Driver/Laborer (Current Employee) – Woodbridge, VA – May 30, 2018
PPS gives you an opportunity to prove your worth, nothing is handed to you like some of the previous reviews whined about. It’s a labor intensive job that can be extremely dangerous if you cut corners. The harder you work the better you will be rewarded in terms of raises and advancement. If you are fine with doing the bare minimum and collecting a paycheck then you will spend a long time at the pay rate you got hired at. Safety is paramount at PPS, and you can look forward to being inspected daily on your job to ensure you aren’t cutting corners. I recommend this job to everyone I know that is looking for work, there’s nothing better than working outdoors and making good money.
Stray voltage tech. (Former Employee) – Newburgh, NY – November 16, 2017
Working at old was an adventure. The company was growing upwards of 58% a year and we as employees were called upon to wear many hats which I believe made the company even stronger. It pushed us out of any comfort zone we might of had and expanded our minds to be more creative thinking outside the box.
Encouraged to help the company to grow
One draw back to encouraging ideas is competition.
I was hired on after speaking with the steward and traveling 1000 miles from Florida. With 4 weeks they began layoffs due to losing their drilling permits. The money was great. Management was very good. Just disappointing to be laid off after only 30 days.
Foreman (Current Employee) – Virginia – March 3, 2017
Great company to work, they are going thru new ownership but cause theythey were just bought out. Union based company. Advancement might take a while but it can be worth the wait. The President and Vice President of the company are tremendous guys.
Worker (Current Employee) – New Windsor, NY – January 26, 2017
I have nothing negative to say great company and relaxed environment. For any entry level individual, this is one of the best companies to learn from to have a great understanding of utility companies.
Cathodic Protection Inspector (Current Employee) – New Windsor, NY – December 29, 2016
A typical work day in PPS is routine testing of the potential of the buried pipe by measuring the pipe to soil potential, I improve my location skill at PPS. Most of the time we work alone, The management provide the necessary tools and co-workers are usually helpful when contacted for assistance, every job is fun but sometimes routine in nature. I like trouble shooting,
field technician (Former Employee) – Meriden, CT – February 16, 2016
you learn multiple things which is nice. all new construction so if you like being outside for multiple hours at a time this is the job for you. co workers are kind of rude and they really dont help you much in the field. no set time to get out of work.
Repair Tech (Former Employee) – Newburgh, NY – February 12, 2016
Not a great place to work by any means, they'll promise you the world and you'll show up and be given no direction, no help, and no constructive criticism. Worst mistake I made was turning down other offers to take this one, pay sounded good initially, hired me for certain hours, showed up 1 day later to find out hours had completely changed and I was never notified. They spend more time worrying where people park in the parking lot then improving their management.
Field Technician/Installer/Meter Reader (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – October 15, 2015
Working for PPS was a pleasure. Each you were given a new route and place to work. Every day was different and had its own troubles to conquer. The job keep your busy and motivated to accomplish more. I learned the entire basics of meter reading and installing amr upgrades. I learned the basics of natural gas and how to handle and be around it. Throughout the day I watched for maintenance issues and reported them I reported utility theft. I did new customer turn ons and service shutoffs. I submitted monthly billing information for billing. The management was organized and efficient and made sure you had whatever you needed, whenever you needed it. They were always willing to help you out, correct you if needed and teach you new ways and techniques. The co-workers were fun to be around and work with. There was a common goal and all were set out to achieve it. The hardest part of the job would be getting in to peoples homes to get an actually reading. The most enjoyable part of the job was accomplishing goals and being able to problem solve.
Most unprofessional Company I have ever worked for
Meter Reader/ERT TECH (Current Employee) – Ronkonkoma, NY – February 25, 2015
Pros: got paid Cons: too many to list.....let me start with if you need job & can work in ANY weather condition & know this is not a career (as much as they tell you it is) then more power to you! UNPROFESSIONAL management, micromanaging, rules change daily (if it was a rule last week, they probably forgot about that rule Monday morning),staff lies about everything, job security there is NONE, if you are told they have a contract that ends in a year or 2 expect to be laid off or fired 9 months before that happens....what a JOKE!
Natural Gas Technician (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – November 24, 2014
As a construction field they have decent training n field work. but we have no relief crews we have worked full 24 hours at a time with out a 8 hour relief period, also does not pay on the scale of job titles.
no breaks, relief crews, disregards certain work laws, no scheduled off time
Meter Reader (Current Employee) – Long Island NY – June 30, 2014
Everyone wants to be a boss and tell people what to do they say their getting anther contract with national grid but there not everybody is going to get laid off on Long Island people are trying make this a career but it's not happening beware this job is not going to last long