We done all types of over head and under ground work for customer on Duke system.
Underground crew foreman (Former Employee) – Mount Airy, NC – June 13, 2017
I was a young man with two young babies at the time so I had to make career change was a great job just to much traveling for a family man . I learned how to work over head power and also learned how to claim power poles .
I have worked thru the same manager/director for other companies that merged eventually with PIKE. I actually work under the name of UC/Synergetic in Florida. No one works harder to take care of their people. I have not experienced working in other areas under PIKE but the company is well ran and top notch from everything I have been involved in
The pay scale in Alabama is rediculous. EVERYWHERE starts labor out at 14-15$/hr, not Pike in Alabama. 10-12 an hour if you are lucky. I worked with some good guys, learned ALOT and advanced quickly. Very safety focused, but have fun at the same time. Per diem won't hardly buy you a cold drink, so you better hope you can find a roommate. Always had the equipment for bad jobs when we needed it. Backyard machine, air compressor for jack hammer, mats for wet areas, etc. The company DOES NOT take care of their guys like they could. Atleast in Alabama. No Christmas bonus, no safety bonus, nothing. And low pay scale to top it off. You might get a meal at Cracker Barrel, which don't get me wrong, I like cracker barrel....but cash is a lot better. Storm work/callout is the only time you make any money working for Alabama Power. Straight 40 every week. 10 hour days/ 4 days a week. The south alabama gf is great, north gf ain't bad either. Good luck. and if you're on the crew I was on get a good rain suit and work gloves. Rain days mean hand digging holes all day.
CLASS C LINEMAN-OVERHEAD DISTRIBUTION (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 20, 2016
We were organized as small teams and were dependent on each other for safety & success. The difficult part of working at Pike was the different names and procedures used from what was taught at Northwest lineman college; everything had to be relearned. Storm duty was personally rewarding.
Class c line (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – November 8, 2016
Pike was a great place to work pay is great your just on the road all the time and don't get a lot of time at home it is very dangerous Work working on power lines that's why the pay is so good I myself just got tired of being away from home all the time but I would give them a grade of B plus to work for
Great pay and work with great people
Just away from home and they do not have retirement
Class A (Former Employee) – Louisiana, Tx. – September 26, 2016
Great Looking Trucks and equipment, no drug tests , no green card check, too many chiefs. Very good at covering up faults and deflecting reasonability. Cheap and Power trip upper management.If you don't mind all that and you speak Mexican its A great Company
Production was great, workers didn't want to work.
Class C Lineman (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – May 23, 2016
Foremans didn't want to work nor put out the work. Most employees were counting down the hours to leave, as I was counting down the hours til the next job. When I first started, it was great. I didn't know anything about services and splices, but I learned. Then it was smooth sailing after that. Until they kept bouncing me from crew to crew. I was on a crew where the C was 54 years old so he didn't care about anything. My foreman at the time was also 54 years old who had retired and was only at this job for the insurance. I stopped learning...no body wanted to teach me new things cause everyone was at the point in their career to take it easy and just show up for the day. That's why today I'm on here to further my career and keep learning. A few wise linemen told me once, "If someone tells you that they know everything about linework and stops learning? Stay away from them..." Well I most certainly do not believe I know everything. But at the time I did believe that I had stopped learning...
Everything. Don't care about employees, cheap per diem, They take your per diem without telling you. Low salary.