Install Temporary Lighting ,set Transformers and disconnect pannels bend and install conduit then pull wire and connect to pannel boxes. job consists of extremely Heavy eqipment and took alot of stregth .on average 14 hrs a day
Bad management , unrealistic expectations, bad eye for talent
Mechanic/Formen (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – February 23, 2018
Never get a raise or bonus. Don’t like you challenging there ways. Ran by old men that own the stock and appoint themselves to rediculous corporate positions to further suck up all the profit. Then they force you to use there prefab so they can steal hours of your job. They also rent all equipment they own to the job to further steal from your profits and spend nothing on raises or bonuses.
The people I worked with I have so much respect for. I gave 100% of myself and it looked like it was recognized. Management on the other hand saw differently. We still have so far to go it seems but I loved the experience, learned a lot from some good people. All I can say is thank you for the opportunity.
great place to both learn and work, employees good people who don't mind showing you anything
I guess its not for everyone. What more can I say?
Electrician (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 24, 2017
A lot of these construction companies are the same. Watson's downfall is the paid vacation and holidays but at least they have them. Only one week paid vacation and seven holidays after your first year with the company. No sick days. They do however, make up for it with their benefits package and there is plenty of opportunity for overtime. Not a bad gig when you compare it to a lot of places.
Low pay for the guys in the apprenticeship program. Definitely not enough to live off of. They have a messed up way for compensating you for travel time. One job site I was on I had to travel an hour and a half to get there. That's 3 hours round trip and you barely get anything for it. If you're looking to learn this is definitely not the place to work for. They frown up newbies in the industry and will do everything to make your job harder on you.
A lot of indecent people, low pay, next to nothing travel compensation.
HELPER/APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 16, 2017
Not a real good place to work if you're looking for advancement. The hours are okay but the pay is not up to standards for an electrician. The management shows favoritism towards those who are relatives and family friends.
some job were great some not so great. depends on what job and what management you have. its a good place to work most of the time its really a competitive and cut throat company but you get out what you put in.
short breaks if any, also they go through So many employees you can't keep up with who's coming and going
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 19, 2017
My job at watson was one of the most productive place to work for not only my work skills improved but my way of treating people and how to deal with the customer improve as well so I really love working for this company
For me I learned a lot from Watson most of as ll how to The charge of a situation at hand and only proceed if it's safe Watson is a very no tolerance to not practicing safety .They have a safety talk three times a day so you can go home to your family uninjured .
I had a good experience here. Went from helper to Electrical Coordination. The branch manager was great. I dealt with a lot of contractors, engineers, and vendors. I got experience in Navisworks and Revit. It was a great time to learn these two.
Electrician Helper (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – August 13, 2016
A typical work day started with a safety meeting on conditions for the day, job layouts. I learned some wiring, conduit piping, lighting, outlet and switch installation, and operation of platform scissor lifts - 1 and 2 man.