Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
94 Reviews
3.9
94 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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)

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  2. 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

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

    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
  3.  

    The experience at Atlas Copco was wonderfull

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

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

    Pros

    Global exposure within months of joining

    Cons

    The job is very much routine work with less challenges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more interaction between top management and employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good Company with Good Benefits

    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company offers great medical, retirement, and vacation benefits. The job is not hard to do and it's pretty easy to learn the process. Some of the managers are great people and understand and care for you.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between the managers and employees. Sometimes work can get a bit boring depending on the position you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at Atlas Copco was up and down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  7.  

    Best Company to work

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

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

    Pros

    Best Products, Best Practices and Highly Ethical Company, the best place to learn, work and grow

    Cons

    Lack of coordination between sales, service and production team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be focus on customer rather than on the growth of individual department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great core values, however limited possibility of promotions"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistian  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Logistian in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

    Pros

    Core values and culture, one of the world's most sustainable and ethical companies.
    Responsibility from day 1.
    Fair pay for fair work

    Cons

    A very large and complicated organizational structure making decisions slow and change difficult.
    The turn over of personnel is low (which is good) however implicates this limited possibility for promotions etc. Horizontal reallocation more common.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a very good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    -Flexible work Timings.
    -very good work culture.

    Cons

    -No such cons i came across

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Good management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    A Journey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Sustainable with the potential to survive through tough times.

    Cons

    Rigid in its processes which leaves "creative thinking" only to those that have been given that responsibility in their Job Description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure work experience is taken into account more so that qualification.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Atlas Copco? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.