A & K Earth Movers, Inc.
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Where do i start. First off, I will debunk any common misconceptions about A&K..first off, the pay is not good at all, if you are a laborer, you can find better pay on USA Pkwy and your commute will be less, regardless if you live in reno or fallon. If you are an operator, don't even apply here. Second, you won't work in fallon, everyone thinks since it's a fallon based company you work there, wrong, they will send you all over the place on a weekly basis mainly in reno or Carson. The commute alone and pay is enough reason to stay away. Favoritism, yeah if you are a favorite like some of the guys that work there, you get the jobs you want etc. You will witness at some point your superintendent drink alcohol on the job, it happened multiple times within my time with the company. The best part was watching my superintendent operate equipment on a state job completely intoxicated. They do not promote from with in, they hire constantly because know one stays so if you are a good operator but they hired you as a laborer, buckle up, you are not operating, your gonna watch them hire person after person to fill a spot you could've done. I think that sums it up pretty good.

Pros

Cheap work shirts

Cons

Working there
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Bad work environment, bad infrastructure

No advance opportunity, family run business and if you aren’t family then you don’t matter and are disposable. They only promote those in their family and will not give you an opportunity to succeed
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Strange company culture

You have to wonder why there is so much turnover in office staff in recent years. It's not a welcoming company and key managers could work on their people skills to support new employees & to listen to long time employee suggestions. Being a family owned company means there are some underqualified employees kept around because they're family.

Pros

Decent pay

Cons

Healthcare coverage, paid time off accrual
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Workplace cloture

That company doesn’t respect their employees. They don’t teach, they don’t do anything but set their employees up for failure if they aren’t family or related somehow.

Pros

No pros

Cons

Waisted time
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Driver

If you only want to work a couple full weeks a year work here. Do not trust anyone as they are all back stabbers. And plan on a 60+ mile commute to your job site every day with NO per diem.
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Terrible Place to work.

Old School guys are gone, New Trucking Supervisor is the wearst person ive ever worked for before. If you dont kiss A.., this Company will Black ball you ....
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i enjoyed what i did for A&K Earthmovers

the job was very good to me, the administration, not so much as it felt like i was being set up to fall, which i never let happen, the camaraderie i developed with my fellow concrete finishers was priceless and still remains the biggest reason i regret the career ending, on the job injury i sustained on September 25 2017 but it was that which aloud me to attend audio engineering school, my one true love, and train extensively in the audio creative arts field, and for that, I say thank you A&K for the memories, experience, and the lifelong friendships i was able to create along the way thru my employ with them
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Good company

Good company to work for, pays good and most the employees are enjoyable to be around. Some holidays you'll have off, insurance is okay, 401k is decent.
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eats away at your soul.

the only reason to work at any construction company is for the money and head start it can give you as a young man.Its not very fun and it will suck you in and try to make you what you are not.

Pros

money

Cons

takes a toll on your body
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Pipe Layer

Was a underground pipe layer. Operated Heavy Equipment (Excavator, Loader, Backhoe) Backfilled trenches that were dug for pipe. Poured concrete, Set sub-grade for roads.

Pros

Great Company

Cons

Temp Positions
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I moved dirt.

I was a driver hauling materials to and from various job sites. I also did the heavy haul to move equipment from one job site to another. Mostly old worn out equipment that barely stayed functional. Not a fun place to work.

Pros

It was a job

Cons

Not fun. Junk equipment.
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Work is good,for beginning and training

the best part is driving .the training is good when there is time.management is good.but the benefits are not.the hardest part is not getting to work more.and my coworkers are friendly.

Pros

Good Christmas party.

Cons

not really any benefits.health insurance is expensive
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Productive and Long days

I paved roads for at least 10 hours a day. I learned the proper way to run a street broom and grade roads. My co-workers were funny and kept the environment in a good mood. The hardest part of the job was always having to travel to far away job sites. The best part of the job was always being promised 8 or more hours a day with a flexible schedule.

Pros

Overtime was always given after working more than 8 hours

Cons

I worked during the summer and the heat plus the asphalt made it a 100 times hotter work environment
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Overall comfortable place of employment

At the beginning of the day, we would have a safety meeting and share any safety issues or potential hazards which we may have experienced the previous day and fill out a risk assessment form before beginning our daily work list for the current job on which we were assigned. Then I would begin the repairs/maintenance/diagnostics/troubleshooting etc. Management was extremely efficient and willing to solve any safety or work related issues. My co-workers and myself worked strongly as a team sharing any helpful information and/or potential hazards. The hardest part of the job was welding and torch cutting in extremely hot desert conditions. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning about all of the newer types with technical/mechanical systems.

Pros

Excellent financial compensation

Cons

Unpredictable daily/hourly schedule
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Good Contruction outfit.

I did not work here for very long, but they always seemed to have lots of jobs going on and 90 percent of them were prevailing wage jobs paying good money. They are a decent size company out of Fallon Nevada, and once you get hired on they send you to work right away. I was working with them in 2010 when the market was at its worst and they still kept their workers busy.
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Overall this company is a good company to work for.

This company has gone through some changes since the passing of its founding leader, but has managed to consolidate and keep the business going, but not without hardships being endured by all who are employed by them. What once was a very close knit company has become some what disorganized. With a better, more open line of communication, this company would benefit greatly.
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i enjoyed this job

i love this job would still be there if they didnt go under was a very good place to work bosses were great
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Good Job....

Work from noon until jobs completed. I have learned so much more about preventative maintenance. My management has a "rules" very stern, but it makes for better job quality. Co workers are great, I get along with all of them. Hardest part of job is being mainly the only one available for my position. If I want time off, its a pain, minus the non paid vacations... There is no one to cover my shift. we do have others that can drive, but they are busy wrenching on whats needed to be done already. Also this company has a hard time retaining fuelers. I have trained 8 since Oct 2012. I love what I do, but not who I di it for. They have been good tome, but I earned that respect. I have no benes, vacation time, and fight for my family time. I would love to have a balanced job. They have health benes, but would have to sacrifice my rent to pay. EXPENSIVE!

Pros

some perks

Cons

Health benes expensive, no vaca time, and having lil to no help.
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Based on 18 reviews

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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.1 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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