Baker Installations
2.8 of 5 11 reviews
Baker-installations.com Pittsburgh, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 5, 2014

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Frederick Baker

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Installer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to work great money company truck and gas card

    ConsLong hours no life outside of work. Manages need to listen to techs

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp your techs more

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    Great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGained skills in a trade that can be used anywhere.

    ConsAt the mercy of the Cable Company.

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    A Good Example Where Upper Management DOES NOT CARE About The People In the Field!

    Warehouse Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Lorton, VA

    ProsIf they have an opening they will take you right away.

    ConsIf you are not upper management in PA, you are just another employee to them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the folks in the field who make your company happen. I remember when you came to our Lorton, VA location, you didn't even bother to talk to the cable technicians who make your business. You only cared about the people who worked in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To Work But Don't Expect A Career

    Operations Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Prosmanagement is flexible with schedules and takes your opinion in to account. fun atmosphere without the usual "p.c." regulations you find around in-house companies.

    Consimpossible to move up unless someone dies. you should expect to stay in your position for a loooong time. evaluations are nit-picked and they're extremely greedy with decent performance raises.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay the median or above for you supervisors and managers. they deserve it. they make you a lot of money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Niles office is great

    Cable Technician (Current Employee)
    Niles, OH

    ProsGood money, good co-workers/technicians, good management, You get rewarded for your work whether it be time off or bonus. If your a good tech, you get some lee-way. paid training, gas, vehicle to take home, tools, and just about anything you need they will assist in making you a good tech.

    Conslong hours, working in slums, being dirty, some of the customers you encounter can be rough but everyone loves the cable guy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo far so good. More advertisement to get more techs. Lets work on getting off the long hours and working 4 10's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Better hope you don't get hurt or sick!!

    Cable Technician (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsBenefits, pay, nothing, nothing, nothing, company truck, gas card, incentives

    ConsHours, don't ever get hurt or find out you have a health condition because they will let you go!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better! Don't let them go when they find out they have a health condition!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked

    Cable Installer (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsOvertime if wanted.
    Company Truck.
    Company cellphone.

    ConsVery long weeks, sometimes up to 75 plus hours mandatory overtime.
    Low base pay and rarely hit bonus.
    Over a year in the company and not a single raise or performance review.
    Never a consistent schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more techs or take less of a workload.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours.

    Installer (Former Employee)
    Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsThe pay is decent. Benefits weren't bad.

    ConsLong hours. No family life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the career minded employees and the money will come.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Baker has been an exceptional place for me to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBaker is a leader in their field, they seem to have the correct people in place to make working for them enjoyable. I see a long relationship between myself and Baker Installations.

    ConsThe biggest con I find in working with a mid sized company like Baker is they do not have a retirement plan for the employees nor do they match any 401k contributions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work for this company and you will have no personal life.

    Cable Installer (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you are a good installer with overtime and bonuses you can make alot of money for such a entry-level job. Pay increases are tied to bonuses. I happened to be very good at this job and was making alot of money each month.

    ConsYou work six days a week. I rarely had less than 60 a week and had several 70 hr weeks. Also unless you live in a big city and there is a lot of contracting work there, you could have a long commute time which they don't pay for. Also your intitial pay depends on where they hired you. I once had to go to Parkersburg WV to do work and the cable technicians there started at $3 an hour less than I did. YOU WILL HAVE NO TIME OFF and NO PERSONAL LIFE.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to give your employees more time off. There has to be a better way to manage you employees so you won't have to pay that overtime, if you could do that I'm sure you would be a lot more profitable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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