Semi Driver (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – October 31, 2015
The Company has 4 branches in the bay area , San Jose , Fremont , Concord , and San Mateo . In the last year every manager has left , in addition all of the dispatchers left. The Company replaced 3 dispatchers who knew equipment and customers with 7 people who have very little to no experience dispatching trucks or equipment. Be prepared to be over worked and dispatched over weight. The Company is in real trouble. They have had to try and field a management team from their out of state operations, with no success. San Mateo had 4 Class A drivers and over the last year they have all left. The Company has not been able to hire any for at least 6 months. This means you will be in San Francisco all the time no matter what branch you work in. The Company is under staffed as far as drivers are concerned ( down 22 class A and B drivers in the bay area ), Most of the outside haulers they normally used will not work with this company anymore due to the horrible dispatchers. they have a super high turn over , due to the fact that they treat their people like garbage and pay them a very low wage. They have an on call list that rotates every 6 weeks , this means you work any and all hours including weekends every 6 weeks. On call sucks , the dispatchers use the on call drivers to clean up their mistakes (they make lots of mistakes all day every day) If you like low pay , 14 hour days , the worst dispatch on the planet , and a poor non existent management team who throw them selves and employees under the bus The Company is the place for you.
You get to work with construction equipment
Low pay, poor benefits, Bad management, horrible dispach, and long hours
Excellent company for job growth, high integrity, people oriented
Assistant Credit manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2015
Fast paced environment, focusing on high level of customer service. A knack for multi tasking a must, allows for creative impute and out-of-the-box thinking. Of course the bottom line is a factor, but there is a strong emphasis on customer and staff retention. Fun and integrity is among their core values.
line mechanic (Current Employee) – Edmond oklahoma – March 17, 2015
I'm 45 and have had many jobs as a mechanic but sun state is light years ahead of other places at taking care of employees. Great pay and benefits and they treat you with the upmost respect. Honestly I can find nothing negative about the company and plan on trying to retire from here.
weekly pay, positive attitudes, always trying to make the employee happy
Always rewarded for a good months in sales, dinners or golf.
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – October 14, 2014
What I enjoyed most about this company, is that they made everything a competition for the sales force which I loved. They supplied us with reports on up coming jobs in your territory, the next thing to do would be to call the up coming contractors, then try to learn the name of the person on that job, you then hopefully speak with he or she.The sales staff worked well together and would give leads to each for their own territories.The hardest part at first was hearing the word NO, But I shortly learned how turn that into motivation. The most enjoyable for me was my fellow workers some of who I am still friends with.
they urged you to use yor expense account, out state trips for success.
i thought my pay could have been a little higher but still wasn't to bad.
Roll Off Driver (Former Employee) – Ogden, UT – July 21, 2014
Typically required to complete several different deliveries on a tight schedule, however the environment allowed the time to pass fast. Great supervisors who manage the there employees with a great attitude no matter the situation.
out on the oppen road dealing with all types of people day to day. good pay
Pefect for people who love to work long hours and like to use their hands
One Ton Driver (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – March 20, 2014
A typical work day with Sunstate starts off with a early morning start along with loading and unloading various equipment. Long hours is the usual. I've learned how to be a responsible and honest worker and many other life and job skills. The most challenging part of the job is working in high temperatures with long hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is you get paid weekly.
If you love being micro-managed this is the company for you!
Head Key Puncher at Stand Alone Branch (Former Employee) – Central Texas – May 31, 2012
Lots of key punching data everyday. Operations is not really an operational job, its run by sales. Co-workers at the branch are fantastic, except you have to watch your back from the sales side if you are not part of that group. You will get thrown under the bus in a nano second. Hardest part of the job is being a robot everyday - most enjoyable is working with some good hardworking people at your branch.
not much except you get a truck as the head key puncher. president of the company is a super person.
benefits r weak, mid mgmt is weak, sales no charges p&d, when customer damages something they usually do not pay for it.
Great owner, sales trainer, trust issues with management
Sales (Former Employee) – LA/orange County – March 13, 2012
Owner is great, sales trainer is great. This is a salary plus commision sales job. The good news is that you get a base salary instead of 100% commision. The bad news is this creates a management style that always wonders if you are selling. The regional Sales manager for LA is very unprofessional and is passive aggresive as mentioned. He seldom did any ride alongs or seemed to understand what was really going on out in the feild with the individual reps. He micro managed by talking on the phone and "questioning" the sales reps for hours on end. A lot of great workers in customer service lost there jobs the past few years, but he get's to keep his job. Managing by fear is not a great way to manage people. If your interviewing with this company ask about the management style and management trust in employees working on their own without harrassment. There are better construction equipment companies out there. Good Luck.
can't park huge truck, odd, and unprossional regional manager, jp.
Good Company, unprofessional and uneducated managers.
Sales Rep (Former Employee) – Anaheim, CA – April 25, 2011
I was a Sales Rep for 5 years for the Los Angeles region. The company and the people overall are great. However, the Regional Sales Manager and other mangers are and controlling. The LA area Sales Manager John P. was easily the most unprofessional person not to mention manager I had ever dealt with. His management style is that of a insecure control freak who loves to scare people with his confusing and unprofessional management style. I think he has ADD. After laying off many great workers, he is still there, making life tough for all those that come into his path. By the way he has teeth like Austin Powers. Would have been a great job if it wasn't for unprofessional managers like him to make life miserable. Good luck.