Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Chelmsford, MA – February 23, 2018
Management doesn’t care about job getting done correctly nor anything else. It wasn’t uncommon to hear managers when asked a question I don’t care. When your people hear this then what do you think happens? Turn over is so high do to lack of pay, poor maagement and techs not caring about job quality. As a side not an investment firm owns the company and is bleeding it dry so this could contribute to the poor culture.
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Saint Charles, IL – February 8, 2018
Your day consists of loading and unloading anywhere from 20-30, 50lb. bags of fertilizer onto your company vehicle during the summer months. Working usually at least 10hr days. You would manage your own geographic area to best help you earn your goal.
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Malvern, PA – February 6, 2018
Its a young mans Job. They will wear you out and break you down if you let them. Its good for a temporary job. This company can barely retain employees from year to year. The pay is always on time, but you do not get paid enough. I have been employed at this company for almost eleven years and I still do not make more than $20.00 per hour.
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Farmingdale, NJ – February 3, 2018
I enjoy working here. There are plenty of hours of work available and its nice to work outside. They do a pretty good job of training before your out on your own, and once you are management does a good job helping you in anyway you might need. At first it seemed a little overwhelming but the co-workers are good and willing to help any way they can.
Plenty of over-time
Working in all weather conditions including rain and extreme heat
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Mooresville, NC – January 31, 2018
Management dos not care about employees or customers employees are over worked give up to 10 hours of work not including drive time which at times is more the four hours for the day from stop to stop then picking up slack of anyone and everyone that’s behind on work if you are given a reasonable day management has only a focus on money not work stress or customers opinion
Long hours poor management lack of care for employees and customers
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Taylor, MI 48180 – January 30, 2018
The workload given in a day was sometimes unrealistic. Average day was anywhere from 38-48 stops a day. Now this was mainly because I felt like the "numbers" there were the top priority,even before its associates it seemed like at times. I felt If management would do their job and actually review the size of the property before they approve the sale, we wouldn't have so many stops under measured, which would lead to more stops given the next day. Which also led to stops not getting completed. Which led to select employees getting screwed out of their completion bonus. Which led to a lot of very unhappy employees. And to add insult to injury, if you tried to put in a square footage adjustment, they wouldn't even look at it unless the yard was 20,000sqft or more off. Now anyone that has done a lawn care job knows that an extra 4,5, 6, or even 7 thousand sqft off per lawn really adds up if you are doing 30+ lawns a day. I feel If the companys management paid more attention to these aspects of the job, since it all has to go through them first, it would not be as rough of a place to work. I feel if you ask anyone from there and they will say the same. OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID. Sad, because i feel it could be an amazing place to work..but i feel its not entirely run right. And i feel it needs to change. The vision is there, the execution is not.
Hours, Experience, Indepence, Bonus Potential
Management, Expectations, Long Sleeves in Summer, Advancement
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Oldsmar, FL – January 15, 2018
Arrive at work, view your manifest for the day. Get truck ready for the day. Meetings on Tuesday. Start route. Apply appropriate chemicals to the lawn, insecticide, pesticide, fungicide, liquid or granular fertilizer. Return to shop when your route is done. Keep truck in working order and clean aka checking oil, tires, a/c ect.
LAWN CARE SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Chicopee, MA – January 13, 2018
They do not promote from within, they just transfer a manager from a different branch. Equipment is always broke, and they cry poverty when you ask. Managers sit around all day eating fast food and smoking, then complain they are busy. Can't afford to keep medical insurance over the winter, and they could care less. It's all about quantity, not quality, they expect you to do 30 or more lawns a day, so there's no way you can do a good job.
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – January 7, 2018
Horrible compensation, Horrible Management, Horrible Benefits, SellSellSell if you don't sell you get reamed out and forced to sit in branch and call customers to try to cold sell to customers that may already be disgruntled
Lawn Care Specialist (Current Employee) – Saginaw, MI – January 7, 2018
Its a fast paced and very physically demanding job, but the fact you are at a different place every day makes it bearable as its not monotonous work. The coworkers are like family and will help you out at the drop of a hat.
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – December 29, 2017
This was a job that expected way to much out of the employee. Workload was bad enough and then forced (strongly encouraged) to sell plans on top of everything else. These plans are a huge Scam for consumers I just Can't take money from the elderly who have little money already lie to them about how we will be able fix there lawn when in truth it makes it worse. No breaks, low low pay, boy's club and if your new you get the workload, the truck's equipment breaks down and you are expected to be able to fix it, it was a stressful, wet, smelly, itchy, very exhausting time in my life.
Lawn Care Specialist (Former Employee) – West Deptford, NJ – December 11, 2017
A normal work day is grabbing your truck placing your materials in storage beens, making sure you perform the right DVIR before jumping on the road to service customers lawns, I really enjoyed speaking with home owner. The hardest part of the job was the long hours, being out doors was a beautiful thing peaceful work environment