AT&T Premises Technician Pay?...
Galt76

United States

#7586 Dec 2, 2013
Yes..and you get weighed at your yard periodically.
Jesus Barrera

Harlingen, TX

#7587 Dec 2, 2013
Do you guys on Texas ( I'm from Harlingen, near from Browmaville ) know if in the interview would they ask me how much I will to earn for the Premisses Technician position ? And if so, any recommendation to answer ? Because I don't wanna scare them saying $20 dolls per hour so they don't wanna hire me .
And with no experience do you know how much is the salary ?
Thanks

JB
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#7589 Dec 2, 2013
Jesus Barrera wrote:
Do you guys on Texas ( I'm from Harlingen, near from Browmaville ) know if in the interview would they ask me how much I will to earn for the Premisses Technician position ? And if so, any recommendation to answer ? Because I don't wanna scare them saying $20 dolls per hour so they don't wanna hire me .
And with no experience do you know how much is the salary ?
Thanks
JB
They will answer your questions, you answer theirs (4 questions)....pay is discussed with HR, during job offer. The interview is not an offer. From my post back on June 3, 2013 for SW region including Texas.

Min wage for SW PT is $514.00 (12.85), Max training (hiring) wage step 36 months is 702.50 (17.56) with two years to obtain Max pay of 911.59 (22.79) for 2015. Depending on your current pay and drive expenses/time only you can say if it is worth applying, note average time from application to start date is generally 3-6 months.

The position is a union job with dues of 2.25 hours of gross per month with half taken each paycheck example hired at 17.56 dues per paycheck about 19.76

Bama08 who came from cable, and others says this is harder and more demanding than cable work
Rough breakdown of 10+ hour day garage start day ......5 hours ( 5%),
Ave drive time per day to jobs and back to garage.........1.5 hours (15%)
Ave time outside work at SAI, terminal, drops, NID........ 1.5 hours (15%)
Time in customer home(s).........6.0 hours (60%)
End of day at garage to clean truck and time reporting....25 hours (2.5%)
Breaks, adjustments, catch all..........5 hours ( 5%)

Benefits are after 6 months employment including health care, 1 week vacation, 7 paid holidays, 7 paid personal days, overtime after 40 hours WORKED You are a probation employee for the first twelve months of employment, and get a second week of vacation after 12 months

Hope this helps to answers some of yours and others questions. Best to you in whatever choice you make.
Tim

Van Nuys, CA

#7590 Dec 3, 2013
Is anyone can provide me info of tax book for AT & T (TMT FII) test. Thank You.

Tim
HopefulPremTech

Los Angeles, CA

#7591 Dec 3, 2013
Tim wrote:
Is anyone can provide me info of tax book for AT & T (TMT FII) test. Thank You.
Tim
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mike

Detroit, MI

#7592 Dec 6, 2013
Does anyone know how hard is it to transfer within the company after completing your 30 months as a prem tech? Thanks
Butch

Gwynn Oak, MD

#7593 Dec 6, 2013
can someone kind of give me a feel on what the test is about on the RJP. I was a splicer for Verizon so I am assuming its not that bad.
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#7594 Dec 6, 2013
mike wrote:
Does anyone know how hard is it to transfer within the company after completing your 30 months as a prem tech? Thanks
Posted on this back around 24th of October.
What is your education, experience? What job would you like to have? What are your chances being hired off the street for that job?

Employment growth is primarily Mobility (wireless cell), Uverse (premise/wire techs), Digital Life (install tech), call centers support representative, sales (retail or calling on business account).

In all areas need managers (4 year degree you qualify), no waiting period to be a manager.

As a UFO (uverse field operative), completion of 30 months, need to find an opportunity that you qualify for, if two or more individuals have similar or equal skills, the senior oerson is hired (promoted). So if IT guy doing call center for 4 years, and you as a PT with 2.5 years apply for same position, guess who is staying as a PT.

That is not to say cannot move up, but know guys doing this for 6 years still a Premise Tech , and good too or would have been gone.
mike

Detroit, MI

#7595 Dec 7, 2013
Thanks Milwaukee,

I do have an associates degree for telecommunications and 10 yrs with verizon and I would like to eventually work indoors as a switchman or as a telecom specialist.
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#7596 Dec 7, 2013
mike wrote:
Thanks Milwaukee,
I do have an associates degree for telecommunications and 10 yrs with verizon and I would like to eventually work indoors as a switchman or as a telecom specialist.
Not knowing Verizon job titles was able to find https://careers.verizon.com/psc/vzehpra/EMPLO... ;
And pay scale around $22 near what a premise tech makes at max pay with no overtime (as if that happens) http://www.careerbliss.com/verizon/salaries/s...

Fios telecom specialist seems closer to low to mid $30s. Could not find good description or job opening on my brief search.

Bottom line, desire to stay as an hourly employee, in technical capacity, no sales, no call centers. Best pay and benefit opportunity with ATT would be outside work, depending on part of country your in these positions are know as ST (service tech in SE), CSS (customer serivice specialist in MW), OPT (outside plant tech) or splicers (mostly in SW and West). Primary a 1- 3 year term position, may have limited opportunity for full time regular employment. A premise tech position (UVerse) mostly will stay in UVerse as a tech, as a manager, or as a tier 2 tech (call center tech support with some customer support if escalated.)

With right education (mainly 4 year degree in field) may move into engineering group. But the position(s) you may desire will be easier to get there coming from construction (CIM) group than Uverse.

If current Verizon employee with 10 years, why looking to change? Move to a part of country not served by Verizon but has Uverse is best ideal I could think of. Otherwise starting over with low seniority, but should start at top of new hire wage scale. Best wages in West (CA) but also most expensive to live. Most all other of 22 states region, top pay $21-$22 with overtime at top pay can earn $60k plus.
Milwaukee PT

Plymouth, WI

#7597 Dec 7, 2013
Mikes post made me wonder how other field tech position compare...
From Career Bliss
Field Technician Salaries Field Technicians in the United States earn $43K annually on average - this breaks down to an hourly pay rate of $20.51.
ATT field tech..........46.6k (not just uverse)
Cablevision field tech .......$32.8k
Comcast field tech..........34.9k
Cox field techs..........44.8k
DirecTV field tech ..........36.4k
DISH Network tech..........27.5k
Time Warner cable tech.....$32.9k
Verizon field tech.......... 55.7k
These are averages from around the US, ATT and Verizon are both union (CWA or IBEW depending on region)
Just thought some may like to know if other opportunity exist and how much the other side of fence is making.
SF-cold_cold_col d

Benicia, CA

#7598 Dec 8, 2013
Milwaukee PT wrote:
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Best pay and benefit opportunity with ATT would be outside work, depending on part of country your in these positions are know as ST (service tech in SE), CSS (customer serivice specialist in MW), OPT (outside plant tech) or splicers (mostly in SW and West). Primary a 1- 3 year term position, may have limited opportunity for full time regular employment. A premise tech position (UVerse) mostly will stay in UVerse as a tech, as a manager, or as a tier 2 tech (call center tech support with some customer support if escalated.)
With right education (mainly 4 year degree in field) may move into engineering group. But the position(s) you may desire will be easier to get there coming from construction (CIM) group than Uverse.
I know here in California OPT (outside plant tech)& Term technicians jobs seems pretty rare. It's interesting because you will see an opening for an OPT then it will say all vacancies full pretty quick then all of a sudden a premises tech job for the exact same location opens up. I was hoping to do more outside/construction but I have a feeling that if I want to work with ATT I will have to accept a Premises Tech job. Not that there is anything wrong with that it's just not my perfect job.(A guy can dream right? lol)
mike

Detroit, MI

#7599 Dec 14, 2013
I recently checked my submission and it stated Att test exemption. What does that mean?
Mike

Metairie, LA

#7600 Dec 14, 2013
This job is terrible!!! You never know when you will get off work, uverse is a pos service unless you are close enough to the sai box n have a good line, the cx repeat system is totally ridiculous because of the piece of crap Motorola dvrs and stbs and stupid customers. You will also never get any of the supplies you need because the other techs will steal your waps n hdmi n Ethernet cables if you are not the first one there in the mornings! Basically don't dispatch on a job after 3 or 4 because your last job will be a crappy repair where everything goes wrong. I am so glad I got out of this job after a couple months I was there! Turnover rate is 60%+. You will understand why if you watch the cartoon prem tech videos on YouTube. It is all sooo true!
testy

Los Angeles, CA

#7601 Dec 14, 2013
Prem Tech passed away in LA going home after taking the pole climbing test.. Possibly genetics.. RIP!
Galt76

West Palm Beach, FL

#7602 Dec 15, 2013
Mike wrote:
This job is terrible!!! You never know when you will get off work, uverse is a pos service unless you are close enough to the sai box n have a good line, the cx repeat system is totally ridiculous because of the piece of crap Motorola dvrs and stbs and stupid customers. You will also never get any of the supplies you need because the other techs will steal your waps n hdmi n Ethernet cables if you are not the first one there in the mornings! Basically don't dispatch on a job after 3 or 4 because your last job will be a crappy repair where everything goes wrong. I am so glad I got out of this job after a couple months I was there! Turnover rate is 60%+. You will understand why if you watch the cartoon prem tech videos on YouTube. It is all sooo true!
OK....and...?

Some true...some not so much. But I gotta say that if you don't mind the long hours, want the money, and are looking for other opportunities within a major corporation...its a good place to start.

I don't know what they started you at, but they started me at the max for SE. I average 8-10 hours OT per week. Make more money working 50 hours per week than when I worked 65-70 at two jobs.

You know what?... I think I'll deal with the BS at AT&T. I support myself and two kids on my own with thus gig. Just waiting a few more months for CWA to puck up tab on my ccna/ccnp training so I can move beyond wire tech one day. Crawling attics forever ain't for me Brotha...
JustPassedTMTII

Saint Louis, MO

#7603 Dec 16, 2013
Thanks for everyone who posts here on this job as it helps other build confidence to carry through. I have very good plans for the money I will hopefully make at this job, and the best part is year round instead of seasonal subcontracting work.

The wife and I done some figuring the other night, and with this job and what she makes at her work, we can pay off our house in a little over a year. Definitely something to work for, huh? Id rather work than "live for the weekend", and Im not getting any younger, so time to put the hammer down get er done.

Hopefully, If they hire me, they will be more than satisfied with my performance.
SF-cold_cold_col d

Benicia, CA

#7604 Dec 16, 2013
JustPassedTMTII wrote:
Thanks for everyone who posts here on this job as it helps other build confidence to carry through. I have very good plans for the money I will hopefully make at this job, and the best part is year round instead of seasonal subcontracting work.
The wife and I done some figuring the other night, and with this job and what she makes at her work, we can pay off our house in a little over a year. Definitely something to work for, huh? Id rather work than "live for the weekend", and Im not getting any younger, so time to put the hammer down get er done.
Hopefully, If they hire me, they will be more than satisfied with my performance.
good luck man. definitely have the right attitude so I am sure success will follow!
Mike

Richmond, TX

#7605 Dec 16, 2013
And.... It was a horrible experience when you are having to jep jobs at 2 am because you did a stay n play while waiting around all day for I&R to come out, tell you the line is good now, then try every jack in the house run a completely new hr with wall drop n still can't get sync during ride wk with an experienced tech. Prem tech bs on YouTube summed up my time there.
NewTech

United States

#7606 Dec 16, 2013
Does anyone know when they reimburse gas and food? And also, how often do you get paid in training?

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