Utility Designer (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – August 12, 2015
Enjoyed working at contracted place of employment through RJE. The work environment was friendly and casual with little supervision. Unfortunately, when the contract was up, RJE didn't have any other placement opportunities.
Great place to start, perfect for recent graduates trying to enter the workforce.
Researcher (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – April 19, 2018
It's entry-level, data entry by definition. However, the job entails researching and collecting data on Verizon-owned telecommunications property (poles) and updating their databases in order to replace old poles with newer models. Might sound dull, but it's not as awful as it sounds. Working with Verizon, however, is a nightmare. Near impossible deadlines and project parameters that constantly shift make the job stressful, on top of Verizon's database managers on the opposite side being incredibly rude and most often unhelpful towards us on a regular basis. On the RJE side, the supervisors are the stars. They are possibly the greatest thing about the job, plenty of heart and character, and extremely helpful towards their employees. The Office Managers are the real pains in the situation. Overpaid and a constant nuisance for the supervisors, they make working there seem less and less appealing. Snatching away necessary overtime allotment, and expecting the deadlines to remain the same do not lead to the results they want. Co-workers are colorful and also characters, if you can't handle working with a female majority team and the sarcasm they bring to the table, look elsewhere.
I enjoyed working for RJE. It was my way to get in to work on an AT&T account. I was able to learn a lot about project management. I was able to reach my manager anytime I needed. There was no hard part of the job. The most enjoyable was meeting all the people that I met while at RJE.
Learned how to work very well under a tremendous amount of stress
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Brewster, NY – July 8, 2014
I worked numerous hours (in a days time); we were under-staff and I assumed the responsibilities of about 10 people. I learned how to work very well under tremendous amounts of stress. Management did not believe in team work resulting in many unhappy employees. Co-workers eventually came around a started to work as a team (better late than never). The hardest part of my job was trying to communicate with a manager that was very tunnel vision resulting in making my own decisions (which turned out to be what I suggested to my manager from the beginning). The most enjoyable part of my job is that I was able to turn negatives into positives, leaving with new experiences that I incorporated into my job at INPEx.
OSP Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – July 8, 2014
The local office in Pittsburgh is very supportive. Over all I am self managed and a support to younger engineers on staff. The hardest part of the job involves the down time when work from the client slows. The most enjoyable part is the time spent in the field contributing to projects that have a long term impact on the communications service for the people of the City of Pittsburgh.
The most enjoyable part of my job is every aspect of outside plant engineering and training new engineers telephony.
Field Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Martinsville, VA – June 14, 2014
I have 19 years working in Telecommunications in the areas of Outside Plant Engineering, Project Management, Field Operations Management, preparing proposals, and construction/site acquisition specialist, permitting, and quality assurance.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – March 5, 2014
This company has made me grow in the OSP Engineering field. My hard work has been greatly compensated with benefits and with an outstanding salary. I thank the given opportunity to accelerate job positions and job security provided in a nine year span and counting.
Project Coordinator/ Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – July 12, 2013
My current job is unique for the industry. It is very flexible and allows me to have a great work life balance. I do contractor work for some of the major telecommunication companies such as Verizon or Time Warner Cable. I work from home and I make my own schedule. At times is very busy other times very slow. It's difficult to forecast my work load and often we're in lack of resources. I handle a variety of tasks from FTTP, HiCap BAU for a large area thus being exposed to a diverse and changing work environment, which keeps my work exciting and always interesting. The hardest part is security and work load forecasting, and often I have to travel for work and be away from my family of lengths of time. I do love my job but I need to be in a more stable environment with better growth opportunities
Field Supervisor/ Technician (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – April 4, 2013
Worked as a field technician & supervisor on multiple projects wiring new homes and Apartment /Condo complexes for (Telephone, Internet, and TV). I worked on installing all Cable, Telephone and Internet wiring, and installed switches and modems in main communication rooms. Reported back to management on a daily basis the progress made on projects. Worked with great team of guys that would look out for one another.