Production Worker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 March 2017
ATCO Structures and Logistics is actually a decent company to work for. They offer a decent pay with great benefits with a typical 40 hour work week. Overtime is always optional if it is available. However, the company is heavily reliant on the oil and gas industry and in the current state of the Alberta economy, there is zero job security with ATCO Structures and Logistics.
Steady work when the economy supports the business
Journeyman Carpenter - Flooring shop B12 (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 October 2016
It is steady and repetitive work and you can challenge your abilities by taking on working in other "shops" in the plant. I found the opportunity rewarding as I am prone to create structures or processes to have my tasks be efficient and effective and this is encouraged at Atco. There is also the opportunity to share insights that may make a difference for the procedures in the entire plant.
I also found that the hours really fit with a family life as your day ended early enough to engage with the kids activities, and the weekends were available for other interests...
Supervision was very respectful and used encouragement over fault finding when reviewing production times and quality of work...
Over all a good place to work and great experience of caring and understanding.
Systematic can be learned and improved upon with ease.
Housekeeping (Former Employee) – Fort Mackay, AB – 18 September 2016
very good team work,goal oriented. I have learn to work with different individual with different believes and attitudes.which contributed to my personal development.Management had workers interest at heart and made it possible for the team to be at peace away from home and family.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Spruce Grove, AB – 19 September 2016
Had your position on the line and worked hard to make sure you finished your job on time. The management and co-workers were awesome. Hardest part was when you fell behind in the line and people were waiting on you.
CARPENTER (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 May 2015
ATCO, been my place of work for quite some time. Great place for people looking for structure and regularity. If someone wants pension, benefits, good pay, and a job that you're finished at 3:30 daily, it may be the place. Being a union job it has its quirks, but if you can put on blinders and ignore what the less driven people are doing than you'll be fine. There is room for advancement, you just have to be motivated and know your stuff or know how to keep things in order. Management is the main issue for the trades in the manufacturing end of things, they need a clean slate there. When oil is down, there's no work but I have no regrets being there for the time I was.
Easy hours, indoors, safety oriented, show up and work
Business Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 November 2013
Internal advancement All jobs that could be filled by internal applicants are hired externally. Compensation is mid-level, some people get bonuses one year and not the next. It is not explained. Senior management is to detached to realize the damage the inexperienced middle management is doing until half the department is lost semi-annually due to turnover. Work assignments are segregated and bland. Co-workers are friendly, technology is out of date and the business does not support needed infrastructure. Do not recommend.
Decent benefits and wages
Awful middle management, low work life balance, no performance wage structure, ineffective technology
Camp Attendant (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 8 September 2016
ATCO is a good company to work for, yes there were issues here and there but overall it was good. We were like a family,the co workers,always there for each other and stood by each other. The best supervisor was hired a bit late in the game but it was good to have that exposure to one of the best housekeepers in Canada.