Intermountain Electric

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Intermountain Electric Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and Unstable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    100% paid health insurance. Willing to use technology.

    Cons

    This company is incredibly disorganized and unstable. Management is completely disconnected from what is happening at the lower levels and reactive to all situations. It's chaotic at best planning is not done effectively here. Accounting driven decision making.

    The biggest issue working here is that management does not value their employees. They could care less about their people. I honestly mean that! I have never worked for a company that cared less about their people's needs. Everything from HR problems to management scheming to take money from you through PTO schemes 60 day waiting periods for health insurance. It's always what works best for them.

    Another major issue is that they go through such huge swings in revenue. That makes them very unstable. Some years they are 30 mil in revenue and the next year 70 mil. It makes for an unstable work environment. 90% of the people that work there are less than 2 years. Management seems to fluctuate every two years as well. There is little stability that allows the company to develop processes and culture. It's truly chaotic at best!

    There are allot of very dissatisfied employees at the office. Low morale. Lots of safety incidents in the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more involved with daily activities. Understand what is happening at the front lines. Slow down and develop your systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company needs to be revamped from the top down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BIM/VDC Revit MEP Detailer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - BIM/VDC Revit MEP Detailer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Paid for the insurance for you and your family and there was always work to be done..

    Cons

    Lack of concern for the employee or explanation of what they are to be doing and maintaining a clearly defined role. An expectation of more but are extremely cheap on training, equipment, and salary expecting to get experience for a novice price.
    Lack of overall experience of using Revit MEP and/or other programs that are being used for BIM. Lack of experienced people being put in charge who did not have the qualifications or the experience or in some cases the knowledge to do the job.
    There was the expectation that you would give time by coming in early and leaving late with out being paid if you wanted to advance or get a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually know what they are doing and don't just stick bodies into a hole hoping that they will somehow manage to straighten the ship and stop the leak. You are making a claim that you are redefining the way BIM and Fabrication are used in construction yet you can't substantiate your claim and deliver.

    When an employee calls/emails to talk to you after you have said you have an open door, follow through don't just brush them off and then tell them you will call, that is something you expect a teenager to do to a date not for a CEO to do to an employee after stating on a company wide conference call that he wants to hear from anybody and everybody about problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Worst Job I've ever had

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

    I have been working at Intermountain Electric full-time

    Pros

    If you are desperate to find a job because you have none, IME will hire you immediately without questioning your skills because the turnover rate here is so high. The only good thing about working here is they pay for 100% of your medical insurance.

    Cons

    IME's "fix" for every problem they have is to throw more people at it and hope it works itself out. They refuse to train the people they have and just use them as much as possible and eventually they all leave. Don't believe the façade they put up. Being an electrical contractor firm, you expect to have to fight with other contractors but you never expect attacks to be coming at you from within your own company. These are people that are supposed to be on your side but instead, everyone is focused on covering their backs rather than working together as a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your office staff, hire managers that know what they're doing and stop throwing your employees under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic, depressing, behind the times.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Intermountain Electric full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    100% paid healthcare... but you have to wait 2 full months. Despite all my cons below, I will say that they seem to have a plan moving forward. and I think things might get better.

    Cons

    Very unstable. They can't hold onto employees for more than a year. there are a few long time employees and even they will tell you how crazy things have been. they recently fired one of their VP's, lots of project managers, project coordinators, assistant project managers have cycled through over the past year or so.
    there doesn't seem to be any planning being done.. lots of their work is service work, but there is still planning that can be done on that side. the typical everyday construction has no excuse for not planning.
    Fellow employees are unhappy, everyone seems a bit depressed coming into work each day.. lots of fighting between different departments.
    Unions appear to be a drag on the company. slows things up and people don't seem to care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meet with each employee in the Denver office, ask them how things can be improved. ask them about their work loads and work flows.. there are better ways to do accounting and invoicing and project costs, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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