Came from Veterans Cable and shadowed an Armstrong driver for my training. During training, my pay was $400 a week, which was nice. However, I was told the work hours were going to be from 8am-4pm, but I'll probably get off around 2pm most days. That sounded great to me. Turns out, I had to meet up with my trainer at 6am, get to the warehouse by 7am to get equipment and organize things for the day. 90% of the time, I didn't get home until 7:30pm. this happened on day 1. By the end of the first week, I realized, from my trainer, that this is how the job is. He has gotten off around 4pm before, but that isn't likely, and getting off at 2pm is nearly impossible. 12 hour work days were definitely not what I was told the job would be like. Maybe while applying if I had known this, I wouldn't have quit before my training was even over.
If you truly enjoy installing cable, spending all day, 5 days a week doing it may not sound so bad. In that case, go for it. If you are skeptical, I strongly recommend talking to a current or recent employee first - NOT the managers or the guys telling you whatever they can to hire you.
Decent pay (depending on the day), friendly co-workers
Poor communication, unreliable management.