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ATCO Reviews

Updated April 11, 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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (2)

    "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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    "How does ATCO measure up?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  6. "Enjoyable corporate culture, friendly office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "EIT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Management
    Good Benefits
    Good Policies

    Cons

    Better benefits come with permanent employee status however it is difficult to get permanent employee status.
    Not enough training in certain areas

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the benefits, everyone should be treated the same
    More recognition for employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineer In Training in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Own work schedule. Meet different people, see different homes and communities. Can work alone or in groups. Create your own environment.

    Cons

    Travel to different homes. Uses some if you're gas. Sometimes addresses can be wrong. Sometimes the traffic times affect your time to get there. Sometimes the customers don't speak English

    Advice to Management

    Be organized and efficient


  11. "Administrative Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality benefits. Good people. Fair compensation. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Not very high tech.


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