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Multiband Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
87 Reviews
2.0
87 Reviews
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Multiband CEO Jim Mandel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free Directv for people who work on that part of the business (in 11 reviews)

  • I worked with some good people, but that was not enough to make up for all the issues encountered there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, no pay increases in 7 years (in 5 reviews)

  • We were supposed to call in sick 4 hours before shift but supervisor would not answer calls earlier than 2 hours before shift (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pretty fun job with ok pay but extremely unpredictable hours.

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Richmond, KY
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Richmond, KY

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

    Pros

    Being a cable guy is actually pretty fun. A job working with your hands with some problem solving and people skills needed. Lots of time outdoors. I got to explore a lot of my state driving around from house to house. My boss was awesome. I was very loosely supervised.

    Cons

    Work life balance is rough. I had no problem being at my first job at 8 am everyday. The problem was any given day I could get done at noon or I could still be working at 10 at night and I wouldn't be 100% sure until I was actually done. Typically it's not that bad, but often enough it is and aside from talking to my supervisor to get someone else to cover if I had something really important going on, there wasn't a whole lot to be done about it.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Technician

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    Current Employee - Satellite Installer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Satellite Installer in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Good benifits, performance incentives, free directv, sales program lets you earn $50 for every sell, gives you a tool kit when you start and it is free if you stay with company for more than 6 months.

    Cons

    No steady work, can't get what you need, some supervisors aren't trained very well, rank advancement is not a step up very often I had to step down to pay bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should be more family oriented.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Former Admin/Scheduler

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multiband full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, they were so concerned about the bottom line that they did not supply the departments with enough equipment and then wanted you to explain why the numbers were down.

    Cons

    Too many people in charge that do not know what they are managing.
    Team environment was NOT really a "team".
    Improve the numbers, but we won't make sure there is enough equipment to do all the jobs.
    Robbing Peter to pay Paul, constantly, as far as equipment went.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, they do not listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I install satellite systems from DirecTV

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multiband

    Pros

    Great discount on your DirecTV system

    Cons

    No set schedules work on call 6 sometimes 7 days a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    It was a job...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Multiband

    Pros

    Free Directv! But you do sign a 2 year agreement...

    Cons

    There is a reason that shortly after being bought by Goodman Networks no Multiband executive management continues to have a job here...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one left to advise!

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

    No regard for employees. Look elsewhere especially if you have a family.

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

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

    Pros

    They will hire almost anyone
    Rarely see the management team

    Cons

    No holidays or sick days
    Ridiculous amounts of overtime with no notice
    Constant threats from management
    Forced to work in unsafe conditions... OSHA should investigate this company
    Forced to perform duties you are not paid for
    Paid per job but it is common to not be paid for a job you completed (example: something is wrong with your work order, you are forced to put the job in but instead of fixing it DIRECT TV cancels it so you don't get paid)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goodman / Multiband should stop abusing their employees. Get your lawyers ready I'm sure another labor related lawsuit is just around the corner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Don't get promoted!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multiband full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For a technician - this is a great place to work. You can make some great income with only a HS diploma. No previous training needed.

    Cons

    Don't get promoted! Once promoted you become instantly abusable and disposable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goodman Networks needs to take over upper management of this disaster that is going on now!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Installation Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Some of my team members were cool

    Cons

    No balance between work/life
    Worked about 60 hours per week
    HORRIBLE supervisors
    I did the math and if I were paid hourly it was like I made ~$5/hr and the overtime is calculated weird. Only a certain amount was considered overtime, not the regular anything above 40 hours and I calculated over too and it was as if i made ~$1/hr.
    Working 120 hours every two weeks and not evening making enough to pay my rent sucked especially because I signed on because they promised a base salary of $38,000.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Used to be a good company....

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Multiband

    Pros

    Former management let you do your job, VERY fun place to work.

    Cons

    Goodman Networks took all the fun out of the job, and termed a lot of good quality people. Watch your back...

  11.  

    Exceptional experience prior to Goodman Networks acquisition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    'Mom and Pop' environment
    Fantastic people to work with
    Open door policy
    Executive team is approachable and friendly
    Young work environment (average age is 29)
    Plenty of advancement opportunities
    Monthly events
    Beautiful corporate office building in Minnetonka, MN
    Challenging work
    Hard working, driven colleagues

    Cons

    Since Goodman Networks purchased Multiband the company has begun to sink. Goodman fired the executive staff one year after the acquisition, regardless of the signed contract stating they wouldn't do so for three years. A couple weeks later Goodman fired 30% of the corporate office and got rid of an entire division. Since then Multiband has been losing contracts and the rest of the remaining employees at the corporate office have been dropping like flies. Multiband is a sinking ship, and it's all due to Goodman Networks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Multiband management was great, Goodman Networks doesn't know the industry and is making uneducated decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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