SOUTHERN STAR Employee Reviews

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nagging bosses and constantly changing things
technician (Former Employee) –  maumelle ArSeptember 10, 2015
Bossed call you everyday all day they get paid by your performace goals some goals are unrealistic constantly havng your job threated after producing for years try to make you sign contracts to not work for anyone else for two years changes the way and how much you get paid 6 times in one year making you sell products to custumer or threat your job lwave you working on a house to late at night tell darrel one of t he top guys your job is being threatned. He doesnt. Care worst job every. Will want yoz to work threw lunches but if you get done early will jusr add more work to have you getting off late. Very physical haed work and want you to work in snow and ice storms rain 100+ degree weather in attics lots of unsafe conditions no family to you will be tired and having to talk to custumers and get codes on your time for metrics
Pros
starts out at good pay wi hno experience thats it
Cons
everything else
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Hard to balance life and work
cable installer (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARApril 13, 2015
A typical work day starts with a call from the boss telling you to clock in early to meet scores. They hardest part of the job is getting yelled at for something you where trained either to or not to do. The days are long and the work is rigorous and you are sent to very unsafe neighborhoods. However the pay when switched to hourly was nice but keep in mind you are a private contractor.
Pros
Tight nit coworkers
Cons
pretty much everything else
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horrible company to work for
x technician (Former Employee) –  longview,txNovember 5, 2014
They are always threatening your job when you dont perform well . You have no family life because you get off when they say . Causes problems with you and your spouse. No advancement they will tell you that but its not true. Poor management they dictate every little thing you do think twice
Cons
everything mentioned
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rules and requiremants allows changing
Technician (Former Employee) –  Temple, TXAugust 22, 2014
day starts at 0600 and ends whenever the company says you can go. company micro manages its employees and doesnt like to give time off to spend with family
Pros
hourly wages
Cons
no breaks, rules and regs always changing, mirco management
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Work at your own Risk
customer service (Former Employee) –  Longview, txFebruary 4, 2014
The Company don't care about the employees at all. They seem to think everyone is expendable to keep a customer. The managers only cares to make him look good. In return they may keep you if you make HIM look good.
Pros
good pay, company van
Cons
long hours, no voice of opinion, paid by job
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Good company
Truck driver (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 20, 2013
Very good company had alot of good benefits.I just wanted to excell my career a little more.
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never again
Premise Technician (Former Employee) –  Waco, TXAugust 14, 2013
typical day started out driving to the shop to stock up my van. I would drive all over town to do installs for customers at their home. Hardest part of the job was if the management gave all the good jobs to their buddies and left you with small installs or repairs. Since you get paid by the job, you want the big installs.
Pros
lots of unsupervised work
Cons
paid by the job.
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very low pay for the amount work required, red tape/misleading information/ training
installation tech (Former Employee) –  austin txMarch 4, 2013
You were told one thing by one person on how to(higher ups) and then the completed oposite by another. there was now time off, u worked everday
Pros
i drove a work vehicle.
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good
Telecommunications Technicians/Installers (Former Employee) –  Bryan, TXJuly 11, 2012
great people good company pay good hours are ok company vehicle
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One of the best hands down
Cement Driver (Former Employee) –  FORT WORTH,TEXASJune 14, 2012
One of the best jobs ive ever had you work hard in the summer,fall, but when it is too cold you dont work and still get paid 40 hr work week.....A,you pre trip your mixer,b,get your load ,check the slump,c arrive at destination safe and on time.Abc thats it....Ez. This company is all about safety.....Management have more than 25 yrs of knowledge. Great team players you are always taking care of each other,and helping each other to get to location safe what to expect on location.The hardest part of this job is to slow down while driving the mixer truck.You have the power too drive 60mph or 50mph but you have to second guess your self and ask the question. Will I turn this truck over will I stop in time. Seeing what you have helped build
Pros
the company takes time and let you know that there gratefull
Cons
insurance, changes all the time
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Very independent job, self motivated job, good benefits, and pay.
Satellite Installation Technician (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARApril 17, 2012
Typical day on the job would be first wake up and check my route, then I would activate my route. Next I would call my customers and give them an eta. Then I would roll to my first job and be there by 8:00 a.m. The job could be anything from installing services, to trouble shooting, to up grading.
Pros
good pay, independent, every job is diff
Cons
have to work rain, sleet, or snow
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Good Starting Point
Satellite Technician (Former Employee) –  Texarkana TxMarch 9, 2012
Satellite Technician
Field Technician responsible for the installation and servicing of Dish Network communications equipment.
Dispatched technician responsible for auditing and reporting of unsafe conditions in regards to safety protocol of communication equipment. Like I said very good in knowledge and training of employees
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