Once a good company to work for
employee (Current Employee) – Chester County – May 15, 2013
Ever since parent company Dycom removed all sick days and vacation days to pay for it's latest acquisition this company has become only barely tolerable to work for (while you look for another job). The management has parsed departments into micro-managed and competitive little "teams." The company team spirit has completely been dissolved by power struggles, egos, penny-pinching policies, a human resource person working only on the company's behalf, immature supervisors who exhibit childish behavior and secure position(s) for friends/family members & then offer them favored treatment, and complete lack of work-life balance. It would seem that Dycom has decided to secure their latest acquisition (74th company) on the backs of the employees.
As a result, if you work here, prepare to do the work of five people for your one person, have no work-life balance (only five days off a year & mandatory overtime) have someone constantly breathing down your neck to make sure you're "producing work," have sub-standard health insurance (for which you will pay well over half) and no more than a 2% raise per year (which will not keep up with the yearly raise in your health insurance and the cost of living). The people with whom I directly work are very nice, but they are all being stressed and overwhelmed by the demanding and depressing environment that continues to get worse.
Lack of work-life balance, poor benefits, poor management