Great company to work for. Walker genuinely cares for their employees and their families. I got terminated from walker and they still tried to make sure that my family and myself had all we needed during the Hurricane and the aftermath. I have never worked for anyone that has done this. Even after I was terminated. Great company. I hope to get a chance to get in their family circle again, soon.
The hardest part of the job is working in a cold work environment specifically outdoors and having deadlines to complete tasks sometimes running out of material. The most enjoyable part is always learning how things are installed in different projects as an Apprentice Electrician (learning tricks of the trade).
Harsh work environments such as working outdoors in the winter, with a parking space about half a mile from your workstation.
Apprentice (Former Employee) – Houston, Tx – October 23, 2017
very strict work environment that is more like a prison than a jobsite and the foreman/superintendents like to put productivity of employee safety. They also tend to look for reasons to terminate employees when it gets to the end of a jobsite even though they say they have a lot of work
Foreman/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – September 17, 2017
walker doesn't seem to be able to provide the materials needed to complete the job and when the materials do come, we are expected to work excessive amounts of overtime to complete job. having management degrade and call you vulgar names isn't a plus either! constantly being threatened with your job isn't a healthy work environment.
there are no breaks, location of job, no material, leadership isnt logical
show up on the job site 30 minutes before work starts, before starting time there was always a safety meeting. Walker Engineering is serious about safety on there job sites and this something that i appreciate. Working with electricity is no joking making and the superintendent's that i worked under were very serious about getting the job done right and on time with no injuries. I learned a great deal from the time i was with Walker and would recommend this company to any electricians looking for work. You can advance fast with this company as long as you are smart and can manage people well. Leave your feeling at home and come ready to work hard and you will get the rewards from your accomplishments.
Typically they split you up into the group you are going to go with to work with that day. You could be doing anything from running pipe to terminating wire. The hardest part of the job is the wire pulls and the extreme physical labor with my medical conditions (diabetes & bipolar). The easiest part of the job would probably be terminations although they can get difficult.
you just hated going to work cause you never would know how bad you would be treated that day No matter how well you did your job you would still be called out of your name and put down it was very hard to try to make a honest living