Damage Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – November 14, 2016
If you like to work long hours 7am-6pm Monday through Saturday..you get paid by the tickets you get done everyday. you start with 15 an hour weekends are are on call mandatory.. get paid ever week...benefits are okay.. and you have PTO paid time off... you start with 40 hours.. if you want a day off you have to use your hours... if you like to be with your kids on the weekends or I have family time on the weekend... just forget that wont have time no more...
Locate Technician (Former Employee) – Glen Allen, VA – January 30, 2017
On a typical work day, I would have consistent work to do. I learned more about time management, and people skills. The management is very understanding of their employees, and do their best to work with them if they are having any problems. The training program is perfectly balanced between physical and mental training.
Awsome company to work for, ability to clock in and out directly in the field of work. Measure twice cut once, Saftey is Key. Management is intertwined with the pulse of the employee. Hardest part of the job is lack of support in the field, most enjoyable part is the sense of self accomplisment when figuring out how to do something on your own.
Damage Prevention Technician (Former Employee) – Golden, CO – January 16, 2017
Most enjoyable part of the job was being able to do something different every day. A typical day started at your first task and having to manage your route efficiently to make sure all you work gets done.
Utility Locate Technician (Current Employee) – Wakefield, VA – December 16, 2016
This company is bad, I worked at another utility locating company and this is the worse. Management is the worse my manager doesn't know how to do his job nor manage ticket loads for people me an my cousin workers work together to get our routs in order. Asking for help on tickets gets you no where. The procedure that we go through to not get blamed for stuff we get blamed for anyways.
Utility Locator (Current Employee) – Dominion, VA – November 21, 2016
This is the perfect job for people who like to work solo and outside and can deal with high levels of stress. The compensation is decent, however, underpaid for this industry. You learn all about utlities and how they work and run. It's definitely eye-opening information. Establishing relationships with your fellow locators in your crew will definitely help you go a long way in this field, so its highly recommended. There is a terrible lack of communication between management and supervisors/locators. Trying to get any kind of helpful information or notices that are quite pertinent to the jobs and lives of supervisors and locators is like pulling teeth. However, that's definitely an issue that exists in every utility locating company. The best part of the job is being able to manage your own day and being outside constantly going different places. The hardest part of the job is managing your own day while being micro-managed and being outside constantly, including inclement weather. That's the most bothersome part of the job.
managing your own schedule, decent compensation, company vehicle and equipment, working outside
working in inclement weather, lack of communication, very stressful job
A great job that paid well, gave you a company vehicle, and had unlimited overtime which is a plus. I learned how to read a map as well as the colorful markings you see in the streets. I understand more the purpose and need for this company.
Lead Technician (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – October 12, 2016
Overall, this company is great, there is growth opportunities and if you work hard you can raise up quickly. Compensation and benefits are great and during the summer there is a wealth of overtime which is great for the pocket book! All equipment is provided including being able to take the truck home every night, so, you don't have to spend a lot on gas to go to the office, just walk out your door and you are at the office!
Damage Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 2, 2016
Enjoyed working at this company due to the freedom of having your own vehicle and all of your work was delivered via internet to company provided tablets. Drawback is that they started to add utility locates which was additional work with no chance of increase to your pay. Inshort the contracts the company was winning resulted in zero benefit to the working locators. Training was adequate and sufficient for you to be successful. Vehicles had DriveCams which was beneficial in ridding you of bad driving habits thereby limiting the number of Preventable Vehicle Accidents.
Good group of people to work with. Nice way to be exposed to sales and advertising in the News Paper business. The managment is great with working with individuals to the field or those who have been at it for a long time.
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.