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Compensation is good - but comes at a price

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Head Office  in  Calgary, AB
Current Employee - Head Office in Calgary, AB

I have been working at ATCO

Pros

Salary and Benefits are the only reasons to work here

Cons

Management is arrogant and pompous.

If you don't put you life on hold for the company you will be looked down upon - zero work life balance.

An incredible amount of politics - especially in the upper management ranks which makes the org. very slow. Prepare to get nothing done.

Old School culture with policies about everything - no creative thinking allowed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get with the times

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    "A navigational hazard in an ocean of employers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Accountant in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at ATCO

    Pros

    The salary and benifits are very competitve

    Cons

    Work life Balance is definately not a priority. With the high salaries come an expectation that they can call on you 24/7. No boundaries appeared to exist.

    Lack of goals or objectives, performance evaluations, and career development programs. In over two years I did not have a set of objectives on which a constructive evaluation could be completed. The attitude of "You shouldn't have to be told if you are doing a good job" seemed to prevail.

    Poor leadership from middle management. Many middle managers lacked common sense leadership and people skills. What would have worked on an employee from 20 years ago will not work on today's employees.

    Corporate culture is change resistant. "Thats the way that we've always done it" is the battle cry when new ideas arise.

    Visible lack of respect for non-professionals or union employees. Senior mangement has created a hostile environment of us vs them rather then fostering a we're in it together spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the every exit interview to gain insight on how middle mangement is really doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Analyst in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at ATCO

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
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