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Good and fair employer, but not a stand-out company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

I have been working at ATCO

Pros

ATCO is a large company that appears to present many opportunities for its employees through all the sister companies, stable in terms of job security and not necessarily subject to (or impacted by) market trends and oil patch instability like many other employers in Calgary, employees all seem to be treated equally, and the company is very consistent in recognition and expectations for individuals.

Cons

Stand-out performers are not easily recognized or compensated as the same benefits (i.e. vacation) and salary brackets are applied to all employees regardless of effort level. There does appear to be small opportunities for recognition applied, but these are typically few and far between. Overall the company has a too middle-of-the-road mindset in terms of targetting salary and compensation, with the opporutinity for growth in either area limited solely based on years of service.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look to your peers in the industry in terms of more creative options in terms of work-life balance, such as tele-commuting.

Review the overall mindset of fairness to identify better ways of rewarding performers, besides more work.

Years of service is not the correct benchmark for assessing someone's worth.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ample opportunity if you enjoy a mid-range salary, average benefits and old school operation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    There is ample stability and opportunity with the diverse ATCO companies, allowing for someone to work in different industries and companies over their career. ATCO is a company that encourages and supports community involvement, and the people of ATCO always seem to have some initiative to raise funds for charitable organizations.

    Cons

    Often times the advantage of being in a stable working environment is used as an argument against receiving competitive compensation and attracting and retaining the younger generation is seemingly difficult. The culture is generally quite 'old school' and change can be slow and painful depending on the company or department you work in. Though people do move between companies quite often, the process of doing so is loosely defined and challenging to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the people of ATCO and listen to what they have to say, it may promote healthy change.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at ATCO

    Pros

    There is always something new to learn. The people are a key reason for my continued career at ATCO.

    Cons

    The workload is incredible. Recruitment and retention is a key priority for the company but it doesn't make it any easier to hire resources and take some of the pressure off those of us still working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less work, more flexibility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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