Brickman

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Brickman Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
102 Reviews
2.4
102 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Big company, Pretty Good Benefits, you can learn a thing or two if you can connect/relate with the right people (in 7 reviews)

  • There are some very good people who work at BFS, mostly at the lower levels (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours with minimal pay (in 6 reviews)

  • There are no benefits provided to hourly employees, only salaried mid/upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Got out at the right time.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Brickman full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement, good training programs, and good branding. Consistent professional image has always been industry leading.

    Cons

    Lots of changes. Corporate has lost touch with original family values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the basics of blocking and tackling. Growth is more likely to happen organically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Over worked under paid

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Brickman

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, 401k plan

    Cons

    Pay,work/life balance, hours, untrained operations team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries and talent will stay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Legacy is gone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager
    Current Employee - Branch Manager

    I have been working at Brickman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work well as a regional team originally when it was the Brickman group. The uncertainity now is will we have any autonomy with the Valleycrest merger?

    Cons

    Now that the new name and philosophy has been rolled out I am not sure that the top will force down all their ideas with no clue as to how we have run and been profitable for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aramark iis not Brickman and it is not the same business. Get a clue as to what the field does and how hard we work for money but just as importantly pride

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Schenectady, NY

    I worked at Brickman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    dont work here management is horrible!!!!!

    Cons

    only good for working there the finding something else fast.management promises you the world then screws you over!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start doing your job! dont know how this place keeps its doors open seriously

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has a long way to go......

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    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    The rank and file employees are superb. Extremely loyal and hard-working employees.

    Cons

    There is a huge delta between executives and employees in pay and benefit treatment. The executives are extremely arrogant and disconnected. Most of the executives don't even live near or work in the Corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to the culture you are creating. It is not one of mutual respect or teamwork from the top down. Do you really expect to be successful with the broken infrastructure that is in place? You cannot be successful when everything is "hurry up and wait" or discard the plans altogether - atmosphere is chaotic most of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tough place to work - minimal payoff for exceptional work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Brickman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your peers are great and fun to work with, other than that, not much good to say about the company or leadership

    Cons

    Senior management does not take time to acknowledge successes - no input from people on the floor.

    This is a very challenging job that is stressful and difficult to succeed in - technology is not there but executive team will not invest in tools to help the team. Directors and Executives aren't worth much of anything - no direction and will not stand up for you even when they pointed you in that direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over and get people in who understand how to manage and run a business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once upon a time this was a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brickman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Though the pay is nothing to jump up and down about the people you work with are great! They do offer a very good benefit package to salaried employees. The work is challenging but may not be for everyone.

    Cons

    Since the venture capital company purchase and the merger with Valley Crest, this company has lost focus on the original Brickman core values. Now its all about the bottom line. Management has become cut-throat and no longer treats their employees as valuable assets. There is no longer the feeling of "family" and "support".

    Brickman is way behind the times in technology which further hinders their ability to provide internal support to their team members in the field. There are no benefits provided to hourly employees, only salaried mid/upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the current "I am god" and "you are beneath me" mode. Get back to the original Brickman core values if you truly want to retain valuable employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of change happening

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brickman full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge of individuals superior.

    Cons

    Asked to do more with less time in the day. It went from a career where I thought i would never leave to a job that I what I am asked. Sad to see great people leave and go to a competitor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could be a lot better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    There are a couple of nice people.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management. Terrible benefits and amount of paid time off. No opportunities for other positions. Management definitely lacks integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy. It's obvious that the more this company makes, the less of it they want to invest in their own employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Machine operator/snow removal

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Brickman part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job pays great. The management is very flexible with hours if you give them a heads up.

    Cons

    You work horrible hours. Usually work through the night. Longest shift was 30 hours straight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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