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gente muy amigable
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 18, 2017
La gente muy amigable y colaboradora, buena empresa para el aprendizaje continuo sobre tecnología.
Pros
seguro medico
Cons
algunas personas mal intencionadas
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Fast Paced enviornment with work ethic and believed in giving
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 11, 2016
Very good intentions

Very business savvy and always trying to reinvent themselves which is one of their greatest accomplishments to date.

Company thrived on giving to those in need. Always reached out and gave charitable donations
Pros
Giving, employee appreciation, stayed innovative and constanly changed
Cons
healthcare and vacation
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The work itself is a good fit; often treat skilled contractors as disposable
Site Test and Turn Up Field Engineer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 14, 2016
The work itself is a good fit and love doing it. They pay me well and reliably. Most dispatchers are friendly. Project coordinators vary widely: some are collaborative and good listeners and some can seem to be what one might call, "authoritarian."

Almost no contact with other techs so information sharing regarding others' experiences with managers, wages, work requirements, etc, is rare. This means discussing work issues with management is very problematic without lots of other experience elsewhere to rely upon.

The OneSource work structure is built upon short lead time requests and incoming requests are often spotty; that is, overloaded with work one week and almost no work the next. They only guarantee one hour of pay if a job does not go, such as no-access into the site.

They only pay for time on site (no paid travel time) so the pay rate usually averages less than half as jobs easily require hours of travel in heavily-congested San Francisco bay area and Sacramento. And 50 to 75 miles to other sites is common. . Average perhaps 1 1/2 hrs. or more one way to a job so a job often takes more unpaid travel time than time on the job. Can easily be 2-3 hours sitting in traffic. Not rare to have a day's work average out to $10-$12/hr.

They sometimes seem to allocate hours for jobs based upon what they want to pay, not how long the job might take. But they do pay, sometimes grudgingly, for hours over their "estimate."

Vehicle expense reimbursement is minimal; I have to ask for even $.50/mile though AAA says it costs about $.72/mile to drive an SUV or light pickup.
  more... One dispatcher offered $.25/mile and I asked why it was so low: she said they are trained to offer a low amount and if you take it, that is what they pay.

They can pay time-and-a-half for the rare weekend work (good) but once I did a Saturday job and didn't notice that the work order only gave the regular rate. Afterwards, I pointed this out to their supervisor who refused an adjustment saying, "That is what you agreed to." Hard.

Perhaps as a Southern states company, they live by the Plantation mentality, like Walmart: a few people live in a white mansion and thousands of workers in the fields hardly have enough to eat.
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Good People
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 9, 2016
This was a great job I had and loved to work their until I found out they didn't have my back like I had they're back in the long run.
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I enjoy taking on new challenges daily. Note projects are ever the same.
Independent contractor (Current Employee) –  Washington stateOctober 22, 2015
When working with a national company in a different state and building your own schedule can be a bit of a challenge. The dispatch people are quite cordial and easy to work with.
Pros
The friendly people, and the support available to complete projects in an acceptable manner for the customer.
Cons
More projects would be nice.
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Somewhat successful company with a less than professional approach
Senior Estimator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 17, 2015
Management's idea of training is what they call baptism by fire; you learn by trial and error. The upward mobility program is not defined. Very competent employees are let go and less than competent are promoted. The hardest part of the job is staying awake because there is no challenge; the most enjoyable part is going home at the end of the day.
Pros
Very few
Cons
Many
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Productive place with daily opportunities for learning
Senior Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 30, 2014
A typical day involves receiving requests for dispatches for various types of installs and maintenance dispatches to different locations for my customers. Challenges involved in finding a field technician with the proper skills who can cover the requested service call at the requested time. Daily responsibilities also include communicating confirmations, issues and delays to the customer and working with the field technicians to ensure their success in the field. The hardest part of the job is working with a field force and ensuring that they adhere to above average work ethic and provide the customer with the best possible work and service. The best part of the job is the opportunity to learn technology keep abreast of the latest practices.
Pros
Good social culture and benefits
Cons
Always on call and frustrations of dealing with a field force of technicians
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Great place to work
OSP Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXDecember 20, 2014
Great place to work, great interment and no stress. I would recommend OneSource to anyone. People have fun and work hard at the same time.
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Everyone is friendly and helpful
Program Manager / Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 28, 2014
It’s one of the friendlies places I’ve worked. If you have a problem or need help with something there are lots of individuals there that will lend a hand and explain things.

You will get fat working there, they are always having cook outs and pot luck lunches so if you like to eat it’s the right place to be. And they do a lot of charity drives for local charities during the holidays.
They do have a high turnover in employees because the do a lot of project work and have to staff up for it put once it’s over and another one hasn’t come in then they have to lay people off if they can’t move them to other ongoing projects which is understandable. They do bring people back.

All in all its not a bad place to work I had a lot of fun working there, there’s just no job security depending on what you do and the pay it’s not bad but it’s not great either. I would defiantly go back.
Pros
lots of cook outs
Cons
Pay scale and job security
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Productive, high demanding environment with low wages ( unless you have in ties with the owners )
IT project coordinator / Technical recruiter (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXSeptember 3, 2013
Productive, high demanding environment with low wages ( unless you have in ties with the owners )
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