Atrium Companies Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Problems at the top

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welcome, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Welcome, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atrium Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My local co-workers were dedicated and skilled at their work. The atmosphere was friendly and supportive, even when the schedule became demanding. Compensation was competitive and benefits were generous so long as the local company was in charge.

    Cons

    Late in my tenure, corporate oversight became increasingly intrusive. An attempt was made to share the wealth of our successful branch with struggling branches, which led to increasingly ridiculous demands on our time and resources. All along, we fought a losing battle to keep our benefits and autonomy. While there were opportunities to advance, this was largely due to a willingness on the part of corporate to rollover senior positions or out-and-out downsize people whose tenure and expertise demanded higher pay. In the words of a colleague, it was a sinking ship.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate would do well to allow autonomy to successful branches. Build off success rather than trying to mandate uniformity. When the majority are failing, uniformity means everybody fails. Schedule according to capacity rather than trying to get ahead of the rest of the industry. Don't let marketing run the store. Find Officers who are in for the long haul, not the fast buck.


  2. Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atrium Companies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good and the people were friendly

    Cons

    Long hours very unorganized worker's not respected

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the worker's on the floor pay them


  3. Helpful (1)

    worst work environment,hostile and politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead
    Former Employee - Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    realizing working anywhere else is better then being there.

    Cons

    terrible comunication,no organization,worst leadership in the supervisors and management who know nothing of projects or how to delegate or how anything works,hostile work environment with harassment,bullying and gossip,no work life balance,all the good employees leave because of the hostile environment and they plug in new people all the time because of very high turnover and the poor leadership does nothing and pushes blame onto their hard workers instead of leading and knowing whats going on or how things work,customers will continue to buy windows from other companies the way this nut house is run and they don't care about the workers or customers

    Advice to Management

    stop the hostile work practices and get supervisors and leads that know what they are doing or your best employees will leave to a sane work environment


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  5. social experiment

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, considering the area is not expensive to live in. Co-workers are helpful in training new hires, as well as temps. Opportunity to get a nice incentive at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Lack of communication of management. The harder you work,the harder they want you to work. Favoritism & drama make the place feel like a social experiment gone horribly wrong. Advancement opportunities exist, if you are willing to jump. Long hours 10-12 in peak season.

    Advice to Management

    ask the workers questions about operations privately (1-on-1). Be honest & reward hard workers 1st. Higher moral equals higher production. Lose the "us versus them" attitude.


  6. Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atrium Companies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non, Horrible place to work, there's no organization and no management I was in training period and decide to leave.

    Cons

    It will take for ever to list them, the way I see it's just a matter of time for filling for bankruptcy again.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  7. Not a West Coast Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atrium Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent products. Good product mix on the East Coast.

    Cons

    Owned by Capital investment company with no prior knowledge of window business.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to those with experience.


  8. Machine operator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Welcome, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Welcome, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible laid back seasonal friendly enviornment

    Cons

    hot/ inhumane management styles and constant work

    Advice to Management

    Get New Management


  9. Vice President of Product Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President of Technical Services in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President of Technical Services in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Atrium Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and team under the upper management

    Cons

    Investment Partners ownership not a strategic partner ownership


  10. Awful Company – Doesn’t care about the employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some Great, hardworking people are employed there

    Cons

    No work-life balance, under paid, doesn't care about the employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees/workers. Just because you are management doesn't mean you are smarter than everyone else. Give your employee incentives. Contribute to the 401K


  11. Good people and average products.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Atrium Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Multi Family Division in Houston was the best division to work with at Atrium.

    Cons

    Back orders will kill you.

    Advice to Management

    Shorten lead times.



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