I have been working at DirectSat USA full-time (More than 3 years)
DirectSat pays very well. I am a satellite technician and I bring in around $70,000 per year, on average, which is pretty good where I live for not needing a degree. If you are willing to put in the hard work, you will be rewarded. Management sticks with you. If you are put in a tough situation with a customer, management will get you out of their. They really do care about your personal safety. If a customer wants you to put your personal safety at risk, your supervisor will always take your side and will never force you to do anything unsafe.
You work. A lot. You work 6 days a week all summer long, sometimes even a 5 month stretch. Then you work 6 days a week for a couple months in winter. You have far more 6 day weeks than 5 day weeks in the year. On the weeks where you do work 5 days, you dont get two days off in a row. I personally have Sunday and Wednesday off when I am on 5 days. Benefits are decent, but nothing special. Management makes less than techs, so if you want to move up in the company, expect a pay cut.
Advice to Management
I have no complaints about my management situation. They do their job, I do mine, there are no quarrels.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DirectSat USA (King of Prussia, PA).
I Filled out application through referral, about 4 days later I was contacted for an interview with 2 managers. after the interview in about 2 days you are sent an e-mail with Drug test you have to print out and have completed with 48 hours, after the results you will then you'll be determined for a pass/pass and start a 2 week training session with a supervisor. training is usually done in classes. Total time from applying can take up to 2-4 weeks
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