word can be difficult yet rewarding steady work through out the year learn and understand how the telecommunications infrastructure works bringing connections through out a business co-workers are easy to get along with
Fire watch/Welder Helper (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – October 3, 2015
ive gained a lot of knowledge from vt employees . because of vt group team i know have a lot of experience that i will be able to carry with me through my journey and also learn more and grow through my career path.
Interesting work environment and exceptional training
Electronics Tech II (Current Employee) – Charleston, SC – October 2, 2015
After being assigned to a project you fill in a position within a team that will accomplish a given task. That task may be in Japan, or Alaska, or Italy. I learned I like to travel and work around the world. Most of my co-workers become friends. If ever you have any friction with a co-worker, the project usually is over in a matter of weeks and then you move on to another location, another project and another crew. The best part is learning new skills that you never thought would be needed and using them repeatedly. It is not hard to move up if you desire.
Travel, new skills, new aquainteces
some locations are not the best, i.e. Afghansistan and government politics can affect the yearly work schedule
Welder i (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – January 9, 2015
Overall great work environment and co-workers. A typical day at work would consist of a job briefing, material sheets, teamwork, reviewed blueprints, followed the blueprints, and built model tanks for the military to practice on. The hardest part was gathering the materials needed for the project. All in all it was a very laid back and comfortable work environment. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my co-workers.
Telecommunications Mechanic II (Former Employee) – Middle East – January 8, 2015
12 hr days, learned alot about OSP techniques, management was supportive, worked with a great group of people, hardest part was having the contract come to an end, most enjoyable, the whole experience in Afghanistan, Kuwait, UAE, & Jordan
Electronic Technician 2 (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – September 17, 2014
a typical work day: various cable install,com equipment,computers,painting,wielding and,electrical.Its a constant learning curve.Theres no comfort zone.Management simply depends on who you work for on any given job.Co-workers are in the same as management depends on the crew.The hardest part of the is rework,no-shows,"i cain't see it from my house" attitude.THE MOST ENJOYABLE part was when the job is finally completed to the customers satisfaction.
Electrical Supervisor (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – December 12, 2013
Large defense contractor with decent engineering support and a very poorly ran management team. Relies on a core of technicians and fills in manning requirements with unskilled labor leading to poor quality and huge cost over runs.