Encore Electric, Inc.
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Encore is a great company and would love to work for them again. Good organization and good benefits. Learned a lot working for them, from some good guys.

Pros

good company

Cons

some travel at times, not bad
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good Insurance

management will require you to travel long distance at your expense; cant rely on management; nepotism is strong at this company and just a bad work environment.

Pros

Insurance

Cons

bad management
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Learning never ends

Great company, great people, great benefits, it's a wonderful place to begin your trade, a lot of good Foreman out there, and their culture is awesome
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Good company for school/ apprenticeship

I worked with encore for about a year, it’s a good company, if you’re an apprentice. They pay for schooling, they have good benefits, pay is a little low. The

Pros

Good apprentice program

Cons

Strict/ feel like you’re just a number.
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Good company in the beginning, but went downhill

Encore is a good company for someone entering the trade. The pay is decent and the benefits are good. You can learn a lot if you put in the effort. However, after a couple of years the problems started showing. You are nothing more than an employee number to them. No matter how well you do your job or how hard you work you will get the same generic raises as people who do next to nothing. And there are way to many people at Encore who get away with doing nothing. Promotions are more about who you know and how much of the company kool-aid you are drinking. There are definitely good and competant people at all levels of leadership. But, they are outweighed by a slew of incompetent foreman. I had a foreman put me at risk with his stupidity, only to see the company do nothing about it. They preach safety, but at the end of the day it is about them preventing their culpability not protecting their workers.
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Big company has pros and cons

Working at Encore was pretty good as an apprentice. As I moved forward through the apprenticeship I started to see that Encore is a company that while large has a much smaller core group that you need to get into before you can get any kind of recognition. You can work very hard doing difficult, tedious or complicated work and when it’s done you are sent on to the next site. Not even an atta’ boy. If you can make a superintendent laugh however you can move up and be made a lead or better. If you can get into the good old boys club you’ll be fine.

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Encore takes care of employees who get injured on the job.

Cons

You have to prove you need PPE to get it and it’s always a fight to proved it.
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Decent company

Decent company. Was inflexible about transferring previous hours in school and wanted me to start apprenticeship over. No thank you. You can keep that

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Supervisors

Cons

Company rules
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Generally great workplace

Within the world of electrical contractors, Encore is a great work place. They have a real culture of safety. The benefits are really good and new benefits are introduced every year. Upper management truly wants to improve the lives of their employees. In general it's a great opportunity for an apprentice or journeyman electrician to make good money and work on great commercial projects.

Pros

Great benefits and pay and you stay busy all year around, They don't lay off at the end of the project they do their utmost to keep you employed full time, Cool projects like schools and hospitals and specialty projects

Cons

A lot of field management is very political, Lots of big egos who don't care to hear what your challenges are, just accuse you of failure and laziness regardless of circumstances, I feel on edge when some PMs and foreman come through. If you like variety and challenge, building schools over and over again is very boring.
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About fair

Expect longer and longer hours, mundane work with little recognition for no more pay, certain voices will be louder and shown favoritism, and office politics will prevail over understanding

Pros

Free lunch sometimes, work available, safety first

Cons

Work will be far from home sometimes, treatment is biased
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Encore electric is a good company to work for

Encore strives to have some of the best quality installation of electrical systems that I have seen in the industry. They have some of the best training for apprentices that I have seen in the business.

Pros

Excellent training

Cons

Needs to be more competitive with wages
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Good times

Why is it that i have to sit here and be forced down my throat to fill this god forsaken review out. why can you just not leave well enough alone. i find this offensive
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worst job i ever had

I worked at encore for about 8 months, at witch time I was juggled from one job to the next with one lie after another over pay scale.rude forman and management.also made a horrible work place.
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Good company, good culture.

Good company which has created a good working culture and has a lot of happy employees. I was exposed to a lot of different contexts and tasks and some people were openly willing to teach. Pay is reasonably generous and the opportunity for advancement is always emphasized. However there is still a pretty typical demographic within the field employees and people attempting to fit in and move up from outside of that demographic might not move up very quickly.
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you are nobody

This company will tell you all kinds of wonderful amazing things to try to motivate you to work hard stay focused and be safe and then they will do exactly the opposite forcing their employees to violate the national electrical code commit safety violations and disregard any input from seasoned veterans in the trade
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Official response from Encore Electric, Inc.

October 28, 2019
Thank you for your comments. Safety is our number one concern and priority on each and every job, for our employees and all tradespeople on the job. We take every allegation of unsafe working practices or safety issues seriously, and investigate every matter thoroughly. One of the reasons Encore earned the award as the Safest Contractor in America from the Associated General Contractors is because we train all employees to understand that they have stop-work authority. We would like to extend that same courtesy to you.If you have specific information about safety issues on any job site, we encourage you to get in touch with our HR or safety teams so they can look into the matter further. Our Speak Up! Hotline is always available as well, by phone in English at 833-520-0066 or Spanish at 800-216-1288. You may also choose to use the Speak Up! Hotline online at https://Lighthouse-Services.com/EncoreElectric or by email at Reports@Lighthouse-Services.com.

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Great work as a lyft driver I love driving I also like working as an electrician Learned a lot Great customer service & getting to know people Be patient
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Replaced a person who then decided to come back after 2 months and was let go

I would not accept a position here as it is too precarious if you are looking for security. Little to no training when my supervisor took a two week vacation and I had to "wing it" to produce spreadsheets and analysis of my findings. Very little training on the database used to pull reports and provide information to upper management

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Location

Cons

Very little training before supervisor left for two week vacation
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Great people with an emphasis on safety.

Great place to work. unlimited resources. you need a part? Its either already on site or there in a few days upon request. need help with a task? There are plenty of friendly people to lend a hand. Problems with design? They likely have a great engineering team on site to assist you with technical support. There is definitely a reason they have earned the large contracts they have earned and will continue to dominate large scale commercial in Colorado and Wyoming.

Pros

Everything and more than you need to work in a safe and clean environment.

Cons

Long hours and drive times.
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Too corporate

When it comes to construction I'm not a big fan of the large corporate companies due to the fact that They treat you like you're replaceable and I'm aware that everyone is at some point but it would be nice to be treated as though you are value to at a company
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Excellent experience working for Encore!

Encore does works on about anything. I enjoyed the verity of work from downtown Denver to manufacturing facilities. They alway kept me busy and management was alway available to help with issues if needed. Even on after hour calls. The pay and benefits were excellent.
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Not bad

Not bad coulda been a lil more understanding but really good company and took care of the guys. Just over worked a lot of us and gassed us out nothing to really do
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Good experience

No worries very friendly main office was on top of all issues kept is working and never paid late great benefits if possible would be a great place to work again

Pros

Friendly

Cons

Not still working there
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