Good place to work if you're able to get fully trained. You have to meet a monthly quota. The driving to and from different jobs all around central ohio was neat and got to see a lot of things and drove on roads and interstates I had never been on before.
Good salary and benefits
Due to techs retiring and some on disability i was not able to receive full training, and attend all the training schools, manager was inexperienced
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Michigan – 28 February 2017
Good place to work, provide tools and training, and allow you to make mistakes, everyone seems willing to help out each other if needed. I had a good manager in Detroit and the employees all seemed to be happy with management. However the office personnel, and dispatcher were very difficult to get along with. No communication between dispatch and office staff and the technicians they were supposed to be supporting and assisting. tension between many techs and dispatch and office personnel. Management said they would address the issue but it didn't change too much. added stress to an already hard job. They worked on everything instead of having a few techs specialize in just a few things they expected you to know everything except refrigeration.
tools, training, helpfull technicians
dispatcher, office personnel, expected to know to much
Kitchen Technician/ install tech (Current Employee) – Fenton, MO – 28 December 2016
I travel around the city working on all different types of kitchen equipment... Hobart sends us to school for this equipment, but it is hard to retain all the knowledge that we learn in school. You have to be mechanically inclined to do this job.. The techs here contact each other if they have any problems working on a unit..Management is easy to work with most of the time.. I guess the hardest thing about this job is working in some areas that are wet, nasty and you run into the occasional cockroach ..Other then that, its really not a hard job.. I'm just looking to get back into some refrigeration or HVAC
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Food Equipment Service Technician (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – 13 December 2014
There is no such thing as a typical day. There are so many different types of equipment at so many different sites that it would be impossible to do the same thing two days in a row. I Learned so much in such a short amount of time, Hobart provides factory training and all the technical support you could need. Management is great, very understanding and supportive. My co-workers are excellent, they are always willing to help and have yet to let me down. Of course there are bad days (few and far between). Being stuck on a frustrating call for most of the day or being called out afterhours but, all in all Hobart is a great company to work for and i would recommend it to anyone.
Parts Coordinator/Office Manager (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – 17 April 2013
My experience working here was completely positive. The Branch Manager worked at making it a good environment. The job itself made the day go by because it was fast paced and I was able to utilize my customer service skills regularly. The hardest part of the job was also the most enjoyable part of the job and that was the challenge to get everything done each day that could not wait until the next day.
Service Technician (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – 7 June 2012
Hobart is an old company as companies go today(100+ years), however, there is a lot of politics, waste, not a worker friendly place, and business and only busines (no Christmas parties, office get togethers, etc.).
fair benifits (medical, dental, etc.)
never know if you are going to be laid off until it happens then surprise!