Badger Daylighting Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Franchise (Act UNDERGROUND) Could pay more for the amount of hours and hard work we perform on a daily basis.

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    Current Employee - Swamper in Henderson, CO
    Current Employee - Swamper in Henderson, CO

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Fallow Osha standards for hearing test.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting

    Pros

    Fast paced, high energy, growing company.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Stay As Far Away As Possible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheyenne, WY

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Run, do not walk, away from this company

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    Current Employee - Full Time Worker in Pittsboro, IN
    Current Employee - Full Time Worker in Pittsboro, IN

    I have been working at Badger Daylighting

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

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    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
  8. Great place to work

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    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 a 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
  9. Great Job

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    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
  10. Let people go very often

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    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 a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company heading down the wrong path

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    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

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