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Helix Electric Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Very fast paced organization with lots of autonomy and not a ton of red tape" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The owners are foreign born, allowing a diverse work environment" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management only seems concerned with getting it done, don't put a lot of emphasis on quality training" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Not much flexibility when it comes to the work load, mentoring experience could've been way more developed than it was" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to Learn and Grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to gain valuable trade experience.

    Cons

    Work can get stale/boring at times.


  2. "Company Investments"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There’s a lot of opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    There’s a lack of communication about the company and within departments internally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees up to date on changes in the company and managers should be more engaged with their employees.

    Helix Electric Response

    Feb 6, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you for your feedback! We will relay your thoughts regarding internal communication and overall company cohesiveness to the appropriate team members. We strive to create a connected work... More

  3. "Great Knowledge Earned with Experience Working with the Industry's Best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I learned so much about the construction and electrical industry.

    Cons

    Work load per employee wasn't equal

    Helix Electric Response

    Feb 6, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    We're so glad to hear that you've not only been exposed to, but have deepened, your understanding of the electrical industry! We highly value employee development and take your thoughts regarding... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst, Human Resources"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Electric full-time

    Pros

    Company is making BIG changes to improve Employee Experience.

    Cons

    Hope that the change continues... and it's not the flavor of the month.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in developing your Managers.

    Helix Electric Response

    Feb 6, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    "Thanks so much for your feedback! We strive to keep our company culture as a priority and will make sure to keep it consistent and steady. As our learning and development team continues to grow, we... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "2 year update from original post- PE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Operations in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve been with Helix 2 years now since my first review. If you put the effort in, it is rewarded. I’ve drained my tank to empty regularly, but that is always notices when my annual review comes around. If you have a concern, speak up about it and it will get addressed to the best of their ability. Although, the monster that is Helix may burn you out, if you can find a way to push through you will be rewarded ten-fold.

    Cons

    Although your requests and concerns will be tended to, it can take a considerable amount of time and follow up before you see it answered (due to a massive work load). Your ability to negotiate varies extremely on the current relationships between Helix executives and the client (which can vary often and project teams don’t find out about until its to late). Luckily ownership is generally understanding to that situation and will generally educate and redirect you should you experience it.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to employ more help, or less work. With a shortage of trade talent my biggest fear is we will work ourselves out of growth.

    Helix Electric Response

    Jan 22, 2019 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you for your feedback! Helix Electric is successful because of hard-working, driven employees like yourself. Your review is very helpful to us as we are always working to make improvements. We... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "4th year anniversary and loving it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Helix Electric (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I’m loving every bit of my experience at Helix. The recruiter I worked with was knowledgeable and transparent about the company culture and specifically suggested I ask many questions to ensure I was the right fit for Helix and vice versa. I have loved everything about my 4 years here. I recommend it to anyone wanting to take control of their career. You need to be dedicated and have a strong work ethic with a desire to work with the best. If it’s not your cup of tea, know yourself and don’t join our culture. You won’t be happy and that’s ok too. Meanwhile, people like me thrive here. Thanks for the best 4 years of my career, Helix.

    Cons

    Cost of medical cost should revisited

    Advice to Management

    Keep quarterly town hall meetings to keep everyone “in the know “ as it helps understand where the company is going and is doing nationwide.

    Helix Electric Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you for such incredible feedback! We are glad to hear that you are thriving within our company and want to thank you for the time you have spent here so far. It is most definitely a top... More


  7. "electrician trainee/ apprentice"

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    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Apprentice Electrician in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    they are a safe and patient work environment for electricians that graduate from school to put what you studied to practice and the company will provide you the guidance and tools so you can do a good job.

    Cons

    i do not have any cons for the company. i just had a family emergency and i had to relocate to tx.

    Helix Electric Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you for taking the time out to provide feedback on your time here at Helix Electric! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enriching experience -- we believe that supplying our employees with... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "BEWARE"

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

    I worked at Helix Electric full-time

    Pros

    Would be a pro if the promised opportunities were real.

    Cons

    Be aware that recruiters will tell management candidates to NOT discuss the offer with anyone. The reason for this is that they have a terrible reputation in the industry. DO discuss this company with others who have management experience in the industry. They will fill you in on the reasons not to work for Helix.

    Advice to Management

    Have integrity and realize that you affect whole families when you hire and fire people without personal regard.


  9. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work advancement Is plentiful for the dedicated.

    Cons

    None to speak of, great workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work guys!

    Helix Electric Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you for the great feedback! We pride ourselves on our positive work environment and emphasis on professional development/career growth!


  10. "Apprentice electrician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working for the people’

    Cons

    No comment may be

    Advice to Management

    Doing good job

    Helix Electric Response

    Aug 16, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Representative

    Thank you so much for your review of Helix Electric! We are happy to hear that you've had a great experience.