ATCO Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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69%
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ATCO President, CEO and Director ATCO and Canadian Utilities Nancy C. Southern
Nancy C. Southern
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  1. "Good experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Engineering Student 

    I worked at ATCO full-time

    Pros

    Great company, with good people. Enjoyed my time and learned a great deal while in my position as an Engineering Student intern.

    Cons

    Company seems to lag a bit in terms of technology, some departments only recently moving to cloud storage, etc.

  2. "Good Place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - EIT in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great place to work, great people, lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    None in my last 2 years

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  3. "Overall good company and work environment."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Student in Calgary, AB

    I worked at ATCO full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative work environment, variety of project work

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

  4. "Positive workplace with an unshakeable aire of uncertainty"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great energy and people to work with High paying job Lots of development opportunities

    Cons

    Job security is always in-question Very TALL organization where you can get lost in; not much say. Difficult union relations

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  5. "Cheap, overworked and boring"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Accountant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits but not much else.

    Cons

    Refuses raises for lower level staff, overworks accountants and very boring work.

  6. "Great Workplace Culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-op Student in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at ATCO full-time

    Pros

    Higher ups care about the safety of their employees

    Cons

    There were no pay raises for interns during my time working there.

  7. "Diversified"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Construction Supervisor in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ATCO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, Stabile, Fair Compensation

    Cons

    Lack of system and process

  8. "Slowly getting to be a better place to work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor 

    I have been working at ATCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, global reach.

    Cons

    Lack of vision from leadership, bureaucracy, inflexible towards some change.

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    "Stuck in the 80s"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Generally management and staff are genuine/kind people.

    Cons

    -Zero diversity at executive levels. -Owner (Nancy Southern) surrounds herself with 'Yes' men. And there is zero decision making at lower levels. -Innovative thinking, bringing forward new ideas is considered 'boat rocking' and is frowned upon. -Strategic decision making and successful execution is absent. They enter into new markets but are clueless on how to execute as decision making/authority isn't given outside the executive level.

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  10. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Arch Tech in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ATCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    well established, good compensation, great benefits

    Cons

    as every large company lots of internal politics

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