landscaper (Former Employee) – Longwood, FL – June 18, 2018
go in at 7:30am, get in truck with other co workers and go to job site and cut grass, weed eat, edging, what ever they told me to do I would do. spend long hours on commericail property cutting and edging
This place is unfair and managed poorly. The hardest working people including myself are the most underpaid and under compensated. Very few do their jobs or do it right. Management plays favorites. The hours are insane as well. Too little people and too little equipment to productively, safely and healthily complete the tasks at hand
Manager (Former Employee) – Orange County, CA – June 11, 2018
This is not a sexy IPO, its a landscape company going public. I rather invest in soybean famers.
For working at BrightView, it was a complete waste of my time. This company is a nightmare for people that have a true "la pasion" in the green industry as stewards to our mother earth.
BrightView's only view is on money, profit, and their biggest asset is not their people, but the profit they bring to their new shareholders.
A very unhealthy place to work and unless someone that has been with the company with actual pull got you the job and can actually protect you from getting harassed, laid off legally or not, you will be open season from upper management from day 1, as I was targeted from the two face pricks in the Irvine office location.
Plus, their benefits suck, where the medical coverage is garbage (thank God I had coverage from my wife's insurance), no dental or eye care, no 401k match, and they didn't even assist with moving costs. It was a complete regret and a waste of my time, where even years later, I don't even tell people or list on my resume I worked at BrightView.
See in this wonderful green industry, BrightView had a place, but they have bullied many outside their walls and rubbed a lot of people in Orange County (and I am sure elsewhere) the wrong way, and no one is impressed. Good Luck.
Brightview pays better than most companies in this field, but they try to cram too much work into a week. If you love a fast-paced, challenging environment, this may be your kind of place. If you don't like having to leave a job done much less than perfectly, then don't work here. I think the ideal type of person to work at Brightview in junior or middle management is a person who doesn't mind confrontation and likes to have every moment of their day filled with something to do.
Brightview is a nice place to work. I did learn a great deal while working there.
Senior Living (Former Employee) – Bel Air, MD – May 22, 2018
Brightview Senior Living is a nice place to work. They promote from within...but you have to really put your self out there and get them to notice you for them to see your potential. Brightview does have some great people working for them. Finding the ones that support you will determine your success at Brightview.
Tree Account Manger (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 17, 2018
I started with Brightview as a Tree Climber and they where really good to me. The pay was great and they supplied me with my own climbing gear. Nothing but the best climbing gear. I was working for a small company on a Saturday and was hurt. They didn't fire me witch I was supprized. Then the Account Manger position came open and they hired me for that position . They are a great company to work for even if you start at the bottom you can always work your way up
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Calabasas, CA – May 17, 2018
Hired at one position; given three more paid positions after those in the positions left/fired; not compensated for the gain in job duties; successful in those new roles; asked for an increase after a year of doing all four positions; sadly never given more money. If you want to work hard and enjoy doing what you were hired to do and taken advantage of by adding the duties of three other paid positions all at the same time doing those said positions very well and NOT being recognized in an increase in salary then work for BrightView at the corporate office.
The workforce out in the field are wonderfully hard workers!
One of the best companies i ever worked for. Your apart of an amazing team that wants to help you succeed
Landscaper (Former Employee) – Poughkeepsie, NY – May 12, 2018
BrightView is one of the most challenging and competitive companies I worked for. From management all the way to entry level employment, they collaborate and communicate as a team everywhere you go and with everything you do. Working for this company has its difficulties as it's very physically demanding but its lots of fun and the people you work with become like a second family and are there to help you be the best version of yourself you can possibly be.
Great hours and plenty of overtime. Awesome group to work with and for.
Changes are always made at the last minute and you just have to be prepared for them