American Transmission Co.

Helping to keep the lights on, businesses running and communities strong®

Our workplace culture

Our workplace culture can best be summarized as ONE TEAM – connected by purpose, curiosity and positive energy.

As the first multi-state, transmission-only electric utility in the nation, our employees are united in our purpose to operate the grid safely and reliably. We are curious, constantly innovating and advancing our business. We are a team of great people who have fun and care about each other and what we do to help keep the lights on.

Growing and developing

We strive to provide opportunities to help our people grow professionally. ATC employees receive annual performance reviews and regular coaching from their supervisors. They also may advance their careers through a variety of opportunities, including leadership development, technical development, skills development, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, knowledge sharing and industry participation. We believe in promoting and developing from within. We have an internal job posting process for employees who may be interested in new opportunities within the company.

  • Nearly 90% of employees said they were offered training or development to further themselves professionally in 2021.
  • In 2021, 50% of the job openings at ATC were filling internally.

Work-life balance

We believe in creating, nurturing and maintaining a supportive, healthy work environment that enables our employees to integrate work and personal responsibilities. We offer flexible work arrangements, paid time for community service and generous paid time off programs.

  • Our comprehensive wellness program provides tools, resources and incentives to help our employees and their families lead healthy, productive and balanced lives.
  • In 2021, we had 95% employee participation in our wellness program for the second consecutive year.

Flex for Your Day is changing how we view the workplace, and along with this reimagined approach ATC decided to incorporate elements in our facilities to support the way employees want to work. We are creating spaces to promote productivity, collaboration and innovation. The new spaces will give employees choice and flexibility for how and where they want to work in the office; optimize teamwork, improve the use of space, and provide comfortable, mixed-use options in common areas.

Promoting wellbeing

We believe in creating, nurturing and maintaining a supportive, healthy work environment that enables our employees to integrate work and personal responsibilities. We offer flexible work arrangements, paid time for community service and generous paid time off programs.

  • Our comprehensive wellness program provides tools, resources and incentives to help our employees and their families lead healthy, productive and balanced lives.
  • In 2021, we had 95% employee participation in our wellness program for the second consecutive year.

Committing to diversity, equity and inclusion

At ATC, we want every employee to feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and contribute to their fullest potential. That’s why we are undertaking an effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at ATC. While DE&I has always been important at ATC, this effort is an evolution of our past efforts with the goal of continually striving to make ATC a better performing organization that provides equitable opportunities.

Strengthening communities

We care about the people we serve and direct our support to the areas of education, health and wellness, and the environment to help strengthen the communities in our service area.

  • In 2021, we donated more than $700,000 to nearly 400 organizations.
  • Our United Way campaign raised almost $200,000 to support vital community programs.
  • We also provided more than $48,000 in matching gifts to support organizations our employees care about.
    • Full-time, part-time and retired employees who support education non-profit and community-based organization can have their financial contributions of $25 or more matched dollar-for-dollar, which increases the value of their gift.

Any employee may submit a contribution request for review by ATC’s Corporate Giving Council. Each year, ATC allocates up to $250 per employee for a contribution request.

Matching gifts

The ATC Matching Gifts Program encourages charitable giving by full-time, part-time and retired (up to one year after retirement) employees who support education, non-profit and community-based organizations in our service area. Their financial contributions of $25 or more are matched dollar-for-dollar to an eligible institution, organization, fund or association, which increases the value of the gift.

Additionally, any employee may submit a contribution request for review by ATC’s Corporate Giving Council. Each year, ATC allocates up to $250 per employee for a personal contribution request to organizations that align with ATC’s community involvement and stewardship goals.

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