Working at USIC: Company Overview and Reviews

1318 reviews
USIC Ratings
Average rating of 1318 reviews on Indeed
2.2Work-Life Balance
2.7Pay & Benefits
2.5Job Security & Advancement
5,001 to 10,000
$1B to $5B (USD)
Energy and Utilities

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Overall Reviews at USIC

Lead Supervisor | Houston, TX | Mar 24, 2021
They will work you like a rented mule, then threaten to fire you for using pto
A good place to work while you find a better job. Bonus: they will put you on 24 hour on call and leave you there for months if no one else volunteers to take your place.
ProsIf you're injured they'll give you time of before the fire you.
ConsNepitism, little to no chalice for advancement, terrible pay, shady admin
Senior Lead Technician | Chicago, IL | Jun 7, 2020
Good job
It’s a good job but the amount of stress is high. It all depends who is your supervisor. 60 hours is the least amount you should work in week during dig season, but 60+ Hours is suggested to maintain a great work ethic.
Utility Line Locator | Broken Arrow, OK | Jun 26, 2017
Dont do it
If you want to sweat alot and walk all day and then being yelled at for not being where the contractors are on time, then go for it. but prepare for all the hard work to be washed away by the first rain and having to go back out the there and re-do everything again and chasing your own tail./
Operations Coordinator | Columbus, OH | Jul 27, 2017
Great Place
I enjoy working for USIC. I tried taking a different direction a few years ago away from Property Management and would like to get back into the Property Management Field. The advancement here is very limited and no room for personal growth without relocating.
Trainer | Indiana | Dec 29, 2017
Typically overworks technicians
Promotes quality, but actually demands production at the expense of quality. High turnover rate due to overloading work. Low compensation for the job responsibility.
Lead Supervisor | Tampa, FL | Nov 7, 2017
No career advancement
USIC is a very Demanding, Stressful & Fast paced work environment, Which takes over a large portion of your life. However there are a few Pro's to working @ Usic locating service. Some of those Pro's consist of working outside, Plus the Freedom & Flexibility of working alone. When weighting out the Pro's and Con's to working for Usic the Con's strongly out weight the couple of Pro's.
ProsWorking by yourself
ConsManagement does not appreciate there employee's
Shipping and Receiving Clerk | Avon Lake, OH | Jan 13, 2018
I was young and they paid weekly!
Weekly pay for a teenager = a beautiful thing. It was definitely an eye opening experience for me. I knew what transpired in front of as well as behind the curtain.
ProsWeekly pay
ConsDrunk, stoned managers
Lead Trainer | Davenport, IA | Jan 2, 2019
work 40 hr a week . Lots of OT . Driver score card is a joke. you break to hard, swerve/ turn to hard, accelerate to hard, lose traction i.e spin tires in snow, anti-lock breaking engages like in snow. it counts against you and you can be fired for it. but if any of those happen you can send a email to the guy in your state whom oversees it to get it taken off your score but you must do it each time?
Proswork vehicle
Conswork vehicles are slow junk 2wd trucks
Accounts Receivable Clerk | Indianapolis, IN | Aug 7, 2018
I don't want to write a review
They pay well there is a lot of perks. Management is so/so depends what area you work in. Corporate does a lot for their employees. The locators get the short end of the stick.
Prosgood salary and family oriented
Consno chance of advancement
Utility Line Locator | Lombard, IL | Aug 15, 2016
A decent company to work at
USIC is a decent company to work at. The company requires a lot of your time working 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Responsible for the correct, safe and efficient locating of underground utilities including telecommunications, cable TV, and gas. This includes taking time to thoroughly search for underground utilities in an area, properly marking the location, completing the necessary paperwork and photographing each locate.

Questions And Answers about USIC

If you were in charge, what would you do to make USIC a better place to work?
Asked Nov 5, 2019
First and foremost safety first confirming all services are marked correctly. Paid time for driving between projects a must! You're already working 10 to 12 hours per day! Inspect quality of work and reward the locators.
Answered Jan 7, 2021
Oversight of HR Especially HR
Answered Dec 1, 2020
How would you describe the pace of work at USIC?
Asked Dec 1, 2016
An impossible pace. During dig season the job can become unsafe and relentless. Not a place to work if you have a family or a life outside of work
Answered Sep 24, 2020
Fast but acurate pace. You need to be able to get it done quick and acurate. Focus and double check.
Answered May 1, 2020
How are the working hours at USIC?
Asked Aug 21, 2016
Long hours... got burnt out after years to the point that i would work only 8 hours regardless of work load....also would get constantly criticized on conference calls because supervisor expected me to push my other co workers to work the same hours i was.....pathetic
Answered Apr 13, 2021
My FAVORITE part! Lots of hours! And able to provide for my household. You need to LEAN towards strong work ethic and safety mindset. Others depend on you for safety and peace of mind. Better love work with this job! Because bountiful hours will be given.
Answered May 1, 2020
How did you get your first interview at USIC?
Asked Jun 20, 2016
Applied, within 2 days online interview. Later same day of interview got notification about drug screening, which I completed next day. Following day got paperwork about background check. Haven't heard anything from them since & coming upon a month. At this point lost interest in working for them.
Answered Apr 7, 2021
Applied online. It’s super easy to get a job here
Answered Sep 24, 2020
What is the best part of working at USIC?
Asked Dec 1, 2019
The Field Employees
Answered Dec 1, 2020
The freedom of working alone
Answered Nov 24, 2020