I have been working at Air Systems full-time (More than 3 years)
Though this seems to be determined by which department you are in, the company takes the time to acknowledge employees for various achievements, using various programs and department specific team building events. They provide break time game areas and a gym which is nice for those extroverts itching to chat it up and work up a sweat at the same time, and they stock the kitchen with some snacks and drinks that you can purchase as needed. The interactions and relationships between coworks is easy and friendly. Good people here to work with, very little drama in comparison to other employers I've worked for. People may have their different sorts of personalities but it seems that the majority come from a good place in how they support and interact with one another. If you aren't good at what you do, they won't fire you, they'll have someone else do it for you. Its really hard to be fired from here, so in that regard it's a stable & reliable job. Both office and field yearly company dinners, which is cool, not all companies involve their field positions, let alone include them in the award ceremony.
Pay isn't really to scale with the experience, skill set, or the various tasks and projects that you are expected to manage or facilitate on top of your own set responsibilities. There is an attitude of 'find the ones who can and make them do more, find the ones who cant and praise them anyway.' It can get frustrating, change seems to be a hard pill to swallow for some and so every department seems to be their own island in the way that they execute projects and problem solve. The snacks in the kitchen aren't chosen or voted in by the employees but rather the couple of executives so the variety is limited and set to their tastes alone.
Advice to Management
Support your superstars by making sure that everyone pulls their own weight otherwise you may continue to lose valuable, quality, hardworking people who feel underpaid AND under valued. Morale is everything. Watching anyone work less, do less, try less while being offered the same or more acknowledgement or compensation is the killer of motivation.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Air Systems (San Jose, CA) in February 2016.
first you receive a phone interview with john clemments the hr recruiter. Then you get a Skype interview with the whole management team where they go around the room and each asking questions about your experience in the mechanical contracting industry and the reasons for relocating and your goals and hobbies