I spent 4 1/2 years at intek and can honestly say the truth as I'm no longer an employee.
*The job is based of piece work and you are basically paid a base rate for each call you do, so there is a great about of hustle that is required, but job balance as you work at heights and need to watch out for your own safety as you primarily work alone, unless you work in commercial.
*Company Vehicle:You are provided with a company work van that you can choose to take home or leave at the ware house, if you take the vehicle home you are charged 5.00 a day for use of the vehicle to cover "gas"
*Work Culture: The job is always on the go as you visit different customers homes on a daily basis, and meet a wide variety of people. You really do not see much of management aside from warehouse staff which for the most part are okay but are hard bent on supplying you on some of the supplies you need to complete your work. The hours are long usually the typical day during high seasons revolve on 2 shifts early:8-630 late:9;30 to 8:30. this sometimes makes it hard if you have a family or other commitments. and typically work 4 days on 2days off with one 3 day weekend.
*Tools:They provide you with all the tools you need to complete your job including a laptop, sim card (you need to bring your own phone), basic cable/phone tools, and fiber if your lucky, but you would need to purchase screw drivers etc.
Pay:The pay in honesty fluctuates up and down from good to bad depending on how the sales and services are working for rogers and the demand needed for technicians, you can make anywhere from 150-300 on a normal day to as low as 70 dollars in the slowest of days. They can also sit you if the work load is to thin. But this also depends if you are resi or commercial as commercial has higher piece rates and is overall a better job experience.
Opportunities: In the eyes of opportunity if you are a resi tech and you are good at your job the next step is generally commercial as the hours are better and the pay is still piece work but is also better. Other than that they occasionally hire supervisors but the pay is not great usually between 45000-51000 which most techs generally make more than that.
Management: Honestly some people are great here, where others are not, They only really have 1 good manager in the place and the general manager is a joke, the other resi manager doesn't really support or work with his staff, and the commercial manager is in over his head. The HR does not really help out technicians nor listen to any concerns you may have. The supervisors are cool for the most part but good look finding them near the end of the day when most people typically need support. I won't name name's but for me the best manager was the one that ran york south and north at the time as I had previously worked with all three.
Overall: Intek is good if you are looking to get your foot in the door to rogers, or are looking for telecom experience, as they provide the tools, and training you would need to work in this field or related. Pay is give and take and there are good days and bad.