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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • International, very well organized company, good work life balance (in 16 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. "A secure company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    - Decent salary
    - Job security. I've seen a lot of underperforming employees keep their job for longer than I thought they would.
    - Great benefits. Medical, dental, vision, 401k, education assistance, etc are above the average.

    Cons

    - My biggest con is lack of unity between the various departments. And in some cases, lack of unity within a department.
    - Low moral.
    - Training for Technicians. Many times a tech is given a job on a unit they have little to no experience of troubleshooting.

    Advice to Management

    - Team building. Get different departments involved with some sort of activity that will make the job fun again.
    - "How to train a tech"
      - Hire young and eager to learn people.
      - Don't give them a service van. And start to pay for their fuel after a 3 month probation period. For at least one year they arrive on site with a senior tech to get actual hands on training. The service manager to communicate with the senior techs on the progression of the new tech. After a year, evaluate if they are ready to be out on their own. If so, then provide a service van, tools, etc.
      - Start with a base pay with increases every 3-6 months based on performance. Company will be saving money since no service van has been issued. Promise a predetermined salary after the first year. Give them something to work towards if they successfully complete all the goals during the first year.
    - After the first 3 months, you'll know if you've found a good employee. One that has Atlas Copco values and not a tech from a competitor that wants to do things the way that company taught them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can thoroughly recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    > Market-leading international company, with focus on innovation
    > Big focus on and attention to individual responsibility, having a culture and working practices to support people in fulfilling their professional development ambitions. Positions covering the full value chain, with career tracks for generalists, projects, specialists and management.

    Cons

    Not ideal for people who don't like working in a culture of freedom with accountability.


  3. "Great Experience"

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

    Pros

    Really great experience and received a lot of valuable projects.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits and have improved vacation, sick, maternity/paternity, disability policies in recent years.

    Cons

    Current oil prices have resulted in decreased sales.


  6. "Excellent Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Supportive management and lots of resources to affect positive change.
    - Very cool product.
    - Innovative company.
    - Great co-workers
    - Excellent pay and benefits + education reimbursement

    Cons

    I haven't found any significant cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Service Administrator"

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

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    Work with some good people who have become good friends. Company offers great benefits & pay.

    Cons

    Good friends don't necessarily make "good workers". It's hard to find employees at Atlas who know that work is not a 4 letter word, so the work load is carried by a few while many collect the pay & credit for it. The only place I have ever worked that has more management positions than hourly employees. Our location has 7 salary management people and 4 hrly. As the saying goes, to many chiefs and not enough indians. All management shows up if & when they feel like, play games, chat up a storm, then out to lunch, expense it & never return for the day. Big discrimination difference for pay rate from females to male.

    And finally the company is so big with so many applications and softwares that even the people in charge of them can't keep track or provide direction on how to use them.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of excess of overpaid worthless management positions and hire 1-2 qualified individuals with the degree and experience needed. Stop hiring your buddy BillyBob - champ at the weekend beer pong game who needs to get himself a job, starting $100,000 annually. Until this happens the downturn will continue.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician
    Current Employee - Calibration Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding, work environment is easygoing. Plenty to do.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower rate. Team leader position does not have an increase in pay even though a lot more responsibility is bestowed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people's interests at heart. Don't get tunnel vision, it's service, not a production line.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assignment ended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1st shift hours, over time

    Cons

    Dont hire permanently, false leads

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of non productive employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok, but needs improvement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Cultural issues among different companies.

    Advice to Management

    Let's not take the bull in the china shop approach.


  11. "Supply Chain Intern Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Valuable projects assigned, close group of interns, mentors and supervising managers are very helpful.

    Cons

    Light work load at times, very busy end of the month periods, upper management takes all the attention from the company when in town for a visit.


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