Dycom Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. Okay place to work

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    Former Employee - Office Administrative Support in North Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Office Administrative Support in North Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dycom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Casual, clean environment, no micromanaging. Flexible hours/scheduling. I enjoyed working for the company for the most part. Would work for them again in the future.

    Cons

    Health insurance plans could be better. Management could definitely be more positively responsive to instituting new ways of doing things. There ways are a bit antiquated and could use some improving.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better health insurance.


  2. From Bad to Worse!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Teams Hopefully new cool office (if it is ever done)

    Cons

    Horrible CIO Unprofessional, degrading work environment Slams in new half-thought out processes that cause major disruption then change the process day by day verbally further confusing everyone

    Advice to Management

    Seriously IT is a sinking ship. How much longer can you wait to right the ship?


  3. Fast pace, exposure to many aspects of the business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High energy staff, many opportunities for improvement, teams are very collaborative. Wages are competitive for the market. Tremendous growth and strong industry outlook.

    Cons

    Career opportunities are murky since it is such a lean organization to begin with.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees better by clearly stating objectives and strategic focus.


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  5. Wow! Dycom has not changed at all!

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    Former Employee - IT Guy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - IT Guy in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for the IT dept. of this company for several years and at the beginning it was good. Lots of exciting and simultaneous projects.

    Cons

    Based on what I heard and read everything went from bad to worse pretty quickly. I read all the reviews submitted by previous employees and I can't simply believe upper management has not tried to improve the environment.

    Advice to Management

    Dear upper management please read all the feedback and reviews entered by ex employees in this site.


  6. Steady growth and great area

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FLORIDA in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - FLORIDA in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady growth and solid performance Renovated state of the art work space and more coming for our IT team Professional co workers who pull together to get the job done Great area to live and work, traffic is minimal Competitive salaries for South Florida Open culture and town hall meetings are being held Involved with Community events, everyone has a chance to participate

    Cons

    While Benefits are comprehensive, Medical premiums could be lower


  7. Sweat shop

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    Former Employee - Designer in Springfield, VT
    Former Employee - Designer in Springfield, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, learn a skill

    Cons

    CAD Design Sweatshop, no 2 week notice, poor training, age discrimination, very low success rate for new hires, high churn, no work life balance


  8. Great place to learn, but not grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time

    Pros

    Get to learn the basics of many aspects of IT Good teamwork, friendly atmosphere between employees Most holidays off and paid Easy to converse with other teams and they will look to you when they need help (I consider that a big testament to how they feel about you)

    Cons

    Low pay compared to similar positions out there TONS of office politics Somewhat like high school...people watching, waiting to tattle on you.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let your employees grow. When people are held stagnant too long, they get bored and hungry. Feed them, or they'll find it elsewhere.


  9. Accounting/FInance department offers great potential to learn, environment for you to fail....

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Financial Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting/Financial Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dycom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -large corporation that stretches across US/Canada -a lot work to keep you busy -ability to learn a lot of financial systems

    Cons

    -No opportunity for true growth, just adding to your workload while keeping the same responsibilities regardless of how many people you manage or level of your promotion -you will get worked INTO THE GROUND....weekends/nights until 7-8pm and the compensation DOES NOT equal the time you put in. Imagine being an auditor during "busy season" at Year-End...this is DYCOM YEAR-ROUND -The place is like high school where people spread rumors and talk amongst their "clicks". I know all work places have a variation of this, but the level that it happens here is absurd -any idea you have that may be beneficial or have a great impact on the organization is shot by management because all they care about is reporting quarterly to the investors! -Benefits are awful -Hardly any PTO/vacation time -Good luck interviewing at other companies....you will basically have to save your PTO/vacation specifically for this as the schedule is not flexible at all -Only the "teachers pets" are allowed to take personal calls or surf the internet at work during the day. If you are ever seen not working, you will be scolded like you are a 5 year old

    Advice to Management

    Any advice given here would never be considered by management....but loosen the chain a little bit on your employees and you will see a whole different vibe/work ethic


  10. Good place for IT

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    Current Employee - IT Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time

    Pros

    Working with cool technology. Pretty fun place to work - pot lucks, world cup watching, etc. Good IT management - they actually understand technology.

    Cons

    Pay is average to below average. Lack of planning at subs creates emergencies for IT. Need to learn things on your own - need more training.

    Advice to Management

    Need more training. Get subs to communicate better.


  11. Great skill builder, but it will wear you out.

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    Current Employee - IT Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a large construction company, Dycom puts a lot of emphasis on technology. There is a full-sized IT department that covers many different areas. They are't afraid to spend money on implementing new, cutting-edge solutions. Tons of exposure to different technologies and vendors that will build your skill set and resume faster than any company I've seen. Fun group of people to work with.

    Cons

    After working there a while, you realize the place is utter insanity. Everything is an emergency and it feels like you are constantly scrambling and under pressure to get things done last minute due to someone else's poor planning or unrealistic deadlines. The CIO is very personable and friendly up front, but is known for facilitating drama in the IT department and will purposely put different groups against each other. Insane hours without overtime pay (I worked many 70-80 hour work weeks). No work-life balance, received many phone calls after-hours, late at night, and during the weekend in a non-management role. Pay is mediocre compared to industry standards, benefits are "OK" but nothing to write home about. Sick days are taken out of vacation days. However, the place is so busy that you feel like you aren't able to even use the paid days off you are given with fear of falling behind in your responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that not everything can be "Priority #1" and that sometimes you need to have patience. Put more focus on employee work-life balance. Stop feeding into drama and arguments among employees and encourage co-operation between the matrix teams. Set realistic deadlines and keep a steady direction rather than changing the projects around every week.



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