Pros – They are a privately owned company. Most people are great. Making the some appropriate changes. Embraces technology. Takes care of their employees Field and Management.
Cons – Company lacks vision and direction. The divisions and departments are not unified there is strengths not being utilized. Change is usually driven as a reaction versus proactive drive.
Advice to Senior Management – Be prepared to run things on your own and take initiative in your own personal development. You will get little feedback. You can become what you want with this company but your mentors will need to be external candidates.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
“This company has me scratching my head, as they just don't get it or simply do not want to get it.”
Pros – You can usually find classes through the union's or electrical contractor's association chapter that the company will get you in at their cost if you ask. You will find yourself on a whole variety of projects.
Cons – Leadership is lost as they cannot communicate with one another, the owning partners feud in regards to power the president is unwilling to take control. Pay is well below the Chicago area averages. The company does not understand business operational procedures and is truly unable to tell anyone how well they performed over any year. There are no performance reviews and salary raises only happen out of economic necessity. There are "divisions" but the managers have no authority and there is no tier for individuals that want to grow in their career. There are no performance bonuses and no 401K or matching program, you will not know how well you are performing and because you are an "at will" employee they can end your employment with not reason given.
Advice to Senior Management – Work together and stop feuding. Teir out responsibilities to allow opportunity for employees to grow. Create a Human Resources division.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – If you can stay for at least a year, it makes easy to move on with Divane on your resume, but dont let anyone know your leaving or you will find it very difficult to fine another job.
Cons – Lack of leadership from the top down. Since the transition to the new management team there has been mass confusion. Basicly being the boss doesn't make you a good leader. Project Managers have no control over the field and with no control and the sky is the limit. The philsophy of replacing seasoned Project Managers with children directly out of college has created mass confusion.
Raises are non-existent. The leadership has become so greed any profits generated get divided among the new leaders. Theft from the field is pretty much the norm.
Advice to Senior Management – New leadership a must. Replace the bad apples whatever the cost.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company