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Dont work here
Locate Technician (Current Employee) –  Alpharetta, GAFebruary 17, 2017
worst company to ever work for. theey nickpick aat evverything thing you do while drive. drive cams go off for no reason. get truck taken away form braking too hard
Pros
non
Cons
everything about the company
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Productive
Damage Prevention Technician (Current Employee) –  DelawareFebruary 8, 2017
Great working outdoor.Good supervisor. Company vehicle goes home with you. Supervisor works with you to help your performance. There are lots of overtime. Everday ia a different area to work in.
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Productive and fun place to work.
Locate Technician (Former Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAJanuary 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.
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Great place to work
Damage Prevention Technician (Former Employee) –  Beltsville, MDJanuary 29, 2017
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.
Pros
someone not over your shoulder
Cons
Disciplanary resluting in DriveCam technology.
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Productive and good company
Damage Prevention Technician (Former Employee) –  Golden, COJanuary 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.
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Locator Technician (Former Employee) –  Farmingdale, NJJanuary 15, 2017
It's an ok company to work for. Need better communication between management and Technicians. Other then that it not a bad company.
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great job experiance and productive work
Line Locator (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJanuary 3, 2017
i really appreciated this company and all that they offered, however the job security wasnt that great and the people working for the company werent the best.
Pros
per diem, out of state work
Cons
insecurity, poor management
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Nice place to work
Locator (Current Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 19, 2016
Nice place to work. Nice people. Like doing work on your own good job for ya. Like your own boss. Get company truck phone and tablet to use for work.
Pros
Company stuff you get
Cons
Drive cam
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Enjoy the time by my self
Utility Locate Technician (Current Employee) –  Wakefield, VADecember 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.
Pros
Work truck not having to pay for gas
Cons
No help bad management Big route.
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Not a good place to work.
Damage Prevention Technician (Current Employee) –  Beltsville, MDDecember 2, 2016
They are understaffed and they over work individuals. When it comes to getting a pay raise they hold back as much as possible no matter how well you are doing.
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Good job for people who like being stressed out.
Utility Locator (Current Employee) –  Dominion, VANovember 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.
Pros
managing your own schedule, decent compensation, company vehicle and equipment, working outside
Cons
working in inclement weather, lack of communication, very stressful job
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great job
Locating Technician (Former Employee) –  Arbutus, MDNovember 15, 2016
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.
Pros
vehicle and laptop
Cons
cant think of one
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Work outdoors, enjoy scenery, long hours
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 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!
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Productive
Locate tech (Former Employee) –  Glen Allen, VAOctober 2, 2016
Learned a lot of neat things about what's in the ground and the cost of damaging a fiber cable. Also I was able to travel to new places
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Freedom
Damage Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 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.
Pros
Freedom
Cons
Very poor pay!
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Advertising
Damage Prevention Specialist/Locater (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 13, 2016
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.
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Great Company
Tech 3 Location Technician (Current Employee) –  Apple Valley, CAJune 30, 2016
I have enjoyed my time with this company. I work full time with overtime,have benefits and job security. I have great coworkers and have learned various skills for this industry.
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Laid back while keeping it professional
Damage Prevention (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJune 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.
Pros
company truck, benefits, 9-5.
Cons
typical things such as commute.
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Job Sucked
Damage Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, VAJune 11, 2016
The pay was not great and you where mirco managed all the time. I was not pleased with the job. I did learn how to locate underground wire and pipes. I also learn how to inspect gas meters.
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productive and differnt to any other jobs.
Damage Prevention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Colton, CAJune 3, 2016
traveled a lot
met a lot of people
learned how to open man holes
worked with co workers to complete big jobs
every job is different but the same as your last job
Pros
traveling
Cons
slow seaons
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