SureWest Communications

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Plant Service Technician

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Former Employee - Plant Service Technician I  in  Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Plant Service Technician I in Sacramento, CA

Pros

Work independently.
Work with great people.
Great benefits.
Great corporate culture.
Good work/life balance.
Entry-level to high mod-level management is trust worthy (i.e. the managers you are most likely to deal with.)

Cons

Work in all kinds of weather.
Work in homes that vary greatly in terms of cleanliness (some people are pigs)
Work on Saturdays on a rotational basis if you do not have adequate seniority.
Recently bought by Consolidate Communications who started off their relationship with their newly acquired company (Surewest) with lies and massive layoffs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let Consolidated Communications (new owners) completely strangle the Surewest culture. It was the culture that I valued most about this employer and Consolidated has started things off on the wrong foot. At least I got an awesome severance package and I'm not around to see that culture flounder and die. The former CEO, Steve Oldham, sold this company off to his USTA buddy, leaving a bunch of employees hung out to dry while he got a serious golden handshake.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for SureWest Communications

  1.  

    Trying to overcome old school ways to be a more cutting edge company.

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

    Pros

    Management was open to culture ideas and programs
    Flexible telecommute program
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Too many obstacles to overcome to get things done fast
    Needed more strong executive team members (some were very good, but not enough were)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and about with employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ok.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, CA

    Pros

    Nice and helpful associates and the people who you work with are good.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected. It's all about the job and not the people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees should come first.

    No opinion of CEO
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