Landscaper (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 14, 2017
working at brickman was a good job to learn new things but the management and the supervisors where really mean we didnt get vacation days off and also the way they treat workers was not the proper way.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Charlottesville, VA – November 7, 2017
In the winter unless there was now removal - there were very few hours. It is difficult to manage finances with so few hours for 3 months. Although I enjoyed the work I needed steady hours weekly. Lots in the summer and so few in the winter.
Operations Manager/Sales (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017
Never thought landscaping could be so high stress! HUGE commercial landscaping company that started as a personal, local company that cared about it's employees and customers that morphed into a massive corporate conglomerate, that no longer cares about the personal or financial well-being of it employees or customers. So many layers of management that view the employees in the field as a commodity. Customers are rarely more than a means to inflate the bottom line and advance bonuses for sales team. Sales team is cutthroat competition to reach unattainable goals at all costs. Extremely hard work, with poor/cheap/old resources and tools, with little to no support from management. Minimal training provided - be prepared to learn everything on your own.
Work outside of an office
long hours, high stress, poor resources, poor training, poor tools, high turnover
Branch Administrator (Former Employee) – Fort Bragg, NC – September 26, 2017
Brickman was a very busy office. I was the branch administrator at Fort Bragg and our company provided landscaping services for the on and off-base housing. I enjoyed interviewing and hiring new employees and getting to know each and every one of them. They counted on me for a lot and were very supportive and respectful of my position. The hardest part of the job was working with outdated systems that were difficult to track and monitor, such as the purchase order system or lack thereof. Their payroll system was decent and user-friendly but still very outdated. It would be unfair of me to comment on the management but I would be happy to have that conversation at any time during an interview.
National Account Manager (Former Employee) – New Albany, OH – September 13, 2017
A nice place to get a career started. Merger into BrightView has created many pain points and stalled advancement for many people. The company direction is beyond lacking. Fairly compensated and generally treated fairly. - BES employee
Nashville's office was very friendly and family oriented from the get go. Great staff, Great leadership. very organized and know how to treat and promote their employees. Would go back to work at this branch anytime.
Management was beyond poor. It was beyond frustrating. It was the worst management I've ever worked under in my entire life. I was promised a raise when I became a driver and then another when I became a crew leader. I received neither.
Everyone tries their hardest to achieve beautiful landscapes and enhancements. I learned that without the crews, there is no end product to the customer so everyone needs to be treated well and with respect. The hardest part was the turnover with the crews. Everyone fought for pay raises but it was not always possible. The best part of the job was seeing the people and company grow and surpass any other landscape company in the area. It made you feel proud to have the amount of experience the company has on your side.
Company car for management, great benefit package, team atmosphere
Long hours, snow removal over time, turnover is high for the crews
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – August 7, 2017
Typical day was delegating duties to two crews. One crew was for cleaning and special projects. The other was for grounds maintenance. Management was usually very helpful. Good benefits and job security.
Good co-workers but bad management and working conditions.
Plant Health Care Specialist (Former Employee) – O'Fallon, MO – August 4, 2017
We were not allowed to go to restaurants or gas stations for food. We were told to bring a lunch and eat at job sites. Ten to twelve hour days weeding and or planting and we were told not to kneel or sit while working. Bend over or squat only. No AC in trucks. Stuck in interstate traffic with temps over 100 and the only relief is to turn on the fan to blow hot air from the engine. NOT a relief from extreme heat. The pay is the lowest in the industry. Management was allowed to be verbally abusive to employees. Management often interfered and would slow jobs down because they didn't know how to do their job, or the jobs they were trying to manage. I love doing my job but the conditions at this company was not worth it.