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Travel and variety of work
Field Lead, Retail Merchandising Engineer (Current Employee), DFWOctober 13, 2013
Pros: see new places
Cons: time away from home
Different jobs keep it interesting, work with new people and get to flex your management skills working in different situations.
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The information about working for The Beam Team that they do not tell you during the interview process
Senior Team Lead (Current Employee), Alpharetta, GAJuly 19, 2013
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 – more... 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. – less
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Not too bad
Area Manager (Former Employee), Peoria, ILJuly 1, 2013
The job is pretty straight forward. The pay is not bad. They try to figure out ways not to pay you for travel even though the job is mostly travel. The biggest customer has you work most of the time in third shift.
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Not a place to seek employment
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Greater Chicago AreaMay 22, 2013
Cons: very short breaks, unrealistic expectations, no vision or direction
There is no typical day at work. Upon accepting a position to a Territory Manager, every waking moment was devoted to some form of work. Administrative duties typically would consume ten to eleven hours per day and one was expected to then proceed to a location and participate in work which should have been designated to a construction team, of which, – more... the Territory Manager supervised. – less
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Good company.
Team Lead (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GAFebruary 22, 2013
Great job, lots of traveling and overnight work. Most of the other employees were easy to get along with. Unfortunatly they didnt pay very well.
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Restocking and building displays
Lead II Warehouse Worker (Former Employee), St. Louis, MoFebruary 20, 2013
Redo stock by taking off old and adding new. Rebuild new displays after taking the old ones out. Record the old stock that came out by count so they could resale.
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Traveling from state to state
Merchandiser (Former Employee), United statesFebruary 3, 2013
Cons: leaving state on short notice
Working here was great. I got to travel all the time and see things for the first time. My co workers were awesome and so was management.
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Worked at Places like Home Depo, Sears.
Field Service Representative (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GADecember 20, 2012
Cons: traveled from stste to state. no mileage nor expence reports
Never knew when or if you had a job assignment. Might only work one day a week. Some times drive 50 to 60 miles for work to be sent back home.
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Man's Job
Field Representative (Former Employee), All over the ValleyAugust 15, 2012
Pros: per diem
Cons: overnight!
Great to learn about tools and such. 8pm-6am job. Co-workers were great. Enjoyable!
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THE BEAM TEAM
SLAVE (Former Employee), ???June 13, 2012
Pros: 3 day weekend
Cons: overnight/low pay/back breaking work/bad leadership/temp misfits and travel
THIS IS A TOUGH COMPANY TO WORK FOR-THEY LOWBALL BIDS TO GET RESET JOBS AT HOME DEPOTS AND ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY TO THEIR EMPLOYEES.THE EMPLOYEES COME AND GO LIKE FLIES ON S_---!THEY ARE FAMOUS FOR BRINGING TEMP SERVICES (LABOR READY)ON DRUGS OR RIGHT OUT OF PRISION WITH NO EXPERIENCE NOR TOOLS.AND GET THIS A FIELD REP MAKES 12.00-12.50 AN HOUR AND THEY – more... PAY THE TEMP AGENCIES 15.00 AN HOUR! GO FIGURE!THE LEADERSHIP IS VERY POOR!I HAD A TEMP SLEEPING AND WAS NOT ALOUD TO SEND HIM HOME BUT WHEN I DID SOMETHING MINOR I GOT VERBAL COUNSELING!THIS IS VERY HARD WORK--EXPECT A BACKBREAKING EXPERIENCE IF YOU WORK HERE--ALSO DON'T BRING YOUR TOOLS AS THEY WILL VANISH AND THEY DO NOT REIMBURSE YOU!YOUR LOSS THEY SAY!BEWARE BECAUSE AT TIMES THEY STEAL UNION JOBS! – less
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Stay Away!
moron (Former Employee), everywhereJune 10, 2012
Pros: 3 day weekend
Cons: hard work for time they give--no hours--underpayed, night work and temps with no tools
A typical night of work requires a stretcher by morning--(hard work)--under payed.too many inexperienced workers that don't have tools.They expect everything to be done in the blink of an eye!Ready set merchandising once owned part of the company and they gave work hours to their employees--even overtime,they were about the job getting done right,no – more... matter how many hours.The Beam Team is all about rushing to get under hours and hiring temps that cut into employees hours.Avoid this if you have something else.Stay in school! – less
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THE BEAM TEAM
Senior Field Lead/Surveyor (Former Employee), NATIONWIDEMay 29, 2012
Pros: traveling, always a new project, testing your limits
Cons: unpaid overtime, temporary workers, negative management
A company with both great workers and Management, and poor workers and Management. The majority of my career with the Beam Team it was a great job. I was delighted to work my way up the chain of command through hard work and dedication. Unfortunatly overall, the company is not loyal to that sentiment.

BernieMac – June 10, 2012

Workers at times have trouble getting hours because of Salary workers rushing to get out before you get your hours also company uses labor ready--with no experience,tools or on drugs which is dangrous!When your personal tools start walking they do not reimburse you.I lost 100's of dollars in tools.Lacks pay for amount of work for travel.If you get a job with them expect to work the job of two people for 1 pay! Peace!

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a great place to work
Team Lead 1 (Former Employee), Alpharetta GaNovember 17, 2011
Pros: had a set area
Cons: changes all the time
it was a good place to work but you had to deal with a lot of stuff from the home depot like changes and more changes
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This is the place for the hard workers!
Team Lead II (Current Employee), WisconsinJuly 18, 2011
Pros: pay
Cons: occasional overnight stays
This is a good place to work if your hard working and take pride in your work. The pay is above average, and the 4 day workweeks are very nice. If you work for this company and work hard and do your job well, you will not only be compensated well for what you do, you will advance quickly. Management notices who the hard workers are and will single them – more... out for promotions if they deserve it! I encourage anyone who is considering it to apply, and you will thank me later! Good luck! – less