Laborer (Former Employee) – Sterling VA – April 22, 2015
Great Seasonal Job for those looking for work a couple months before Christmas. They have plenty of work for you to do and a lot of money you can make. They tell you that you wont really work weekends but you'll end up working mandatory saturdays (every Saturday) when closing in on thanksgiving.
sales (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – March 16, 2016
I enjoy meeting people and potential prospects along with assisting customers get satisfaction they desire with there lawn care.
Selling door to door is known as the most challenging sale, treating the job as it were your own company.
The advancement opportunity is great, along with incentives, good benefits and 401(k).
Although the work life balance is under par.The compensation fits the job at hand, high demands but that is what drives sales.
Micromanagement, The reduction of micromanagement takes, time and communication.As a manager I always offered support and advice, kept a positive attitude when difficult situations arose. Positive feed back and motivation can lead to optimal relationships between employees, and those optimal relationships can strengthen the company culture and make the business more successful.
Presidents club, advancement opportunities, incentives, benefits and 401k
The work was at a good tempo, and during the summer it was really nice to have done a good amount of properties by the end of the week. Some days are really hot, learned a lot about the equipment and the way landscaping works. Management was great at first, but then the company hired people who aren't so great to replace those who were jumping ship. Co-workers were hard workers and had drive, which motivated me to work harder. Hardest part of the job was coming back from lunch into the sun. Loved looking at my work at the end of each property.
Weekends off, set schedule, pay every week
short breaks, hot weather, bees/wasps, and property managers angry and the companys account managers
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Daytona Beach, FL – February 9, 2016
Great place to work for and well compensated for the service that you were selling. Great sales manager and very supportive as well. The General Manager ran a very tight ship but he kept you focused and motivated. I would work here again as a lawn technician or in some type of management posiiton. Sales was not my cup of tea.
I wasn't told of "seasonal Layoffs" at right at Christmas too. Oh you can collect unemployment but if you have kids you won't be getting them presents. Better hope Santa is real! Work you way too many hours for salary. Must sell X amount before commission even kicks in. If you don't you get chopping block. Not enough support from management and no time for second jobs or even to search. I'm a great salesman but market too tough and too many dissatisfied from previous experience to get them to buy.
A typical day at work lasted from 6 A.M. to around 4:30 or 5:00 P.M. I learned how to appraise a lawn's issues, value, and possible resolutions to said issues. I also learned about the many varieties of lawns we have here in Northeast Florida. The hardest part of the job for me was having to take over a lawn that the previous tech hadn't treated properly and assure the customer that I would make it right. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the result of a few months of proper care on a lawn.
Fabulous company with a great working environment.
Customer Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – March 15, 2016
I have held a few different positions in the company and I can say this is the best company I have ever worked for. There is a strong vision from our leadership which is portrayed well to all facets of the company, the branches foster a friendly and enriching workplace environment. I have learned what it means to run a successful business and to manage a vast array of people in my tenure with TruGreen. The management strives to motivate people to be the best they can be by setting goals and holding their staff accountable to their goals.
Wonderful employees, promote from within, wonderful environment to grow.
Sales Representatives (Current Employee) – Greeley, CO – November 13, 2015
You better be a go-getter to work at TruGreen in loveland, CO. Get to the office, make your morning calls, get your materials ready and hit the doors. At this job, I learned all about reading my customers, and goal-setting. The managers at my location are extremely knowledgeable, easily approachable and excellent leaders. My co-workers were easy to work with and competitive, both qualities I enjoy in a team. The hardest part of my job is whether or not I have enough water with me or not when I am out on doors. Aside from that , my job is enjoyable to me. My favorite part is the end of the day when the top salesperson is identified.
CSR (Former Employee) – Boardman, OH – February 27, 2016
I did auditing in which I verified orders the sales team setup. Job was very easy but the pay isn't worth it. Management is horrible and hours were inconvenient. Not a real comfortable place to work even tho it's an office job it is all done around the lawn chemicals so you breathe in harmful chemicals all day. If you like headaches and nausea you'll enjoy the job. They push you to encourage customers to give you credit card and banking info as an EZ Pay setup which is how you make your money but in today's world nobody likes to give that info over the phone. And if after several attempts to gather that info from the customer and they refuse then you in turn are not meeting the companies standards which can cause write ups or fear of being let go.
Tree shrub specialist (Current Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – January 21, 2016
start time is at 630 work till your done . you are expected to complete all work given to you even if its too much work or if gates are locked Any reason you bring back unserviced account is considered an excuse no mater the reason.to much micromanagement of employees ,
expectations beyond realty for employees poor customer service
Customer Service and Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Collinsville, IL – October 24, 2015
When hired I was assured (and continuously thereafter) that if I continued to hit my numbers I would be employed until late November. After my introductory period, I hit or exceeded my numbers most of the time. In fact, I was asked to attend a conference for "future managers". At this conference, the RSM and NSM preached accountability--doing what you say you are going to do. I was constantly getting praised for my drive and success. Then out of the blue, I was laid-off over a month before I was originally told because of a company-wide mandate. I now have to scramble to find a job for the lack of time to save additional money to survive during the lay-off period. I was told they very much want me back next year because of my success.
if you are comfortable with cold/warm calling and door-to-door sales, you can make a decent (not great) commission. Ok base salary.
laid-off over a month before i was told to expect.
Customer Service Representative/AR (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 17, 2016
Management is willing to work with you and will have a great relationship with employees when there is equal partnership i.e if you are working as hard at what you are doing and are very willing to work harder or ask questions to become a better employee the manager is more than willing to help.
Specialist (Current Employee) – Greenville, SC – November 8, 2015
I'm still employed here, but that will not keep me from being honest. Overtime later in the season is good, and typically associates work 4/10 hour days, sometimes later. Benefits are good, but the pay is average. There is no support system within this company, and the job cultural is horrific. The management is perhaps one of the worst I've encountered in all my years of working.
Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – June 15, 2016
I enjoyed the $500/wk but working 60 hours made your hourly wage around $8. I personally wouldn't recommend the product or service to friends based on the double billing issues and the lack of caring to solve those issues. "Not my problem" was a common quote in those situations. You visit the same houses a rep was just at maybe not even 3 weeks ago. Most competitors yards looked way better than Trugreen yards did. A lot of people already got burned by Trugreen before. Spend a lot of time putting out fires with people you sign up or former customers. If your good at lying to people you'll enjoy this job. I don't so I didn't.
Meeting new people at each door, some praise you for working such a difficult job, some will even offer you jobs depending on your background.
Hours, Commission Schedule, Must lie to customers and corner potential customers to get the sale.
Customer Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 26, 2015
Inadequate Training, misleading information from recruiter, no job security. Fun place to work but training is horrible and management is never clear on their requirements. Never advised it was a seasonal position and subject to layoff..given three day notice of lay off.
Route Manager (Former Employee) – Hampton Roads, VA – January 1, 2016
Didn't get paid for the hours worked or the sales made. Had sales stolen from me by the salesmen. Nothing was done about it. If your goal was not reached you were forced to work more hours or get fired. Unrealistic goals of $1,100 in production covering entire southside of hamptonroads including areas in North Carolina racking up over 100 miles a day. Each job could be from $35 to $90, Averaging 55-60 per house with no more than 4 houses per city. (general area). I will never return to this place for work.
Greatest Lawn care programs if you have a good tech that cares!
Most people employees don't care about quality just quantity!
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Lewisville, TX – July 1, 2016
They say you get breaks, but you really don't due to the amount of yards you have to do and you get in trouble if you don't have a 90% that day. By my third day on my own I was given 32 yards that day to complete didn't complete it and was talked to. Also found it ironic they fired me day before I was suppose to take two days of to swear into the military and for MEPS. They say they care about you but they care about meeting their quotas first. Co workers are friendly but many of them will say same that money is their priority. I wouldn't work here again or recommend it to a person.
Paid weekly, cloths and truck provided
Work outside 7am-6pm, 6days a week on avg, poor pay, and many others
indoor/outdoor sales rep (Former Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – May 12, 2016
Trugreen is a nice and reliable place to work. They are upfront in the interview as to what the job is and what you will be doing. However, They dance around the pay and say they give you commission and compensate for your mileage weekly but never get it paid to you. I worked there for a month maybe longer and never seen a dime from the renewals, commission, and mileage reimbursement they promise every week. They say you can earn 38K a year but in reality it's only $28K. Very disappointed in this job. I wish I didn't take it. However, they are flexible with your time off when you request for it but require you to work 12-9 sometimes 9-9 and every weekend.