Cupertino Electric

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Cupertino Electric Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
4 Reviews
2.8
4 Reviews

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Cupertino Electric President and CEO John Boncher
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    Apprentice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cupertino Electric full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Every job is always behind. Fast or slow, everyone has to hurry up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I heard that the jobs were underbid a lot. This might be why were told that were behind all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with great people, but very few opportunities for advancement

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very professional, competent, and friendly people. Everyone from electricians to technical and administrative people are all top-notch. It is nice to work with people who are good at their jobs, and dedicated enough to get the job done in a timely manner. Compared to other companies on the stuffy conservative end of the spectrum - which is very common for construction companies - the atmosphere is pretty relaxed . Good benefits. Some good opportunities for training. A popular one is the "lunch and learn" program (lunchtime training sessions with free lunch.) Good advancement opportunities for project managers and electricians.

    Cons

    Essentially no opportunities for advancement for technical professionals. Extremely inflexible working hours. Very little positive feedback from management. More politics than such a mature, well established company should have. This is a is a good place for engineers to start their careers, but not to continue them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seasoned technical professionals would be more inclined to stay if you just gave them a few simple things: occasional "thank you" or "job well done!", opportunities to pursue work that interested them, flexibility in work style / hours / location, financial or benefit incentives to stay. You could retain these people with less effort and expense than it takes to replace them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - PM Development  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - PM Development in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cupertino Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for young professionals coming with an academic background
    Incredible company culture
    Reliable, frequent and deliberate direction from management

    Cons

    The industry can be stressful at times, and deadlines can be hard to manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great for Interns not so great for experienced professionals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay was good and the company in general treats their employees great with tiny little perks here and there.

    Cons

    The employees who have been there for 5 plus years. These employees usually supervisors or insecure newbies don't like new hires who have more experience and skills who can outperform them due to their outdated knowledge. They will find ways to get rid of any new talent that they see as a threat to their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to protect new employees who are being pushed out by the old and insecure senior workers. Find a way to co-exist or find a way to replace the old with the new. Only if you want the company to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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