Labourer (Former Employee), Greater Toronto Area, ON – January 20, 2013
Cons: long hours and little pay.
They do not treat people well in this business. The pay was never great. The only reason I stayed in it was there was a bad economy. This was not a rewarding adventure. the economy was poor and no-body would teach you anything as they were always in fear of you taking there job.
Pool and Hot Tubs Installation (Former Employee), GTA – December 10, 2012
Pros: paid for full hours, even when there was no work on given day.
Cons: hard work with minimum pay
- Start at 8 am - Learned how to install pools - My team and boss were very helpful and understanding - Hardest part of the job was working in the beating sun - Getting to do whatever and however we wanted
Lucious Concrete (Current Employee), Tuscaloosa, AL – November 18, 2013
Pros: lunch time
Cons: long breaks
One day a guy was running a machine in bump against a guard rail an got high voltages ran threw his body in die.That was the saddest day of my life. On that day i learn to follow all safety rules that was discuss to us at the safety meeting. The employees was so sad also so we stop what we were doing and pray about everything that goes on on the job. – more... my co-workers r fun to work with they know when it time to play and a time to work so i enjoy working with thoses guys. The hardest part about the job when the u have less man on the job than a regular day its make u work slower and take a lot of time getting the job done,other than that its okay. The most enjoyable part of the job is when u done and its time to go home to the family. – less
Estimator (Current Employee), Sugar Land, TX – September 9, 2013
Typical day...answering phones, clerical work, checking e-mails, job estimating, generate contracts, applications for pmt, chnage orders, etc., registering subcontractors for classes necessary to work certian jobs, bidding materials for clients, for example, LCD TV's, office cubicle, steel tables all which require obtaining several estimates before – more... approval... Redesigning the company website.
Learning how to coordinate efficiently.
Management is Ok. Small company. Only three people in the office including myself.
My office manager is cool. My boss is laid back.
Hardest part of the job is that I have no training...everything I do I learn; sometimes through making mistakes. It's challenging but I think it's a good experience in the long run.
Most enjoyable part of the job is that my boss is super lenient and understanding. There's no tension at the office. – less
Foreman leading 2-4 man crews on commercial and residential properties
Foreman (Former Employee), Lakewood, CA – August 6, 2013
Pros: hours and compensation.
Cons: working away from home.
- Meet work crew at headquarters. Take company van to job site and plan out scope of work for the day. - I learned how to delegate prepping projects how to use small cranes when spraying commercial properties. - My co-workes and I established very good friendships. - Hardest part was working in areas such as Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead and being away – more... from home a couple of weeks at a time. - Most enjoyable was getting to know my peers and having fun at work. – less