A typical day at work is starting off with dead lines and labor sheets.I learned that being a manager has it good and bad things, like getting bonuses is a good thing getting recognized for a job well done is great. Laying off or firing people is not fun. The hardest part of my job right now is having to take orders from people who now nothing about A/C. The enjoyable part is having the power to run a crew and do the job the way i see fit.
Attention to detail Routine preventative maintenance inspecting fluid levels and machine conditions helped eliminate unnecessary downtime Attention to programming mills setups for maintaining unnecessary waste and increase company profits
Lead Quality Inspector (Former Employee) – Smyrna, TN – February 13, 2014
most days you were either on the lines checking cars or you were in the back by the break room checking parts that were delivered to the team before they went to the line. You will learn how to more carefully inspect the quality of parts. The management was a little sloppy, but mostly good people. The hardest part of the job was probably whenever you had to go outside in the winter at night to check the quality of the vehicles that have gotten outside. But the laid back atmosphere made it an enjoyable place to work.
Good opportunity to make money, High turnover rate though
Sales (Former Employee) – Marietta, GA – April 22, 2013
If you work as an "account executive" you can expect to be cold calling and trying to establish new customers. They put you on a probationary period of 6 months where you will be paid $12.00 an hour. Once you are taken off the probationary period, you are straight commission, no base pay.
Pros: You make a 34% cut off whatever you sell.
Cons: If you don't sell anything you obviously don't make any money.
I learned a lot about how to gain new customers and sales as a whole during my time here. Management was good, but along with coworkers- there was a high turnover rate. The most challenging part of this position is the stress. If you don't have a second job or a plan B, it can be VERY stressful. The slow times are typically the winter months. My best advice to any new hires- COLD CALL! Try to establish as many new accounts as possible so you have more of a financial cushion. The most rewarding part of my time with ATCO was the contests and the fact that they are always trying to boost morale. They run some great contests with a lot of incentives like money and company trips. Management is also aware of how stressful sales can be, so they are understanding and try to always keep your spirits up. (The company closing at 4 PM everyday is nice too!)
Project Adminstrator (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 24, 2012
The strategic demolition and economic recovery project served a key component in facilitating the process of assisting homeowners with returning to the hurricane damaged properties, securing assistance with resources and coordinating the rebuilding process.
excellent opportunity to address an unprecedented public health challenge.
this small start up company lacked the capacity to serve.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Athens, OH – July 19, 2012
I really enjoyed volunteering wtih Atco and assisting people with disabilities on their recreation nights. We took them to the movie theatre, bowling, volleyball and basketball games, took them to fast food restaurants for dinner, and had dance socials. They really had fun and so did we.
SAP clerk and insepctor (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – July 6, 2012
They wasn't together every other day something is changing it's chests something new they didnt want you to be friendly or talj to your co-workers when a big boss comes around we had to work differently. It was just awful