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Altalink Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2019

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3.5
46%
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99%
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Altalink President & CEO Scott Thon
Scott Thon
19 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Project Development in Calgary, AB
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altalink full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting work; great people and culture, strong, ethical leadership

    Cons

    Regulated utility, salary growth and career development opportunities.

    Altalink2019-10-24
  2. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Altalink full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Inconsistent management across the organization - depends which department you work in.

    Altalink2019-09-09
  3. "Regulated Utility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altalink full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable industry, job security, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Mediocrity rewarded, lack of strategy and vision/leadership direction, eroded corporate culture, employees valued as costs rather than value creators. Micro managing multi-layered hierarchy. 1000s of initiatives started and 0 completed and implemented...

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    Altalink2019-08-13
  4. "Strives for Mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Colleagues, Flex days,

    Cons

    Vacation Time, lack of upward mobility, union positions, High Management turnover, constantly restructuring, no telecommuting

    Altalink2019-07-23
  5. "going the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great culture, helpful coworkers

    Cons

    way too many bosses - about 100 "managers and above" for a company of 600 employees, limited empowerment, no work-life balance, lots of stress.

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    Altalink2019-06-27
  6. "Company is changing"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice staff, good work life balance

    Cons

    More work spread over fewer employees. More and more report and corporate goals being pushed from US company

    Altalink2019-03-29
  7. "Positive culture and strong benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altalink full-time

    Pros

    Strong benefits, including 4 weeks vacation and sabbatical options

    Cons

    Limited transparency from leadership during economic downturn

    Altalink2018-11-08
  8. "Overall ok"

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    Former Employee - P&C Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altalink full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great team .

    Cons

    Not any sick or flex days

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    Altalink2018-10-30
  9. "Good people and good company, but boring and slow paced. As a utility company this is expected."

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    Summer Student in Calgary, AB
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altalink

    Pros

    Easy going, pays well and nice people.

    Cons

    Lack of drive and sense of urgency.

    Altalink2018-06-18
  10. "coop student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, opportunity to explore on different disciplines. Good benefits.

    Cons

    As a student can this is a company that can always keep you busy.

    Altalink2018-04-14
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