TruGreen Employee Reviews for Lawn Care Specialist

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Good place to get lots of hours
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Wixom, MINovember 12, 2018
The people who work there are all very helpful and always willing to give advice, especially to new employees. There was always a great feeling of camaraderie. Personally the only drawback to this job is that you are typically working by yourself during the day and this was difficult for me.
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Don't bother applying if you plan on furthering yourself
Lawn-care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Andover, MANovember 8, 2018
The typical day at work was stressful with some of the customers. The managers want everything to be literally flawless. If you can be perfect, then go and apply. If you do not mind the equipment breaking down a lot, then this is the job for you.
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None
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Too many to list
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If you want a life outside of work, look else where
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chicopee, MANovember 2, 2018
Long hours, little pay, working in all kinds of weather.

TruGreen - where you can bust your butt all day and bring in over a $1000 in production, only to be told at the of your day: "why didn't you do more?"

Pouring rain? Snow? Stay on the road and get everything done. Get back at night (soaking wet and freezing): "Did you get all your stops done?" Yes. "Did you make a sale?" No. "You're worthless then."

And that's during your first couple of weeks when you're learning to do the job, it only gets worse after week four... (I won't even bring up the ****ed off customers that you'll have to deal with on a daily basis...the ones that have been told "X" by the call centers only to have you tell them "that's not how it works...")

I also won't even mention all the free work they want you to do off the clock. Ask during your interview about "IN BRANCH TIME," and "CALL BLOCKS," and taking breaks and lunch (hint: you won't have time to take breaks or lunch.), and the sorry state of their equipment.
Pros
paid weekly, they provide boots and uniforms
Cons
the boots are uncomfortable, the uniforms are hot as **** in the middle of summer
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Stressful too much work with no pay
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALOctober 28, 2018
It was an ok job when i first started After years of overworking and underpaying guys they lost a lot of veteran guys. They dont value great employees just move on and hire people to hit a number or goal. Lack of communication from top til bottom. They expect so much from their employees day in and day out but will not compensate you at all
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5.0
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Productive and Readonable
Lawncare Specialist (Current Employee) –  Warminster, PAOctober 25, 2018
TruGreen works with your schedule and management is really helpful. Great benefits and salary, and great healthcare benefits. Customers are usually pleasant. A lot of freedom
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It seasonal but a nice place to work
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  South Bend, INOctober 19, 2018
Loved the people, Loved the work, the hours were great. Good benefits
Also the bosses were great, As long as you are organized and follow the rules you will have no problems.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Gps is always wrong
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3.0
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Be a robot
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Walton Hills, OHOctober 12, 2018
Simply put you can make a decision in the field that if the company deems reckless its suspension with a follow up termination be very robotic in your routine if you work here
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Think mistakes will never happen
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Trugreen
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Carrollton, TXSeptember 29, 2018
Trugreen is a fast paced job in which you work outside in the heat to try to finish your route everyday. The route is the number of lawns that are needed to be completed each day.
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Poor management/ look for reasons to fire you around end of September
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Cary, NCSeptember 20, 2018
They give you broken equipment and get angry when you inform them on it . No true guidance when you need help . Revolving door , they look for any reason to fire people .favoritism to certain workers
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None
Cons
Everything
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Nice
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Indian Trail, NCSeptember 19, 2018
Good company awesome work partners boss is great everyhi g was good till hired new manger then everything went down hill but would recommen this job .
Pros
Pay
Cons
Hot
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alright job
lawncare specialist (Former Employee) –  south plainfield njSeptember 17, 2018
good job if you enjoy being by yourself on the road bad if you do not like chemicals long hours for decent pay did not like working six days a week same routine
Pros
by yourself on road
Cons
long hours bad pay
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gio
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hickory Hills, ILSeptember 9, 2018
it was long stressful days and mangers who was on your back yo finish all your stops, even if the over work you. if it rains you will still work if it is to hot you will work
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Worst Lawn Care Company
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Hilliard, OHSeptember 4, 2018
I'll start by saying very genuinely good people work here, most of them are. Most or all of the issues are with how the company is managed and the management style.

When I first started I was promised all weekends off and voluntary overtime over the phone. I started and it was the opposite. Mandatory weekends, long 10-14 hour days in all weather conditions. The pay is pretty low considering the work, and they claim it's competitive yet every other lawn care company starts at the same or often times even higher. I was offered $18 an hour to do the same thing at one of their competitors.

They routinely overload their most loyal workers and even people just weeks into the job with a horrendous amount of stops. People getting 32 stops and then given 8 more because somebody couldn't finish their own stops. That's a huge complaint I've heard every day. You finish your own work then have to do everyone elses because their retention rate is so horrible and they've overloaded themselves with customers and don't have enough techs to complete the work. And if you don't finish the work they throw at you, you'll definitely hear about it when you get back or through hear-say when they bad mouth you to other people.

They finally wised up and promised everyone we'd switch to 4 day weeks with Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. But that lasted for literally one or two weeks then right back to 5 and 6 day weeks. The amount of disappointment from various colleagues was rather high.

I began talking to several of my colleagues and most of them had many complaints and seemed worn out from
  more... the continuous grind with little reward. But as like everyone else, they're too afraid to speak up, they're complacent, or they have no choice but to stay because they can't find the same pay anywhere else due to how long they've worked there. It's sad.

On top of everything, the equipment continuously breaks or fails because this company is so cheap they invest the bare minimum into everything. Seems like there's somebody with a flat tire every day. Outdated fleet of vehicles, not enough vehicles, low maintenance budget, not enough equipment to go around. It just never stops.

This job is not easy by any means, and they WILL walk all over you should you give them the opportunity. They do not care about you, and never will. This place is filled with false promises and more work than they know what to do with. Some people can put up with it and are able to grow in this type of environment, but I couldn't stand it and neither could most people. The North branch for example lost the majority of it's crew last year. That's pathetic. I have a lot more to say, but I strongly caution anyone to look elsewhere or make sure this is where they want to work. There is absolutely no work/life balance here. None.

They don't understand that life is unpredictable and expect the world from you.
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Pros
Genuinely good people work here, all paid holidays
Cons
Ridiculous hours, low compensation comapred to difficulty of work, pay is not competitive, commission blows for sales, high expectations with no incentive
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A nice place to work.
Lawn Care (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALSeptember 4, 2018
Traveling to different cities to do lawn service. I learned how to aerate lawns. Management was professional and cool. Nice work place environment. The hardest part of the job was staying hydrated. I enjoyed learning the lawn tech skill.
Pros
free breakfast during Wednesday morning meetings
Cons
no breaks.
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a lot is expected of each employee
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 3, 2018
Simply put, each and every work day involves multiple properties that need to be dealt with. Training is good but the work day was extensive with constant driving and walking the properties to accomplish what was needed.
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Terrible equipment and training
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Indian Trail, NCSeptember 3, 2018
You’ll love this job if you like being in a truck all day that has a lot of problems and sometimes no a/c. Get used to equipment breaking down and then be slowed down in getting your jobs done because there’s no replacement equipment. They will train you but only after you make a mistake then they will correct you and act like you should of known already what to do but we’re never trained ! Thanks Tino
Pros
Weekly pay
Cons
Everything, last minute demands to work on your day off
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Terrible job
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCAugust 30, 2018
Management is a joke. Workers are extremely over worked. They will tell you a lot of lies about it being Mon-Thu, but in reality it’s Mon-Sat 12+ hours a day. No time to take a break. May even have to go number 1 in a bottle in your truck, because you’re to afraid of getting behind schedule. If you show up late to the warehouse at the end of your day the bosses will then get mad at you even though they are the ones over loading you with work. This place is a joke with some of the poorest management I’ve ever seen.
Pros
None
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Everything
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Not a job. A lifestyle
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fairfield, OHAugust 14, 2018
You work 12 hour days they tell you to not take brakes during the day and when you come back from your route at the end of a LONG day the managers force you to make sales calls and don’t let you leave until you make one. Not a job it’s a lifestyle.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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productive fun work place you become a team/family
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Gering, NEAugust 12, 2018
Working at trugreen is great, they took me in and I felt like family right away they made sure I understood what is expected of me and asked if I had any questions made sure I was comfortable before letting me go solo.
Pros
outside
Cons
heat
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Not great
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Upper Saddle River, NJAugust 3, 2018
A lot of these reviews for this location are fake. You get 35-40 jobs a day. If you don't get it all done, you'll hear it from management. Your told it's mandatory to work more than 40 hours. In weekly meetings, they curse and yell at you if the branch didn't meet the goal. they say if you don't like it, there's the door. The mechanic curses and yells at everyone and the mgrs don't care. Favoritism is big there. Besides 35 daily stops you have to knock on doors to make sales and if you don't, you get punished in different ways. The machines and trucks always breakdown. New vehicles go to favorite s. Benefits and overtime is good in the summer but the with the stress, you'll need it. It's good if you need to make money fast but don't plan a career. It's like McD. Every body worked there once. sidenote it wasn't always this way
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