tech (Former Employee) – Charleston, WV – November 23, 2015
I cant not even being to say everything that is wrong with this company, not only is the pay terrible if youre not Kissing A** to the bosses you wont go anywhere with them, the day, I had the main boss get in my face and call me worthless and young and stupid and he hopes i have fun at mcdonalds, Then after leaving because i was steaming i went back to get my tablet i left in the truck and it was "magically" not there, yeah i bet. do not work here please its not worth it, i got home at 9 or 10 almost every night and barely made 400 a paycheck plus you get treated like trash the whole time and they will cut all corners the can
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Cincinnati Ohio – September 17, 2015
Great place to learn how to install cable if you are willing to learn competitive pay with room for advancement. I would recommend this company if you are looking into getting in to the world of cable installation.
I have worked for this company for the last two years. I learned quickly during my training that this was a job where I was going to get out of it what I put into it.
When I finished training, they gave me my own truck and I was on my way. At first it was slow going and I couldn't get enough work completed to get a big check like some of the other guys. After time I got better at my work and was able to get more work done. Then my checks started getting bigger.
The work is not the easiest but the pay is good if you work hard and stay busy.
cable. technican (Current Employee) – Suffolk, VA – May 11, 2015
I started this company in NOV. They promised 800 a week once you got " faster". Since NOV I've busted my but worked 6 to 7 days a week no time with ym family. For MIN wages at 7.25 so 60 hrs a week after taxes and insurance I get barley 300 take home.
Listen people. People at McDonald's or bk make more They don't care about anything but numbers.
take your truck home . fuel card
they say they paid you 12 $ a hr based on point. BASICALY. YOU GWT PAUD MINIMUM WAGES
supervisor (Current Employee) – paintsville ky – January 15, 2015
Terrible companyy to work for. Every tech in my area is looking for another job. We are stuck here for now!! Most expensive job I have ever had! You are required to supply about 500$ of your own tools. 25$ a week comes out of your check for your truck. I have worked in cable for several years now and This is the worse company I have worked for. You are paid per job and you have to fight for every penny, they will cheat you out of anything they can. I was promised the world when I was hired but have since been treated like dirt. Your pay stub does not honestly reflect how you are paid its converted to an hourly average. In house techs are your worse enemy!!
freedom of the open road
too many to list. poor balance of work and family life
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – October 17, 2014
This company will promise you bonuses, trainer pay and all sorts of things and will never follow through with it. They will work you 80 hours a week and you will bring home minimum wage a lot of the time yes you can make more but this company tries to ruin it for you!
Instillation Technician (Former Employee) – Madison Heights, MI – April 28, 2014
Well With this job I began With a 3 week training course That I completed and obtained a Certificate, From their I Thought that I would Go Straight into work but unfortunately I Got Laid-off with a few others Who completed their training. I Never Got the Chance to work and I Waited my time Going to a three week training Course.
It is better to learn from other people's mistakes than your own mistakes, so do not waste your precious time with these con-artists! If you want to be hard-headed like I was, then go to the interview and find out for yourself. The training is only $8.50 an hour and they'll tell you that the reason why the training pay is so low, is because they do not want you to think that this is just some job, that it's a career! Lol... Yeah right!!! There are many entry-level jobs that will start you out at $11.00 an hour during training, but $8.50 an hour??? So do not believe their lame excuse about why they start you out so low at $8.50 an hour during training. Nor believe their lie that after your first five weeks of training you can make upwards from $32,000 - $50,000 your first year, it's just not true! They have to find some way to try and sugar-coat the truth from you right? Otherwise they would never be able to find any employees that they can sucker to come and work for them, it's that simple! And no employees means no business! They will also tell you that the reason why they are hiring so much is because AM Communications is expanding. Wrong!!! They're hiring so much because their former employees have rightfully quit on AM Communications so that they can go work for more reputable cable companies that will actually pay them fairly! Do not forget that AM Communications is just a "contractor" that solely depends on major cable companies for work!!! Also, if you have a misdemeanor battery charge that is more than seven years old, they will not even hire you. I can understand anymore... kind of sexual charge, or any real extreme violent crime like felony assault, but a simple misdemeanor battery charge more than seven years old should not even be an issue, since you have many Fortune 500 companies that only ask if you've ever been convicted of any misdemeanors in the last five years, and any felonies in the last seven years, that's it! So even though AM Communications criminal background policy is no misdemeanors in the last three years, no felonies in the last seven years, and no sexual crime of any kind ever in a lifetime; yet they also add this one, "no violent crime of any kind, (EVER IN A LIFETIME)" and it doesn't even matter if it's just a simple misdemeanor battery charge! So not only is AM Communications starting pay of $8.50 an hour harsh, but their criminal background policy is just as harsh! However, if your criminal background does disqualify you from being hired by AM Communications, you better thank their harsh criminal background policy and your criminal past! Lol... Because your criminal background just saved you from an unethical-greedy company that only wants to pay you as low as possible, while demanding long inhumane hours from you just so that they can profit off of you, while in return you aren't profiting nothing!!! So be wise and do what AM Communications does not want you to do, which is to do your own research on them instead of just believing their lies, because AM Communications CANNOT run or hide from whistleblowers that expose the truth about them out on the web, and that report them to the Better Business Bureau!!! Also during the interview, if you hear the interviewer from AM Communications say that he used to work at a place that paid him $250,000 a year and he quit that job just to come back to cable because he said he didn't like to sit in the office all day and missed working for the cable industry... You know right there he's just trying to swindle you! Because who leaves an office job that pays you $250,000 a year for the cable industry that doesn't pay you nothing near that amount? I'll tell you who, someone who just wants to deceive you so that they can slave-drive you and make money off of you while paying you little!!!less
I've worked for two different cable contracting companies and prefer AM Communications by far.
It's a stable job with good pay and plenty of work. It's cable installation, so sure, there are evening and weekend hours, because that's when customers are home. I have a family to support so I'll take all the overtime I can get.
And sometimes it is cold, hot or wet working outdoors, but I get a company truck to drive and get to work independently throughout the day. I don't usually need help, but the managers and other technicians are there if I need them. I've also had the chance to train new employees and to travel to other cities to work when I wanted to.
pay, company truck, gas card, benefits, good training program
working outdoors, sometimes jobs take longer than expected
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – February 1, 2014
I've been in the industry for many years and this is by far the worst company I've ever come across. Local management is fantastic but the higher-ups are micro-managing, greedy, and out of touch with their technicians and support staff. They offer little help to improve technician's work hours or to allow the office to run more efficiently. The blame is put on to the MSO when they're not the problem (most of the time). No technician stays more than a few months and very few trainees ever get out of training and try to create any sort of tenure with the company. It's a joke. The company claims to have a wonderful culture within, but it just isn't there. It's not even close. You will hate it. Stay far away. All you will ever do is work and get yelled at. Period.
man o man this guys dont care that you have a life to live or a family to go home to i worked from 7am till 11pm on a DAILY BASIS 6 DAYS A WEEK IT COULDVE RAINED ALL DAY THEY DIDNT CARE AS LONG AS THE JOB GOT DONE BELOW 0 DEGREES THEY DIDNT CARE THEY STILL EXPECTED YOU TO WORK OUTSIDE ALL DAY WOULDNT REFFER TO ONE TO THESE GUYS AND LIKE TO LIE TO MAKE THERE SELVES LOOK GOOD
good money if you're willing to work 80-95 hrs a week
you will have no life except work work work!.. that's not a life!
I wish I could say that the other reviews are wrong, but they're not. Notice that most of the locations are different, but the experiences are the same.
I worked for AM for a little over a year. The company was unorganized and did not take care of their employees. I never had any issues with getting a paycheck, but the pay was always low. On average a work day was 12 hours or more and management usually did not answer the phone or return calls after 5pm. The work week was 6 days a week. I usually worked 60-70 hours in the week. This schedule does not leave time for a life outside of work.
The only good thing that came out of this job was the experience gained. Training is provided, but the training was a joke. The experience came from the sink or swim atmosphere. Most technicians sink fast. Notice that a few of the other reviews did not work longer than a couple months.
Training is only $8/hr and you are limited to 40/wk(the last time you get anywhere close to that number).
Only a few specialty tools are provided. The technician must pay hundreds out of pocket for tools/boots.
When I was there company uniforms were payroll deducted.
I would work a minimum wage job before working for this Company again. The pay is about the same, but with less headaches.
Tech (Former Employee) – Dayton – November 20, 2013
Work at your own risk: this company will open the doorway into a career and they will provide the vehicle necessary for the job. However management does not support staff, they do not want you to have a life outside of work, and when your doing well making the company thousands you get a good morning as opposed to when you make a mistake you receive verbal condescension in front of peers. Supervisors will tell you to do things to get a job complete that is against the contract holders policies to keep a steady flow of production, knowing that it will hurt your personal reputation with these larger company's and the customers. Basically the management staff is effective on paper at the cost of its employees and the company's owners really need to take a look at what's going on in the field or at the office more than twice a year if they value keeping a quality staff. I will say this however, there is definitely work to be had and overtime with the company if you don't mind making minimum wage or if you don't have a family/personal goals. Really the only enjoyable/tolerable part of the job is the loyal/hardworking employees you will be with in the field and the customers who will really appreciate your ability to meet and exceed standards.