Laborer and Operator (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 4, 2017
I would go back again because the company always has a spot for you if you're a good worker. The only stressful thing about working for fisher was aone times we didn't have work and there would be lay offa at the end of the year
HR Assistant/Safety Assistant (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 27, 2017
Fisher was a family owned and operated company. It had many layoffs due to and ebb and flow of business. The company was in trouble with the state and Federal government due to business practices. It was very stressful working there due to the layoff issues and the issues with the state.
When the jobs busy then your busy as long as the weather good. Fun place to work. Get decent hours at times.
Operator (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – October 28, 2017
Works really good. Supervisors are good except some can be drama with attitudes. If the weather's good always expect good work week. Times we get alot of hours and sometimes just 40-48hrs per work week if good weather but slow work. Then if bad weather expect 02-40hrs a week which is peanuts paycheck. Hard to get raises or promotions. Be nice if employees could make suggestions to make work better place and more productive with their ideas. With my job not only could I do mine job but I could operate equipment at times, do mechanic work and help with the asphalt paving side of the operations etc. Loved working here doing what Im doing and loved the times we worked 70hrs+ a week. Hardest part of the job is no communication, then when there is communication you get a** chewing or attitudes and get the blame, nothing to do besides suck it up and keep doing ur job. Then paperwork ain't so bad as long as people don't start changing your own paperwork routine and sheets and change one sheet record into 4additional sheets for records. When you ask about wages you get I don't know answers but seems like family get higher wages and benefits of company vehicles and job title advancements.
Provided drinking water at times, short breaks, not the best but an ok management
No communication, drama/people with attitudes, hard to further advance career, rarely get raises or awards, no company activities for our project, low wages and excuses is how the States wage is
Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) – New Mexico – September 10, 2017
Good company to work for, but was just the foreman I had. He was Mexican and he had a problem with native Americans. Overall the company was good to work for, got to travel alot and get an experience running the dozer in many ways possible.
Very poor communication between the two shop supervisors.
Welder (Former Employee) – Dickinson, ND – July 16, 2017
I worked at fisher for about three years, during that time I witnessed very poor management and a very large turn over rate. Mostly due to the fact that nobody would change from the old way of doing things to the 21st century, where employee's have rights and should not be judged by whether your supervisor likes you or not to keep your job.
No willingness to work with employees to retain them, you felt like just a number.
CDL B Truck Driver/ tanker endorsement (Former Employee) – Belle Chasse, LA – March 19, 2017
The company as a whole is a great company to work for. Able to put in long hours 7 days a week weather permitting. My superior was a great person to work for . He made the environment fun while also getting the project done. Ii was able to perform all kinds of tasks and was able to perform these tasks without micro management. Enjoyed the different task assigned to me. Upper management asked for me to add Hazmat endorsement to my CDl and the company would give me a descent raise. I agreed and attained the endorsement but upper management gave me more duties to perform but backed out on the raise.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Dickinson, ND 58601 – November 7, 2016
Operating was always a good job, I would like to work for fisher industries again. co workers were very helpful and supportive no matter what. management was strict but very understanding. hardest part of the job is tearing down the rock crushing plant and setting up at a new location.
I enjoyed working as an operator there. The company always kept me busy and let my run different equipment when there was a shortage of operators. I learned to plan ahead with new locations on the job site. My boss was always encouraging and telling how i could do things better with his past experience. All my coworkers were always there to help one another out. The hardest part of my job was keeping up with three crews i had to keep up with in different areas of the job. The most enjoyable part was running all the equipment.
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Dickinson, ND – January 25, 2016
I enjoyed the work, often times it was extremely tough physical work. the hardest part of the job was tearing down and setting up the rock crushing plant. My foreman was awesome to work with and very understanding. i wish i could go back but at this time i cannot. i enjoyed the fast pace of the work, it made the days fly by.
Very fast pace company with production being its main priority
Operator (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – November 12, 2013
Fisher Industries was the best company I have worked for. I spent more time on the job than my own family. Fisher was all about taking care of their employees, not only with great pay but benefits as well. Our safety was one of Fishers main focuses. Daily safety meetings as well as annual MSHA and OSHA refreshers. One of my daily tasks was to be as productive as possible.