SITE SPECIALIST DEVELOPMENT (Former Employee) – Minnesota – February 19, 2019
Worked first as an IC; and after 6 months, was hired a FT employee. Pretty much completed my site acquisition projects and was laid off. It's pretty much as expected in the telecom game. My lead and sub-lead were reasonable in their expectations and helpful. It's a tough business, but that was understood going in. The only fault was that when my project was about done, and the workload down to where they couldn't pay me to work on such a reduced project level, is that they didn't offer to transfer me to another project--even if it meant they'd expect me to relocate--it was never offered. I led my team in finishing sites, working remotely; but was let go without any chance of being transferred. Other than that, it was a good job while it lasted.
Good help from the lead/sub-lead
I did well, but wasn't offered a transfer as the project load dimininshed
Tower Technician (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – January 29, 2019
It was a good working environment where you get to work with different people with unique diversed knowledge. Thus, it could be very challenging at time when you need to communicate your own idea to your team members. However, it is so interesting.
It is a good working environment where you get to meet good people.
Getting to do things differently and proactively are usually a challenge.
Productive and challenging work environment that can be rewarding
Sub-Lead / Lead (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 26, 2019
Working with my team of specialists and my direct manager has been a very rewarding experience. Our manager challenges our team effectively to hit our goals and provides a great work enviornment. A new CEO however has implemented new changes at the executive level which and has begun to implement their own agenda and therefore dismissing certain employees that have been a great asset to the company.
Worst company I ever worked for, they do not care about anyone.
Quality Auditor (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, GA – January 24, 2019
I had a bad experience with SAC, my father was ill at the time of my employment and I needed to take time off to be with him and I contacted HR to take a leave of absence because my direct manager was on leave. HR approved my leave but the following day I was getting text from my mangers manager saying he was firing me even though I had my leave approved by HR.
Specialist Site Development (Project Management) (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 3, 2018
Personal experience does not apply to all teams across SAC but the supervisor I worked under was not qualified to run a team. They were a micro-manager that avoided leading the team and spent their time chastising and negatively coaxing their staff. They were also petty and vindictive towards staff.
Accounting Associate (A/P) (Contract) (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 22, 2018
Everyone I met was a contractor with little hope, too much workload and crazy deadlines. There was no time to meet people and any socializing was frowned upon. The turnover rate was crazy fast and everyone was a contractor spanning from 2 month long to 18 months long with no hope of being converted.
terrible hours, crazy deadlines and absolutely no benefits
Poor Middle-Management, White Boys Club at an Exec Lvl
Operations (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 22, 2018
Stay away unless you're desperate!
Allow me to paint the picture for you. Imagine a company rotten from the head, hiring cheap labor, recent college graduates, or very experienced workers at low salaries. In my role I interacted intimately with HR and Executives on a day to day basis, and its well known that the company hired younger for cheaper. You can tell that by the personnel.
The people that are paid wages, were there at least 5+ years, in addition to the over paid VPs, Directors, etc Middle Management and High Level Executives are all internal referrals for one another
In short, it's a sub-par start for entry level, consider to be micro managed by who you report to. And know that advancement is a game of nepotism. No Career Advancement unless they want you too.
Lack of professionalism and structure, Human Resources supports current company trends without a real focus on personnel support.
pay, overpaid VPs, poor decisions from management, High turnover
Tower Foreman (Current Employee) – Renton, WA – October 17, 2018
No opportunity for advancement at this company. I enjoyed working there until the new Regime took over and started to change policies and take money form the men that do the work in the Field that keep the office doors open.
Tower Foreman (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – August 29, 2018
Training in Schaumburg was great. Besides that, the company is a mess. Serious lack of organization from market to market. Site VQA's are scheduled 3-5 days out from starting a site, despite not having any materials or missing BOM items. Very uncertain work schedule. Seems like a revolving door for employees who either are new and not used to the industry, or, for those woth experience who cant handle the lack of organization. Stay away!
Lack of Organization, endless paperwork, not enough suppprt / knowledge among peers and management