After 12 years of employment with Atlas Copco, I was thrown out because the Reading office manager did not like me being honest about the salesman and his games. She knew it, but since she is personal friends with him I got canned, And upper management in Rock Hill would not listen or talk to me.


  3. Helpful (1)

    horrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Services Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Field Services Technician in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

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

    Pros

    none, they made me feel worthless all the time.

    Cons

    I got a 5 cent raise after 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    quit


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Mining tools and supplies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Atlas Copco

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

    Pros

    Global network of co-workers is a nice team building environment, this company is based in Sweden.

    Cons

    Adherence to any sort of HR rules was non existent. You name it was happening. If your boss thought your were good looking, it was a breeze. Try working for bosses like that. Impossible to openly discuss day to day business without things being addressed honestly, or it not being held against you. Sons working for their parents. Brothers reporting to their siblings. Glad to be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with HR rules and practices that are standard at large companies.


  6. A Company, with "HIRE & FIRE" as Motto.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Special Project in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Manager, Special Project in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    A Product company, good growth potential through internal job market. Compensation is good and not the best in market.

    Cons

    Zero work culture, no technical knowledge, wrong persons at position, not a Talent attracting company, needs only average people, not performers.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture and Raise Talent. Recognition of Result-orientated people and encourage them!


  7. Good company, lousy employees & business line managers (Malaysia) - SHOCKING!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shah Alam (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shah Alam (Malaysia)

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable, smart General Manager

    Cons

    Old timers are suffering from serious attitude problems. Feeling that they're untouchables. Getting simple things done is like signing a war treaty. Lack of ownership and EVERYONE seems to practice CYA methodology. Old fashion with endless paper trial. Most biz line managers are a hopeless bunch. Unprofessional, unethical, horrible English speaking and have zero people skill. Company may be more successful with better leaders...

    Advice to Management

    All the best, hopefully


  8. work work work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Atlas Copco

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

    Pros

    Good insurance, people are ok, buy you dinner if you work late,

    Cons

    If you are saleried you will work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    you must focus on your peoples work life balance. If you do this your company will grow and be more profitable.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager/Customer Center Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager/Customer Center Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    good products, good marketing, good sales tools

    Cons

    Injected 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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Get ready....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation, no consequences from actions or lack thereof.

    Cons

    No consequences from actions. Truly unrealistic expectations from management. Not enough time to properly and fully complete tasks. A lot of direction with little explanation. A truly cynical culture that will bring the most optimistic people down. There is no "engineering" to be done on the shop floor, you chase parts in a chaotic, disorganized warehouse. Stay away unless you want to work in a "job shop" setting.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and do it correctly instead of shooting from the hip and hoping you get it right. Quit worrying about making things "look good" for management tours and maybe try to work on truly honing in processes to make the numbers speak for themselves.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great if you are willing to go with the flow and not voice your oppinion

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, no where else compares. They have employee and family events that other companies don't spend the money on any more. They are trying to move to a "customer focused" organization. Lots of training opportunities available and employees are required to complete 40 hrs every year.

    Cons

    Compensation is lower than other places. There is a lot of talk about the ability to move within the company, however there are few opportunities and very few chances are given to move around unless a "newly created" position becomes available. Morale is very low resulting in a high turn over rate. Processes are extremely manually and they don't seem to want to change them. There isn't a formal change review process or a standard place to really see all of the processes you need to follow. Something can be mentioned in passing by management and that puts the change in place. Whenever a new person comes on board and questions why the manual effort is there, they are immediately black balled. I have heard it more than once "Why does everyone want to come in an change our processes?" The answer is that there is a better way to do things, however, unless you are one of the chosen few your opinion doesn't count.

    Advice to Management

    Actually make changes. Stop saying we are going to change to make things better. Actually do something. Use your new people as a sounding board to make the changes and listen to them. Stop relying on people who have been around for 10 years to make your changes.



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