COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL ESTIMATOR (Current Employee) – Thornton, CO – August 2, 2018
American Fence estimators typically begin their day by catching up on email from clients and processing of invitations to bid that came in after work hours. From there, time spent scouring requests for quote and sourcing materials requires a lot of attention to detail and multi-tasking. The entirety of the day is spent managing your many projects... including but not limited to: material procurement, submittals, keeping up with ASI's, RFI's and change orders, managing schedules, coordinating materials drops, scheduling concrete, scheduling service sub contractors, drafting contract addendums, etc.
Welder/Fabricator loader (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 19, 2018
I’ve been working for America for over 14 years and when I quite to get better pay job they told that I lost all my pto and will not get paid for it but if I will stay 2 more months then I will ... I never took any breaks with this company
Work for 40 hours a week
Health care was bad loose pto on leaving sometimes get no breaks
Construction Foreman (Current Employee) – Rochester, MN – February 1, 2018
As an installer the company isn't bad. You show up to your projects and do the best you can. There are long days and lots of time out of town but the compensation is usually fair. Provided there were no problems with your particular projects, there are incentives in saved labor time by the way of monthly bonuses.
Crew Foreman Rent A Fence (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – January 5, 2017
Very physical demanding work place. If you can keep up your coworkers will help you gain the strength needed to make it. This job will give you management and leadership skill you were unaware you had, all while making you a much stronger version of yourself. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people you get to work with.
Ability to manage your own time schedule with little supervision.
Fabricator (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – December 28, 2016
The company reviews shown are not for the Omaha, NE based company. There are a couple of American Fence Company's in the US. Be careful when applying for the Omaha base Co. The work environment is toxic at best. If you like to be treated unkindly and have your talents belittled, have at it. Otherwise stay clear.
Cost Analyst (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 22, 2016
Worked as a Cost Analyst under the Executive VP. Management was completely hands off and while that isn't necessarily a bad thing, it was difficult to ascertain certain tasks in the most efficient manner. Everyone there has worked in fencing for many years, and as such the expectation is that you have the same experience. With this in mind, no one has the time of day to answer questions and the patience level is non existent. Best advice is for someone to be an independent thinker and not afraid to find answers to questions by themselves. Also, the corporate purchaser is very unpleasant to work for and is very condescending and quite rude. Best advice is to put on a smile and act like you care about how great he thinks he is, worked for me. Benefits are not good. To put this into perspective, the company has been in operation for over 50 years and just gave employees access to a 401k program in 2015.
Fence Installer (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 27, 2015
Report to yard and received my job assignment for the day. I would load the materials, organized and plan my route. At job site I would provide assistant to my crew and supervisor their work, assuring deadlines were met. overall rating for this company they treat the employee good, but the pay increase verse the type of work was not equal.
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – July 7, 2015
Served in all branch administrator duties on a daily basis including payroll, inventory, collections, contracts and billing. This company helped me expand my knowledge on construction and office managing.
Welder and Installer (Former Employee) – Plover, WI – May 8, 2015
This company is owned by 3 different people all of whom I had to communicate with on a regular basis, all were very helpful. A typical day would consist of pulling work orders, loading and unloading trucks in the morning, welding and building of gates, proper use of a tape measure, mig welding, use of a colleens cutter, chop saws, and torches. The worst part of the job was dealing with the weather. Learning how to do the job was the most enjoyable part.