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ATCO Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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ATCO President, CEO and Director ATCO and Canadian Utilities Nancy C. Southern
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Pros
  • Good Work/life balance is promoted (in 10 reviews)

  • Most Supervisors are very good people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Corporate culture, management, human resources (don't even get me started on what a worthless group that is) (in 3 reviews)

  • However, the reality is that business operations are what matters and will always trump everything else (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Better than average place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Newington, NH
    Current Employee - Inspector/Packer in Newington, NH

    Pros

    They seem to care about you. Hourly wage much better than many entry levels.

    Cons

    Never knew quite who was in charge - management seems to be making it up as they go along


  2. "Company driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Owner Operator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule friendly people

    Cons

    Inconsistent either is busy or is it slow no middle ground

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Parts Inspector in Lordstown, OH
    Former Employee - Parts Inspector in Lordstown, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    always got paid on time. supervisors were very cool and professional

    Cons

    hours kinda suck and little breaks. also hard to get in touch with someone higher up

    Advice to Management

    supervisors are your front line watch who you put in that position!


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  5. "Atco/ nissan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parts Inspector in Smyrna, TN
    Current Employee - Parts Inspector in Smyrna, TN

    Pros

    Laid back. No constant pressure.

    Cons

    Low pay. If youre in the bosy side of the plant youll be really dirty. Trim goes home early often


  6. "Atco production supervisor flexible ducts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good schedule, friendly people in upper management

    Cons

    Quality control and production levels are unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Calgary, TX
    Current Employee - Editor in Calgary, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small company; a lot of visibility; free healthcare and life insurance
    Easy access to middle management; flexible scheduling and work/life balance

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth; difficult to have views of employees considered by senior management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    "How does ATCO measure up?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ATCO has a wide range of companies and requires a diverse base of employees. There are few barriers to moving around within the company unless you are in a highly specialized position. ATCO is family run and therefore places a great deal of importance on family values of its employees. They are very active in the communities in which they work and that makes me proud to be an ATCO employee. I like that they promote from within before looking for new employees outside of the company. They remain competitive in their fields and I have a lot of confidence in where the company is going as a whole.

    Cons

    The diversity of the company can sometimes be a downside. With so many employees, its hard to know what is going on everywhere and sometimes you can feel disconnected. Because it is so family oriented and employee events tend to revolve around families, single people can feel left out of the loop on these. There isn't currently a vessel to find out what you might need to know about what is going on at the company either. And it takes a very long time for anything to change. That can be frustrating when you are used to how quickly the rest of the world changes nowadays.

    Advice to Management

    I think Senior Management at the corporate level does a good job of participating in employee events. However, some of the Senior Management at the operating companies could be more visible.


  9. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good life balance. Good EPIC program. Good social club. Good Christmas parties.

    Cons

    Nothing. Nothing really negative to say about the experience working at ATCO


  10. Helpful (1)

    "toxic environment, backstabbing management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only positive thing is working Monday to Friday but most times that's not even the case, with the senior managements requests even the overtime hours are ridiculous. No one should ever have to work till midnight multiple times in a row, with no help or support from their manager.

    Cons

    The management staff are mean, rude and backstabbing only looking out for themselves. They give no incentives to staff to encourage them to do better or grow within the company. Everything is outdated and sure they say things will get better but this has been the case for years, the small little improvements don't make up for a number of things wrong with working there. It is a toxic environment.


  11. "Customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Job opportunities and ability to grow


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