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OC Communications Reviews

Updated August 30, 2017
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Pros
  • You can take the company vehicle home once you officially start on the field and piece rate for techs, weekly bonus incentive for supe (in 3 reviews)

  • Steady work, pretty good pay if willing to work for it (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible long hours (they also force you to work a 6th day, on 12hr days minimum) (in 7 reviews)

  • Cable Installation and Construction is hard work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Pretty fun job! Most money I've made and really not that hard of a job."

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    Current Employee - Cable Technician in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Cable Technician in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Take home company vehicle, gas card, work phone, good pay, piece rate/ the harder you work, the more money you make

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes have to go under houses and up telephone poles, usually difficult to get all the equipment you need


  2. "tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay with a lot of over time

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  3. "OC Communication"

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    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Installation Technician in Petaluma, CA

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

    Pros

    Will hire anyone regardless of experience.

    Cons

    Pay is based on Piece-Rate, and will not explain how to properly fill out work order to receive correct payment for completed jobs. Extremely stressful with drop routing, another words technicians will not know how many jobs they will receive during the day.


  4. "Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Consistent work hours, always keeping your busy

    Cons

    Upper Management is not very professional

    Advice to Management

    Recognize individuals with talent, and groom them to be future supervisors or managers in the company. Support your employees with advice, they do not need any more scolding, the jobs stressful enough.


  5. "Modern Ponzi"

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    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Fairfield, CA
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Fairfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hire due to extreme turnovers, no random drug tests, a vehicle to drive, training in a practical skill, great co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours, intentionally-confusing pay rates, poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    Quit your jobs.


  6. "Crap"

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    Former Employee - Sub Contractor in Petaluma, CA
    Former Employee - Sub Contractor in Petaluma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money money money money money

    Cons

    You always get blamed for something you did not do customers pick in sub contractors first and try to nickel and dime Comcast saying like u stole or broke something even though u did not

    Advice to Management

    Step up ur game and protect your employees from the customers from blaming crap on them that's y more people rather go to in house

    OC Communications Response

    Aug 25, 2017 – Communications Coordinator

    Hi, we are sorry to hear it wasn't a good fit! If you would like to tell us more about your experience, please email us at hello@occom.com.


  7. "Horrible for the pay"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can take the company vehicle home once you officially start on the field and piece rate for techs, weekly bonus incentive for supe. Sign on bonus between $2500-5000. Monthly safety incentives.

    Cons

    Horrible long hours (they also force you to work a 6th day, on 12hr days minimum)
    Very low pay...
    Close to impossible goals to meet for bonus (for techs, supe, manager)
    Applied pressure or stress on employees to meet timeframes
    No training pay for Existing techs to train newer techs
    Lack of training program
    Steep expectations with little to no fair warning
    You can get fired for no reason or for an incident where you aren't at fault

    Advice to Management

    Please make the time and effort worthwhile...

    OC Communications Response

    Aug 25, 2017 – Communications Coordinator

    Thanks for letting us know about your experience with OCC! We pride ourselves on offering some of the best wages in the industry and terrific benefits like our Employee Partnership Program and 401k.

  8. "Comcast grunt"

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    Former Employee - Cable Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're good at doing cable and are healthy you can make good money.

    Cons

    You get payed by the job. If the job is difficult and takes longer, less pay. You also need to work overtime a lot. Some of the jobs need two or more people but rarely do you get any help.

    OC Communications Response

    Jun 9, 2017 – Communications Coordinator

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience with O.C. Communications. We understand the physical demands of the telecommunications industry and are always looking at ways to increase... More


  9. "Need a job? They got you covered!"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Former Employee - Warehouse
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OC Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Guaranteed Employment" assuming no felonies, pass drug test, and no more than 3-points on driving record.

    Cons

    They hire just about anyone, even "bad apples."

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and accommodate and you will be rewarded. Don't go back on your word so much. Lastly, "piece-rate" doesn't work for Cable Technicians as you don't get quality work done. All you have is "hook and book."


  10. "This year will mark my 30th anniversary with O.C. Communications."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OC Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I started as a tech and did as many as 15 installs per day. The industry has matured, and it is a very high priority to ensure that our employees are well trained. The whole reason that I launched the Employee Partnership Program was to enhance the futures of every employee.

    Cons

    Cable Installation and Construction is hard work. It is not for everyone. It takes a very committed person with an excellent work ethic to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to our team members; keep us all engaged.


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