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Good but on a downward slide?

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Current Employee - Engineer  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

I have been working at ATCO

Pros

The employees have a great attitude and respect to one another. This goes between engineers, accountants, field staff and executive. Compensation is fair and job security in the utility companies is second to none. Work life balance is generally good but may be eroding.

Cons

The company can be somewhat rigid and old fashioned. Flexible work hours are not an option. Dress code is strict and stodgy. The company can be slow and unresponsive at times. Often many approvals are required for anything to happen, resulting in delays that paralyze the company. The greatest example of this of late has been replacement of vacancies. The company is very slow to fill them and the existing staff bears the weight of the extra work. The company went lean in the last few years and appears unwilling or unable to staff up. People are burning out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fill the vacancies you have. Staff up and reduce the workload on those still here. Burnout as a result of the added work is making the company lose good people. I promise this is costing us more money than if we had a few more people and higher retention rates.

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Other Reviews for ATCO

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    okay pay and it is a big company

    Cons

    long hours and unfriendly staff....................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family oriented environment but passive business structure leading to countless frustrations

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    Former Employee - Trader  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Trader in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at ATCO

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Old fashioned and favouring certain employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within and treat everyone equally

    Disapproves of CEO
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