Good pay & benefits... the rest is below average.
Utility Forester (Current Employee) – Maryland – December 2, 2017
Good pay, good benefits... but you have to give them a lot in return.
Management operates a clique culture a couple of favorites who they talk to but the rest are kept in the dark. High producers are paid at the same rates as those who under produce.
There is little opportunity for career advancement, other than using the experience to win a job with the client. Davey does no periodic job reviews, offers no annual raises, and provides no incentives from within. Sub-standard equipment, & very low per diems compared to peer companies (Davey often keeps MOST of it to add profit and leaves its employees with little to eat off of). For an employee owned company, they really place very little value on their employees.
The client seems to care a whole lot more about their people, (even the contractors) than Davey does. Most of us love the client we work for, but tolerate working for Davey.
The pay & benefits are good, tough to beat for this line of work, but the Company is a job, not a career.
away from home, no personal life, crummy company vehicles, low per diem