USIC Employee Reviews about "company vehicle"

Updated Oct 25, 2021

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  • "Company vehicle, decent work if you enjoy being outside and working alone(in 94 reviews)

  • "Make your own schedule, company truck(in 90 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The long hours during dig season is insane(in 65 reviews)

  • "Everything goes against the locators horrible task management(in 59 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Severely Overworked and Underpaid

      Oct 25, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician in Mooresville, IN
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Moderate freedom, no one breathing down your neck all day, usually. company vehicle

      Cons

      Communication, low pay, work/home balance, on-call.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place

      Sep 22, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company vehicle, overtime, benefits, travel

      Cons

      Hard labor, can be hot

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Sugarcoated, but the job isn't great

      Sep 29, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician in Spring, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is decent. And you get a company vehicle for work purposes only.

      Cons

      Working as a team is heavily emphasized, but once you're in the field, you'll have no help. Overtime is mandatory, and it wouldn't be so bad, but the amount of physical activity required for the job is extremely draining. Management is always a mess and lazy coworkers with more tenure will always leave the most difficult jobs to the newbies, which is very unfair.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The is okay if you're an entry level person fresh from High School.

      Aug 27, 2021 - Locating Technician in Champaign, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Working alone. * Problem solving. * Knowledge you you learn about the Infrastructures of the US. * Gateway to better jobs in and out of the company. * Company vehicle.

      Cons

      * They will chow you up and spit you out. The long hours during dig season is insane. Just expect to not have a real life from Spring to Fall. Wish they would've told me about this before applying. * Pay is okay * Some of the Supervisors haven't a clue on how to run a team effectively. * Weekend work.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      USIC Supervisor

      Jun 29, 2021 - Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, IA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, company vehicle, tools provided.

      Cons

      Understaffed all year round, layoffs in Winter climates.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Unique and Stressful Job

      May 12, 2021 - Utility Locate Technician in Columbus, MS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company vehicle, decent pay, independence

      Cons

      Insane workload, no family life, on call alot on top of working 6-7 days a week during summer peak times and project times.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      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.

      6 people found this review helpful
    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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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Lots of Overtime

      Apr 15, 2021 - Utility Locator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working on your own Company vehicle

      Cons

      Long hours Outside in all weather

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overworked

      Apr 12, 2021 - Utility Locator in Irving, TX
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Company Vehicle. Gas card, lower management was good to work with

      Cons

      No help on large projects

      1 person found this review helpful
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