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AWP Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Able to work outdoors and with good fellow employees (in 5 reviews)

  • The company provided great training and it was nice that they provided the needed PPE (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Almost every flagger was considered a part-time worker (in 6 reviews)

  • No benefits, and tough to work a second job (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "flagger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Flagger in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Flagger in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AWP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is a "job" and if you like working outdoors, this is a decent job and the pay is comparable to the common sense and physical demands required of the work involved...good for semi-retired or someone looking for a few hours work and income.

    Cons

    work schedule is micro-managed by support center and what works in one part of country does not conform to other parts. Employees complain to much of ineffectual management that have no experience in working in a cohesive manner for positive results, local management lacks understanding of administrative practices, benchmarks, tool inventory & repair, vehicle inspection and repair follow-up plus work load commitments to customers. Company lacks competent mature trained supervisors. To much nepotism, to much buddy system of operation in place of seeking competent, smart, mature leadership...

    Advice to Management

    At the local level, quit telling employees to call headquarters for answers to questions or problems that can be answered or solved at the local level. The phrase "I don't know, call corporate" has to end.It only emphasizes stupidity and is bad for moral and performance plus it stifles initiative.


  2. "It is a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AWP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not a job for everyone. Cold/heat and confusion. This is the good side.

    Cons

    Too much to say. Only recommend to someone I do not like.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying employees a fair wage and do not bicker over an hour of drive time. Stop being so biased and unfair!


  3. "Facility Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    company vehicle
    paid to drive
    paid weekly
    hours if you answered the phone

    Cons

    Pay to low, Not treat employees right
    Company cared more about the client then the employees


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  5. "It's almost like a Rollercoaster. Really fun climbing that hill but the drop is there just wait for it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AWP full-time

    Pros

    Being outside. Learning M.O.T related items. Being that they give you paid training. Work the first week they spend 1k on training. Pass boom it's yours.

    Cons

    Higher ups only car about one thing. No bathroom breaks EVERY so get prepared to use the restroom outside while working.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes earning that big Bonus is nice but think about the actual employees who are making those bonues for you. That's all

    AWP Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. Temporary traffic control can be a tough, but rewarding job. Protecting clients, colleagues, and the general public is a high-alert profession. We realize that this is ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay for your truck gas

    Cons

    Everything from altering hours to incompetent managers who need revisit their job description

    Advice to Management

    There's a high turnover for a reason. Re invest in your employees keeps the employee. Benefits , better structure, honest staff

    AWP Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your input. We are taking significant strides in improving two-way communication with employees. Your feedback is very important. We'd like to learn more from you and hear in greater ... More


  7. "bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Traffic Control Safety Technician
    Former Employee - Senior Traffic Control Safety Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AWP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working out doors. Changing scenery. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Horrible management! Inconsistent hours. Extreme temperatures. Poor employee screening.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect.


  8. "Traffic Control Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career growth, different set up everyday, overtime is not a issue, responsible for work truck after 90 days/ take work truck home after 6 months.

    Cons

    Lose hours if weather is bad.


  9. "Run"

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

    I worked at AWP part-time

    Pros

    Abundant overtime in the spring and summer
    Outdoors

    Cons

    Little to no work in the winter.
    standing for 16 hours

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.

    AWP Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your time as an AWP team member. Although weather can certainly play a factor, across our current 19-state footprint, we work year-round and according to customer needs. We appreciate ... More


  10. "Not a good choice."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flagger in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Flagger in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None at all. This is a PITIFUL company. Nothing good to say. Stay away from this company.

    Cons

    Terrible pay for what you do.
    No benefits, no sick time, will modify your hours.
    Management sucks, their inconsiderate, want you to put company first over your family.
    Don't care if you have kids or not.
    No guarantee that you'll get any hrs for the week.
    One day you'll work then may be two or three days before you get to work again. Nothing is consistent with AWP.
    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! !!!!
    Unless you want low pay, no respect, no hours, and treated poorly.

    STAY AWAY

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and treat employees better.

    AWP Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. It sounds as though there was some conflict between home and work schedules. We understand that is a struggle for many people across many professions. In regard to ... More


  11. "Flagger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flagger in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Flagger in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. If you are desperate, OK.

    Cons

    Everything. Bad pay. Bad benefits. No regular hours. Management sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the people who make you money better



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