Mass Electric Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Estimator Intern at Mass Electric - Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Estimator  in  Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Estimator in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Mass Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I thought the office environment was incredibly friendly and helpful. Everyone is willing to help out and is super nice.

    There was an emphasis on training which was nice. I learned a lot.

    Pay was good, I won't write the exact amount but for an intern I felt I was being paid, at the very least, satisfactorily.

    Cons

    MEC gives interns a lot of responsibility, which is nice and I learned a lot that way, but I also made some mistakes and felt bad because the higher-ups trusted me with the responsibility when I don't know if I was ready/trained enough for it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    MEC NY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great work experience for your career. Great Training Ground! Benefits are great if they put you in IBEW Local #3, but sometimes they pull your Union Card and send you to a Jobsite wherein you are not required to be a member of Local #3. This causes problems with your Medical Benefits and other benefits that increase over time in the Union. The non union benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    We are evaluated by management with little to no Electrical Experience (MEC NY). Lack of communication. Young Engineers are put into positions of managing experienced Electricians and who attempt to tell them how to do their jobs.. This usually doesn't end well, work is installed as directed and must be corrected. There is a lot of turnover due to the frustration of working long hours and receiving negative feedback from superiors although you are trying your best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life Balance is preached and we are told by upper management to have a Life. But I have heard managers state " It must be 5:00 O'clock so and so left already".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good opportunities, not for everyone

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

    I have been working at Mass Electric full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide range of projects. Great benefits. Enjoyable people to work with. Growing company, so plenty of room for quick advancement.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. Management doesn't communicate well. You will get moved halfway across the country at a moment's notice, but also be well compensated for moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on some of the communication plans you've told us about.

    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Was a great opportunity and experience...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Exp Groundsmen  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Exp Groundsmen in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Mass Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and communication throughout company...

    Cons

    There were not any cons that I could remember...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    "All American" company that's not so "All American"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer and Field Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineer and Field Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mass Electric full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good health care benefits. The company generally works in large cities so your quality of life while working on an ongoing project is usually pretty good as compared to other divisions of Kiewit.

    Cons

    Long hours with no additional financial incentives, expectations to work well past 40hrs a week for some while others work 40hrs every week. Extremely young men and women are the majority of the management staff. Very few people in leadership positions that actually have leadership skills. It was very difficult to understand how I could have advanced or when I would advance when working here. A wide variance in pay between individuals in the same management positions.

    Very veteran unfriendly. Previous military experience meant nothing to the HR team, managers, or other employees mostly because none of them knew anything about the military or the benefits a veteran brings to their work force. At times I almost felt discriminated against because I was a veteran.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate the young staff of managers on professionalism, provide a clear and available explanation of how to advance with in your role at the company, and offer overtime or a field bonus for individuals working on an ongoing project in the field. No one should work 70hrs a week for the same that someone makes working 40hrs a week.

    There is also a lot of blame game that goes on when there is a problem. More time is spent trying to blame someone than addressing the problem at hand. This frustrated me multiple times when working here.

    I also had several senior project managers share their political views and other personal opinions with me when I worked here. This is highly unprofessional. They also need some sort of sensitivity training or at least need to be told what is proper topics to speak about when in a professional environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrician  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Mass Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Safety is paramount. They provide all safety gear (hardhat, safety glasses, gloves, harnesses, etc)

    Cons

    Worked with a couple of jerks a few times but that happens everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell all your workers to be respectful of each other or suffer termination.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mass Electric is ok. Not exactly what I expected.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer

    I have been working at Mass Electric full-time

    Pros

    Good job security. Good opportunity to grow your career.

    Cons

    Employees are frequently asked to move at the last minute, and you usually don't have any idea how long you will be in an area. It could be 6 months or it could be 3 years.

    Work life balance is ok sometimes, but terrible other times. When things are busy you could be working +70 hours, and working night shifts. If construction is winding down you could have a more normal schedule, but I would expect a minimum of 50 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship Adventure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mass Electric as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Spent a summer with the company while finishing up school. Had the opportunity to spend a Summer working in Dallas. Awesome people, lots of team building, free golf, and overall great time. Many people don't recognize MEC is a subsidiary to Kiewit - but you get the same experience if not better as a specialty contractor...

    Cons

    Have to be ready to hit the road. I am and I'm ready for some more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something must be working. Keep 'er up..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Was not my best experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Mass Electric full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive, and young work environment

    Cons

    Work your way up the hierarchy
    Job location moves, no say in where to go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    hard work, good people, safety focus

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Signal Maintainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Mass Electric

    Pros

    -company that takes care of its people
    -the most safety focus I have ever seen in a contractor
    -grew up playing with the trains, now get paid to work on them

    Cons

    -have to have a long term career focus, you will not last if you are in it for a quick win
    -would like to see other areas of MEC, they are spread from coast to coast so a lot of territory to cover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -spice up the website a little, does not show off the latest and greatest work we do
    -keep up the safety focus. means a lot to know you work for a company that cares

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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