Hard work, long hours, low pay
Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Inspections Department – June 6, 2017
Nobody will say anything about overtime in the job interview, but you will be expected to work over 60 hours a week in the field. Nobody in the department has seen a real raise in over 3 years. Bonuses are jokes. There is no room for advancement because the company can't hold onto any decent new hires. The company will constantly switch employees between hourly and salaried, and will frame it as a raise every time but you will never make more money (sometimes, you'll make way less).
Getting to travel is cool at first, seeing so much of the country. It wears very quickly, since all the travel is planned entirely last-second (it is not uncommon to get assigned field work and book flights the day of departure). The company basically owns you Monday-Friday, and expects you to work every waking minute. You will never have any free time to do anything cool in any of the places you will go. All you will see is towers, cheap hotels (you won't get your own room, you will share hotel rooms with your coworkers), and the insides of your eyelids.
There is virtually no supervision or training. If you're smart, you'll get through it, learning as you go. If not, you will not be an effective employee and they will let you go.