Pros: company van, and supportive crews to work with.
Cons: no fairness in salary unless in the houston office. no opportunities for advancement.
I worked there approximately 1 year and 9 months. I was given a van old company van to work out of, but the only tools I was supplied with was the left over broken tools in the shop, which had to be repaired. And only a few of the tools where allowed to be repaired at one time. I had to use my own tools for the most part. The San Antonio office was – more... the illegitimate step child of the Westower Office, and was not allowed to show more profit than the Houston office.
I assisted the project manager with construction management duties, and was began turning a larger profit than the Houston office. Shortly after the numbers came in, we where shut down to a crawl and jobs where taken away from us and given to the Houston office when the job was in the San Marcus area. I was the only Electrician in the San Antonio Office for a major part of my employment, and I was covering jobs from the Dallas area down to the Mcallen area, including pulling permits, performing material take offs for electrical.
I was laid off and the reason for the lay off I was given was one of the Construction Managers in Houston did not think that I was involved enough in the construction. This was after me and a experienced journeyman electrician that was under paid, and that was with us for a short time completed several cell site completions through out the central Texas region. My Pay scale Maxed out at $21.00 an hour and did not have a regular helper, only when absolutely necessary.
The Houston office had 5 journeyman electrician's and had there vans stocked with company tools, like $1200.00 Hilti Cordless saw zall. The average pay scale for the Houston electricians was $24.00 an hour with a journeyman lic. I hade a Master Electrician LIc. – less