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2.4
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36%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
Approve of CEO
Nancy Southern
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, stock purchase/match program, good bonus (when times are good)(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good Team, Good Work Environment(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "You get paid low like a utility, but have little job security, kind of like worst of both(in 5 reviews)

  • "Some hard working people released during staff reductions(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Not Ideal"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at ATCO Electric full-time

      Pros

      Good people to work with.

      Cons

      Leadership is overrated if you can work the stock market.

      ATCO Electric2019-04-11
    • "Role"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ATCO Electric full-time

      Pros

      The people are fantastic and make coming to work worth it

      Cons

      Continual short term transformation and restructuring makes stability nearly impossible and stress levels are continually high.

      Advice to Management

      Slow down change.

      ATCO Electric2019-03-04
    • "ATCO as a Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ATCO Electric full-time

      Pros

      Competitive Salary, attractive benefits (health, share plan etc),dynamic

      Cons

      Don't know what tomarrow will bring, management love to draw conclusions from hear say.

      Advice to Management

      Commend your workers, give constructive feed back and investigate before casting judgement.

      ATCO Electric2019-02-12
    • "Dynamic journey"

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      Current Employee - Powerline Technician in Grande Prairie, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great benefits, lots of growth opportunities and good family life balance

      Cons

      Sometimes too much major changes in short time span

      Advice to Management

      Continue empowering staff

      ATCO Electric2019-01-24
    • Helpful (4)

      "From good to bad to lost"

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

      I worked at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Very good overall compensation package

      Cons

      Total lack of identity and direction Severe micromanagement at the highest levels No trust in all directions The only goal is to prop up the share price through earnings Constant Staff reductions for the past 4 years System maintenance has been sacrificed to improve earnings at great risk to the safety of the system All decisions are made at the highest level of the Corporation with no input from the lower levels

      Advice to Management

      Don't exchange all of your morals for money

      ATCO Electric2019-02-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "Stay AWAY"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in Edmonton, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Good money. There are some nice people. Hard to say what the pros are these days .

      Cons

      Lack of Leadership from the Supervisor all the way up to the CEO. Their HR is a joke. This is a sinking ship due to the leadership. The leadership direction changes faster than a tornado. If you get a good manager they either get laid off or they are really smart and quit.

      Advice to Management

      Get a direction and stick to it. No more "fly by the seat of your pants". Let your employees get to your goals whatever they may be.

      ATCO Electric2019-01-23
    • "CSR lll"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Lll in Edmonton, AB
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Good employee benefits and job perks, excellent wages, work environment and safety are all top notch, training is ongoing for all employees, excellent Human Resources departments.

      Cons

      I found absolutely no cons of working for this company

      Advice to Management

      Continue to value your employees and let them know it!

      ATCO Electric2018-11-21
    • Helpful (4)

      "Mentally Abusive Company"

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      Current Employee - (Held Various Job Positions) in Edmonton, AB
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Pay and benefits are the only pros to working here.

      Cons

      Cons: Everything. Aside from the very few employees who care for the well-being of one another, the rest will mentally break you down, throw you to the wolves to save themselves and use you as a stepping stone. This company doesn’t know the meaning of a respectful workplace. ATCO is toxic. The longer you stay the worse off you’ll be. Nancy doesn’t care about the employees, she only cares about the bottom line. The salary...

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      Advice to Management

      Upper Management: Think about how you treat your employees, and now think about how you’d feel if your loved ones were treated that way by their employer. Supervisors & Managers: Keep treading that shark infested water.

      ATCO Electric2018-11-30
    • Helpful (2)

      "Up and Down"

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      Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Technologist in Edmonton, AB
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ATCO Electric full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Very good pay for Technologists.

      Cons

      To many supervisors and managers. You will feel very micro managed.

      ATCO Electric2018-09-24
    • Helpful (4)

      "Always the same"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst in Edmonton, AB
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Salaries are generally good and you are generally entitled to more statutory holidays than most companies.

      Cons

      Too much bureaucracy, focus is mainly on maintaining status quo and playing internal political games.

      Advice to Management

      Encourage and empower middle and lower management to make process changes that challenge status quo

      ATCO Electric2018-09-14
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