Atlas Copco

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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
Updated January 5, 2015
105 Reviews
4.0
105 Reviews
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Atlas Copco President & CEO Ronnie Leten
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56 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance and good opportunities to work abroad (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)

  • Compensation package without car except senior management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    My experience at Atlas Copco was up and down.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cycle Counter in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Cycle Counter in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    The best thing about Atlas was above average compensation, and the benefits were great. I believe the benefits were better than the compensation.

    Cons

    The business tends to lay off every four or five years. Most of the lay off is from production, not the office jobs. I we laid off twice from 2008-2013, up and down business market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be up front with production

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to get experience designing.

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

    I have been working at Atlas Copco

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Does not reward employees well despite a great benefit package.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture

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

    I worked at Atlas Copco

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Caring place to work but catching to many issue

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    They work with your family needs!

    Cons

    No focus moving forward, safety is talked about but never followed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Travel for Field Service Engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

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

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    So 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 ManagementAdvice

    Budget 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Product Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    Great chance to work on real projects and see final results

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sky is the limit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make good pay

    Cons

    Micromanaging employees, input from employees is not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have faith in your employee's, and listen and value their input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Going down hill since 2008

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice main office area...

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people grow. No one wants to be at a dead end job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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