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"Atkore International is a company committed to continuous improvement."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harvey, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Atkore International full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

People at Atkore are great. It is one of the top producers of steel tubes in North America and has a very good reputation for innovative steel tube products.

Cons

This is a company that is undergoing significant change in preparation for an IPO planned for 2014 - 2015 time frame. 51 percent is owned by C.D.&R., 47% owned by Tyco International and the remainder is owned by select people within Atkore. Company objective is to add $100 million to the bottom line by the time of the IPO. It just recently implemented a 5 percent "RIF" program and more reductions are anticipated contingent on sales volume/profitability growth. One question being asked amongst the rank and file is will an IPO actually occur or will the Company be sold in bits and pieces. It is all dependent on growing the bottom line which is very much dependent on economic growth in the USA. Based on this....employee beware.

New management is attempting to modernize the Company attempting to formalize business systems, manufacturing processes etc. It is dealing with an "old school" contingency that is somewhat resistant to change, very secretive and not comfortable with certain performance appraisal programs that are being implemented. The Company is being transformed and you have to be willing to embrace the changes.

Advice to Management

The new members on the senior leadership team have a good vision on what needs to be done to ready the Company for whatever happens in 2014. Good luck!

Other Employee Reviews for Atkore International

  1. "It's run pretty disorganized"

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

    I have been working at Atkore International full-time

    Pros

    They pay decently and seem willing to work with you on family issues.

    Cons

    There seems to be no organized way involved in running this company. Schedule changes can come at any moment with little regard to your outside life.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just schedule people without regard to their personal life.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Atkore International full-time

    Pros

    Company invests in me and my education.

    Cons

    Could do better at right-sizing staff. A bit too lean.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering the management team to make a difference long term.

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