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Dycom Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "It's tough, but it's worth it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The facilities are amazing.
    I like going to work nowadays.
    There are some really great people who work here.

    Cons

    we have 7 holidays a year. It is 2017 and that's ridiculously awful


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love, the family style atmosphere!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - leadership is ran flat that encourge interaction
    - Culture and values, people really care about you
    - always treated like a professional

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!! Don't lose the family atmosphere as we grow!


  3. "I have been working at Dycom full-time (3 Months)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Software Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dycom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work with some pretty smart, motivated people.
    - Exciting work environment, kinda reminds me of a Google Layout.
    - Learning opportunities are endless, Great place to learn/grow.
    - You don't have to work from your desk, they have lounging areas
    - New technologies and ideas are always welcomed and not discouraged.

    Cons

    - Need to be comfortable with a fast pace environment

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on individuals who work for you and groom them to be future Dycom leaders.


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  5. "Previous Employee in PBG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dycom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PBG, FL is beautiful, office is very nice and there are some real good people (though the more competent seem to move one after a brief stay and there is some dead weight that is protected because of friendships).

    Cons

    Upper mgmt is completely incompetent but believes they are omniscient, doesn't listen to employees that may be experts and simultaneously fosters a cliqueish environment that others have correctly characterized as "high achool."

    Advice to Management

    You aren't the experts you think you are and replace your CIO immediately as he is a perfect manifestation of what is wrong with your firm. It is not a coincidence that many of these reviews have that individual listed as a huge problem.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Immensely unprofessional. Beware the CIO."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Spacious Palm Beach office. Free coffee. Fairly convenient location near the I95 on ramps. Proximal to downtown for lunch options.

    Cons

    The CIO is way in over his head. He obviously has connections at the top because he has zero social skills and holds only a BS in compsci from '94, but still thinks he's the best around.
    And he will literally tell you that.
    If you like to be berated and work in an atmosphere that promotes, as others have said, schoolyard behavior, and likes to churn and burn through people to keep salaries low, then give Dycom a try.
    If you have any self respect and want to work for a manager that respects you, stay far away. Believe me.

    Advice to Management

    Fire Curtis Chambers and put someone in the CIO role that has a clue. Pronto.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away if you are a strong technical candidate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dycom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent facilities. Very google-esk environment. The company is very technically driven. Lots of different technologies to experience.

    Cons

    Heaviest micro-management you will ever experience. Management has little to no understanding of the technology they use nor do they understand why that technology is failing them. They quickly jump to what ever cloud provider will give them a discount instead of deploying the best technology for the job. There is major communication gap between the technical staff and the management staff and it causes sever outages that they will blame on the technical staff. They continue to push non enterprise solutions or extremely complicated solutions to simple problems. If you don't agree 100% with management they will let you go.

    In less than the year I was employed every highly skilled technical person (even a PH.D level employee) either quit or was fired because they where either ignored, insulted by management, or were setup for failure until they could be fired.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire a senior technical individuals but don't implement or at a minimum listen to their recommendations you will continue to fail.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company, great growth outlook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fiber Strategist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Fiber Strategist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dycom does a good job delivering for customers on the whole. It's taking market share, so there is plenty of room to grow, and will be for years to come given the fiber boom, AT&T build etc. Comp only in line with market.

    Cons

    Long hours, management can be overly consensual, not willing to listen to differences of opinion. Office politics can often lead to time wasting and lack of production.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, ride the fiber wave, treat staff better, keep AT&T onside


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Just dont forget to play cards with the CIO at lunch."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    looks like a very nice place at first glance.

    Cons

    a specific group are having fun at dycom... the rest is just meat to the slaughter. unprofessional, disrespectful, high school behavior. as i said, dont forget to play cards with the CIO at lunch.

    Advice to Management

    go play with the kids in the playground.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Current Employee - Help Desk Support in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and great management.
    Great employee. Drink all the coffee you want they have Starbucks.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. Great work place amazing staff


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Buyer beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, new facilities.

    Cons

    The HR representative congratulated me on "getting out" during my exit interview. Don’t be tricked by the shiny new facilities. Terrible benefits, pay is average at best in comparison to industry. You are expected to work at least 12-16 weekends a year. Incompetence at middle management level. Any suggestions to improve upon processes are shot down by top brass if it results in any cost to the company. Headquarters does not function as a true headquarters but more of a watch dog for mismanaged divisions throughout the US. Zero work/life balance. Significant M&A activity with no resources at corporate to keep up with expanding company. Add to your career toolkit and get the hell out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings; There is a generational shift in the workforce. Empower people. The baby boomer culture has left the station.



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