Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Oregon and New Orleans – September 5, 2013
Pros: interesting position
This was an interesting position and enjoyed my time with the company. I reported directly to the Area Manager as his personal secretary and was responsible for assisting with correspondence and files for Area Manager of two state Sprint Contract (Washington and Oregon)
Training Manager, South Region (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – September 2, 2013
Pros: the people that worked there.
Cons: the constant travel. if it was in town, this would have been the perfect company.
I would facilitate conference calls with Vice Presidents and Directors of operations around their regions training needs and goals. I would support my training management team to ensure training goals are met. I would fly out every other week to Florida or Atlanta to visit with my Training Team and Operations Team. I took the time to work with my team – more... so that they know that they are supported so my co-workers were like family to me. The hardest part was traveling half the year. My region was Florida and Atlanta and I live in San Antonio, TX. I have two young boys which made it hard to balance being a father and a leader within MasTec. The most enjoyable part was the people, my team I worked with and supported. I worked along side some very talented individuals and was mentored by some great business minds such as Wanzel Jessie and Alan Babcock. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – August 21, 2013
Pros: they will hire anyone with a pulse.
Cons: hours vs compensation, job security, and working conditions.
MasTec Advanced Technologies used to be a great company. Over the last 2 years or so, it has rapidly trended down. All of Management has been replaced from tech Supervisors to President. Department stripped back to one person running multiple positions. Working under the Advanced technologies division, installing DirecTV, the company owns you and all – more... your time. Whether a tech or management, you are pretty much expected to work from the time you wake up till you go to sleep 6 days a week. occasionally more. Holidays consist of Thanksgiving and Christmas but requires volunteers to cover. Techs are required to take responsibility for more than what they do as well as management. There are known issues with equipment that take money out of tech's paychecks instead of the company's. Managers are expected to work 6 days a week and from 5am to 9pm, or until necessary. No work/life balance. There is always a threat of losing your job. Very stressful work place. The only reason I gave management 2 stars is that there are a small handful of individuals left there that made it worth showing up to work. – less
Field Tech Supervisor (Current Employee), San Antonio TX – August 18, 2013
A good company, but a high turnover. Due to the nature of the industry it's very physically demanding so in turn, hard to keep technician. At times when there is a low employee count, it causes everyone else to take on more responsibilities. This in turn causes a poor work/home life balance.
Installer (Current Employee), Harlingen – August 18, 2013
Been working for Mastec for two months and must say this is the worst job i've had thus far in life. Management is a joke, they are unprofessional and make you feel like your job is constantly in jeopardy. Warehouse personnel are useless and snide(get used to not getting what you requested and pulling most of your own orders). If you are used to working – more... with a certain level of professionalism and proficiency i suggest you keep looking because you won't find any of that at Mastec. – less
This review is not directed at MasTec as a company, it is directed ay Advanced Technologies DirecTV which I believe is a subdivision. I had high expectations on becoming a satellite TV installation professional.....loved the work I was performing. Unfortunately this job turned out to be a disappointment for me personally.
Field technician (Former Employee), Fredericksburg – July 25, 2013
Pros: discounted tv service
Cons: long hours, overtime calculations
While not the worst job I've ever had, it was the second-most stressful. The first being in the infantry in Afghanistan. If you're lucky, you'll start out on a normal five day work week, but if you're really lucky, you'll work 10 hours a day. Otherwise you'll be on a 6 day a week schedule working 15+ hours. You do get overtime, but because its not hourly – more... work, the overtime is calculated on the amount of money you made that week. The formula is "weekly earnings" divided by "total weekly hours" times .5. So if you had a good week making $1000 at 65 hours. Doing the math it comes out to $192 overtime pay. That's less than minimum wage doing the same hours!!! Minimum wage overtime would be $285!!! I'm sorry but working that many hours a week never seeing family or friends for that amount of money ISNT WORTH IT. – less
Cons: use all you can think of that's negative about a horrible company and that would describe mastec!!
I applied for an installer position and was called for an interview. To make a long story short, there is not a thread of good that I can say about mastec. I went to the interview and the first thing the manager says is, "We work 24/7 around here starting at 4:30 a.m. every morning..." and then I'm thinking to myself, yeah douchbag manager, you just – more... wont be paid while your here because its PIECE-WORK......it was right at that moment I knew I made a BIG MISTAKE and wanted so outa there........I Thank God I didn't take the job.......... – less
Field Technician Supervisor (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – July 10, 2013
Pros: discounted directv
Cons: no home life, always had company phone at all times.
This job was based on long hours (8-15) 6 days a week. New and additional duties without a break from others. Upper Management was unsupported when assigning new tasks.The other supervisors were supportive and enjoyable. the best part of the job was truly when i left. No ;more phone calls at all hours, no more emails at 2 am.
A 10 to 12 hour work day but well compensated. Management was, in most cases good. But they went through a lot of managers. A good bunch of co-workers in most cases but there is always a few bad apples.
Security Installer and Service Technician (Former Employee), Edina, MN – June 22, 2013
Pros: get own veh.
Cons: work every sat. in which was not explained because they r dumb
TRERIBLE EXPERIENCE AND INEXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT WITH CRAIG HOIVIK IN CHARGE AND WORKERS. BECAUSE THEY GOOD WORKERS AND NOT PAY FOR IT.$16-18 I WAS HIRED AND FIRED FOR NO REASON, THEY HAD NO COMPLAINTS FROM MY MANAGER AND NO REASON TO BE FIRED. I QUIT A GOOD JOB TO WORK HERE AND THIS IS HOW THEY PAY ME AND MY FAM. OF 4.