Telcom Construction Employee Reviews

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lots of travel
Cable Splicer (Former Employee) –  Marion, IAJune 13, 2018
I enjoyed working at Telcom construction I worked throughout the state and always enjoyed meeting new faces wished the job could have lasted a little longer.
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Just dont do it.
Tower Technician (Former Employee) –  Medina, OHMay 22, 2018
You WILL work as a tower technician. It is an incredibly rush, you spend each day hundred of feet in the air on a cell phone tower; hanging lines, antennas, radios, building them from the ground up is all part of the job. It will be in like anything you've ever done and it is somethimg only a select few have the ability to face.

This job is an adrenaline junkies dream, but it has many drawbacks. Many guys there are stuck at the starting pay rate ($14) for YEARS. Management has no accountability and no one in the office has any concept of what they are asking of their men because they have never climbed a tower. You will work year round, in the rain, ice, snow, scorching sun, in 40mph winds that fight you at every turn. A dropped tool will kill someone. There is no bathroom at 400' (obviously). Your tear ducts will freeze in the winter, and in the summer there is no shade above the trees. You WILL be anywhere from Indiana to Pennsylvania to Kentucky, you will never know how long your days will be or where you will end up. You will work 7 days a week through the holidays, you will not see your family.

The job is great, but the company makes it horrible. There are many other tower companies that will pay you better, give you more affordable insurance, match your 401k, give you more than a week of PTO, and will offer actual raises. Don't work for Telcom, shop around to find a better company.
Pros
The adrenaline rush.
Cons
Poor pay with rare and small raises, expensive insurance, very little PTO, no advancement.
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Great company to work for
Administration Clerk (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, MNApril 5, 2018
The workplace is a very relaxed and pleasant place to work. The work load changes during the Seasons as Summer is our busiest time. Enjoy my coworkers and management.
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Great company
field tech (Current Employee) –  MinnesotaJanuary 27, 2018
The projects are very well planned and managed so it's not frustrating like other places I have worked. They treat the field guys with respect and the equipment is kept in great condition. Guys I work with are really good and fun to be around.
Pros
company is well run
Cons
sometimes you have to work nights or weekends
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overall
Equipment Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, MNJanuary 9, 2018
they don't want to pay a fare wage and try to pay you as little as possible. you are expected to know what to do right from day one even if you have never done that type of work before. and if you are not a yes man they will move you from crew to crew til you either bend to them or quit.
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Working for Telcom
Splicer Coax/Cable Splicer (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, MNJanuary 4, 2018
Driving, sometimes involving long distance to each location. At times it is necessary to stay overnight while cutting fiber remote cut overs for outline areas to give high speed internet.
Pros
Paid Expences
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Good people
Bore Crew Laborer (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NESeptember 25, 2017
Its not a bad place to work at but the high ups are more worried about there own pocket books then the wellbeing of there employees.
Slow to take action
Pros
good people
Cons
Poor High ups
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Enjoyable
Equipment Operator (Current Employee) –  Elko, MNAugust 22, 2017
I spend 60 hours a week working for telcom. I find the work to be enjoyable and the employees are all great people. The supervisors are usually good at coomunicating there ideas.
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Telcom
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Des Moines, IAMarch 11, 2017
Telcom is a Company were you go to obtain the training and knowledge that you need to go work for a better company that'll pay you what you're worth..
Cons
Not promoting from within
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4.0
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Great travel and people
Pipeline and underground utility locator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 4, 2017
Install underground utilities using bore rigs and excavators and plows
I locate the existing underground utilities to ensure we do not damage these facilities, also use vacctron to hydrovacc lines and ensure safe digging.
Pros
get to travel and see different states
Cons
Not great if you have a family
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An alright place to work
Heavy Equipment Operator /truck driver (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, MNOctober 10, 2016
An alright place to work if you don't mind being away from home. The hours are good and the pay is alright but no paid holidays and a lot of paperwork. They need to work on management to employee communication.
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Dont pay people what they are worth and care more about sub contractors than own employees
Operator (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEApril 21, 2016
When they promise you what they will pay you, it never happens. They take money from you despite never signing a waiver you promised to sign expecting to be paid what you were told in agreement to sign. Sub contractors are top priority then the employees because Telcom gets a certain percentage regardless. Hard to move up especially into management's position, they'll hire outside help with none to little experience, rather then promoting within to people with experience. The worst mechanic you will ever find! Has no cdl and tries to tell you what a red flag is and how you won't be put out of service. They guy is so stupid, he literally duct taped battery terminals down and the tape caught fire. Has no equipment mechanic ability. Uses tranny oil to replace hydraulic oil in everything. Things equipment wise did get better when Dycom baught them out, but still won't buy 4 wheel drive or diesel trucks! Pay is some of the worst in this field of work, and tell people they are max at their pay skill all the time! Some of the supervisor don't know how to do their jobs and leave you to figure things out in the field yourself, and never have locates called in or refreshed. I can keep going and going, I recommend going to another compnay.
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plenty of work, lots of overtime, plenty of room for advancement
Heavy Machinery Operator/ Laborer (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, MNOctober 4, 2014
great job if you are single, plenty of travel, lots of money.
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Exteamely difficult work culture to deal with.
CDL Class A Driver/ laborer (Current Employee) –  Clearwater, MNSeptember 23, 2014
this company is one of many out there, they are not the worst or the best
Pros
lots of hours
Cons
poor training and communication
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Fun and enjoyable work outdoors
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Clearwater, MNMay 6, 2014
I learned how to troubleshoot the new LTE equipment being deployed into cellsites through all the major vendors
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Lots of work
Telecommunications Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 4, 2014
Not enough knowledgable Field Managers to assign to day and night crews so, those who were, worked 36-40 hr shifts at times. Lots of work and quality equipment.
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4.0
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productive
Administrative Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJuly 7, 2013
AR billing for vendors, orientation of new employees, coding materials used
• Account Payable/ Receivable
• Billed, Scanned, Enter Data into Timberline
• Create vouchers and receive invoices from sub contractors

Everyone worked as a team to get the work done.
Pros
Teamwork
Cons
Position should have been extended
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