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Incompetent management, old school structure---Feel like working in 1970's again

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at ATCO

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Work life balance
Work location is near downtown core

Cons

Incompetent management with poor technical and leadership skills
Extremely old school structure. The Southern family brainwashed the existing mgmt to apply their 1970's working style.
Reluctant to change resulted in extreme inefficiencies

Advice to Management

All the baby boomers need to retire immediately and management need a full house change.

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  1. Under-resourced, but improving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ATCO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard-working people. Good pay and benefits. Systems are improving and the new owners are investing in the company, which should see it turn around in a few years time.

    Cons

    Frustrating trying to get runs on the board - many underlying processes are broken. Absence of team building, lack of team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in some administrative staff and buy your staff a beer once in a while.

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    ATCO I-Tek Manager

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    Former Employee - Internal IT Manager to Client Companies
    Former Employee - Internal IT Manager to Client Companies

    I worked at ATCO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, good benefits, good office locations

    Cons

    Command & Control mentality from management, micro-managers, to many lifers with 25x1 years experiejnce, limted opportunities for progression, very old school mentality, no idea what 'cost competitive' means - similar to most large utilities.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on hiring from external companies, and not other utilities. Foster change - not just doing the same and following the dinosaurs.

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