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"Fast paced & good money"

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Current Contractor - Cable Installer in Hattiesburg, MS
Current Contractor - Cable Installer in Hattiesburg, MS
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Pooles Cable as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great Money, Specialty Trade, Awesome Company, Great Owner, Nice Company Shirts.

Cons

Little Time Off, Poor Management in Larger Systems, Pay For Own Fuel, No Benefits.

Advice to Management

Company Jackets, Non Trucker Style Hats, & Benefits.

Other Employee Reviews for Pooles Cable

  1. "Tech's beware"

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    Former Employee - Technician in West Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Technician in West Monroe, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No one constantly looking over your shoulder, they offer SOME benefits

    Cons

    be prepared to constantly be working in the rain constantly carrying your 80 pound ladder and climbing poles that are very hard to get to with one person; one day off a week after you work weeks straight when you start; must pass all levels on X-1 equipment and modems while doing multiple jobs in all two hour time frames; they grade you on your work and place the bar so high it's hard for the most advanced tech to pass on a weekly basis; they say they are safety 1st but place you in such a hurry safety is actually last; if levels don't pass correct scores, you must go back that day to the residence that failed, and if not the same day, they make you go back the next day while doing a new route; customers are constantly calling you on your personal phone that YOU provide the company with and most always gets broken, so be prepared to buy multiple phones; they have a supervisor who does QC's, if he fails you on a QC the company charges you back money off your check; you provide the company with a vehicle, but when your vehicle breaks down or has problems, they don't give you ample amount of time to get it fixed and act like you owe them that vehicle and practically force you to drive around with problems until you have money to get it fixed; they constantly add jobs to your route throughout the day right when you think your about to be finished for the day; no overtime at time and a half rate; if they deem you've been at a location too long, they sometimes subtract hours from what overtime they do pay, which is at piece rate; no sick days and its frowned upon to ask for days off; make sure if you work here to have a vehicle in fairly new condition, the head guy told one tech that his truck was an eye sore thus forcing him to buy a newer vehicle if he wanted to continue to be employed there. They have FOUR main techs here, they intend to keep these same four techs making sure they are taken care of, and the rest they use for grunt work; when they work you to death and use everything they can get off you, they get rid of you. NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT and the supervisors will make sure of that.

    Advice to Management

    get new supervisors because when I worked there I was told that we don't involve the owner with daily work problems whether large or small, meaning if you told on them they would make sure your employment there was short.


  2. "Ehh.."

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

    Pros

    Awesome team. We became a family.

    Cons

    You don't get recognition for work. You are promised pay raises that never come.

    Advice to Management

    You started out as nothing and you can be brought back to nothing.


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