ATCO

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#1 for benefits - The company takes care of its employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Engineer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

Pros

ATCO encourages its employees to contribute to their community through donation matching and allowing employees paid time off to volunteer. The company has programs to offer summer employment to employee's children as well as educational scholarships. Full benefits which include 100% perscription, if you choose to reduce your benefits you can use the extra credits to pay for gym memberships or tuition in classes. They also have an educational reimbursement program so that if you register in job applicable classes you may be compensated 75-100% for the tuition and books.

Cons

ATCO is a very structured company, there is little room for creativity or change. The job is stable but eventually you will have seen the majority of the projects and it can become cumbersome.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

ATCO needs a department dedicated to creating change and promoting new ideas within the company. With the changes to energy sources in the near future, ATCO needs to promote innovation so that it will be able to respond and adapt. It's a wonderful company that does a great job hiring exceptional people.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Compensation is good - but comes at a price

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Office  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Head Office in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits are the only reasons to work here

    Cons

    Management is arrogant and pompous.

    If you don't put you life on hold for the company you will be looked down upon - zero work life balance.

    An incredible amount of politics - especially in the upper management ranks which makes the org. very slow. Prepare to get nothing done.

    Old School culture with policies about everything - no creative thinking allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    "A navigational hazard in an ocean of employers"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    The salary and benifits are very competitve

    Cons

    Work life Balance is definately not a priority. With the high salaries come an expectation that they can call on you 24/7. No boundaries appeared to exist.

    Lack of goals or objectives, performance evaluations, and career development programs. In over two years I did not have a set of objectives on which a constructive evaluation could be completed. The attitude of "You shouldn't have to be told if you are doing a good job" seemed to prevail.

    Poor leadership from middle management. Many middle managers lacked common sense leadership and people skills. What would have worked on an employee from 20 years ago will not work on today's employees.

    Corporate culture is change resistant. "Thats the way that we've always done it" is the battle cry when new ideas arise.

    Visible lack of respect for non-professionals or union employees. Senior mangement has created a hostile environment of us vs them rather then fostering a we're in it together spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the every exit interview to gain insight on how middle mangement is really doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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