Traffic Control Technician (Current Employee) – Bristol, CT – August 14, 2018
AWP is the worst traffic control company to work for.
They appear high functioning, with their fancy new trucks, pristine road equipment and uniforms, but in reality, all of these things come at the cost of employee salary.
Traffic control is a highly in demand service, paid for by huge corporations, cities and states, and even small, high yield construction companies; the average pay for entry level employees in this field is $18/hour, and up to $36/hour for career flaggers.
AWP starts everyone at $11/hour, and will never give you more than $14/hour, no matter how long you've been with them.
They are purposely underpaying employees to garner contracts with big companies and utility providers, and it's gutting what should be a well paying field.
Traffic Control Technician Flagger (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – August 10, 2018
AWP is Part-time on call. You wait for your job to text you with hours, location and time your working. If the manager likes you, you will work 12-14 hour days. If he doesn't like you, you will work 20 hours a week. Training is good, very dangerous job, follow the rules your fine. Get as many certifications as you can. Long HOT days.
No vacation time, no sick days, no benefits, no health care.
Sr. Flagger/Traffic Control (Current Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – August 10, 2018
You many "leaders" not enough workers. Everyone thinks they are the boss. The actual bosses don't know what they are talking about. A certain project manager gets his jollies being a complete a hole. You'll get wrote up for anything. Pay sucks. Hours suck. The way they pair you up makes no sense. Office manager never answered anybody's phone calls
Traffic Control Technician (Former Employee) – Eastern, KY – August 5, 2018
Though the main office is in Charleston WV I was provided with the necessary equipment necessary to conduct my daily job. I had little daily contact with the main office. This is good and bad. Good that if I didn't need to contact the main office I had a good day. Bad that if I had to contact them I seldom received a follow up. The main office's attention was focused on those who came to the office daily. I possessed a vehicle and equipment that I kept at my residence in order to conduct my daily duties.
Job was stressful with dealing with local traffic. It is amazing how many people who do not see a person on the side of the road with a stop/ slow sign dressed in bright yellow jacket.
There was a lot of traveling, work in diverse weather, and some great people. The only problem I had was working with some people who were not very motivated.
Awp is an company to easily get into but as time progresses you will not. The chances of moving up in their industry is slim to none. The experience and knowledge the do give is the best you will find on traffic safety.
I work one day a week sometimes up to three days week. Bad job due to very little money due to new hire lack of work. P/T hire is low on job placing.
Traffic Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – July 26, 2018
Not able to pay my bills with this job.Full time employee goes to office and waits whenever job ends that day and sits around at office until the gets there full eight hours in so they can get there eight hours in. New hires go home at end of job and only earns only the on-site pay.That lousy!
Traffic Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Melbourne, FL – July 13, 2018
Would meet up with an electrical crew early in the morning around 6, would have to have the truck ready before than, so be at the truck by 4:30 to have it all set up, and then go to a site with electrical trucks and shut down a lane or direct traffic safely.
Never respected and will be replaced tomorrow if needed to be. They don't treat people with respect and their always having classes for new hires every week. Pay is terrible and rarely have a partner. I did however love working with some of the crews, but as far as the company their terrible.
Flagger (Current Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – July 4, 2018
Hours are being messed up, don’t call u back to work when there suppose to for work, u talk with one boss and they send u on a run around when ur trying to speak to someone in chain and command. Company does not seem promising at all. Still waiting to get a lot of hours I got a family to support and bills to pay. I gave it a chance to the company for a month Im already looking for a different job. Not enough work... had to fight for my 40 hours and I shouldn’t have to.
Traffic Control Specialist (Former Employee) – Harrisburg, PA – June 28, 2018
AWP was a decent place to work. I really hated the way drive time is handled. I also hate how the partner match up system works. Yes. You get a random partner everyday. Little to no time at home especially if you are a driver. The trucks at my office were trash and management was sub par.