MasTec Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
94 Reviews
1.9
94 Reviews
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MasTec Vice Chairman, President, and CEO José R. Mas
José R. Mas
49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, visionary management and good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Company van, tools, uniforms, decent benefits (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They force more work on the poor supervisors that you have to work over 15 hours a day in order to complete it with a 6 day work week (in 3 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and they don't care about you having any personal time (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerical and Inventory in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Clerical and Inventory in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at MasTec as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growing, progressive minded company with a defined emphasis on employee safety and wellness.

    Cons

    Need better communication among departments and better training programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better Avenue of job openings in other projects to save money and enhance production by retaining already trained employees who are safety and career minded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mastec is a great way to get into the field. However, a horrible place to work for an experienced Technician.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at MasTec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free Phone, COV, Sat TV Service, good for an inexperienced tech to start due to "minimum wage supplements"

    Cons

    Lies about "out of cycle raises", it will not happen. 70+ hrs a week, no personal life, poor pay for even top performers, I don't have kids but if you do, don't work here unless you never want to see them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top performing and experienced techs should get the highest pay, when I started I was told of an out of cycle raise, and performed in the top 1% in the company for 4 months, all requests for out of cycle raises were denied in both charlotte and hickory offices. Don't expect to keep good techs when you don't pay good money. More money to be made for a directv subcontractor or retailer. Take my advice and maybe you'll have good numbers, instead of hiring in bulk, new techs to replace quality techs and then holding monthly meetings for people to raise their numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Apparently I was too old.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Satellite Technician
    Former Employee - Satellite Technician

    I worked at MasTec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    steady paycheck from June to September
    autonomy

    Cons

    poor managment
    age discrimation
    never see frends or family
    dirty offices and trucks
    daily micromanagment for your quotas and numbers when we dont have control over customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reelize we are people, not just metrics numbers

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

    This company I bias if your Cuban,Dominican ,venazualan then you can become a manager or if the elite crew

    Former Employee - Lead Tech in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Lead Tech in Miami, FL

    I worked at MasTec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get a check every 2 weeks and if u make it to the protected crew you will do great or if you pay off the right person

    Cons

    The will fill your head with what you will make that is a fat lie and if your not Spanish don't even waist your time applying there the structure is in place by those theifs to get ahead if your a tech with good experience don't waste your talent there I worked there for seven years and see many changes put in place to not benifit the honest or hard working people when I was quiting I reached out to the owner to contact me witch he never return my email so that tells me that he does not care and a good tech is a dime a dozen well mr mas I remember when you cared and showed up to your company but the money changes the way people care remember never forget where you came from and last. AT&T is going to own directv very soon things will change they will change a lot of things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget where you came from and all the people and family's you displace for your wealth god is following you what you soe you will reap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not go to work for Mas Tec , unless you like extremely low pay, long hours, games & stress.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Distribution Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Distribution Design Engineer

    I have been working at MasTec full-time

    Pros

    A good part of doing the actual design work is enjoyable. Work schedule has some flexibility.

    Cons

    They tell you can make one figure, count on only half that at best! They say they are only allowing 40 hour weeks, but really what's clear is 60 hour weeks without extra pay, with threat of if you don't produce a certain amount of work every 2 weeks your fire. And that target is I'm- attainable except for a couple key people they feed easy gravy jobs to. Most people are looking for new jobs somewhere else. Mastec pay structure has taken nose dive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! Your greed will be your downfall, smart engineers. Will never stay with your dishonesty and degrading compensation. Mas Tec , you should be ashamed of yourself!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Company I ever worked for

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

    I have been working at MasTec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its a Job.
    Always work.
    Great training.
    Good Way to get into this field.

    Cons

    You spend half of your day driving from job to job. You do get paid by piece work and the pay goes by a scale with different colors, orange, blue and green and your pay goes determined by that scaled. Everything is based on some costumer services numbers NPS and POS. Costumer Satisfaction etc. The problem with the piece work pay is that you don't get paid by the miles you drive, the time you take on a job or even cancellations. All that I just mentioned is just the tip of the iceberg of all the work you do for free. I worked in 2 different installations that violated dot regulations, licenses plates and inspections expired in several of their vans. Yes you do pay 40 dollars a week to take the van home

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DIRECT TV INSTALLER in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - DIRECT TV INSTALLER in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at MasTec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They make it sound great when they hire you, and while you are in training. Discount for TV

    Cons

    You drive all over the place, you will start in one area then have to drive 30 mins-1 hour,(maybe more) to your next job, without pay, everything is piece pay, no hourly pay. Then supervisors complain about not being productive enough, but don't understand when you spend all your time driving between jobs, it's hard to be productive. Supervisors will not work with you. You work 6 days a week, but people are constantly asking for work. No balance for family time. You can take the company van home, but have to pay 40.00 a week to do so. You have 2 meetings a week, that you have to be there for a 6am, then work all day. There is no set time that you get off. The piece pay is very little. They are always hiring, because they can't keep good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice, schedule techs around the same area for the day, not 30 mins to an hour away between jobs. You spend more money in gas to send a tech that far between jobs, that might help your bottom line. Also, instead of hiring all the time, maybe you should invest more in good employees, quality over quantity. In addition, I would suggest maybe you go to a conference call type meeting system, where techs can call a number and be in a conference call, so that way people aren't driving over an hour to be at the office for a meeting, hence saving gas money too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Company I Have Ever Worked For!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Alarm Installer for Digital Life in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Alarm Installer for Digital Life in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    You get to take the company van home.

    Cons

    Everything else! The management is terrible! They hire managers with NO experience in anything that is required on their job descriptions. HR ignores complaints about management being mean and unprofessional to EVERYONE, so we're all not sure why MasTec bothers having an HR department. The only reason that a lot of these managers are hired is because of their military background for the tax break for MasTec. The products from the company that they have partnered up with are really cheap and that company gets away blaming the MasTec employees when something goes wrong, even though the customers all complain about the products, NOT the service. Things have been getting worse since I left, so I really feel bad for everyone that's still there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring people based on their experience, NOT for your own tax breaks. In the long run, it will not help your business to have these under-qualified managers run the operations into the ground. Also, when every single employee calls about their manager, HR should actually do something about it! You are losing good people!

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mastec needs to make changes to satellite side of business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Satellite Technician in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at MasTec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a nice phone, good training, and a job. If you work close to home you are lucky.

    Cons

    $40 a week to take truck home, payroll deductions if a customer you serviced has a problem (most of the time not your fault) in 90days. Paid by the job but sometimes you drive 4+ hours a day once they know you been there for a while and won't just quit. MasTec sells but does not provide drill, inclinometer, light equipment, shovel, post digger, respirators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make this job hourly $15 starting or more depending on the cost of living in the area, because some techs get a close to home route or a area with newer houses which makes installation much easier. This makes a big difference in how much money they make. Other techs have to drive 4+ hours a day and you can't expect them to be as productive; and their income suffers to McDonald's like pay. This is what I am going through. I have spoken to supervisors and managers but they refuse to allow me to work close to home. So I am force to look for another job because I spend half my day driving and not making enough to provide for my family.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Strong company looking to improve culture after several years of financial and operational growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireless and Applications Support in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Wireless and Applications Support in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at MasTec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company is growing at a steady pace with Advanced Technologies' service of DirecTV and AT&T Digital Life. Financial success is driving the company to improve culture and moral to retain valuable and useful employees. Many opportunities to go "above and beyond" without having to take the burden home with you.

    Cons

    Large companies such as this can appear to be unresponsive at times, and my experience has been 50/50 with a response rate to grievances. This is much better than other experiences I've had, but the one issue always being discussed behind the scenes but never up front is pay. Some departments can be expected to achieve incredible flexibility with little financial incentive to do so, outside of an internal merit system based on recommendations of different levels of recognition and an approval process. You get "points" that you can redeem for merchandise but that does little to pay bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between field and management. Many bad ideas do get passed up, sure, but there are genuine gems. Also, an open line of communication would also signal company attitude towards sick pay policies, office and field policies, and effectiveness of programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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