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its a paycheck. thats about it

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Former Employee - Utility Locate Technician  in  Owensboro, KY
Former Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Owensboro, KY

I worked at USIC full-time for more than a year

Pros

the only pro is having a company vehicle

Cons

company phone must be on and with you at all time. unexpected mandatory overtime and weekend work week after week after week. favourtism among supervision. more noticably with the on call rotation. usually the less like guys get the most on call weeks. and they get back to back on call holidays. no bonus for being on call. you get your hourly rate for going out on an "emergency" at 2 o'clock in the morning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be fair.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall a good place to work....it is fast paced, demanding. There are worse places to work.

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    Current Employee - Utility Line Locator  in  Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Utility Line Locator in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at USIC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Alot of freedom throughout your day. If you do the job and meet/exceed daily goals, usually there are no problems and opportunities for advancement. Company is fiscally responsible and seem to be growing in size, but that does affect your income at times.

    Cons

    Industry is closely related to construction industry. So when the economy is down, your income goes down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overhiring and having knee-jerk reactions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    No descent management

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    Former Employee - Utility Locator  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Utility Locator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at USIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Getting a poor-check and using their vehicle

    Cons

    Constant moving without a break

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get supervisors that actually care about their employees rather than their productivity. They say at this company that their reputation and safety of their employess is important but my experience has been that they only care about how much money a locate technician can make them in doing jobs and you must a production robot without a brain or voice in order to have longevity with this company(if you can even call them that!) The upper management also emphasizes that there is an open door policy if you are having an issue with your immediate supervisors but as soon as you exercise your right to free speech, they throw you out that same open door. What a waste of time working for a company that clearly cares only about their own bottom line-there is no family here. This company had better learn how to really transform theirselves into real people persons that know how to handle real employee issues instead of firing their problems and last thing-poor training in the field once you get out of their written training program! Most new people feel lost for a while!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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