Asplundh Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
21 Reviews
3.2
21 Reviews
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  1. 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
  2.  

    Red Flag Warning

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    Former Employee - Flagger in Oregon City, OR
    Former Employee - Flagger in Oregon City, OR

    I worked at Asplundh full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    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 an 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
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Great summer job as a college student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Asplundh

    Pros

    - Working outside
    - A day's work is eight hours of exercise
    - Good starting pay
    - Good retirement
    - Overtime available
    - schedule: 7am-3:30pm

    Cons

    - Poison ivy
    - Not getting chose to go on storm work
    - No A/C in work trucks
    - Extreme temperatures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the safety supervisors: safety is important, but get off your highhorse and practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Well,,, its a job

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    Current Employee - Planner in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Planner in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    No supervisor looking over your shoulder so if your self motivated to get mileage there will be nobody to slow you down.
    weekly paycheck
    you get to learn alot about trees.....

    Cons

    Rules imposed on you makes you feel like your a little kid.
    income capped
    Rules to get bonuses are constantly changed to where it is harder and harder to get a bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people better and you wont constantly be having to find replacements...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Tree Removal Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Asplundh

    Pros

    Competitive pay, normal daylight work hours, outdoors

    Cons

    Customer complains, Working alone, Too much trees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad, very bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Groundman/Tree Trimmer in Pikeville, KY
    Former Employee - Groundman/Tree Trimmer in Pikeville, KY

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

    Pros

    The only pros I saw is if you are a Foreman or of a higher position. They sit around and do little to no work, but get paid more than anyone else. Very few of them did any work on a regular basis, but the majority of them are really good at sitting under trees and sleeping.

    Cons

    Too many to list. You work far too hard for very little pay, and you are expected to work under any condition, no matter how dangerous and you are looked at as expendable. Jobs have their dangers, but what I saw was ridiculous. When you are trying to cut trees at night, near charged powerlines, without any light, well, that is far too dangerous for $9.87 and hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and quit preying on the desperate. Force your Foremen to work alongside your lower employees and account for all actions. Raise the rate of pay for the work done, and show you actually care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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