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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • International, very well organized company, good work life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Very Good company and Good learning (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management people act like theyre superior to everyone sonetimes (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is not achieved (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company if you land the right manager"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology up to date
    Multi mational

    Cons

    Some horrible managers from Europe. No cultural training provided to them.

    Advice to Management

    Provide managers you bring from overseas with training on the cultures of the countries you are sending them to.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "OK is some respect, but very bias in other, poor office management"

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    Former Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Service Planner in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work as far as beneifits and my fellow slaves were Ok to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management in the home office needs to take a closer look at the supervisors and office managers that put in charge in these remote offices. Alot of favortism is played by the office manager in Reading. Lies to cover her butt. Will not take respsonsibility to address a situation that is happening in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be fair and open minded when there is an issue. Especially when a salesman lies about you and does not do his job and admits that he will make your life hell. Even customers complained about this salesman and I was told to "fix it". When an employee comes to you with proof and issues, do not dismiss the employee who is trying to communicate with you. After 12 years of employment with Atlas Copco, I was thrown out because the Reading office manager did not like me being honest about the salesman and his games. She knew it, but since she is personal friends with him I got canned, And upper management in Rock Hill would not listen or talk to me.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Field Services Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Field Services Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    none, they made me feel worthless all the time.

    Cons

    I got a 5 cent raise after 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    quit


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Mining tools and supplies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global network of co-workers is a nice team building environment, this company is based in Sweden.

    Cons

    Adherence to any sort of HR rules was non existent. You name it was happening. If your boss thought your were good looking, it was a breeze. Try working for bosses like that. Impossible to openly discuss day to day business without things being addressed honestly, or it not being held against you. Sons working for their parents. Brothers reporting to their siblings. Glad to be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with HR rules and practices that are standard at large companies.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent pay. Most of the people there are great to work with but the very few ruin it for the rest.

    Cons

    Chaos. Pure and simple. Inventory is out of control, no strictly followed or developed business processes, project meeting are tailored to be a venue for throwing one another under the bus and an to come up with a story for justifying skewed and behind schedule timelines presented to upper management, everyone is in constant fire fighting mode, management doesn't know how to work together - each department is at each other's throat, some managers are major micro managers where as others are totally hands off... Simply there is no direction, no vision. It is understood that in order to make money product must go out the door. But doing the same incorrect, non-value added routine day in and day out is good for no one.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. There is a great wealth of talent and available to you to make the business successful if you would just take the time to do things correctly rather than pushing a myriad of sub-par products out the door. Atlas Copco has a strong name and history but doing what you are doing is nothing but tarnishing a good name.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Here are my five words.

    Cons

    VPs are very shady. They hire lots of racist managers. Job descriptions change too frequently. Poor pay. Do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify your management.


  7. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits and training program. Company will pay for expenses while at training and offers other educational opportunities.

    Cons

    Management will cheat employees. Low pay. Strong customer dislike towards company due to unprofessional service managers, and very expensive cost. Terrible internal and external communication.

    Advice to Management

    Hold service managers accountable.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free parking and free coffee

    Cons

    The managers listened to no one and ran the factory in Rock Hill so poorly that when they were absent from work the place ran like a Swiss watch.
    Built a premium machine for a premium price, however the managers wasted time, money to produce a produce that I was embarrassed to be a part of everyday and the head persons in charge let it happen.
    The corporate office should look at the operations of everything at this plant as most of the daily activates were illegal and dishonest (FTC, scrap, built times, offsite storage).

    Advice to Management

    Stop reporting false numbers to the corporate office in order to hide your gross incompetency as managers.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "several years of layoffs, social drama, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great for the area.

    Cons

    "Job preservation" mode here. Social drama. Bitter employees afraid of losing their jobs, unrecognized, or turned down for promotions given to less experienced, younger or favored. Unqualified managers don't manage or communicate. No long term future growth or opportunity; performance reviews are a farce. Negative behavior is rewarded. Generally a depressing place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I hope this company makes it! The culture won't change. Can't see light at end of tunnel.

    New employees take it or leave it.


  10. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    Floating holiday, good taring resource for someone who wants to start basic Microsoft in word and excel

    Cons

    No information share between experienced employee, "I don't know" is the common sentence


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