Badger Daylighting Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Great place to start your career.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They will give you all the tools needed to be successful.

    Cons

    Sometimes long and irregular hours.


  2. All those negative reviews are right on

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good luck finding any because when you have your head too deep in your mid-range orphus, the prospects are not bright.

    Cons

    All the inexperienced upper management comments involving sales and business development? Yep, all due to the pathetic lack of leadership, points right to the guy with the huge Canadian wart on his nose. Have that thing removed, makes you look like Pinnochio.

    Advice to Management

    surgery for the one guy at the very least


  3. Account Manager/BD Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, company phone, company truck and bonus program

    Cons

    Unexperienced management has put my region in serious trouble.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Area Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Up and down industry in a super competitive market


  6. No Upper Management Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is adequate, company vehicle, benefits are fair. There is little or no support from upper management. If you are looking for an opening in your area, you won't have to wait long. Turnover is constant.

    Cons

    Badger has specific sales territories, but upper management looks the other way when trucks from neighboring territories work inside your area, and drain off revenue, and work for your operators.

    Advice to Management

    Training and an system for development of managers. Firing employees without warning is a Badger Company tradition. Stay away from this company!


  7. Franchise (Act UNDERGROUND) Could pay more for the amount of hours and hard work we perform on a daily basis.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swamper in Henderson, CO
    Current Employee - Swamper in Henderson, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get as many hours as you want. Work with bet cool people.

    Cons

    Not paid well enough for the hard work we do. Owner is way too cheap.

    Advice to Management

    Fallow Osha standards for hearing test.


  8. Great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, high energy, growing company.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Stay As Far Away As Possible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, that's about the only pro here. This company is all about themselves and promoting their "fantastic hydrovac" and building more of them. Employees are treated as easily replaceable and disposable.

    Cons

    Tons of cons. Managers try to pin you down so you can't expand in the company and so you won't get raises. Management is usually someone who has no field experience and acts like they know what your job is about. Management is always pinching pennies (to an extreme) to where it is a daily fight to try and get your safety equipment. If you don't have the right tools for a job they tell you to pretty much get it done. They will easily overwork you over your 14 hour a day DOT regulation or over your 70 hour a week regulation. As soon as you say no to something for safety or DOT regulations they get pissed off at you and either starve you or fire you. Job security is not an aspect here. They expect you to break and bend laws so you can get all the jobs done that week, yet on weeks where you only get 20 hours and answer every call they don't ever offer to give you a 40 hour guarantee. This company is a "you scratch our back and feel lucky we allow you to scratch our back" kind if company. Run, do not walk away from this company. Open lines of communication with management are pretty much like talking to a wall, yet you're expected to do everything they ask of you. They promote lying on your driver logs. Favoritism is blatantly apparent within the shop.

    Advice to Management

    Fix everything that I stated in the con's and this may be a good company.


  10. Run, do not walk, away from this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Worker in Pittsboro, IN
    Current Employee - Full Time Worker in Pittsboro, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with non management is wonderful. Very friendly people who will do anything for their teammates.

    Cons

    Salary is ridiculous. Everyone is frightened of management. Non management workers are treated with little to no respect. A lot of decent and hard working people have left due to health problems arising from stress. The conditions are so bad that residents in the immediate surrounding area are advising friends and family not to apply. Truly sad.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow the little people to endure insults and abuse.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Badger Daylighting full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.



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