Bergelectric Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Steady Job

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

    I have been working at Bergelectric full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For being a large corporation, the individual divisions have a "family run" feel to them. They recognize hard workers, and love to promote within. Very understanding of work/personal life, and willing to work with you if you let them know what's going on. Benefits are great, and there is a 401k program.

    Cons

    This is still a big corporation, and there is a lot of separation between CEOs, Presidents, Regional Managers, and the "lower ranking" rolls. Management will say a change or promotion will be made, and it will actually take months to years for that change to happen. Pay is mediocre... between cost of living, and monthly expenses I would never be able to purchase my own home.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employees, and follow through with "promises"


  2. Helpful (2)

    Berg is a disappointment to the working man.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Comm Tech in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Comm Tech in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bergelectric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -They usually have pretty consistent work.
    - I get paid most of the time...(Sometimes my check is short.)

    Cons

    -They offer no paid time off to field employees.
    -No sick time, No vacation and even the National holidays they recognize and are closed, field employees don't get paid.
    - Also they deduct from prevailing wage rates at $10 per hour when on public works projects and put it into a berg run hedge fund that you can not touch until you retire or are fired.
    -Health Benefits are a joke and cost too much for my family
    -Be prepared to travel at your own expense
    -Lots of paper work as a Foreman (white hat)

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be beneficial to have monthly meetings with the field employees to get an idea what works and what doesn't. Not just the upper management sitting in the office discussing some ideas and making it Berg Policy. Also please give field employees PTO, MTO and holidays like the rest of the corporations in the country. This kind of business practice is unethical and drives down the moral in the field which leads to poor performance and taking advantage of Berg with any opportunity that arises.


  3. Helpful (3)

    This company will chew you up and spit you out. No Loyality here. Safety is widely talked about. Speed is more important

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreman in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Foreman in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay money for work.

    Cons

    They dont pay all money that is due. You will be cheated out of every penny they can.

    Advice to Management

    Get ride of nepotism. Hire an unbiased safety coordinator that is independent of Berg.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Company has potential---however not at this time

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

    I have been working at Bergelectric full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with lots of potential once company figures out what direction they are going in. Great mixture of people of all ages working here. Flexible with time off.

    Cons

    Lack of training provided; Its all about "who you know" not what you know. Computer systems dates back to 1980. Lots of inconsistency in mgmt. lack of policies and procedures. Needs structure. Non-cohesive work environment.
    People and mgmt placed in position with lack of knowledge and training for it.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better on hands training with your employees. Your employees success is a reflection of your leadership. Mgmt needs to be aware there are alot of unhappy employees at Berg.
    Need to change the "sink or swim" unspoken mentality at work. (ALL employees I have come across feel this way)


  6. Helpful (1)

    Very professional and well organized.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Escondido, CA

    I worked at Bergelectric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality work and quality staff

    Cons

    No paid holidays or vacations for lower level employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't conduct lay-offs RIGHT before or DURING the holidays.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Bergelectric Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Detailer in Corona, CA
    Current Employee - Detailer in Corona, CA

    I have been working at Bergelectric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding National Corporate Electrical Contractor

    Cons

    No cons, just a top of the line place to work


  8. Helpful (4)

    All take and no give.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Bergelectric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only positive thing is that you EARN EVERY PENNY of your paycheck. You can expect to take your work home with you, and your stress will be evident to your family.

    Cons

    No consideration for the employees. Anything and everything that will benefit the company at any cost to another (employee, subcontractor, etc) must and will be done. No loyalty for those who have diligently sacrificed everything to prove themselves to the company. When you are all used up, you will be disposed of. Giving your life to the company is an expectation. This job comes first in your life, and your life comes last to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work for another company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great career opportunities in the commercial electrical construction field

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foreman Electrician in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Foreman Electrician in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at Bergelectric full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive pay, consistent work, Established and reputable company. Berg Electric has a consistent history of keeping the work coming for Electricians in the commercial electrical field. They have offices in many different states allowing for opportunities outside of California.

    Cons

    May drive far depending on location of the work. The majority of Bergs work typically resides within 1 hr of their office in each location. Some who live outside of this radius may find themselves driving 1-1/2 hrs or more each way which equates to less time with the family and sometimes added stress due to traffic and road conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep field employees closer to home. The economy and gas prices are a tremendous financial burden on all of us. Cutting employee benefits only makes working for berg less desirable and brings down the moral of the field employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    If your willing you'll will learn alot

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Bergelectric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corp takes great care of there employees and promotes leadership safe company to work for always thinking saftey first

    Cons

    you might have to drive (BFE0 very far to some of there jobsites but in this economy who's complaining you wanna work they got some

    Advice to Management

    IDK


  11. Helpful (1)

    Big Company with Small Feel...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Escondido, CA

    I worked at Bergelectric

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are given a lot of responsibility from an early point. It only takes 6 months to a year to understand what you need to do, no rigorous procedures. There enough knowledgeable people to help answer most questions. Most of the managers are pretty laid back and dont work you to death.

    Cons

    Though it is a nation-wide company, it is still pretty small. A lot of the management are relatives or close friends of the CEO's. There is an "inner-circle" type of work environment. So if you are not part of the "inner-circle" it can make you feel like you have to watch yourself more than you should. Also, some of the ideas of management are old-fashion and it hinders productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Update some of the office technology, bring in up-to-date software.



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