Cons: long work hours, horrible managers, horrible working environment
I did not work for Mainscape, but my husband did. His first manager was awesome, and treated him with respect. He acknowledged my husband's 18 years of landscape experience. Then it went downhill. He was a property manager for a $4 million dollar contract yet he never once received a raise! They worked him 24/hrs a day 7 days a week. He was always on – more... call. We decided for the best of our family and his health that we should find something with a more stable working environment. He looked for a transfer. We found one in North Carolina....a 900 mile move away from family and friends, and I left a job I had for seven years to transfer him where we would be able to have a more stable working environment. We made this move, depleted our savings, and left everything we had. His boss was arrogant and disrespectful. He expected my husband to work long hours, work 50+ hours, in the horrible heat! He was suppose to be a foreman of the trimming crew. Never once did he have the proper equipment, and he was told they had not let go of the foreman who my husband was suppose to replace. After not even 3 1/2 weeks did this idiot of a manager call my husband over and fired him. No warnings, no reprimands, no write-ups. Unbelievable! And the benefits were a joke. Save yourself and don't work for this company! It's not worth it. – less
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Knox, KY – January 20, 2014
Not much to say here, We work 10 hours a day everyday of the week, we only got Saturday & Sunday off, Other than that we were always hard at work we didn't get many breaks, always up on are feet not time for rest or relaxation.
Landscape Foreman/Technician (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – August 26, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: no progress to move anyone up
Its very crazy considering since I am suppose to be spraying and not babysitting others because somedays I am working alone spraying other days I am with different crews training or having to watch them constantly to make sure everything is being done correctly
commercial lawn and landscape pest control tech (Former Employee), Sarasota, FL – August 26, 2012
Pros: cant think of any
Cons: the pay, the job, the management
I killed myself everyday to do the best job possible for this company. The over time was horrible and the management was the worst. Co-workers were very disrespectful to me and one another. It was an extremely unprofessional environment and I wouldnt ever recommend the job to anyone. EVER!!!