Quality Manger / Project Manager (Former Employee) – Traveled USA – June 21, 2016
I enjoyed my time working with ETAK. I meet a lot of really good people from several different areas around the country. Sure its hard work but if you know what you are doing you already know that. When ETAK is busy overtime is plentiful, and it will show on payday. Unfortunately ETAK's customers are all major telecom companies operate on fiscal budgets that are as predictable as the change of seasons. I have worked in telecom for over 23 years and I have to say ETAK is one of the better contractors I have worked with.
I personally have worked with the project managers in every area they work in and they are all professionals and the installers that show initiative and want to advance will receive the training they need to advance.
The upper management based in Charlotte NC also true professionals, always looking new ways to take ETAK to the next level. Me, personally, I was treated with the utmost respect while I was employed by ETAK
Healthcare, Dental, Life insurance, 401k with a match
A lot of travel, slow times with customers budgets ( Typical Telecom )
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 6, 2016
Beware, when work gets slow you will be let go without any notice or time to prepare. Senior management cannot be trusted, they provide perks and top notch equipment for themselves while everyone else has hand me downs or worn out junk.
Compensation and benefits are good for a small company, but beware when work gets slow you will be let go.
No security, senior management is only concerned with themselves
Employee (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 31, 2016
This is a great place to work if you love flexibility. Management is very easygoing to the point that it's scary sometimes.
However, There is no loyalty. While I have only been here for a couple months.. I experienced seeing some great and valuable people get laid off. From the culture talk however could it be because of individuals hidden agendas.. Now I will be coming to work everyday wondering if it will be my last. Sucks...
When revenue is rolling in, company outings
dept is not be mounting up to what was expected I just hope I'm not walked out next.
DC Journeyman (Former Employee) – Groveport, OH – November 9, 2015
Daily dc power installation, learned computer data entry and daily follow up of activities, got along well with co-workers. The most difficult aspect was being away from my home and family. The most enjoyable part of the job was earning a good salary and meeting new co-workers.
CFO / IT Director (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 21, 2015
I've been here going on 6 months. What I most admire about the company is the the culture of team work along with the great work/life balance. Also, management is always pushing to build that team culture.
ETAK Technician (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 17, 2015
ETAK is a great place to work. Over the past year, things have improved greatly in the Anaheim office. A lot of former employees didn't understand what it takes to be successful. The leadership team that's in place now is great. The other technicians all want to work hard and do good quality work. I'm happy to work here.
Manager (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 15, 2015
This company has a lot going for it. They recently become employee owned which should result in a nice payout down the road if things continue growing. The Charlotte office is a tight team and field offices are good too, but depend on the personality of the project manager. People are nice and helpful. One cool new service is drone flights which will probably be big soon. Management communicates pretty well.
Like the people, wireless telecom work is interesting
DC Technician - Level 2 (Former Employee) – Most of east coast, Pennsylvania and Ohio – October 8, 2014
All day work consists of preparing the job site for evening work. All repair or upgrade work is done between midnight and 5am. The job requires you to be gone from home a week at a time. You get to learn all aspects of cell phone tower power systems.
Earn points from hotel stays
Lack of consistent work and you are not home at night
Installer (Former Employee) – Anaheim CA – December 27, 2013
The company itself overall is actually a very decent company. The contracts they have are with reputable companies, and the office support staff in Charlotte are a great group of people.
Unfortunately, that's about where the professionalism ends. The communication with the field personnel is inadequate. The schedule changes constantly, and not due to the customer, it's due to the mid level management being disorganized.
Processes and procedures are in place to ensure you can complete your tasks in a timely manner, however they dont want to pay you for the time spent processing your reporting or any additional time they require of you to do the excess paperwork they dump on you in the field as a lead installer.
The equipment they use is decent equipment, but the computer systems they use for time tracking are anequated and require an advanced degree to learn.
As a new guy in the field on a crew you should be aware that if you aren't a friend of the crew, you are going to get stabbed in the back, front and side by everyone in the field, including the project managers and sales managers. They have their favorites and they will hang you out to dry to ensure they get their friends hired.
If you're in southern California you don't want to be the wrong nationality on the crews doing the installations. If you're in Chicago you don't want to be from outside the area doing work as they will run you out of there as well.
The sales managers know everyone in the business and are great guys, but they tend to have bigger egos and mouths than they do common sense, andmore... they won't listen to anyone with new ideas at all.
My opinion, pass on this opportunity for a real company that has their business more together.less
They cover the motel and food expenses if you travel
Dynamic telecommunications service organization. Company experienced very fast growth and branched into other areas of service, some of which caused serious "growing pains", resulting in the necessity to downsize (which ultimately led to major layoffs, including me). Best part of the job were the relationships formed, both inside and outside the company - excellent customer base with diverse personalities and challenges - which I enjoyed greatly.