Field Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – July 26, 2017
Overall I enjoyed my coworkers. Everyone I meet was friendly and intelligent. The job itself was simple, and most people can master it within 2-3 weeks.
The pay and benefits are 20-30% below market for similar jobs and experience in the Bellevue area. We requested a cost of living consideration that was flat out denied by upper management. HR seemed confused when I had questions and inconsiderate with their answers.
Training was some of the worst I have seen. No standard operating procedures were ever given to me. Forms that were to be sent on to the client someone would hover over my shoulder while I filled them out and if there was an error I would receive anger emails with threats of firing for minor paperwork mistakes. No opportunities to exercise engineering or computer science skills where ever presented. My few attempts to keep up my skills were passively blocked by security protocols that I could not get permission to work around.
A non-compete clause prevents you from moving over to the client side. Few clients and slow growth means there is little opportunity for advancement. Middle management seemed to have gained their position by attrition rather then ability.
The team you work with will dramatically change the hours you are expected to work. Weekend work was normal as was 12-14 hour days. Travel with little warning was also common.
I never got the impression that there was any long term planning on BTI's part. Mostly, we responded to vague client requests with little understanding of the parameters we were testing for. I never felt a sense of projectmore... ownership or that we were moving towards a goal.less
Friendly coworkers, hour long lunch breaks
pay, benefits, lack of training, few advancement opportunities, few uses of engineering or computer science skills
FIELD TEST ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – June 10, 2017
Decent job for 1-2 years, but after gaining the experience, move to something better. In addition, not all positions are equal in terms of work hours and working requirements, but pay and pay increase is minimal regardless of aptitude or education level.
Job turnover and burnout is very high in most positions. Job advancement is very unlikely, however because of the high turnover changing positions is very common.
Management is highly varied, in positions that directly report to client most work is manageable but capable working aptitude is required; in positions that indirectly report to the client via Middle Managers, work is simple, but there are too many miscommunications and far too much is expected from the contractor.
There is no employee handbook or list of useful information given to new employees. Most job training is done in the field, and organization of information is inconsistent and is often misplaced.
Most field tests take place in moving vehicles while looking at stationary screens. Professional dress is minimal, except when to enforce job security. Work hours can be long, and a couple hours of overtime is standard.
Learned so many skills related to new technology trials
RF Field Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Bridgewater, NJ – May 30, 2017
Had successfully completed multiple technology trials representing my client. BTI solutions is a good startup for freshers and with no confluences. Thank my contracting company to provide me an opportunity.