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Baker Installations Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sick Juice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cable Installer in Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Cable Installer in Hazleton, PA

    I have been working at Baker Installations full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Pay (Good money to be made)
    -Seniority is the advancement so enjoy it as much as possible.

    Cons

    -Benefits
    -Advancement Opportunity
    -Communication Failure
    -Contradiction (For Ex.- Accomplish more units in less time.... but be safe!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a greater effort into strengthening your web of communication between corporate, regional heads, market heads, system supervisor and lead, down to individual tech. Network your company into a single economic structure rather than free floating satellite systems independent of each other and many issues would be resolved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    another cable job around the corner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cable Installer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cable Installer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Baker Installations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working alone and not by your boss

    Cons

    no family life, work work work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the co workers they run the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Installer

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

    I have been working at Baker Installations full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work great money company truck and gas card

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your techs more

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baker Installations

    Pros

    Gained skills in a trade that can be used anywhere.

    Cons

    At the mercy of the Cable Company.

  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Lorton, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Lorton, VA

    I worked at Baker Installations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place To Work But Don't Expect A Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Baker Installations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    management 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.

    Cons

    impossible 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 ManagementAdvice

    pay the median or above for you supervisors and managers. they deserve it. they make you a lot of money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Niles office is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cable Technician in Niles, OH
    Current Employee - Cable Technician in Niles, OH

    I have been working at Baker Installations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Baker Installations

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better! Don't let them go when they find out they have a health condition!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cable Installer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cable Installer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Baker Installations

    Pros

    Overtime if wanted.
    Company Truck.
    Company cellphone.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more techs or take less of a workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Installer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Baker Installations

    Pros

    The pay is decent. Benefits weren't bad.

    Cons

    Long hours. No family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the career minded employees and the money will come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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