Badger Daylighting

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Badger Daylighting Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience for Mid-Career Level Managers - If your helpful and you hustle.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Level Manager
    Current Employee - Mid Level Manager

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They tell you what they expect and then the ball is in your court to perform. They will provide you with all the necessary tools you need including a company truck (Ops Supervisor & Up) plus a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Senior management wants answers faster than you can get them sometimes. They do not seem to realize that some situations are beyond your control so you had better stay a step ahead of your bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down the urgency of everything and focus on training new/existing operators and also get our locations fully staffed. Pay Operators a 40hr minimum in order to retain them and have them go through the trucks when they are not out on a job. Drop the non-billable pay structure. Promote more from within the company and get a strong District Manager for each state to cover operational, sales & growth so we can keep building & adding trucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are very few. Pay is decent but they are paying you for a reason. Proprietary equipment is good but others are catching up fast and in some cases may have surpassed their technology.

    Cons

    Turn over, turn over, turn over at all levels. Operators are not paid salary, unless you can keep every unit working every day they quit. Keeping them working daily is impossible every day. It is all depends on contracts and you are only as good as the next deal you can win. Company does not provide very good training. They think a introduction after a week you should be able to go out and be a subject matter expert and set the world on fire. Then if you don't they walk in and fire you. Don't ask for help with the company. They tell you if you need anything ask. When you do your viewed as incompetent. The locations are run down and normally in bad areas because the company will not spend money for suitable business locations. It's about their beloved trucks and that's all. Use this to fill gaps in jobs but don't count on a long term career with this company. They are more concerned about propping up the stock price than running a successful company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your training and how your senior management interacts with others. You once had a great product and company. You have destroyed it over the last 2 years. Consider why that is taking place. Knee jerk reactions and firing people at the drop of a hat make the hostile work environment a terrible place to work. Open your eyes and see what is going on. Or if you choose keep them closed and let the competition continue to take market share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Operator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nobody looks over your shoulder. As close as it gets to being your own boss. Wonderful co-workers company wide. Everybody tries to help everybody. Decent pay in certain areas

    Cons

    Not enough work or very sporadic. Never know when the next check is coming or how much its going to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Badger needs a dedicated sales staff that does nothing but bring in business. Badger needs to advertise more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hydro Vac Operator in Durango, CO
    Current Employee - Hydro Vac Operator in Durango, CO

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money when working out of town

    Cons

    not very consistant work in some times of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new sales people to keep work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Let people go very often

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Millersville, MD
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Millersville, MD

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing fast and very nice people in corp office.

    Cons

    benefits are costly no sense of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better upper management that understand construction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company heading down the wrong path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Badger Daylighting

    Pros

    Strong market presence and growing safety culture. In 10 years with the company I have seen tremendous growth and a strong push in safety.

    Cons

    Gross mismanagement in the U.S. operations. Badger was built by the managers and the relationships they had with our customers. Most seasoned guys have been replaced with yes men who have no knowledge of the industry. This has lost badger countless years of experience and customer relations and driven a large share of business and former employees to the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees that run operations. Each area is it's own market and what works in one area will not work in the next. Employees feel that they can not give feedback for fear of termination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Recruited Area Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager
    Current Employee - Area Manager

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good service capabilities with the proprietary trucks

    Cons

    District Management has no clue how to treat customers or employees. Talked down to and yelled at only to be apologized to when they realize the are wrong. They have had numerous bad hires and justify it with the attitude of look at the positive they can read a blueprint, let's just ignore the personality issues when it comes to proper, professional communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire those who have potential, have proven themselves in some service type industry, or from within. You will run off the best employees when you have them reporting to someone that is less qualified than them, overload them with multiple position responsibilities because you won't hire a real staff, and/or let mid level and upper management talk down to area managers like they are a kid. Quit hiring engineers and accountants to manage multiple area managers who's job is to run a location and sales. Also, when someone turns a location around in the first full month, by over 300% month over month and even more year over year, don't threaten to not approve taking customers to lunch when you spent $20 in a month, and total expenses were less than 2% of revenue

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What started as a great company really went downhill with their treatment of employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager

    I worked at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are basically on your own, and can build business your own way. Working from a home office has its advantages.

    Cons

    Managers receive very little help from management. Management disregards the guys making it happen, they tell you how much you can make in bonus then always find a way not to give it to you. Always looking over your shoulder for when the company might be sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your appreciation of managers. Structure corporate management with people who have industry knowledge, not converted accountants. Best man, best truck is old. Badger attitude is that the customers need them, not the other way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great stock but horrible employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There really aren't too many. In over 2 years of employment, I witnessed too many employees treated like they were a dime a dozen and easily replaced. It's all about building more units and making the stockholders happy even when multiple offices increase their revenues by 70% year over year.

    Cons

    Cons are too many to list. If you want to be taken advantage of and used then replaced or not even given a chance to succeed then by all means seek employment with Badger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees & treat them with respect. Train them to succeed and promote from within instead of hiring every former co-worker so you can be surrounded by YES men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too many expectations and responsibilities for Area Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager

    I worked at Badger Daylighting full-time

    Pros

    As close to being in business for yourself and still work for a company.

    Cons

    The core role of Badger's business model is the Area Manager. Badger puts a tremendous amount of responsibilities and administrative requirements for that position to be as effective as expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build in administrative and fleet maintenance assistance to the Area Manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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