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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
92 Reviews

3.8
92 Reviews
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Atlas Copco President & CEO Ronnie Leten
Ronnie Leten
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Always a good work/life balance (Swedish style) (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exposure to the best compressor technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Pune (India)

    Pros

    Great environment which inculcates learning. Friendly work culture. No unnecessary red tape-ism.

    Cons

    R&D happens only in USA or Sweden. India is only an assembly centre. Poor reputation with clients due to a very large delivery lead time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve execution skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good carreer starter.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MDS  in  Antwerp (Belgium)
    Current Employee - MDS in Antwerp (Belgium)

    Pros

    This company is very good for people who come from school.
    Young starters who live at home with parents to collect some money to start own life .
    You can learn a lot and after some years, you are ready for next challenge.
    Do the same job for more than 5 year will stop further improvements.
    Company is based on friends politics.

    Cons

    People with high level university degree get all focuss on the spot and don't need expierience for management function.
    People with lower degree will get no fucuss on the spot, need to work hard and don't get possitive feedback on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High level jobs for high level people is one thing ?
    What about the others ?, management need to think how those people can have normal life in normal actual conditions with increasing costs and not higher salary, no company car and no cell phone like the high level people have ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sr.sales engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Personal growth; facilities he company provides

    Cons

    Red tapism.. Brand discrimination within organisation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good employer - Roanoke, VA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Roanoke, VA

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good group of coworkers, corporate layoff included severance package (they made getting laid off as soft as it could be), a lot of hands on experience is available

    Cons

    Stale atmosphere with little to no team building beyond work tasks, safety is sometimes a concern due to the nature of the work, you will have to wear many hats to get the job done

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work Work Work Work ....target ....shortfall, forecast, action plan...Money minded people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Coimbatore (India)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Coimbatore (India)

    Pros

    Systematic work culture...Job secure....If u r top performer you can go anywhere in the world

    Cons

    Money minded people....only focus in ur work cant diver in personal iissues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    salary revision for internal employees....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company to work

    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Nāsik (India)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Nāsik (India)

    Pros

    Good work culture,less work pressure,good encouragement from top management

    Cons

    Compensation is good,Training is good

  8.  

    Good employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Method Engineer  in  Wilrijk (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Method Engineer in Wilrijk (Belgium)

    Pros

    The pay for engineers is really satisfying for graduates. Nice atmosphere in a relaxing environment. Extra benefits are provided like pension plan and discounts at several stores and clubs. Good career opportunities.

    Cons

    Because the big organization structure, sometimes it's hard to get things done. Sometimes the work can be repetitive and less interesting or satisfying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Good Culture. Good sustainability. Great personnel

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind or is relevant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue as is for the future. Strong organization and improvement ethic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get ready....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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