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Utiliquest Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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Pros
  • you get to drive a company truck home (in 11 reviews)

  • Take home company truck and paid gas (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Damage Prevention Specialist 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Damage Prevention Specialist I in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Damage Prevention Specialist I in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked outdoors in new locations often.
    Had work vehicle to take home.
    Paid training, tools, and boots

    Cons

    Under staffed and
    Under paid

    Advice to Management

    Consider keeping those whom make you money and losing those whom lose and cost you too much money and time.


  2. "It's ok company"

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    Former Employee - Locate Technician in Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Locate Technician in Orange, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Utiliquest (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good paying job and good hours

    Cons

    Bad communication between Management, supervisor and Technician


  3. "Great Efforts..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown, PA

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

    Pros

    There is a great deal of effort put into the company for quality improvement of processes and safety. In this line of business, based on contracts, there is a need for the ever-improving business process.

    Cons

    Several 'new ideas' of business processes started with no follow-through. Communication between the ranks (Director, to Manager, to Field Crew) is not consistent and can get mottled with opinion. This type of communication can create an environment for lack of trust by employees and colleagues alike.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and truthful about company goals and processes. Share as much information as feasible with all employees so they can operate with the company's best interest in mind. Trust your employees to do the job they were trained to do and allow business processes a chance to work, with tweaking and constant improvement before a process overhaul is accomplished.


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  5. "Why I liked Working for Utiliquest"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Utiliquest full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to shine and prove yourself

    Cons

    Not a lot of help when needed


  6. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work truck you take home

    Cons

    Pay could be a lot better


  7. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is competitive pay, plenty of opportunity for advancement, connections to utility companies, there is a team atmosphere at work.

    Cons

    drivecams are constantly in back of your mind, overtime is expected and there typically is never a forty hour work week. on call can affect personal life

    Advice to Management

    continue to gain new contracts but to reinforce sticking by employees already there before focus begins on new hires. promote from within but do it more objectively.


  8. "YOU ARE EXPENDABLE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monterey Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Utiliquest full-time

    Pros

    They pretty much give you ALL the tools needed to do the job successfully, including a company vehicle, tools and equipment.

    Cons

    This is a truly thankless job, and the pay is not commensurate with the amount of work and hours you have to commit to do the job. Oh, and YOU ARE A NUMBER WAITING FOR YOUR SPIN THROUGH THEIR REVOLVING DOOR OF EMPLOYEES.

    Advice to Management

    MANAGE TO ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE BOTTOM LINE, AND YOU WOULD HAVE EMPLOYEES WILLING TO RETIRE FROM THE COMPANY.


  9. "Utiliquest, LLC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Utiliquest full-time

    Pros

    Take home vehicle, friendly/helpful supervisor and manager, lots of training.

    Cons

    Work can get stale, extremely repetitive and uninspiring. High employee turnover.


  10. "Locating"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Utiliquest (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent training. Good use of modern technology. This is a production based company, but if you route yourself properly, you can be successful. An experienced utility locator can work anywhere in the US. Utilities and municipalities always need good locators.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Vacation accrued cannot carry over in to the next year. "Use it or lose it". Supervisors have a lot on their shoulders. Management does not go out in to the field.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time with your technicians in the field to understand the challenges they are facing in order to achieve production requirements.


  11. "Input"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Utiliquest part-time

    Pros

    Nice people, laid back much of the time.

    Cons

    Pay not the best and they get behind on paper work.



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