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ATCO Reviews

Updated September 20, 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. "Good"

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    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


  2. "#1 for benefits - The company takes care of its employees"

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. "Great company to work for, good work ethic, sincere people."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and the attitude of the workers.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, not just in my job. Everyone works hard.

    Advice to Management

    ATCO is a lovely place to work.


  4. "Great Company, Highly Reccomended"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Life Balance, excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Non, this is a great company and very stable

    Advice to Management

    They all are very open


  5. "Terrific family values based company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Career mobility, advancement, great people

    Cons

    Family run organization; internal politics


  6. "Great Corporate Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement.
    Manager is very proactive in listening to employees.

    Cons

    None to mention. Everything was very good.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Thirty four years of challenges and great potential for advancement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman Mechanical in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Foreman Mechanical in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ATCO Gas is a stable company which believes in it's employees. Offers great potential in advancement. Compensation and benefits were good, (not at the top of the industry but financially responsible) .

    Cons

    Education far outweighed employee experience for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the front line employee about middle and senior management complaints

  8. "Solid,caring and progressive company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TNT Qualified in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - TNT Qualified in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat their employees with respect, the benefits are awesome and they care about the community. Volunteer work is encouraged and rewarded.

    Cons

    It is downtown location (which I hate) and a bit more business like attire required - coming from working up north this was not a plus for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. "Awesome Company!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Atco Gas) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Atco Gas) in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A company that cares about their employees as well as their customers & communities

    Cons

    no cons this company is great


  10. "D.O.S."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - D O S in Rocky Mountain House, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - D O S in Rocky Mountain House, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a company that cares about safety, which is a benefit to every employee. They also care for employees in other ways, I had family members pass away a short time ago and the company sent me a gift basket and flowers, along with a card expressing their condolences. It is nice to know they care. Benefits are good and wages are fair.

    Cons

    There is an element of danger. There is always personality conflicts between certain fellow workers (like any company). No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Listen to employees as much as you possibly can. Keep moving forward.


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