Atlas Copco

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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
103 Reviews
3.9
103 Reviews
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Atlas Copco President & CEO Ronnie Leten
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Travel for Field Service Engineers

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    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 an 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
  2.  

    Very decentralized company with good atmosphere where personal performance is the key to success.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nacka, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nacka, Stockholm (Sweden)

    I worked at Atlas Copco as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Entrepreneurially driven company where personal drive and performance is the thing that matters
    - Very diverse group of employees, in terms of gender and origin (at least at HQ in Stockholm)
    - Good internal mobility opportunities. Good for anyone who wants to work abroad from their home country.

    Cons

    - Hard to get a feel for what the company really produce (When working at HQ)
    - Salaries are standard for industrial companies (relatively low)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well done! Make sure to continue giving opportunities to entrepreneurial people!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    All the best, hopefully

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Life's good in Atlas Copco

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in La Paz, La Paz (Bolivia)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in La Paz, La Paz (Bolivia)

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Constant work and efforts focusing on how to better treat costumers and employees, AC really taught me how to change my attitude towards internal and external clients, besides the focus on the human side of effectiveness through liberty through accountability

    Cons

    Sometimes stress builds up to really high levels and there isn't enough time to get rid of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, big projects, good work/life balance, but sometimes overpromising

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy to be part of big projects
    Always a good work/life balance (Swedish style)
    Overall a broad professional experience
    Many international opportunities, if that is what you are looking for

    Cons

    Quite greedy management
    Good starting salary, but increases very slowly
    Hard to get the big picture on long term strategy
    Promises for personal growth are not always kept
    A lot of discussion needed to move forward in projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better incentive culture rewarding people that really put in an effort
    For the rest keep up things as they are going. Great international company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Product Engineer

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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales-US

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a fun office environment. Lots of company perks as well as competitive benefits. Very easy to advance within the company and they highly promote this.

    Cons

    Communication is often horrible in this company. The need for communication is key and Atlas sometimes tend to forget this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart worker is a better opportunist.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Calcutta (India)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Calcutta (India)

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are lucky you get ambient office environment. I was lucky on that note.

    Cons

    Politicized environment. Old hogs will try pull you down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotate roles and responsibilities to get the max out of your employees. Make senile assets to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Unique culture. Caring Colleague

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Nāsik (India)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Nāsik (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Corporate Principles of International Standards. Excellent work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Conservative Approach, Avarage Salary, Moderate growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change is for GOOD

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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