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Cupertino Electric Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "a wonderful company to work for as a journyman/tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    structure, safety, management, pay, everything.

    Cons

    some times a little to safe but thats not really a con...

    Advice to Management

    possibly pick and choose safety issues as far as having a common ground between foreman making there hours and all the safety you want to implement, one sounds good for the office side and one is a determent to the field, you can have so much safe practices there is no more time for work...at a certain point of course


  2. "Project Admin - alot of work and responsibility."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Heavy responsibilities, always busy. Theres little management so independent working happens

    Cons

    Managers need help with being managers. People skills of upper mamangement needs work

    Advice to Management

    If managers are doing their jobs, worker bees can be more efficient.

  3. "Lack of integrity and no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Legal Department in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Department in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Area (not industry) competitive pay, but that is how they catch you and make it difficult to leave. The relationships with co-workers, some directors (only a few), project teams and clients are great. These groups truly support one another to ensure well run projects.

    Cons

    The integrity is horrific. Some of the managers are very abusive, cutthroat, dishonest and micro-manage to justify their high paid positions. They lack the ability to support their established and experienced professional staff. They have no issue stepping on others to boost themselves up, and to manipulate others with fear-based employment.

    HR is severely dishonest and lacks good character in supporting anyone outside C-Level management, no matter how little integrity the managers own. They would rather support a manager with poor character that literally abuses staff than admit they made a terrible hire of a management position. The message this sends to staff and mid-level managers with a great work produce, work ethic and relationships is that they and their staff are worthless.

    Long term excellent employees, mid-level management and C-Level management have left the firm over the past few years because of the lack of integrity, HR's lack of support and dishonesty and the hiring of poor characters in upper management.

    Many "old-timers" openly share that this is not the company culture when the founders were involved, became increasingly dishonest with employee value and culture decline since the director of HR was brought in and reorganized the HR department, so they are buying their time until retirement in the near future.

    The new motto is that they attract top talent. But they have a hard time retaining that top talent because they allow dishonesty and blatant abuse by some of the top managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your departing employees, especially the long term ones. If you are loosing these proven folks, it should be quite obvious that you are not truly recognizing or are choosing to ignore the fact that you have hired abusive managers.


  4. "Journeyman Inside Wireman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time

    Pros

    Treated well, safety conscious, well run.

    Cons

    Typical data center job in the desert.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Meatgrinder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cupertino Electric full-time

    Pros

    Company is making plenty of money

    Cons

    Not shared with lower-level employees

    Advice to Management

    Less corporate


  6. "Great culture and growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Encouraging management, potential for growth within any department, flexibility in career, great culture makes everyone feel like family. The CEO and upper management interact with employees on a regular basis and are open and welcoming.

    Cons

    The only con for me personally is that I don't want to be on a construction site and upward mobility in other departments can be limited.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hurdle to overcome"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Whittier, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great experience to work on large public/private construction project.

    Cons

    Lack in teamwork & project management. In need on more training. A lot of group clichés & favoritism going on.

    Advice to Management

    Better annually review process is needed.

    Cupertino Electric Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – Sr. Vice President, Human Resources

    I hope you will talk to your HR team about this. We truly want to address the issues you are experiencing, so please. Help us by telling us the problems you are experiencing?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good, with glitches..."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The company "culture" is pretty much just skin deep. You will be asked to provide input, but if that input isn't a positive thing don't expect it to go over very well. In fact, you may have people come after you if your input effected them.

    And work/life balance is great if you work in the corporate office. Not so much for the office staff in the field.....

    Advice to Management

    Keep input from employees confidential!


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Boulder City, NV
    Former Employee - Safety Coordinator in Boulder City, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All I have are Pros. CEI is the best company I have ever worked with. Great management team and 100% committed to the safety and welfare of their work force.
    Fair to a fault and they have integrity and honest relationships with the entire work force.

    Cons

    NONE! There is not one bad thing I can say regarding Cupertino Electric. Great company great , great people, and very good wages. If I could go back i would have started work with them years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Very real chance to move forward from the field to management if you preform you job duties and adhere to both the company and OSHA standards.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cupertino Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee's are compensated very well, generous vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Expect to be on projects that do not exceed 2+ years, unless their is reoccurring jobs outside of the corporate location relocation is needed. This unfortunately is the market of construction.


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