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Quanta Services Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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Quanta Services President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer Earl C. Austin
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Pros
  • Entrepreneurial, small-company feel, where employees are encouraged to get to know one another (in 3 reviews)

  • They have an office in the Galleria in Williams Tower which is close to the mall if you like to shop (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • little to no support from upper management, more concerned with power struggling amongst themselves it would sem (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management will hang you out to dry (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great way to make money but never assume it's forever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Subtech in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Subtech in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quanta Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can build up your knowledge and get proper certifications but don't allow people to use you to their advantage and then throw you to the side after

    Cons

    Politics, Criticism instead of optimism, barely home, inside clicks create negative enthusiasm and poisons the morale. People that should be in upper management aren't and the ones that are not all but some should've never been given a lead position much less upper management

    Advice to Management

    A lot of dedicated people lost their drive due to not handling Management with the same Outlook as laborers. I was the most dedicated employee til I was passed over and threw to the curb due to a micro managing insecure job scared drama King


  2. "lots of promises"

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    Current Employee - JDE Team in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - JDE Team in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quanta Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice worldwide opportunities as promise

    Cons

    promise you something big, but lack of support and mostly people from HQ doesn't give a chance and trust to personnel below.

  3. "Not bad, but there are better opportunities elsewhere!"

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid Weekly and onsite liaison.

    Cons

    HR department is not up to par with most companies.
    A lot of shoulder shrugging and "I don't knows"....


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quanta Services (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and family oriented

    Cons

    Not much room to grow


  5. "Exciting challenge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is diversified and has held up well through a shifting economy. The explosive growth makes work challenging where you constantly learn and grow in your position- never boring. Values mean something- people and safety are a priority. Very entrepreneurial and dynamic feel.

    Cons

    Not a place for people who are unable to work outside of the box or their specific job description- the organizational growth ensures change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep steering the ship in the right direction. Keep focused on core values.


  6. "Good Company with movement in the right direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A solid company that runs its corporate division as a servicing and hold company for its subsidiaries. Their place in their market is exceptional and the company is branching out into new initiatives. Upper management is great with people oriented mentality which allows the employee to feel like they a part of something bigger. Great company team building and long standing traditions.

    Cons

    IT Department middle management is very micro-managed and usually causes isolation between the different IT teams which setups double-standards, possible conflicts, and brings down moral. Other departments middle management has no employee isolation issues and no negative feedback has been observed.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine the structure of middle management and allow the administrators the flexibility to do their appropriate job assignments. Allow more movement on projects that have little to no budget in order to re-structure the technical foundation for the companies infrastructure. All subsidiaries would benefit from the corporate team catching up to industry standards and operating in a proactive state instead of a reactive state.


  7. "Transmission & Access Network Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have improved a lot my technical skills

    Cons

    First telecom project with the Peruvian goverment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Digco-micro manage"

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    Former Employee - Service Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Service Tech in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quanta Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money if busy enough

    Cons

    Management is over your back constantly. Work pays you per job. Some days you can be done by noon and you wait around for more work. Horrible company. No paid days off for vacation,sick days or holiday. Not family oriented. Horrible benefits. I paid over 800 a month for insurance for me and my wife and daughter. No room to move up in company. You are just a money making machine to them and they don't care about you.

    Advice to Management

    The people out in the field make the money. Treat them kindly and don't micro manage.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of company perks, and great location!

    Cons

    There is a lack of employee commitment. Training and development opportunities are not encourage, and processes are outdated. The company requires you to be available around the clock.


  10. "Poor Management - Quanta Wireless"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in the industry, they give green hands a chance to start, they provided cell phones and lap tops

    Cons

    Poor management, poor pay, not for anyone with any experience, stay in hotels for 8 weeks with 3 days off to go home and the 3 days do not include your travel days. you must use your own vehicle and the company doesnt pay for the first or last 20 miles of each day, and only pay 32c per mile when the going rate is 56c per. they schedule the installation and integration work at multiple sites that are 150 miles apart each day instead of covering one area, then moving to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees, Reward your employees, and do not ask them to do something that you would not do.


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