Client Support (Current Employee) – Plain City, OH – May 16, 2017
A2Z is a good place to start your professional career in the field services industry. For myself, it was my first full time job in a more professional environment, but don't worry, it's not too professional or stuffy, it has a nice, laid-back environment, casual dress, managers and supervisors are usually pretty cool. Most full time employees are hourly, you accrue your PTO w/each paycheck so days off are hard to come by and they would prefer you make up time, some departments are better than others, be prepared to work with individuals of all different types, some lazy and going nowhere who complain about their jobs daily, some who enjoy their job and work hard. Overall they were flexible with me and my schedule, always wiling to work with you to accommodate your needs, supervisors are understanding, if you show up, work hard, and aren't completely lazy you will probably stand out and receive opportunity for advancement.
casual work environment, training offered, useful knowledge
No sick days or personal, big gap between management and hourly employees
Recruiter Data Control Analyst (Former Employee) – Plain City, OH – May 4, 2017
WONDERFUL TEAM, GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!! would've stayed however the pay wasn't what I needed. only paid $12 an hour. to take care of my family I needed to make a little more than that. Chris and Justin are the best and most caring supervisors anyone could have. wonderful trainers!
Asset Coordinator / Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) – Plain City, OH – November 30, 2016
I have enjoyed working here since I started. I have been allowed to learn a variety of skills and encouraged to grow. All of my co-workers are fun and hard working. The hardest part is dealing with different technical issues. However, the issues are usually solved. The most enjoyable part is being able to laugh at the ridiculous photos of properties.
My normal day consisted of reviewing images and reviewing costs in housing damages, making a decision on if we could sell the house or not and reporting it to the above authority. Management was nice, co workers were fun to talk to, sometimes people would send interesting joke photos in. The toughest part was the traffic because of the repairs in the road that year.
Processor (Current Employee) – Dublin,Ohio – September 26, 2015
A2Z brings in temporaries and 'auditions ' them for three of four days ,then dumps them if they are not experts on the A@Z computer system, after 3 or 4 hours of training, with NO review. Temps are working files their first day and are expected to do everything correctly after being shown the process ONCE ! Pay was ridiculous considering the work load at $11.50 an hour. This office has lost their HUD contract Sept., 2015 so hopefully will be closing !
Too much of a work load to take a scheduled break.
National Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – Plain City, OH – August 26, 2015
You don't get far in this business unless you personally know a member of management, whom prefer to stay out of the office more than they do in. They're not very understanding when it comes to people with children so this job would be better suited to someone who's single. The benefits are good, insurance starts on day one, you get X amount of hours of PTO that's earned every pay period and it never expires. You can save up PTO hours for two years if you really wanted and take two months off at once. A friend quit there due to being bullied after she got promoted into another department because the person who wanted the job personally knew the people in management and had been there longer but couldn't do the job correctly. Lots of drama but if you can overlook that and focus on the benefits, go ahead. Pay is determined on how much they like you, there is no consistency. I was paid $12/hr starting out, my friend was at $15/hr after a year, some temps were $9/hr, others were around $13/hr while other full timers made $9/hr. Ridiculous. They also don't like nursing mothers, stating to another friend of mine that she has to pump in the nasty bathroom instead of the unoccupied back room they had.
Short breaks, no lunch unless you come in early. Drama. Nepotism.
Tracker Coordinator (Former Employee) – Plain City Ohio – July 13, 2014
A typical day at work was pretty routine, but there were always challenges. I learned how to manage my time and better ways to multi-task. The management was a bit lacking because they seemed to have their own agenda and were quick to let people go but slow to get both sides of a story. There was quite a bit of favortism. My co-workers were amazing. Everyone worked hard and no one would hesitate to help someone else. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I met along the way.
They had many activities to make the work place fun.
They didn't give any opportunity for explanation when they accused an employee of wrong doing.
Research & Registration Coordinator (Former Employee) – Dublin, OH – March 27, 2013
I would come in and research utility companies for forclosed homes. I learned to keep utilities on for forclosed homes. Management was very supportive and my coworkers were too. It was hard to follow some of the paperwork that was provided. The environment was clean and I really enjoyed that.
Quality Assurance (Former Employee) – Plain City, Ohio – January 1, 2013
A2Z Field Services was called the fastest growing company in the Columbus areas for 2012. The company is doing very well, and expanding rapidly, which means that there is a lot of room for professional growth if you start at the bottom. The upper management is very caring of its employees, and the CEO and SVP knows everyone in the company and they go out of their way to make the atmosphere a nice place to work. It is a good place to work if you are young, have no kids, and did not go to college. On the other hand, if you went to college, you will be very bored. The work is monotonous and boring and the same every day, and while you can advance, you might not go too far up the ladder. You will not feel challenged. You do not need any sort of degree to work any position at A2Z, so you will feel like your time in college is wasted. The benefits are horrible; worse than anywhere I have ever worked. You start with only 12 days of PTO per year, which is accumulated. You don't know if your PTO request will be approved until the afternoon before the day you want off. You have to work the day after Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas. You can get vision/dental/medical, but the co-pays are enormous ($50 for an office visit, $100 for urgent care, $200 for emergency room, and those are just to get in the door). Disability is something you buy yourself. I pay $80/month for mine. They do not have a 401K, pension, or anything to save for retirement. If you have kids, you can forget about seeing them, and vacations are out because you get so little PTO that you use all your PTO on theirmore... sick days. Finally, they allow smoking outside the building, so the building constantly reaks of cigarette smoke and you go home smelling like it, especially in winter. In essence, if you did not go to college and don't have kids, the people are nice and it is a good place to work. Once you have kids, you might want to go somewhere with better benefits.less
Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – plain city oh – February 25, 2012
Its a good company, but some of the management is a little too young and talks openly about employees to other employees. On the the positive side is the pay is really well and the company offers over time, and benefits.
there is a lot of over time, and the money is really good
always wondering about job security, because they lay off all the time