Service Technician (Former Employee) – Michigan – February 12, 2018
I gave up a job with 50-60 hours a week after being promised 70+ hours a week. I'm 4 months, only had hours more than 40 3 times. Had to take vacation time to get 40 hours some weeks.
Lack of accountability was also prevalent in the office. Wro my parts were ordered and blamed on service techs even though management was given all the info. Also, office personnel stated that since corporate was getting on them about the lack of hours, they had no problem with collecting unemployment. Not very assuring to others who relied on getting hours to put food on the table and a roof over their heads.
Also, the nepotism was very glaring. No such thing as seniority. Junior techs would get twice the hours as some senior techs.
Employee (Current Employee) – Richmond – August 15, 2017
The safest crane service company in the industry. This company offers training to all levels of employees and will pay for all expenses to send employees to be trained in the corporate headquarters. They offer many electrical and mechanical classes to increase the skill sets of technicians.
There are plenty of opportunities for overtime hours here. Technicians work in new places every day and manage their daily jobs.
Great pay and full benefits package offered. Company has been in business for 40+ years and is still growing which provides a great sense of security. Many opportunities for promotion from within.
Was black balled by other techs before I had a chance to prove myself.was treated like a black sheep cause I passed their assessment to get a company truck when another associate couldn't pass the assessment. So everyone was disingenuous to me and shoved me to the side with out giving me a chance to Excel.
Official response from Hoist & Crane Service Group
August 15, 2017
We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience working with us. We strive to create the best possible work environment where our employees can grow and achieve success. A negative experience is not our intention. All comments are reviewed and we appreciate your feedback. We wish you the best in the future.
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Millwright/Crane Technician (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 9, 2017
No advancement opportunities, poor personnel in management positions, gain customers then lose another one, cannot keep personnel busy, hardest part of job was trying to get 40 hours a week as a technician, unless you were in with the management click.
Field Service Tech (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 2, 2015
Great company to work for. Best compensation in the industry. Paid technical training. Easy to move up in the corporation with training provided. Good benefits and retirement program. Progressive company willing to listen to new ideas and act upon. This not just a job but a career. Their 5 Marks culture and safety programs none better. This company wins safety awards on a regular basis. The company cares about the people who works for them.
Crane Technician (Former Employee) – Beech Island SC – June 8, 2015
Compensation was fair, management was poor, no uniforms, no work office in the field, safety is not a major concern nor following through with corporate mandates. Worked there 4 months, not a very well organized company to work for
Office (Current Employee) – Jefferson, LA – February 6, 2015
I have been with the company for almost 3 years. The work environment is productive and well paced. Management sets expectations that are challenging yet attainable. Company is willing to hear suggestions for improvement and seeks opportunities to utilize people where their talents are most needed. Company is large and there are a variety of personalities, but all have the same attitude toward teamwork and doing a job well done. The company prides itself on longevity and hiring people that are looking for a career, not just a job. I have never enjoyed coming to work as much as I do here.
great working enviroment, personable co-workers, helpful management team