Mechanic (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – June 1, 2018
I was called back to this company by the owner my compensation was agreed to by the owner and my supervisor I was asked to go out of town temporarily and I did willingly it was supposed to be temporary but was almost a year I took care of 60+ pieces of equipment by myself with no failures was replaced by someone for half the price and did not go above and beyond as I did I returned to the shop and was fired because the equipment manager did not agree with my way of thinking as in do what it takes to get the job done he knew it all or knew someone that did. Example is he took apart a crane because it would not free fall and the only thing wrong with the crane was an adjustment. The only thing I can say is if you want bs everyday this is your company and the management will give it to you and the owner thinks he is rick Hendricks. When they fired me I was hired and promoted to management in three months at new company based on experience and performance I believe that speaks for itself. Stay away from this place.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – March 19, 2018
Work u like a dog talk to you like a dog at least give me a bone haha they act like this is the only place to work in the area but it's funny they need you , you don't need them so why talk down on your workers
Admin (Current Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – January 17, 2018
Competitive pay, benefits and a family type atmosphere..you can't get much better than that! Every company has their faults and things that need to be addressed but Precon does a great job of taking care of the people that take care of them!
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – October 24, 2017
-Management unorganized. always jumping one job to another with no thought. -Management don't talk to other management or employees. -HR says one thing but does his own thing behind your back -Buddy buddy type of employment. not of what you can do or what you know, it is who you know (putting it nicely) -If management does not like the person for which said employee could do the managers job better or knows more than said manager, they will find a way to fire you or make you quit. -Do as I say, not as I do mentality -you can sacrifice you family time, you life time, paid vacation time, and be the hardest worker or most knowledgeable and still get passed for advancement. told that they have no intention to promote you, they want you where you are for the reason above. -10 hour work day, no breaks, just a 30 min lunch -starting pay was 16/hr
NOT a good place to have a Career.
i learned by my own self taught of how to work on the equipment there.
Welder/Fitter (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – July 18, 2017
Learned safety and crane hand signals welded clean welds to be checked by inspector good company great employees I work hard I want to go up the bar and not down hopefully one day I could become a supervisor
Ex-employee (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – November 11, 2016
Owner/upper management very sketchy & unskilled @ business development, operating company logistics, & maintaining cohesive team. Revolving door for employees demonstrates pattern for skilled workers to seek gainful employment elsewhere while unskilled workers seek opportunity & are mislead that they may discover it. Owner disdainful toward knowledgable workers due to low self-esteem issues. It is best not to waste time with this company
Laborer/Helper (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – June 27, 2016
Former employee who loved the job but hated the untrained and unskilled supervisors. Owner is headed in the right path with the company but have to seed out those unqualified supervisors. As a young man right out of high school I didn't know what the phrase good ole boys was until I got here. Supervisors bully and pad there pay and the hard working employee gets nothing. Too bad I was going to make this a career but one supervisor pushed me to leave. Again if you are going to work for them watch out for those supervisors and everything will be ok. I told upper management about the supervisors and nothing got done so I left for a better company.
Owner is headed to bright future, non supervisor employees great to work with.
Untrained supervisors in skilled fields, Pay scale for skilled positions
Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – March 7, 2016
Company for entry level welders looking to get their feet wet. Very poor management. Supervisors lack comon sense and general knowledge. Company lacks organization and that reflects in the shop and in the field. Company has serious issues paying thier employees the right amount on scale work. The pay is a joke if your experienced. They pay kids fresh out of school and guys with 15 years the same amount.... 18.00 an hour. If you like dirt ball work then this is your company.
Shop welding supervisor is great.
Just isn't worth the headace for such garbage pay.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – February 5, 2016
Typical day would include 7am start safety brief then hauling metal to and from the yard most of the day. I learn proper handling techniques of how to use a burning torch. I was also apprenticing with the welders in the FCAW SMAW methods of welding. The management team was very straightforward with their direction for what they wanted done for the day. Working with my coworkers was the most enjoyable part of the day.
Diver/ Tender (Current Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – October 5, 2015
Learn a lot fast, required long hours per day some weeks 7 days a week. Work in harsh weather conditions, long hours per day. Not many breaks if any. Pay is low due to the hazard of the job. Traveling job, move alot and they only help with housing when its out of state or a certain distance from shop.
Good Benefits, Per dium when out of town, supplies alot of ppe, if you need something they can get it.
Not many breaks, working in harsh weather, long hours working per day, not alot of time off, work 6- 7 days a week.