Easily the worst company I've ever worked for.
Locator Technician (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – November 20, 2018
It's all about the numbers. It matters not if a ticket requires marking out multiple utilities spanning several blocks, and it takes you two to three days, you will get scolded for not working enough tickets. I've never come across so many sociopaths in a company.
Ontarget was a locating company stationed in New England. This company was surprisingly decent to work in comparison to USIC. When USIC bought them out in the middle of the summer of 2018, things began to change for the worst. Perhaps the two biggest changes was taking a 30% pay cut, and not being paid as I'm driving to and from work, which was a great incentive, especially for on calls which was automatic overtime.
With USIC, all these incentives were removed. I got paid less, the pay didn't start until I arrived at the work site, no more overtime for being on call. The worst part was the over night on call. You could be awoken up at 2 AM in the night, drive 2 hours back and forth, but only got paid for 15 minutes, because that's how long it took you to do the job. UNBELIEVABLE. If there was any reasonable incentive to motivate a person to at least be willing to be disturbed at such an ungodly time of the night, it's gone. Forget EA, Microsoft, or [insert hated company's name here], USIC is by far the worst company I've ever come across.
If there was a company I'd truly wish to go bankrupt, it would be this one.
Everything, except the overworked employees.