If you like to work a lot and make a little, this is the place for you.
Pros: Unlimited overtime, benefits, management, flexible hours, work truck
Cons: Corporate is horrible, pay is low, big brother mentality, illegal modification of time sheet
Local management is decent, they actually have a brain and can make good decisions. Corporate in Vista California has their head on backwards. They come down from California and preach like they understand you and appreciate you. Then go back to California to drive their BMW home to their nice house, all while your making 12-13$ an hour.
When you finally get a raise, if you beg and your performance is excellent, you will be lucky to get 50 cents, but will likely get an even lower raise. Politics. Pay is entirely controlled by corporate.
This is a skilled trade, requires knowledge and a good mechanical understanding to do the job efficiently. So given the low pay, they end up hiring people straight off the street, with zero experience to do the job. Which is fine, if the person did not consider McDonald's a career before coming to glacier.
Turnover is bad. I would expect the turnover here to be normal for a Walmart type environment. Some get fired, some quit. Most quit because of pay. Some quit because of the gestapo like corporate. They will watch you, how long you were at a certain place, when you left there etc. They will watch your speed. THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR TIME SHEET BASED ON WHAT TIME YOUR TRUCK STARTS. THEY WILL NOT PAY YOU FOR WORKING THROUGH LUNCH. They will deduct time from your sheet to cover their butts in a legal perspective. All of this is illegal.
If you have to work at home for an hour or so, you will either not get paid, be questioned about it, up to being fired. Management knows how the job works, they know you have to do things at home sometimes, – more... but the second you get on their bad side, they will find the ammunition to fire you.
Their installers are allowed to work, doing plumbing, without either a plumbing license, nor a water treatment license, The service technicians the same. Plumbing code does not exist to glacier water, which puts the health and safety of the water in those machines at risk.
Overall, this is a wonderful temporary job. In the long run, you will not make any money. You want to work somewhere 20 years and top out at 19.00/hr this place is for you. If your fine with oversight(lack of trust), having your time sheet illegally changed, and working a minimum of 55 hours a week. This place is for you. – less