Great for Single Income, Poor Choice for a Family Income
Field Technician (Former Employee) – Auburn – April 26, 2014
Typical day included going in at 6:30 AM to basically sit around and wait for routes to show up between 7-730 am.(Since you're paid Piece work you're essentially losing money here since you aren't installing) After checking out equipment and getting out of the warehouse, a typical day is pretty decent, but there are days where you could wait 2+ hours for a job waiting for a customer to get home and they never do, so it cancels and you get paid NOTHING other than a measly $1.75 in gas. Expect long hours most days. my average day ran from 10-16 hours depending on workload. As a single guy the income isn't bad, but if you are a family trying live on it as a single income, GOOD LUCK. Since I started and left, there have been FOUR cuts in our contract with the cable provider we work for.I went from making roughly 16-20/hr(After a month or two of getting my rhythm for the work) when I started there, down to roughly 11-13/hr by the time I left. Soon enough I'm sure people will be making the same wage as a fry cook with 10 times the hours. Expect Mandatory 6 day work weeks with some mandatory 7 day weeks as well. If you get sick, good luck actually getting them to be reasonable, they will threaten with write-ups if you don't come in. Oh one last thing, some customers are absolutely great and will give you respect for being a service person. Then there are those customer who just treat you like dirt and will blame YOU(the tech) for the cable company's problems and errors and billing and basically take it all out on you making you wonder why you bother to help people.
TL:DR Personallymore... the people I worked with was great and so where most of the managers that I worked under (There's always going to be people you don't get along with), put the pay just wasn't enough to justify the work we did anymore.less
Is just a nightmare to work in a company that neglect, treat, put down employees with really good potential and knowledge about networking and troubleshooting. i could say this kind of job is for high school drop out or people that dont have any other thing to do. you cant grow in this company, or be better working only 40 hours a week. they always require more than 50 hours and dont care about your other priorities. they are just worried about make money with employees and put them down, that way employees are going to be stuck in the same position and doing the same job next 20 years. benefits are really bad, and vacation are paid with the minimum wadge instead of calculate your monthly wadge. management is not good at all and supervisors are really rusty.
Telcom Technician (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 3, 2016
Prince Telecom is a cable contractor serving Comcast and several other cable providers.
The work is technical, physical and fast paced. Techs work directly with our customer's subscribers and this offers a unique challenge. It requires many skill sets. You have to be good with a customer and you have to be good with electronics. You also have to be a safe effective driver.
Technician (Former Employee) – Kennewick – March 2, 2016
You spend all your time here! No family time at all.. be prepared to live at the job! Money is good but everthing after that is horrible. U basically live on the job. Not to mention u get paid per job and if it falls threw 2 hours into it no money for you... waste of time and waste of money because u pay for ur own gas and they "reimburse" u but u spend about 100 a week and receive bout 40 back. Horrible place
technician (Former Employee) – New Mexico – January 4, 2016
Company does 2 Drug screens, one before hire and the other after hire , supposedly for your badge.(Doesn't make sense). Company trucks are NOT taken care of, and they all have a sensitive, Drive Cam that will get you a write up and or FIRED. -- PLAN ON PAYING FOR FOR YOUR GAS !
Your start time is 6:30 a.m. and don't leave the office until after 7:30-8 p.m. and NOT PAID, Because it's ALL PEACE Work and Paid Only when you do installs, and they only PAY $1.75 in GAS REIMBURSEMENTS for Driving Company Truck and Route !
If anybody comes from Out of Town? Guaranteed a Write up or someone gets fired ! Plus if you work out of town BYE BYE for 3 Long month's away from home ! (Mandatory everyone will take a turn) Prepare to be Micro Managed.
Training is set up to Fail, (Don't have much of a training program. Just hope your not trained by a new tech that's learning himself.
They will pay the cell phone bill, for the phone they loan you ! Meanwhile your going broke, with the favoritism on Routing ! They say they don't but your checks say other wise.
Field Technician (Current Employee) – Gilroy, CA – October 14, 2015
The work days are about the same thing day in and day out. You show up to work early and go home late. busy through the day. The best part about the job is the colleagues that i get to work with every day and the in field supervisors that we get to know and work with, i
Not much life out side of work due to the working hours
No management , very low wages. One of the worst companies I've worked for in the 25 years I've been doing Cable Television. Gas purchase exceeds what you are reimbursed...Management has no clue what is going on with anything
Company truck and tools provided
Out of pocket gas expence, no management, long hours for low wages
I enjoyed going to work at least 20 minutes earlier to get my morning coffee and get situated at my desk.. Ive learned that if you work hard along with your team mates that we all can surpass our potential.As a manager i know that holding team meeting and voicing ones opinion can be very helpful in opening new doors and ideas to better the company.. My coworkers were awesome.My coworkers understood that there is life outside of the work force and enviroment.The hardest part of my job was working weekends and juggling outside activites with my kids . The most enjoyable part of my job was making customers happy.
i enjoyed all the potlucks we had for holidays.
i wasnt that thrilled with the healthcare costs... but made it work to the best of my ability.