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Updated May 23, 2022

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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USIC President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Ryan
Mike Ryan
33 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Decent pay and as many hours as you can handle.(in 44 reviews)
  • "Very well paying job with great benefits(in 31 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with(in 14 reviews)
  • "Money is good but for the time it's not(in 10 reviews)
  • "Good crew and coworkers.(in 5 reviews)
Cons
  • "fast paced, lonely at times, hectic, poor management, drive a lot(in 52 reviews)
  • "Long hours in the summer caused me not to see my daughter for three weeks and we live in the same house.(in 51 reviews)
  • "+ Some bad supervisors(in 28 reviews)
  • "Horrible upper management, they ignore problems going on in dispatch like we are a foreign country right inside the office!(in 19 reviews)
  • "Low pay, bad training, from orientation to on your your own nothing but lies.(in 14 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great so far

    Feb 24, 2022 - Utility Locate Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great starting pay and with OT and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of information to take in but management is patient

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good if you like overtime

    May 23, 2022 - Utility Locator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work alone Work truck Overtime if wanted

    Cons

    You will get a lot of overtime hours

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Job

    May 23, 2022 - Locator in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company truck lots of OT Company computer

    Cons

    lots of OT Poor management On call

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Lots of work

    May 20, 2022 - Technician in Rocky Hill, CT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Overtime Good management Work by myself Company vehicle

    Cons

    Contractors do not always follow the laws, this makes our job harder

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Okay

    May 20, 2022 - Utility Locator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company car No one micro managing every 5 minutes

    Cons

    Deadlines on locates Pay On call

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Horrible Company to work for

    May 9, 2022 - Utility Locator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Being able to take a work truck home is the only pro about this job.

    Cons

    Horrible Management High turner over rate Long, Long hours Your not appreciated here your just a number Fast pace work environment. It's all about production The pay is so terrible for what you do on a daily The health is insurence is the worst and expensive No communication Your a punching bag for angry homeowners and contractors Weekend work expect 6 days a week 10 to 12 hour days plus mandatory on call rotations Starting wage is 15 an hour Punished for being sick Punished for taking your earned pto The list goes on

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    awesome job

    May 17, 2022 - Utility Locate Technician in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    management will always work with your personal life

    Cons

    i havent come across any

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Overall bad

    Jan 18, 2022 - Utility Locator in Houston, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company truck, company fuel card, clothes, equipment tablet and phone.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, short hours, excessive drive time, no pay for drive time in mornings nor going home. Quantity over quality, they would rather see high LPH locates per hour over quality of your locates. USIC does not wanna pay someone who does quality work. During winter days, if your snowed out. You get to stay home WITHOUT PAY. Hence USIC DOES NOT WANNA PAY YOU. If you are rained out. Clock out and wait it out. Hence USIC DO NOT PAY YOU. They say you are locating in your area. That is not the case. You will be getting tickets that 71 mile radius of you. If you receive a ticket 1 .15 mins away. Don't expect to get paid for drive time from home to first ticket. USIC DO NOT PAY YOU. Once rushed to get tickets knocked out, you will end up getting damages which will evolve them to micromanage you. “Why are you on this ticket for 3 hours. Locating 2 miles should only take 1 hr." “Why are you taking lunch at 3? You should of taken earlier” Dont expect to get help in your area. You wont get it. All the regions around you are short staffed. Everyone is quitting or getting fired because USIC DO NOT PAY YOU.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great career field

    Apr 29, 2022 - Utility Locate Technician in Elkhart, IN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good if you like to work independently. Interesting field. The company has good views and goals when taken into the local area.

    Cons

    Staffing issues make workload and stress high. The company with new owners is turning around the environment and needs time to get over the bad name.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Career

    May 15, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Busy, fast paced, meaningful, networking

    Cons

    Stress, heavy, hours, weekends, account

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USIC has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 858 reviews left anonymously by employees. 56% of employees would recommend working at USIC to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, USIC employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at USIC. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

56% of USIC employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated USIC 2.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.1 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at USIC to be culture, benefits and the cons to be career development, compensation, management.

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