Pros: Safe work environment, always busy, variety of work, good benefits, fair pay.
Cons: Sales staff, efficiency balance, lack of standardization.
ATG is an upfitter of trucks for various purposes.
From work trucks for fleet usage to personal upgrades to individual customers' trucks, you will do it all at ATG. The key concepts at this company are to make an installation work for the customer's needs, and to do it within the time that sales has specified.
The only real issue is that the sales staff don't know anything about being a mechanic.
The management team is outstanding. Leadership styles vary slightly, but are still highly effective.
The staff at ATG is a good crew, very knowledgable, and most have been employed there for several years, and some have been there for over a decade.
The company has a very good safety track record, due to their very sophisticated and detailed safety program. Members of both the staff and the management team voluntarily keep an eye out for safety measures to implement, using a highly proactive approach to guarantee employee safety, with safety reviews, monthly safety meetings, and taking suggestions from staff to implement further safety protocols. This company takes employee safety very seriously.
The hardest part of the job is the efficiency balance, offset by a lack of standardized practice and quality control. Employees must decide for themselves when a job is "good enough". The lack of standardized practice makes it impossible to train new hires to meet a standard of review. Other locations will turn out the same product in visibly differing ways, causing more warranty work to be done by certain locations, causing an undercut to company profitability, and an undercut – more... to employee efficiency ratings.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the variety of work that you will perform. You will do everything from basic to semi-advanced mechanical work; basic body work, basic electrical work, metal working, welding, fabrication of parts, measuring, cutting, and punching metal to create parts for the installations you will perform. There is literally always something constructive to do, and there is never any "busy work" to do. – less