Damage Prevention (Former Employee) – Hayward, CA – June 11, 2016
Great place to work! Steady work unless company workload is low. Learned how to read utility maps, navigate duck runs, and use safe driving methods with other company policies. co-workers and management are helpful when they are free to help. Hardest part of the job would be busy roads or high traffic area. Most enjoyable would be self management and just seeing all walks of life, entertaining most of the time.
As a MASTER OSP ENGINER. I was basically my own boss. I would work from my own home base and route my daily workload. I was a front line supervisor in charge of Protection the assets of the different contracted facilities. Supervising the actions of all the personal and their actions or inactions while on the contracted right away's. In charge of safety, instruction and training of new employees and older employs in need of retraining or adaptive training . Was directly involved of writing policy and procedures. Maintaining OSHA and Hippa Guidelines.
One of the very best companys I ever had the honer to work for, and help build into a very successful company
I was not able to continue in the field due to my physical status at the time
At the time I worked with this company. Several positions had to be filled in order for UtiliQuest to meet client contract agreement. UtiliQuest did the best they could to for-fill the clients' requirements in a timely manner. The training process was shortened to meet demands. Some of the new employees did not appreciate the demands and heightened level of stress required of their job. I didn't mind it.
Payroll Manager (Former Employee) – Alpharetta, GA – April 15, 2016
While working here I learned to set up and process local and school district taxes. I reported to the CFO and he trusted my decisions. My co-workers all respected the job that I had and knew that I would help them with their issues in a timely manner. The hardest part of the job was creating different management reports. The most enjoyable part was dealing with the employees on all levels.
Damage Prevention Specialist (Current Employee) – Gainesville, VA – February 10, 2016
Horrible, the compensation does not match the work, management is clueless and the company as a whole is horrible. Good people are quitting in droves. This job would be great if it were unionized for the benefits and employee protection. Great stepping stone for other opportunities in the utility industry. Don't work here!!!!!
Take home truck, and gas
$$$, benefits, stress, undertrained, general working conditions !!!!, drive cam
locator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 22, 2016
Underpaid.. huge stress involved...responsible for multi million dollar lines and paid slightly above minimum wage.. they are pretty good about vehicles though... cell phone included...no much travel which is great.
Short term the company pays well benefits are good.
Long term pay is not fit for long term....benefits are still good....no room for advancement unless your willing to relocate across country however company does not reimburse for move. If you stay in the new jersey office equipment is not up to date trucks are not kept clean and management will only promote those they favor despite your qualifications being better than the person chosen..
Typical work day consists of working out side in extreme weather, on constrution sites, and in middle of roadways marking underground utilities without proper safety precautions for traffic issues.
dental, vision, and Medical FSA cards are nice
No room for advancement within company, equipment is not good
Damage prevention specialist (Former Employee) – Ventura, CA – September 23, 2015
By far the worst place i have ever worked. long hours with little pay. on-call does not have standby pay. expect you to make your whole life revolve around the job. will call you at all hours of the night. coworkers were great but management was horrible. company policy changes on a weekly basis. camera watching you every minute of every day in you work truck. no assistance when you need it. and the benefits suck