Temp work, hardly a way to advance
Installation Technician (Contractor) (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 13, 2017
BellTech is a strange work environment. If you're an image tech, you typically dress in a polo shirt or get completely dressed up (if the client is Altria, for instance). The day typically starts with imaging a number of computers, or unpacking them at the very least. You'll end up with dust all over your dress clothes, but that's no excuse, management says. Rolling out computers to a number of locations requires traveling on your own dime, with little compensation in return for the amount of gas spent going from Richmond to Petersburg, or wherever. Clients expect you to be dressed up to roll out their computers, and no matter how dusty and disgusting their workstations are, you better not sweat or get dusty and look your best regardless while you're personally moving everything the client's employees were supposed to do themselves. It's a thankless job, and you're typically treated less than. The pay is OK, usually $15 an hour, but the projects last only for so many months and then you're out of work for a few months. There is little room for advancement even with a number of certifications in place.
Decent pay for a starting IT job
Little room for advancement, clients are rude or ineffectual, see description for more listed