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  • Helix Electric update
    11 days ago

    Check out Helix Electric's most recent newsletter which spotlights the Wharf project in DC! This $2 billion mixed use project will include 15,000 light fixtures, over 9,500 lineal feet of lighting which is nearly the size of 32 football fields! Check out the details of this project project along with others by visiting:

  • Helix Electric update
    17 days ago

    Did you know that Helix overall ranks among the top contractors with the most engaged workforce? That’s because we value and challenge our employees while offering some of the best career growth opportunities available. We retain and hire the best of the best and our success is reflective of their efforts!


Helix Electric – Why Work For Us?


Helix Electric was founded in 1985 based on the unique vision of creating a team-oriented and employee-empowered corporate culture. From the start, two words, “opportunities” and “challenges” have been staples in the company lexicon. They were embraced quite literally and when combined with consistent, competitive performance, helped fuel Helix’s power to perform.

Today, Helix is an established industry leader. Our company has expanded to multiple locations and through our remote capabilities, we are accessible to customers in the most important markets in the United States. We feature a comprehensive breadth of service offerings. Through methods of design-build, construction and engineering, we continually seek ways to improve productivity of installation and quality of electrical systems in diverse industries, including:

  • Commercial & Retail
  • Correctional
  • Design-Build
  • Education
  • Government & Military
  • Healthcare & Biotech
  • Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Industrial
  • Mission Critical
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation

By possessing the right management structure and by deploying the best manpower — all of whom commit to each job with confidence — Helix Electric satisfies traditional electrical construction needs and modern ones, like renewable energy.

At Helix Electric, our mission is to Achieve Extraordinary Results for:

  • OUR CLIENTS by providing services of exceptional value
  • OUR EMPLOYEES by presenting opportunities for growth
  • OUR COMPANY by delivering profitable performance

By adhering to our core values — hard work, teamwork, safety, integrity, innovation and community — we can achieve such goals.

Helix Core Values

  • We will not compromise on quality and safety.
  • Each individual accepts responsibility and will be accountable for achieving extraordinary results.
  • Advancement will be based solely on performance.
  • We will recognize, reward, and provide opportunities for those who excel.
  • Every person in the company is an important member of the team.
  • We will maintain a culture of mutual respect, trust, openness and candor.
  • New ideas are encouraged, considered and responded to in a timely manner.
  • Valued relationships with our customers and vendors are critical to our long-term success.
  • We are committed to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.


Helix Electric’s success reflects the strength of our talented and dedicated workforce. We strive to achieve excellence in all areas of construction, beginning with our commitment to building an exceptional team of employees. We seek bright, intelligent, goal-oriented, and energetic individuals who can match the enthusiasm, commitment and passion that define our workplace culture — a workplace nominated as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal.

Life at Helix

As one of the most successful electrical contractors in the United States, Helix Electric has established itself as a leader in the industry. Helix consistently attracts and retains the industry’s top performers. This is attributable to how we support and engage our employees investing in every level of their careers. We believe that the most driven and successful professionals desire to work on diverse, exciting projects where they will be challenged and have the opportunity achieve their career goals. With numerous locations across the country, Helix supports high-profile projects allowing our employees to:

  • Apply their skills at the highest levels
  • Assume greater project responsibility and control
  • Challenge themselves and their co-workers to achieve extraordinary results
Compensation and Benefits

Helix is pleased to reward our hardworking, motivated employees with competitive salary and benefits which include:

  • Medical & Dental Plans
  • Vision Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Leave
Helix University

Helix employees interested in advanced learning while working in a challenging environment have an excellent resource in Helix University. Our instructors continuously develop curriculums and training materials designed to cultivate the skills and knowledge of Helix employees, enabling them to grow both personally and professionally. This emphasis on the talent development of our employees enables Helix to maintain its status among the top electrical contractors in the United States.

Helix Electric Reviews

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  • Paid for Performance - think like an owner and you'll be successful.

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    I have been working at Helix Electric full-time (more than 3 years)


    You must enjoy working in a fast paced environment to work here. The executive team is approachable. To be successful you have to think like a business owner and act like one everyday. If you don't fit the profile, you will struggle in the "Helix culture." If you're programmed to think and act like an entrepreneur, you will be very successful and do well financially. I personally love the culture, the career opportunity, the core values, compensation and the people I work with. Love the financial stability and future outlook of Helix Electric!


    You're responsible for creating work/life balance for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant problem for all organizations...communication. Be clear and concise about the strategic goals and involve everyone in the vision. Empower people.

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Helix Electric Interviews

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015

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    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Helix Electric in June 2014.

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    I was first contacted on linkedin and the recruiter was very nice. She asked me about my availability and once we found a common time to talk she explained to me all about what the job would entail. If i can just use this to view other glass door salaries and interview expereinces that would be great..ya

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Private
Industry Construction, Repair & Maintenance

Helix Electric has coiled itself around the very core of the electrical contracting business in the Southwest. One of the US's largest electrical contractors, the company focuses on design/build, engineering, and installation projects. Its services include electrical, fiber optic cable, energy management system, emergency power system, electric fence, and voltage substation... More

Mission: At Helix Electric, our mission is to Achieve Extraordinary Results for:

OUR CLIENTS by providing services of exceptional value
OUR EMPLOYEES by presenting... More

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