Grid One Solutions, Inc.

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Grid One Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
6 Reviews
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    Good Leadership Required- as anywhere

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant

    I worked at Grid One Solutions, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As in any job the people you work with and the skills you learn make the difference- the first personally and the second career wise. People were good. May not have been the best career move for me but at the time it was interesting.

    Cons

    Pay was wicked-low. There were times when I wished it was more organized and under control. Nature of the beast I guess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees tools to succeed in basic stuff- there are so many variables that will be out of control- formulate a good structure/framework and expectation for the basic running of a project. A little investment up-front will save you much time and money later.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great local teams no senior management involvement

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    Former Employee - Team Lead  in  Lenoir City, TN
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Lenoir City, TN

    I worked at Grid One Solutions, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's great work if you like being outside and working on your own. Project manager was a great guy and was very helpful when you needed anything.

    Cons

    A lot of out of pocket expense to stay ready for the weather, no real safety worries from the company. When I first started the Team Lead was abusing his powers and making working conditions very hard. Company did nothing to fix the issues. Once promoted I had no management training had to learn it all on my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about keeping good employees, also look at moving people up the ladder stop being so dead end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    meter installer

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    Current Employee - Field Meter Technician  in  Frazer, PA
    Current Employee - Field Meter Technician in Frazer, PA

    I have been working at Grid One Solutions, Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    You work independently, outside and you get to see parts of the city and subburbs

    Cons

    the work is repetitous. The comunication between management and supervisors could use imprvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Friendly work environment, promotes from within.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Grid One Solutions, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Recognizes talent and hard work by promoting from within. Offers generous benefits to managers.

    Cons

    Pay lower than industry standard. Work is project based making job security questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Don't try to dissuade a union vote using scare tactics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Interesting job for a temporary position.

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    Former Employee - Electric Meter Technician  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Electric Meter Technician in Portland, ME

    I worked at Grid One Solutions, Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons of independence after proving you can preform the work successfully.
    Everyday you got to experience different parts of the state (Maine), and interesting characters.
    Decent compensation for a temporary position.

    Cons

    Repetitive work.
    Limited advancement unless you desire to travel to new contracts in different states.
    Supervisors stretched thin and ragged, while tech's had more freedom.
    Most tech's were milking the job, while a select few actually performed most of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more supervisors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Utility Meter Technician -hopeful to dissatisfied

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    Current Employee - Utility Meter Technician  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Utility Meter Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Grid One Solutions, Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Above average starting rate 15.50 at time of this review.Time and half after 40 hours.
    Benefits after 90 days.Training provided,tools,vehicle.Personal Protective Equipment -excellent

    Cons

    Mandatory 2 saturdays on before one off(can work all saturdays)There is a quota of installs daily. Management encourges staying in field to meet quota without payment for additional time spent.Management uses a no walls style disipline ,your business is available for anyone else within hearing distant.Management will remind you that 1000's of people want your job and you should get the job done or you will be let go.This is a project job no guarentee of employment after the project is complete.June,July,August hot months to be wearing t-shirt and long sleeve fire retardant shirt and heavy fire retardant jeans in addition to hard hat with shield when in front of meter change out,boots and special gloves also worn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy decent printers and cartridges for supervisors so they can stop using that excuse for not getting stuff printed.Make sure trainers are all training the same way.Make and distribute instructions on how to best utilize handhelds & any tips that are proven to decrease time between installs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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