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"Ample opportunity if you enjoy a mid-range salary, average benefits and old school operation."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

There is ample stability and opportunity with the diverse ATCO companies, allowing for someone to work in different industries and companies over their career. ATCO is a company that encourages and supports community involvement, and the people of ATCO always seem to have some initiative to raise funds for charitable organizations.

Cons

Often times the advantage of being in a stable working environment is used as an argument against receiving competitive compensation and attracting and retaining the younger generation is seemingly difficult. The culture is generally quite 'old school' and change can be slow and painful depending on the company or department you work in. Though people do move between companies quite often, the process of doing so is loosely defined and challenging to navigate.

Advice to Management

Engage the people of ATCO and listen to what they have to say, it may promote healthy change.

Other Employee Reviews for ATCO

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Dissastisfied"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    The management and reporting structures don't make any sense.

    Advice to Management

    Take into account the amount and quality of work that is done by someone instead of how long the person has been with the company. Do more to get rid of the ineffective people and more to keep the effective people.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good and fair employer, but not a stand-out company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ATCO is a large company that appears to present many opportunities for its employees through all the sister companies, stable in terms of job security and not necessarily subject to (or impacted by) market trends and oil patch instability like many other employers in Calgary, employees all seem to be treated equally, and the company is very consistent in recognition and expectations for individuals.

    Cons

    Stand-out performers are not easily recognized or compensated as the same benefits (i.e. vacation) and salary brackets are applied to all employees regardless of effort level. There does appear to be small opportunities for recognition applied, but these are typically few and far between. Overall the company has a too middle-of-the-road mindset in terms of targetting salary and compensation, with the opporutinity for growth in either area limited solely based on years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Look to your peers in the industry in terms of more creative options in terms of work-life balance, such as tele-commuting.

    Review the overall mindset of fairness to identify better ways of rewarding performers, besides more work.

    Years of service is not the correct benchmark for assessing someone's worth.

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