The information about working for The Beam Team that they do not tell you during the interview process
Pros: no face to face supervision
Cons: hours, benefits, furlough weeks
#1. Expect to be off for a week during every holiday without pay, this includes salaried positions.
#2. Traveling to projects is on you. It is not considered part of your hours for the week. Example: If you live in Delaware and you are scheduled for a project in Virginia, the 8 hours it takes to drive there is done on your own free time and you are not paid for it. You do get mileage but the amount you charge to the credit card they give you is deducted from the total mileage reimbursement that is accrued. So technically, you are paying for the gas to travel there anyway.
#3. Do not expect any training. You will be thrown into lead positions with very little face to face support. The company has a "sink or swim" mentality for the leaders they hire outside the company.
#4. They will tell you that you will work 8 hours a day with a little extra hours here and there. It is not true. Your salary is based off of 40 hours but you don't work less than 11 hours per day for each project and the help for the projects are either temps or bottom of the barrel employees.
#5. There is no consistency among the management team and holding associates accountable is a complete waste of time. If you follow the company handbook and hold the associates accountable for their adherence, the other leads will break every other rule and allow the same associates to do the same thing.
#6. Leads have job security because the company has no problem running you into the ground and scheduling you alone for 2 man projects.