CTIS (Cable Television Installation & Service)

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not good

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

I have been working at CTIS (Cable Television Installation & Service)

Pros

its a good place to learn a new trade

Cons

the knoxville office has their favorites and does not treat everyone equal especially girls in dispatch always on the phone with friends never can get thru to finish and close jobs to spend time with our families

Advice to ManagementAdvice

screen girls in dispatch need time with our family

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only work here if you have no where else to go

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    Current Employee - Cable Technician
    Current Employee - Cable Technician

    I have been working at CTIS (Cable Television Installation & Service) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The paychecks were on time, and did not bounce. You will learn about cable TV. The interviewer will try to clue you in by saying "This job isn't for everyone..." They'll probably hire you if you look strong, and can pass the drug and driving check.

    Cons

    Poor training - they offer training, but my trainer walked out/quit, and only after a few weeks of training, they put me in the field (this is common). There's plenty of yelling, high stress, broken equipment that's needed for the job, and performance pressure. Lots of 72 to 80 hour work weeks, and even with that you won't ever see their "performance bonus". If you ask about it, they say if you worked faster, you wouldn't have to work so many hours and you would see a bonus - ha, how original. The jobs that earn the performance bonuses are for their favorite techs. The job is minimum wage all the way. In the interview, they'll say you'll make much more, but in reality it's from all the overtime.

    The weekly safety meetings are a joke and put you behind schedule, and you will be expected to climb ladders and work in the wind/rain though the safety meetings say not to, but you'll have no choice if you want to make time and keep your job. Like the other reviewers say, they'll stick it to you when you leave by charging you high prices for the lost screw driver/drill bit, usually to the tune of $200. If you work here, make sure you have it in writing for each tool you receive, keep them at home, and use your own cheap tools instead. I've been here for 6 months and I'm done. The bad atmosphere comes from corporate and local management feels the heat too. They throw the word "fired" around like it's candy coming out of a Pez dispenser, and that tactic, along with the long hours and low pay, cause good people to quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better business model would be to hire more techs, or pay the good techs more, versus paying minimum wage and having an extraordinarily high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Soul Sucking Jerk of a regional manager

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    Former Employee - Technician  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Technician in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at CTIS (Cable Television Installation & Service) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get paid (decent money, could be better)

    Cons

    If the regional manager doesn't like you for any reason (maybe he just doesn't like your face?) he will threaten to fire you on a daily basis. You rarely get any time off and god forbid you get sick because they would rather you be sick and sprerading it in other people's homes than allow you to stay home and get better. They must HATE their employees because they treat them like garbage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new Regional Manager and start treating employees like people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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