Productive and hardworking environment Excellent time off with pay.
Durability Test Driver (Former Employee) – Maricopa, AZ – December 17, 2015
Get vehicle assignment, then drive vehicle over assigned route. Evaluate power train and over all construction of the vehicle. Learned a lot about the new electronics in newer vehicle. The management was easy to get along with. Most Co-workers where helpful and conscientious. Working 3rd shift and then trying to live normal life on weekends. Driving the different routes.
Being left alone to perform my responsibilities. .
At times more drivers than vehicles. Then lack of work day (no pay)
Enjoyed driving proto-type vehicles and testing new features
Driver (Former Employee) – Chandler, AZ – September 16, 2015
Mostly driving 8 hours on a selected routes in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles model year cars or trucks one to two years ahead of current model year testing new features and recording and documenting data.
Paid hotel accomodations, and food allowance for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Getting to see major cities in the US.
Being away from your family, computers are old and outdated with many problems and malfunctions, never knowing how long or how short you are working somewhere.
Test driver (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – October 7, 2014
1) the pay is $9.50 an hour. Even if you've worked there for years. No raises. Bonuses are $25 for 500 hours of safe driving, then another $25 for 500, etc. However, since most of us have been sitting for nearly all summer, those checks are few and far between. There is a drawing for $50 after 45 accident free days, but this also includes the mechanics and engineers who aren't on the roads. Depending on the project, there MAY be overtime, but it's not encouraged. 2) safety issues with the vehicles are not resolved. Kett is too worried about their bottom line and keeping the customers happy to look out for their (contractor) drivers. 3) Morale is extremely low for the above reasons. Even the actual Kett employees are burn outs (borderline reportable comments to the drivers) 4) it is not uncommon for hours to be incorrectly input for paychecks. 5) you will be driving for 7.5 to 8 hours a day in LA traffic. If you cannot stand that, don't apply.
no raises, no benefits, erratic hours, not a living wage
Part time good for supplemental incme when there is work
Test Car Diver (Current Employee) – Van Nuys, CA – July 8, 2014
Wow! Don't know where to start in the beginning they don't tell you that you will not be working everyday. They lead you to believe that there is room for growth with possibility to becoming a permanent employee. Not!!! all lies and deception as if the lies isn't enough things change from day to day very unorganized.
when study work good hours and ot
not getting paid enough for the long hours you put in.
Vehicle Test Driver (Former Employee) – Yuma, Arizona – October 16, 2013
This was a good job for those people who like to go to work and keep their heads down all the time. There were problem employees that the management didn't take care of. It was a new learning experience for me.
Driver (Current Employee) – Carson, CA – October 6, 2013
I was looking for a job that can give me a supplemental income with my steady pension. Kett Engineering offered that kind of job as a part time driver. The job is on a as need basis so you're not hired as a permanent full time employee that can get health benefits. The pay is minimal and the work schedule can be sporadic. So I don't recommend applying to this company if you are looking for a permanent full time steady work. The positions as driver is a good fit for maybe a college student or anyone who is looking to supplement their current steady income. Kett has been very accommodating to me in assigning my work schedule. I like my co-workers that I drive with. And I like this type of job that does not have to deal with the public on a daily basis since that is what I did at my previous job. Keep in mind that Kett Engineering is a good company with work that can be flexible but can be on a temporary basis.
flexible work hours
minimal pay. no medial benefits. work on a as needed basis
Test Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Henderson,NV – June 24, 2013
I was hired and then did not work for over a month. When I finally started working after the first week they started cancelling me due to lack of trucks. If you can work sporadically, then you're good to go here. the job itself is easy. Drive and pay attention.
Test Driver (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – February 27, 2013
Easy going work atmosphere, pleasant co-workers, interesting job assignments, good comunication with supervisors. Hardest part of the job would be adverse weather conditions. Like to drive so this makes the job a good fit for me.
Test Technician (Former Employee) – Troy, MI – December 13, 2012
Every day was a little different in terms of job assignments and what needed to be be done. I spent some time building test vehicles, measuring test vehicles for data, supervising test drivers, driving test routes, conducting phone interviews of prospective new employees and contract workers. My favorite assignment was being in Vance, Ala. to supervise drivers and gather test data on the launch of the new MB vehicles. The hardest part of the job was prioritizing all the duties that needed to be accomplished in a typical day.
great boss and opportunity to learn management activites
Landscaping (Former Employee) – Maricopa, AZ – December 4, 2012
I was hired as for a temporary position as a landscaper. The primary focus for my position was to maintain the Oleander bushes that bordered the facility.Although there was some initial confusion as to whom I reported to, once the confusion was addressed, communication was clear and relaxed. Originally there were 4 personnel that were hired into the landscaping aspect of the department, but through the course of a few months, those numbers decreased until it was only myself remaining. I had no personal problems with any of the employees. The most difficult aspect of the job were the early start hours. Due to the location of the facility, weather is a major factor to the amount of field work that is possible through out the day. Despite the weather issues, I did find the position to be a rewarding experience.