Don't say you weren't warned.
Utility Worker (Former Employee) – Indiana – August 9, 2016
I am basing my review on the location for which I am currently employed. I do hope this is not a reflection of all locations but I cannot vouch for any of the other sites.
First and foremost- plan on working up to 72-80 hours a week (Mon-Sat), especially when supply is low and demand is high. We currently get Sundays off but in the past have been forced to work 7-days a week. We were actually told by the Plant Manager that he doesn't care about our families or whether or not we get to see them.
Second- you will be talked down to by management and will be the first to be thrown under the bus when something happens. You will be cursed at and disrespected weekly, if not daily. You cannot stand up for yourself as you will be at risk for termination.
Third- Safety is a complete joke. Safety is preached as if it were written in the bible. Funny because the program is called the "Guardian Angel". When upper-upper management or MSHA is around our plant is all about doing things the right way but as soon as their backs are turned or off site, we are told to hurry up and do what it takes to get the job done. You will document things for months that are MSHA violations and when the site gets a citation, management will act like they never knew about the problem.
Fourth- I will say the money is very good but trust me when I say money isn't everything. If you do go against my advice and decide to give this company a go, remember to document, document, document.
Cursed at, disrespected, very long hours, very little time off.