Field Service Technician Advice

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:
"History."
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 Pullman:
"Nothing."
Find somewhere else with better pay.

Field Service Technician in Harrisburg:
Get all the training as possible.

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 Norwalk:
"More hours."
Don't quite and keep learning. And don't be scared.

Field Service Technician in Charlotte:
"Top salary."
Find something else. Not enough pay in sign industry, too much travel, always crazy timelines and expectations. ,