Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – August 3, 2018
This is literally the BEST job I've ever had.The people are hilarious jokesters yet know when to be serious, professional, and get things done. Pay and benefits are the best I've seen thus far. Dennisse (Office Manager) has to be the absolute best and caring boss anyone could ever have. She's a true blessing to any and everyone. The office overall is still growing, but its a great start for anyone willing to learn!
1 hour lunch, company parties/ luncheons, great staff
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – September 15, 2017
The workplace was serious when it was time to be serious but it was relaxed when the moment called for it. I learned more about clerical work and professionalism. Both of which I can actually use for the next job I apply for. It was overall a great experience. Management was very helpful, they worked with me when I didn't understand something. The hardest part of the job was taking on a bunch of stuff all at once and trying not to mess up. The easiest part of the job was the reports and clerical work and keeping stock and maintenance
Field Engineer (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – August 3, 2017
I actually loved working here its was a lot of fun and met some amazing people i would recommend this job to any of my friends. i left because of the scheduling and time i need to be at home weren't right overall i rate this job 80% great and 20% to much hours.
Different than any job I have ever had. not bad but very different.
Field Inspector (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – April 14, 2017
The office manager is the best of all time. The overall manager is also good but very intellectual; hard to talk to and very busy. This job can be very physically demanding. Mostly you wait for hours then work like crazy for 15 minutes. Coworkers vary; some are excellent and some are condescending. The nuclear density machines are a little scary. Absurd amount of confusing paperwork to support your findings. You will never get a raise but they constantly ask you for more responsibility. They will train you. You meet a lot of good people. Some contractors cheat and you have to watch them. Overall not a bad job if the money was better.
Money by way of almost ridiculous overtime. Generally people are good.
I worked as an administrative assistant at UES. I handled new hires and terminations, filed, entered data, created graphic design content (which was not part of the position, but I had a Photoshop certification), and other typical office responsibilities. I shared an office with another person, but could listen to my music as I worked and keep to myself. Nobody micromanaged me in the least and it was up to me to set my own pace and get everything done. I could work from home pretty easily if I didn't finish everything. The job was pretty flexible overall. I only worked three days a week, but that was by choice, and it would have been easy to me to ask for a steady full-time position with guaranteed hours. You do not have to be scheduled at UES and instead come in Monday-Friday and fill out a time card, and there is no lack of hours. I did not spend enough time at UES to say much for benefits or requesting time off, but as far as my position went, my pay was good and my hours were secure and I liked the independence of the job.
Independent work environment, guaranteed hours, good pay, lack of micromanagement
Not a lot of room for change, not always something new to learn, could be very boring at times
Testing Technician (Former Employee) – S. Florida – March 9, 2017
I worked for UES without certifications for months and was showed the ropes by a senior technician for a day before being sent out to multiple construction projects on my own. No education in plans reading, inspecting welds, reinforcing steel etc. and zero certifications. You're basically a billing tool for UES to invoice its customers and they're cheating said customers by providing uneducated personnel. Luckily I'm self motivated and therefore self taught.
I worked the entire quarter before resigning and UES withheld my earned profit sharing in spite. Not to mention making $10/hr. as an FDOT QC Manager (A $60k/yr. position) on two projects while also being the Sr. Tech. responsible for multiple Jr. Tech.'s who didn't care to do their jobs as required and daily onsite testing. I complained to UES management about the Jr. Tech's lack of performance; however, as mentioned above they are simply billing vessels and they continued to under-perform.
If you're not dedicated to a single job expect to rush all over tarnation due to multiple job sites and lack of proper scheduling. I'd be at Lake Okeechobee for a concrete pour at 10 AM and expected to be in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale at 12 PM for another.
Flexible schedule, some days harder than others. I have learned how to manage my time, be more responsible and useful doing more than one job at the time. Co-workers are very happy and familiar and they help each other. The hardest part of this job is : (Learn the fastest as you can and as much as you can in a very short time). Most enjoyable part of the job. The hours, and the co-workers.
Technician (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – July 29, 2016
If you have a family or a life in general, you can kiss them goodbye. You will be worked beyond exhaustion and then asked to do more. Pay Scale is not competitive. No money for raises but plenty of money to buy hundreds of Under Armor shirts for office staff. No real training or guidance. Benefits are horrible. I would not recommend this company to a slave.
Management, no work/life balance, verbally abusive when overworked