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Industrial Electrician (Former Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 10, 2012
Pros: great benifits
worked through them for 44 years
Got training as an electrician
Motor alignment training
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Fast paced and challenging work
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee), Washington, DCAugust 12, 2014
A typical day at work varies for any journeyman electrician. You can start the day installing conduit and finish the day terminating panels. My co-workers are from many different backgrounds and life styles. The hardest part of my job would have to be the ever changing atmosphere. The most enjoyable part of my job is the challenge of mental and physical – more... strength. – less
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Great Job
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee), Tucson, AZJuly 27, 2014
The best of this job was getting on a job from the ground up. You can see how much of the puzzle there really is and you get to create the puzzle as you see it
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Good work experience when it comes around
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOJune 5, 2014
Worked there as an apprentice for about 3 years. Jobs can come and go. The work experience quality was good and classroom training was provided/mandatory. However, the unstable workflow, "I'm only out for #1" guys who stabbed me in the back as an apprentice, and the constant political propaganda was not for me.
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easy to get along with
Journeyman Electrician (JIW) (Current Employee), Saginaw, MIJune 5, 2014
Pros: good people
Cons: people you can't get along with
Stay busy, getting along with others,show guidance when i can, try to deal with pressure of the completion date.
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Productive workplace, great people
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDApril 17, 2014
Cons: work is very slow
great experience, ran pipe, pulled wire, worked in new and existing commercial buildings. had to troubleshoot faulty circuits, pulled fire alarm and control circuits. had to troubleshoot fire alarm and control circuits, wired control and fire alarm devices.
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Journeyman Electrician
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), Many States.March 28, 2014
Journeyman Electrician/Owner.
Any And All Duties Of Journeyman Electrician/Owner.
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each day =
Electrician (Former Employee), five boroughsMarch 28, 2014
Pros: short hours, excellent pay
Cons: sometimes you get stuck with a boss/foreman that doesnt know anything other than how to yell.
everyday is a little something new. Running wires, bending conduit, laying out/blueprint reading, hanging fixtures, switches/receptacles. most jobs only lasted about 3-4 months. once the job is over I was either laid off until my next turn is up for work or was transferred to a new location. most co-workers on the job are used to the old ways of local – more... 3 in which it is a mans world, but with thick skin and knowledge of the trade ive learned to prove the "old thinkers" wrong. – less
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Journeyman Electronic Technician (Current Employee), Peoria, ILMarch 11, 2014
Pros: great pension
Cons: laid off to much
Great Pension, good benefits, co workers are generally good to work with.
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When there is work it was a great place to work.
Communications/Voice & Data technician (Current Employee), Paramus, NJJanuary 29, 2014
Benefits were amazing but unfortunately there's not enough of work.
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great.learned somthing new on every job.new friends on every job.
Journeyman Electrician / Maintenance Tech. (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHJanuary 18, 2014
Pros: industry is vast. intresting always
Cons: work is dependent on economy
loved my job and type of work. Comradery was great. every job was a new challenge and very interesting. got to experience different types of industry.
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Good work at the time
Journeyman Electrician (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WIDecember 5, 2013
Pros: exciting work
Cons: never knew when you were going to get laid off.
I enjoyed working as an electrician, but was forced to change careers.
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Great work place
ELECTRICIAN (Current Employee), Harrisburg, PADecember 4, 2013
Work normal 8-12 hour days
Completed a 5 year apprenticship Journeyman wireman
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Not enough job security
Journeyman Wireman (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVDecember 1, 2013
Job security has turned and there isn't enough jobs to get around.
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It's a Union
Journeyman Communications Technician (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO.October 22, 2013
Training is done very well. Hours are good 0700 to 1530 mostly. It's constuction so it verys from jobsite. The benefits are awesome, best I've ever had. It is political... helps if you have the "Right last name"
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Great Pay and Great Benefits but not enough work
Journeyman Electrician (Current Employee), Commerce, CAOctober 21, 2013
Pros: great benefits and great pay
Cons: not enough work to keep everyone busy.
Along with great pay and benefits there is not enough work to supply the union and guys are left to wait on a list till you get close enough to your number which could be a month to a 1 year 1/2.
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Union is only willing to help, IF you pay your dues.
Recording Secretary (Former Employee), New Castle, PAOctober 17, 2013
Pros: contractual raises
Cons: lack of speed on contract negotiations with company
Company has to have contract with IBEW

Job wasn't bad, but the Union was not willing to keep employees employed for long periods of time.
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Great place to work, if you dont mind traveling
Apprentice Electrician (Former Employee), Muncie, INOctober 7, 2013
Pros: great pay and benefits
Cons: unstable work
Installed and Maintained Electrical Equipment. The work is fun and exciting but not knowing whether or not you would be working next week is tough. Its very unstable and hard to plan for a future.
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Security/Concierge (Current Employee), Washington, DCOctober 1, 2013
A typical day at my work place isn't that bad. I learned that if I want to get ahead in life I have to get a second job. And that's not too high on my priority list at the moment. Management is great. My co-workers or tenants in my building never give me an issue. The hardest part of my job is pay day. Its very little I can do with it besides pay my – more... bills and sit inside my apartment. I want to go back to school, I have to have the funds to do so. Me going back to school will not affect my job at all. The most enjoyable part of my job is the the tenants of the building. Just interacting with them and learning from them is just a good experience of its own – less
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Well trained electricians
Journeyman Electrician (Inside Wireman) (Current Employee), Northwest, OHAugust 30, 2013
In-depth five year apprenticeship and on-the-job training for the Journeyman Inside Wiremen and plenty of Journeymen Education classes for additional training after their apprenticeship is complete.

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