My advice would be, put people in your corporate office who have actually worked in the field for the company. These people are the ones that can answer all the questions about production because they have first hand knowledge of it.
If a project is being bidded on then have someone who has done that type of work for the company before give their knowledge of what it’s going to be like so a more accurate and detailed bid can be placed, in short, it would stop any projects from going past their deadlines as well as save and make the company more money.
This is not the type of job where you can come in and float by doing the bare minimum,if you work and work hard then they see that and you are rewarded nicely for your work, the travel is great and the company does take care of their installers.
As far as what I would say to the CEO . Well, first off why would you promote people in a corporate office if they have no knowledge of actual field work? Projects are bidder on with no knowledge of the actual process that happens in the field.
Yes, this is a great company to work for but it could be the Leader in its field if there were more people in the Corporate office who have experienced actual field work for the company.
Check into your Shelby NC location immediately there is a serious issue with this location YOUR supervisors authority is not used correctly there is TREMENDOUS FAVORITISM jobs need to be split up fairly for each employee this will keep them there and get your dates met by OCTOBER every time you fire you have to hire which leaves yet again more money being dispensed more time spent on educating new employees and less meters being installed locations of work sites and address are not being updated employees are sent to locations that no longer exist and being told they have to get 40 meters in a day within a week or they are fired you can't get that if you are constantly sent to wrong address not to mention your already fighting off wild life (dogs, snakes, bears, spiders, mountain lions, foxes, etc )it starts with training EVERY supervisor needs to properly train their employees they are VERY lazy if your not checking into the issues as a supervisor you can't possibly know what is going on they also tell Employees do whatever to get the job done but if you get caught is your fault and if you don't get 40 meters is your fault too. Safety is your BIGGEST issue you can't tell your employees one thing then do another your Shelby location is making this company look like a joke and Aclara Technologies is far more intelligent than this please consider my submission for the marketing and branding sake of this company thanks.
Rise to bar on the pay .each day the installer go out ,risk there life with the gas and electric.12-16 dollar and hour don't justify the risk. Alone dealing with the weather. The site supervisors, Project Manager don't care about there installer, it a proven fact across all of the project. Supervisor ,project manager don't respect each employee at Aclara /SGS. each employee work for this company have family ,kids ,etc. .We all have bills to pay .18-25 hour is a good start .maybe some of these project will go smooth than they have.
Just give up
Answered - Gas installer (Former Employee) - Mount Vernon
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Answered - National employment (Former Employee) - Somersworth, NH