Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Field Service Technician in Bridgewater:
"Don't be surprised."
Unfortunately like with any company in this day and age, the keyword is profit. Most companies you work for are concerned with only one thing, how can they make more money, and what corners can they cut to do that. The employee ends up bearing the brunt of that decision. Don't be surprised if you are not rewarded for hard work, dedication, loyalty, and resilience. Don't expect to make a fair salary, or possibly negotiate a fair salary based on the work you do. Most companies go by your role, not by the work you put in, or they days you spend killing yourself to get the job done, not based on the cost of living in the area or city/state you work in, not by the basic logic needed when wondering how one can take care of a family based on the income you are offered, or the years of experience you bring to the table, or merit based. It is all about the role you play, end of story, and you cannot negotiate that.
Field Service Technician in Laurel:
Find out all you can on the company you want to work for , including benefits, Salaries ranges , legal issues, and turnover rates.
Field Service Technician in Houston:
Train on as much equipment as possible! You never know what people are going to throw in front of you and you will have to instantly become the subject matter expert. It will help if you've seen something similar. Just get your hands on every type of equipment that you can imagine.
Field Service Technician in Albany:
I wish I had known that I could only move so far up in the company before my age and personal agendas would stop my career growth.
Field Service Technician in Jacksonville:
"Daily Pay with no overtime."
The tell you a hourly pay but when you start working you find out its daily pay with half the hourly pay when you work over 40 hours.
Field Service Technician in Oceanside:
"Everyday can be different."
This is not a cubicle job; you will have to interact with people in person & around the world. Even though you are trained to fix equipment, your people skills have to be at the top of their game.
You must be a self-starter and be able to manage your obligations with minimal guidance from management. Most managers in this business cannot do your job; they mostly are their to make sure the metrics are in-line. You must be self-reliant but as a member of the team you will be called on to assist in areas where you have more experience or more recent training.
Field Service Engineer is one of the best jobs you could ever have.
Field Service Technician in Chicago:
Find a company that pays well the skill set for mechanical and electrical trouble shooting is pretty open.