Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) Careers and Employment
I worked as a meter reader here for a year. Extremely hard work, more than any other department and paid the least. Walk 6-10 miles a day in any weather condition. They will never pull you out the field for it being too hot, and only pull you out if its freezing rain until it stops and back out you go. Will cause back problems for constantly bending over to get reads on water meters. Summer is brutally hot and you deal with dogs, spiderwebs in your face CONSTANTLY, wasps, and you see just how dirty people really are cause you go in EVERYONE'S back yard. They have a strict accuracy rate of 99.90% and if you fail 2 months in a row you get fired. The pay is the lowest in all of gru...really hard to move up unless you know someone in another dept which are all for some reason ran by people living in the outlying counties of Gville. Theres 6 months probation when you get in.
Meter Reader in Gainesville, FL
on February 25, 2019
Family environment, lots of opportunities for growth. Loved working here although my time was very short. If you invest in your job, you will be able to make everyone's life better, and this attitude is encouraged, unlike at other places of work.
Technical Support Specialist II in Gainesville, FL
on August 27, 2020
Good job people are stuck glass ceiling syndrome! GRU is not like by the community, due High cost of Utilities services Left $57k job to $100k Facilities Mgr Best Day Leaving Gainesville GRU in Mirror
Facilities Coordinator in Gainesville, FL
on March 11, 2020
Lack of professional development opportunities and lack of management's vision for future technology. Stereotypical government office environment with multiple fiefdoms.
Senior Infrastructure Designer and Administratorf in Gainesville, FL
on March 23, 2017
Technical Liaison/Engineer in Gainesville
on January 24, 2015
GRU is located in the heart of Florida where you will find a relatively secure employment and a green-minded community with green surrounding.GRU, a multi-utility municipality in the heart of Florida, offers many diverse and challenging opportunities for young engineers willing to apply their academic knowledge to real world. No day goes by without excitement of either learning or solving a new concept. As with any other organization, employees are the best part of the GRU. Spirit of cooperation is dominant among employees and co-workers. For years, GRU enjoyed a flock of experienced managers who ran the company among the best in the business. Similar to other utilities in the business, GRU is loosing its top managers to retirement which is a direct result of the baby-boomers' retirement from the force. The hardest part of the job is finding enough time to address all the challenges presented. The best part of the job is the opportunities given to shine.
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