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Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • You get a take home company vehicle (in 51 reviews)

  • Save money by having company truck to drive to and from work (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and over night travel common (in 30 reviews)

  • Upper management is also afraid to put it's foot down on the subcontractors that mess up or damage utility lines (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Long hours when it’s not winter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good, you are outside all day every day. You can get a lot of hours with this job. The people are great, and management is not nearly as bad as everyone says, at least for my area

    Cons

    On call kind of sucks but they let you know ahead of time instead of surprising you with it.


  2. "Locate Technicain"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, you get great hours in the winter. You also get to take your truck home, and pick your own daily route and hours (within set hours)

    Cons

    You are on call, however you know what week that is. Not too bad you get OT.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should have more benefits to employees like bonuses and holiday parties.

  3. "locator technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at USIC full-time

    Pros

    freedom to work hours somewhat flexible, some on call requirements for extended periods, freedom to grab lunch whenever

    Cons

    on call for several days to one week per month sometimes long hours in poor weather

    Advice to Management

    more attention to why there is so much overtime instead of it becoming a norm


  4. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Locator in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Locator in Frisco, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This was a great company to work for

    Cons

    I am no longer able to apply

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  5. "Amazing company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USIC full-time

    Pros

    Pay=work. Company events for holidays, plenty of contests for money and other prizes, amazingly friendly people.

    Cons

    None, I absolutely love my job and this company.


  6. "On Call"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like OT, thus is the place to work.

    Cons

    If you're on call, there is no additional compensation. You are expected to be available to work within two hours. You can't plan or do anything for fear of getting a call out.

    Advice to Management

    You expect us to be ready to rock and roll when called out after hours. That had too be worth something.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Monster"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at USIC full-time

    Pros

    Never in one spot for longer than an hour

    Cons

    On-the-spot firing without warning or guidance to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the employees that make you all so much money.
    Stop firing on the spot for production with no warning, that really hurts the morale of the crew. Not knowing if you will make it in the company is a constant concern.

  8. "A decent place to work but still needs work."

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    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Utility Locate Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company car, pay, benefits, laptop and the ability to work alone with little supervision.

    Cons

    The hours can be long sometimes during the construction months. Expected to do a number of tickets throughout the day.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality applicants, have longer field training, more in-depth explanation about how to read prints and to also communicate with contractors executively.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Locator Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USIC full-time

    Pros

    Outdoors, pay, meeting new people, travel, job relocation

    Cons

    Bad weather, stress, workload, hours, company polocies

    Advice to Management

    More team Members


  10. "Field tech"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and. Willing to work around family

    Cons

    Poor management for such a large company.


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