Great job, if you enjoy low pay, and long hours.
Technition (Current Employee) – Iowa City, IA – March 19, 2017
Not sure what plush, comfy jobs the other reviews had here but I've been with the company for awhile now, hoping things would change with time..they haven't. Starting pay for new hires, or people with a couple years experience is terrible. And by terrible I mean in my area "south east, Iowa. A high school kid with no job experience gets paid more working for a grocery store or gas station starting out then people do here. Its a slap to the face of the day to day working man. And they wonder why the turn over rate is terrible. I've seen and heard a lot of great techs over the years leave for our competitors because of pay alone. Now they do provide you with a nice van that will break down monthly, and a gas card to use. :), all your tools that you must guard with your life, even from other techs, paid training that feels rushed, and a company phone. But if you don't pay your employees even remotely close to what your competitors do their going to keep leaving. The life of a cable guy isn't a boring, slow pace job. You are always on the move, you deal with irate customers everyday, and dispatch will drive you bonkers. Also...The only way to move up in the company is to move to another location which could be anywhere in the u.s. Now after all that I will say most of the guys you work with will help you any way they can, they've been in the same spot and know how rough it is starting out. Everyone stays friendly and job oriented. Some supervisors do genuinely look after their guys.
Gas card, friendly co-workers, steady pace
Terrible pay, long hours, training of new hires needs improvement.