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Atlas Copco Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Pros
  • International, very well organized company, good work life balance (in 18 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The upper management people act like theyre superior to everyone sonetimes (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1. 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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good company bad management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atlas Copco makes a outstanding product. The ability to look up on their Computer System passed product was the best I've ever used.

    Cons

    Atlas Copco has a very poor training program with little interest in seeing their employees succeed. I work for five different companies this is the worst company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Life is too short to work for company that is managed in their current system. Expect in your employees to work 12 to 14 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week is an incomprehensible.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer - Roanoke, VA"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good group of coworkers, corporate layoff included severance package (they made getting laid off as soft as it could be), a lot of hands on experience is available

    Cons

    Stale atmosphere with little to no team building beyond work tasks, safety is sometimes a concern due to the nature of the work, you will have to wear many hats to get the job done


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Get ready...."

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good vacation, no consequences from actions or lack thereof.

    Cons

    No consequences from actions. Truly unrealistic expectations from management. Not enough time to properly and fully complete tasks. A lot of direction with little explanation. A truly cynical culture that will bring the most optimistic people down. There is no "engineering" to be done on the shop floor, you chase parts in a chaotic, disorganized warehouse. Stay away unless you want to work in a "job shop" setting.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and do it correctly instead of shooting from the hip and hoping you get it right. Quit worrying about making things "look good" for management tours and maybe try to work on truly honing in processes to make the numbers speak for themselves.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "My experience at Atlas Copco was up and down."

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    Current Employee - Cycle Counter in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Cycle Counter in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about Atlas was above average compensation, and the benefits were great. I believe the benefits were better than the compensation.

    Cons

    The business tends to lay off every four or five years. Most of the lay off is from production, not the office jobs. I we laid off twice from 2008-2013, up and down business market.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front with production


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Caring place to work but catching to many issue"

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    Current Employee - Welder in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlas Copco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work with your family needs!

    Cons

    No focus moving forward, safety is talked about but never followed


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Lots of Travel for Field Service Engineers"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a Field Service Engineer, I was probably on travel over 70% of the time. Travelled to Portugal, Mexico, many US locations, and was slated to go to China and Russia before I resigned to pursue other opportunities.
    Pay was great, on top of travel expenses.

    Cons

    So much travel, some times you didn't have time to breathe before you're off to the next site.
    Company made the transition from JC Carter Pumps to Atlas Copco, so the company started to cut expenses.
    Travel policy remained unchanged for Field Service Representatives and it stated that all international travels, or travels greater that 6 hours, will be in Business or First Class.
    After 10 days in Portugal, working over 15 hours a day, the Company changed my ticket to Coach without notifying me (to save $300). Not a good way to say thank you for a job well done, by sticking your employee in cramped travel arrangements, especially when I would do a turnaround to China in a couple of days after returning.
    Before becoming a part of the Atlas Copco team, I normally travelled First Class on my own dime, so I paid the $1200 charge to get me back into First Class. Needless to say, I resigned the following day that I returned, to pursue other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Budget cuts are understandable, but don't sacrifice the morale by trying to save a few dollars on travel. In the grand scheme of millions of dollars, the difference is just a small piece of the pie.

  8. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Atlas Copco full-time

    Pros

    Great chance to work on real projects and see final results

    Cons

    At times Atlas Copco can be a bit understaffed for the amount of work required


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sky is the limit"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to make good pay

    Cons

    Micromanaging employees, input from employees is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Have faith in your employee's, and listen and value their input.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Going down hill since 2008"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, nice main office area...

    Cons

    Used to be great, now too hard to advance. No training offered. Ok received a pay cut as well.

    Advice to Management

    Let your people grow. No one wants to be at a dead end job.


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