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great place to work
Locating Technician (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INAugust 18, 2017
great advancement opportunities and good training for job specific tasks. the management were good about checking up on employees and offering great skill building advice.
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company provided vehicle make own hours within reason
Utility Locate Technician (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 10, 2017
Get to work on time, do your job correctly and you were not overlooked. Managers had meetings with the teams every so often, but really only made contact when something went wrong.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
No One Manager is on the same page. Told diffrent things at diffrent times
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Terrible place to work
Locate Technician (Former Employee) –  Elgin, ILAugust 1, 2017
Long hours, expect to be treated like your no one, pay is not good enough for all the stress you go through. You got stupid stuff like idle time and acceleration/ deacceleration. If you want to be happy with your job don't work here.
Pros
Take home truck
Cons
Everything else
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Long hours
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Carmel, INJuly 30, 2017
Management has a hard time keeping there word , love working by myself but can not get help when needed. Like the people that I work with.
They do supply you with a vehicle but the equipment ends up being old , or does not work correctly.
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If you love The Devil, you'll love working at this company
Utility Locate Technician (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 27, 2017
Not enough training, they'll through into The Lion's Den an expect you to do the job correctly. As you're closing out a ticket, you can't have your truck idling so you can cool off in the summer and vice versa in the winter. Management is horrible.
Pros
Company vehicle, Gas card
Cons
Management, no life
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fun layed back workplace
Locator (Former Employee) –  Hauppauge, NYJuly 26, 2017
great for people who enjoy working alone. easy going. on the job training. a lot of responsibilities. at times there is an abundance or working coming in that needs to be done
Pros
company vehicle
Cons
work in all weather
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Initial job interview
Utility Locator Technician (Former Employee) –  Flint, MichiganJuly 26, 2017
I waited in a McDonalds parking lot for my 1st interview. I waited 25 minutes while the guy is interviewing someone standing at his vehicle.
Who gives an interview in a parking lot while the supervisor sits in his vehicle, and the applicant stands outside in warm weather?
What a joke and most unprofessional interview.
I left after a half hour since this guy was wasting my time. Plus, after reading many negative reviews, this company really doesn't care about their employees.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Loved this job
Field Technician / Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJuly 24, 2017
Was very good at what I did. I have worked all over the State of Oklahoma and enjoyed the many places I worked in. I really thought I'd retire from this place. I enjoyed what I did knowing it made a difference in people's lives. Most of my management were really good people, it only took 2 District managers to ruin my career with USIC. They head hunted me without having ever meeting the last one that put the nail in the coffin. I miss working there.
Pros
Learned quickly, raises. Plenty of hours
Cons
Working mandatory weekends 2/4 weeks in a row.
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ok place to work
Risk Mitigation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 24, 2017
all the hours you can handle, your experience will depend on your work area and supervisor. If you grasp it, you can move up. If youre not used to working outside dont do it
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High Stress environment
Lead Utility Technician (Current Employee) –  Wake Forest, NCJuly 19, 2017
Employee works various shifts in any weather conditions. Highly stressful job. Able to travel sometimes and company pays for travel. Avoid damages it doesn't look at all and could be penalized.
Pros
Company vehicle and all vehicle expenses paid
Cons
Compensation is not good
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Massive work load, no family time
Underground Utility Location Technician (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 17, 2017
Massive work load with no family time. Unrealistic goals for each tech to achieve. Management is all over the place and can't agree with each other. The company is greedy and takes on too many utilities per job. You'll be expected to locate up to seven utilities per job.
Cons
Massive work load, no family time.
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USIC in the midwest
Locate Technician (Former Employee) –  McHenry County, ILJuly 16, 2017
If you want to work non-stop and never see your family or friends again all while getting zero appreciation and told to work harder, this is the job for you. Things to expect include, a lot of stress, 50-60 hour weeks in the dig (warm) season, on call anywhere from 5-15 days a month (yes, you have to work if you get a call even after a 12 hour shift), angry contractors, and most supervisors will not appreciate the work you put in.
Pros
can find other places to work, good benefits, overtime
Cons
no work life balance, no support, stress, overtime, on call
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Please understand that this company will eat you up and spit you out.
Locator Technician (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJuly 12, 2017
The training you get is no where enough to get you to the point of being a decent let alone a good locator. You will make mistakes due to the stress of trying to get your numbers. Numbers which they email you throughout the day to let you know how many more jobs are needed to be done before you can go home. Example; you will get an email around noon saying we still have 90 tickets to go it's time to start working on volume (code word) pickup the pace. Then they will send out another email showing all the techs working on your team and how many more jobs each person has to do to make their numbers.

Then don't get me started on the acels on the decels report. What are those you might ask? Well they have gps on the trucks that monitors your driving. Yes, they monitor how hard you press the brakes (decels) and how hard you press the accelorator ( acels) get too many of those and are you a goner. When I still in training 2 guys got fired that Friday for having too many acels and decels I kid you not. They didn't have a car wreck or speeding ticket nope just too many acels and decels.

On to emergency calls these are calls you will get all day form a computer and you have 2 hours to get to them, so you have to break off you route to make it to thise calls in 2 hours no matter if the call is 20mins to 30mins away. But you are still expected to be productive yeah right say good bye to free time and your family. :)
Pros
Company vehicle, gas card, and lots of overtime if you don't mind.
Cons
Long hours, forced overtime, inadequate training.
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Locate Technician (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 11, 2017
A typical day is starting your computer and looking at what you need to do for the day. No feeling of being rushed as you want to protect the utilities that are being located
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Long hours heavy workload understaffed
Lead Locate Technician (Current Employee) –  Durango, COJuly 11, 2017
Company will uses you up until you quit, work areas are understaffed for the volume of work. Management expects you to put work before all else even family. Not allowed to call out sick unless you have accrued PTO. Under value employees regardless of work quality, overwhelming feeling of expendability.
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Tough job, high stress, but rewarding at the end of the day
Utility Tech (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJune 24, 2017
Working outdoors is tough due to the elements; weather conditions, terrain, insects, poisonous plants, etc. Rewarding at the end of the day if you have done your job correctly, and by doing so, knowing you have made others' work safer. There is a lot of responsibility for a utility locator, which is often overlooked or taken for granted. But it is self-gratifying for a job correctly and successfully completed at the end of each day.
Pros
Outdoors, freedom to move about, decent pay
Cons
Elements are tough, stress level is very high
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if you want to be worked like a dog
locate technician (Former Employee) –  Springfield, TNJune 23, 2017
wake up and run ticket's all day long and be expected to do 2.5 tickets in a hour weather or not one ticket makes you have to mark 2,000 or 200 ft and if you don't your boss makes you work longer and will not give you a proper raise there a few good people in the management but literally the job turn over rate 10-1 in favor of most people quit in the first 2-3 months of starting due to poor management. unless you are best friends with your boss and your bosses boss you wont be going anywhere in the company hardest part of the job is running around like a chicken with no head for 12 hours a day most likely more trying to be at 5 places at once. there is no enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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Usic is a very driven and organized company that treats employees good. Management was open to team ideas. Willing to promote within.
Utility Locator Technician (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJune 18, 2017
Enjoyed working with team members. I felt apart of a team. Long hours if needed. Alot of thing are available to you. If you can be in the sun for long hours this job is perfect. Plenty of over time.
Pros
Work truck, cell phone, computer, camera, 401 k, employee discounts
Cons
Weather, animals, bugs
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Low pay for so many hours
Location Tech (Former Employee) –  VariesJune 16, 2017
Company is always short staffed so mandatory overtime can be overwhelming.

From Dawn to Dusk you will be working. More times than not you will work 6 or 7 days a week. On call days can have you working in the middle of the night or in the early morning hours before sun rise.

Training seems to be very rushed and you will be looking for a new job if you do not catch on fast.
Pros
Plenty of wok
Cons
No free time ever
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Be prepared for no life
Locate Technician (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 14, 2017
Constantly on call, supervisor in constant paperwork with no help available. Always on call. Hard to get time off. Pay is a joke for the amount of work you do.
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