Landscape Foreman (Former Employee), Everman, TX – March 26, 2014
Pros: good finished product
Cons: low pay, bad management, unsafe working conditions
a day at work was breaking our backs for 10 hours a day for low pay and just to be talked down to by the production manager i didn't really learn anything i didn't already know the management was unorganized and very unappreciative my co workers for the most part were good, we did have a few slackers that didn't do the job well. the hardest part of – more... my job was working long, hard, hot hours for low pay. most enjoyable part was seeing the end product – less
Crew leader/ maintenance leader (Current Employee), Southgate, MI – September 8, 2014
a typical day was pretty high stress especially if the owner was in because usually he was very upset in the morning, however i did learn how to work on and maintain all of the lawn equipment the management was less than organized the co-workers made the job a great environment when the boss was not upset hardest part of the job would have been walking – more... 3 or 4 miles with a trimmer the most enjoyable part of the job would have been getting everyone together at the end of the day and conversing about our day out in the field – less
Business Developer (Former Employee), Greenville S.C. – December 11, 2013
Pros: working with professionals like the g.m. in spartanburg and anderson s.c.
Cons: too many to name
This company is a JOKE ! My day started with salesforce confirming my schedule. I learned that U.S.Lawns of Greenville are a bunch of people who do not know the meaning of the word truth. The area manager is a joke in the industry, he is knowledgeable in the field,but has no business acumen. They promoted an account manager into a position of general – more... manager, provided no training for him set him up to fail, which he did, and fired him after six months in his position. I had two account managers quit in the seven months I was there, and they fired one who had gone to Boston to move all of his family's belongings to S.C. he had the O.K. from the G.M. to do this and they still fired him,he had never missed a day in five months and averaged 12 hrs a day five days a week.They must have fired thirty hourly workers in the seven months I was there. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the totally inept management. The new Regional Business Developer was way out of his league, NO industry knowledge, I doubt he could sell water in Death Valley. The best part of the job was making sales, which I did roughly $180,000,00 in seven months. I was terminated with no notice, I had never been given a verbal, or written warning of any kind. I also had just made a proposal worth $770,000.00 the week before my termination. I say if you are looking for a totally dysfunctional place to work get a job at U.S. Lawns of Greenville, by far the worst experience of my working career !!!! BEWARE. – less
Will hire almost ANYONE off the street. Can't maintain good workers.
Landscaping Technician (Former Employee), Temple, TX – October 21, 2013
Each day is jam-packed with tons of work. If you last long enough, you may have the opportunity to learn more about landscaping other than general maintenance. Management may be the downfall of this company, from the Crew Cheifs to Ownership. You can't even really begin to like the co-workers you're with cause either they don't last one week or the – more... work load is too overwhelming that you don't really get to know anyone. The hardest part of this job is the work load due to constant understaffing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the work schedule. If, and its a big if, everyone manages to complete the work load or weather interferes then you can expect to get Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off. But you will need it after all the work that has been done. But your also too tired to enjoy those days off. – less
Crew (Former Employee), Natchez, MS – August 26, 2013
This was by-far the best job I've had. The owner was very kind, understanding, fun and pretty much awesome. He never worked you too hard but he knew your limits and pushed you to them. In time I learned how far I could push myself to get the job done and sometimes I was surprised. The hardest part of the job was the heat but I worked during the peak – more... of summer. The most enjoyable part of this job was working with the other employees. Everyone there were fun to work with and easy to get along with. – less
Excellent company, very forward leaning when making sure the manager as the needed resources to succeed
Branch Manager (Former Employee), Fort Myers, FL – August 7, 2013
Pros: flex time
Cons: learning the ft. myers areas
Met the crews in the morning, scheduled appointments midday, and followed up on work in the late afternoon with planning for the next day. Many issues with the clients needed to be resolved after the hurricane hit, and there was opportunity for new revenue once I was able to get the crews up and working again. The hardest part of the job was getting – more... organized after the storm, but I really enjoyed learning the new plant material and how it could be used in the landscape. The co-workers were all foremen, there was no office staff and all of the administrative staff was off site, so I had to be very organized on a daily basis to be sure accounts and personnel info. was current. – less
Landscaper (Current Employee), Greece, NY – August 30, 2012
Management isn't very involved. Co worker was a very sociable, well trained individual. I love the phyical labor aspect of the job. Im very hands on and outdoors based so this was a great oppertunity but its not a full time/ year round job.
Lawn service tech (Former Employee), Rockledge, FL – April 17, 2012
Atypical day at work starts at the workshop were you get your equipment and than proceed to your first property of the day. I learned alot about how to take care of a yard. Co-workers were all good and worked hard.