USIC Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2021

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51%
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USIC President & CEO Rob Tullman
Rob Tullman
235 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company vehicle, Flexible hours, great management in certain areas(in 78 reviews)

  • "make your own schedule, company truck, company gas card(in 75 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Really bad communications mid-level to locators, the company philosophy and safety out the window by the time it reaches(in 55 reviews)

  • "Long hours, not enough compensation(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      Apr 20, 2021 - Utility Line Locator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training is fantastic. Great support system

      Cons

      There are not any. Thanks

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I’m happy, and they have made changes to keep it that way

      Mar 31, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician in Oneonta, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company vehicle. Starting pay $17/hr (more in union locations) Yearly raises (up to 5%, I’ve received the max every year) company provides all tools and supplies. Bonuses are given in different forms on a regular bases. Bonuses for weekend work during the busy season. Tons of freedom (as long as you work hard and are a quality tech) I could make a long list of positive things about my job. Don’t let bad reviews scare you away, this is a good place to be! (in upstate NY atleast)

      Cons

      Micro management has definitely become routine. Production metrics are too much of a concern. Whoever bids on the contracts has no clue what they are doing. Too much work and they refuse to hire enough people which forces guys to cut corners. I know from traveling for work that other states operate differently and screw there guys pretty bad with pay and treatment. I’ve been around some supervisors that treat their crew like crap and then they can’t figure out why they don’t get quality work. If management was consistent and kind everywhere, I think the company as a whole would see big changes. The guys in the field need to be treated with trust and respect, like adults, or else they do not want to work hard. I feel bad knowing that I make around 65k a year (going up every year) and in other states guys can barely clear 30-35k doing the same basically hours and work. The company seems to have the idea that locators are easily replaced, however a good, experienced locator is not easy to replace.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      Apr 29, 2021 - Utility Locator in New Haven, VT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Truck for free and card

      Cons

      No there is non at all

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job.

      Apr 27, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician in Wixom, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work by yourself. Travel bonuses.

      Cons

      On call during all hours of the night once or twice a month.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good for a while job.

      Apr 13, 2021 - Technician I in Marion, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, company supplied vehicle and equipment. Benefits are good. Work on your own for everything. 60+ hrs during dig season. Pandemic proof. Will give you all sanitation required for covid. When you do see your "teammates" it's mainly a good time.

      Cons

      High rate of turn over, burnout high as work load isn't taken into consideration with amount of workers. Equipment is old and getting older. Replacement is rare or non-existent. Mid management has no power beyond trying to get their team scraps from corporate. Corporate decides if your team will work weekend(s) and then claim "teamwork". Paid half as much as your industry counterparts in a union. No union. On call is arbitrary and the system is broken more than it is working. Work every or every other weekend based on corporate need. Dig safe doesn't throttle tickets which can cause problems with areas, causing tickets to be late which is your fault you didn't catch up with them. Paranoia is proliferated within every facet of the company. Don't trust anyone, even your management is a well known motto. If you get covid while working they will fight you on paying you other than your PTO. Teammates is a vague word when comparing what most other industries use it for.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best occupational experience ever!

      Mar 10, 2021 - Utility Locator in Rhinelander, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome management, working indpendently, techs are cared for and outfitted extremely well, lots of career advancement options, the work itself is enjoyable.

      Cons

      For the first time in my life, I can leave this box blank! If it was any of my previous jobs (but USIC is not just another "job" for me), I would have only typed in this box!

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Meh

      Apr 30, 2021 - Utility Locator in Overland Park, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overtime.. not much else. More cons than pros

      Cons

      Work life balance, micromanagement, no life outside of work.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Pays the bills but not somewhere to stay long

      Apr 24, 2021 - Lead Technician in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company vehicle and a paycheck coming in every other week

      Cons

      No training and the work environment is horrible due to management in the Houston area.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Thoughts of working at USIC

      Dec 26, 2020 - Utility Locate Technician IV in Lincoln, NE
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good starting wage (17.00 an hour starting January 1 2021 New District Manager for Nebraska(Chris Talley) New Regional Manager overseeing Nebraska (Brian Dresden) New Supervisor’s in many areas of Nebraska New training philosophy within the Lincoln area (Trainer Ivan Young) training is well above the training provided under the previous District Managers philosophy. Very good team atmosphere in most areas of Nebraska More flexibility towards the locator when it comes to their families Raises in wages are appropriate for your work standards and attendance (if you miss a lot of work and put minimal effort into your work, raises given to you will reflect it) They provide you a work truck to drive to work and home (saving a ton of money for you in the long term)

      Cons

      A lot of hours in the peak dig season (actually providing extremely overly sufficient pay checks)

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      pretty decent.

      Mar 31, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      time alone, scenic, easy, flexible, fun

      Cons

      fast paced, lonely at times, hectic, poor management, drive a lot

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