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Asplundh Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
25 Reviews
3.4
25 Reviews
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Asplundh Chairman and CEO Christopher B. Asplundh
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  1.  

    Company taught me various Accounting and Administrative Construction duties.

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable - Construction Administrative in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable - Construction Administrative in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Asplundh

    Pros

    training, personal growth, benefits, vacations, training courses.

    Cons

    more meetings, office culture, promotions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your associates, work with as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a career

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    Current Employee - Climber in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Climber in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Asplundh full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy the honest work and the fellow hard working employees. I love climbing and with a good work ethic have been able to advance myself quickly.

    Cons

    Drama in the ranks, superior bullying, and depressingly low pay. When your general foreman is only paid $17/hr it hurts any desire to see this job as anything more than short term. Also a con is having to literally risk your life each day working in close proximity to live power lines for peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I first started I was told the pay scale and was shocked. Starting pay was $10/hr and the pay slowly went up from there. My immediate thought was each position needed to be at least a dollar higher. I love the work, and am good at it, but with some of my coworkers being here 15-20 years before they make foreman, it is not a career but a high school job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good environment. Good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreman Top Climber in Cleveland, TN
    Former Employee - Foreman Top Climber in Cleveland, TN

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good boss, Great co- workers,

    Cons

    Cold in the winter, Hot in the summer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Job quilty

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    Former Employee - Tree Trimmer in Pikeville, KY
    Former Employee - Tree Trimmer in Pikeville, KY

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None really the job sucks and they work unlike a dog

    Cons

    The bosses don't communicate with the general formans and they work u like a dog and don't pay enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with the employes and listen to them cause the formans r not speaking up when they need to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Red Flag Warning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flagger in Oregon City, OR
    Former Employee - Flagger in Oregon City, OR

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is the wage in comparison to the other similar companies.

    Cons

    The company bullies, harasses, and retaliates against employees. Everyone wants to punish others. If you are one minute late for work, you will be sent home for 3 days with no pay. The harassment, lies, and backstabbing are so rampant, with the increasing lawsuits, BOLI complaints, and employment complaints and the daily employee turnover rate, How is this not a red flag for the government to step in and fine this company. The owners made over $75,000 in safety bonus while the actual person in danger made $100. With the number of days off compared to the days worked, a person cannot make a living. The average weekly pay for a flagger at this company during summer is $130., winter is $50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage, all employees need sexual harassment, management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Asplundh

    Pros

    Work year round, people are easy to get along with, foremen are good teachers to the new guys. Pay is good benefits are great

    Cons

    last minute changes, year round work is good but weather can be very bad at times, its not a place to work if your afraid of heights.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Easy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foreman in Goshen, CT
    Former Employee - Foreman in Goshen, CT

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of freedom for management
    Career options
    Decent Benefits
    Decent equpiment

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor pay
    Poor support structure
    Inexperienced staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You'll only go so far, in this good ole boy network.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Asplundh

    Pros

    Learn Good skills, fed my family for 10 years, great co workers, (tree trimmers are the best)

    Cons

    Advancement is very limited, unless you're a son, or a friend. pay is very limited for highly skilled work, disrespectful gf's (supervisors) who only care about covering their own backsides, they would rather fire someone with a family than report an accident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother, it's good ole boy network, at its finest. A real family business emphasizes FAMILY.

  10.  

    Excellent company to teach you a trade that makes you a lot of money on the side!

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    Current Employee - Groundsman in Lewisville, NC
    Current Employee - Groundsman in Lewisville, NC

    I have been working at Asplundh full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent work, working outdoors, physically challenging, storm work pays very well, learn a trade that pays well outside of Asplundh

    Cons

    Cons are relative but a few for me are leaving town for storm work suddenly and the overall pay is on the low side for the demands that the job places on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have worked with several crews and they all have there pros and cons but the company makes a lot of money and should consider paying more to the employees considering that they make them very wealthy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the most challenging careers Ive ever had, but also one of the most rewarding!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you love outdoors and the chance to travel. Learned a lot about arboriculture and its relation to power lines. Also opened many doors to further my career.

    Cons

    Work is pretty much 7 days a week if you are GF or higher in mgmt. Also the travel can get monotonous. Paperwork is sometimes ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to streamline or put paperwork into some sort of electro.ic system. Require more frequent employee evaluations, as many good employees are lost because of low salaries, especially crew foremen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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