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ATCO Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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ATCO President, CEO and Director ATCO and Canadian Utilities Nancy C. Southern
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  • Corporate culture, management, human resources (don't even get me started on what a worthless group that is) (in 4 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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    • 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"

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    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 (2)

    "Overall a good company"

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    • 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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "How does ATCO measure up?"

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    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.


  5. "Professional,"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Effective and caring managers
    -Above industry standard pay
    -Development opportunities
    -Employee retention oriented - Offers fun office events and volunteering opportunities
    -Opportunities to transfer laterally to other departments/jobs
    -Friendly colleagues that promote a team environment

    Cons

    -Work can be boring at times, repetitive
    -Taking time off (unpaid or LOA) could be more flexible
    -Company structure can exaggerate time to complete simple tasks

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Continue to listen to your employees and provide them the right tools for the job and opportunities to improve.


  6. "Trailer driver"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Tractor Trailer Driver in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Contractor - Tractor Trailer Driver in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They treat there employees very well and there are lots of opportunities for overtime, overall good company to work for.

    Cons

    The fact I can have that much of an right when it comes to my a in my room and my I a lot to work with out on my mind is your life with a

    Advice to Management

    Share information will ALL employees NOT just managers; Make decisions faster


  7. "Working at ATCO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to move between companies.

    Cons

    The company is Alberta centric.

  8. "Enjoyable corporate culture, friendly office"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO as an intern

    Pros

    The people you'll work with

    Cons

    Company reluctant to give out bonuses


  9. "EIT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co workers and great environment to be in.

    Cons

    Management needs to be more involved in projects


  10. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer-In-Training in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, opportunity to move up in organization

    Cons

    Too much bureaucacy, very conservative environment.

    Advice to Management

    None


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