Worst tree company that intentionally butchers trees to slowly kill them
Lead climber, trimmer (Former Employee) – Dayville, CT – March 19, 2016
Possibly the worst place I've ever worked. With the exception of the rare few, all the foremen and general foremen are uneducated short tempered high school drop outs who have no business being involved in the care of trees. With commutes, expect to spend an average of 14 hours a day working or commuting and keep in mind only 9 hours are paid. Benefits are terrible and their provider will retract payments resulting in you footing the bill should a health crisis arise. Lastly, being shot at for trespassing is potentially an everyday occurrence.
Management, benefits, commute, wages, moral, training, management knowledge of the field
Billing Technician (Current Employee) – Willow Grove, PA – September 23, 2015
Asplundh is a great placed to be. They offer great insurance and have great employees. I love doing my job, Billing Specialist. I am able to multitask, and be apart of a great customer service orientated profession. I am able to handle stressful deadlines and have gained a renewed commitment to getting things done by being apart of a team driven environment. I would recommend anyone to have the same experiences that i have gained by being an employee here. The commute has proven to be a challenge for me and now I must turn my attentions closer to home.
Crew foreman (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – June 27, 2015
Extremely hard and hazardous work working around high voltage power lines. Working in all types of weather conditions. Sometimes working at night under extremely dangerous working conditions. Difficult managers who were hard to get along with. Dangerous work working with power saws and working at extreme heights.
Groundsman (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – March 26, 2015
Tree Removal is fairly straight forward. A good few guys around to work with. Safety is always the way to go. Stuck out in the middle of nowhere most if not all of your day. Breaks are a good little pause throughout the day.
Groundperson (Former Employee) – Willow Grove, PA – March 25, 2015
The work is very physically demanding and dangerous as you are working on rough terrain around power lines in all kinds of weather. The company claims safety first but production is far more important to them. They do not like to give advancement opportunities unless you are related or close to upper management. The pay is not worth the work that is required of you. Lots of people using drugs on the job. probably best to avoid this company unless you know upper management. One of the pros of the job was working with some great co-workers and being outside. Sadly that is where the pros end.
C Class Tree Trimmer (Former Employee) – Princeton, WV – March 2, 2015
A typical day at work with Asplundh would be working with your hands, lifting heavy pieces of wood, using chainsaws and if you were on the right truck you would be trained to climb and trim trees. A few of the things I learned with this company was that to have a successful work atmosphere you must have a strong drive to stay busy and focused on your task at hand. Management was a different story I do not believe the GM had the best taste in people he/she chose when selecting forepersons (supervisors). Almost every employee I worked with were good honest people, no complaints there. The hardest part of the job was knowing exactly what you as an individual employee was to be doing at any given time of day, and also the fact that everyone liked to take charge on there own free will. This made for a confusing work place. The most enjoyable part of the job was the fact I was outside and the responsibilities that we had as 'Tree Experts', I say this because we work hand and hand with a.e.p. to resolve power outage problems.
Trimmer (Former Employee) – Colorado – January 31, 2015
Typical day starts at 6:30, ends at 5. You work in life threatening situations constantly for 13.50/ hour. Everyone who works there is really fun for the most part. There are some with bad attitudes, but you just work past them. It's nice to work outside when it's warm, but those cold days can be rough. Management is TERRIBLE. You are constantly being told that it will get better (pay, location, work, promotions) - but it never does. They just want to keep you at where you start so that they can increase the gap between what they pay you and what they're charging the utility company for you!
Foreman (Former Employee) – Canton, OH – November 29, 2014
Good place to work. They give you the proper training and assist you in learning all safety procedures and protocall. Fast paced so the work day goes fast. Requires thorough knowledge and training to be successful. Not being able to keep up could end in losing the job.
Groundsman (Former Employee) – Lafayette, LA – September 3, 2014
I didn't really like it. Nobody really talked to each other like they should, they would scream like they were crazy. management sucked. hardest part was pickin up big huge branches. best part was when i would get off.
Groundsman (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – March 30, 2014
A typical day is walking 3 to 5 miles with heavy equipment, not to mention cuts and bruises from tree limbs and sticks. Its a very physical job and takes quite a toll on the body. Management is good and co-workers are as well. Hardest part of the job besides the physical punishment is the weather conditions. You must work in all types of weather for this job and is the biggest reason Im looking for other work.
getting are work done and thin haveing time to learn like my knots with my rope and the hardest part of my day was packing a saw to the top of a ridge and the enjoyble part of myy day was going home after a hard days work