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Davey Tree Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
24 Reviews

3.4
24 Reviews
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Davey Tree President, CEO, and Director Karl J. Warnke
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  1.  

    Good company with a great reputation in the industry

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    Current Employee - Plant Health Care Technician  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Plant Health Care Technician in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great experience, flexible, invest in their employees and build from within, diversified company with their hands in everything arboriculture, something different everyday

    Cons

    Few holiday days, sometimes long hours, sometimes management is cheap, upper management sometimes forces employees to work saturdays at the end of the month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be cheap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Review of the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH

    Pros

    Fair benefits, good work environment, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Management is not consistent, not logical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Time is money...you gotta bill those dollars out..Make that money for the big boyz.

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    Former Employee - Lawn Care Technician  in  New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Lawn Care Technician in New Berlin, WI

    Pros

    Depending where you're located at, you could work with a pretty good group of guys or possibly not.

    Provided decent training and continuing education. Will work with you to get your certifications.

    Cons

    Was promised a full-time, yearly position but it turned into a seasonal position. All the old workers knew this would happen so I was hired under false pretenses.

    Uniforms provided but they are inadequate for jobs.

    Low paying blue collar job. Was promised raises that never happened. It was never said directly but workers were asked to work extra hours for no pay if they could not bill enough hours to cover the daily wages. And then it was frowned upon when workers, on days that they billed more than enough to cover their daily wages, wanted to record extra hours to make up for the "free" hours they had given previously.

    A lot of equipment was poorly maintained and workers abused equipment often which didn't help management in trying to acquire new equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate the blue collar workers a little better and you will improve the quality of your work force.

    Don't make promises and lie to employees, be honest and communicate with employees.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    No micro managing, very flexible with my hours when needed (doctor appointments etc). Small, close knit office. One of my favorite jobs.

    Cons

    The hours can be long during bad weather times (hurricanes). Only opportunity to move up from Office Coordinator would be to move to Kent Ohio or become an arborist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There really isn't much I would say to the direct leadership in the office I worked in. The communication lines between corporate and district offices tend to go down at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was okay

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    Former Employee - Data Collector  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Data Collector in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    Incompetent bosses that mismanage projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization is lacking and should be a point of focus for improvement

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    DAVEY TREE has been a good experiences to me by teaching me and training

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    Current Employee - Foremen  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Foremen in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    oportinities to get your ISA and your pertecide license , good benefits, good pay,

    Cons

    DAVEY TREE has lots of performance to family menbers to be in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when chooshing a general foreman make sure that they are capable of doing the job! not because they are family.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    it is enjoyable

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    Current Employee - A Trimmer  in  Goshen, IN
    Current Employee - A Trimmer in Goshen, IN

    Pros

    good pay treated well desent benefits

    Cons

    gone alot frome home not enuff equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the favertisam

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The work culture is very laid back. Everyone is respected

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    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester IV  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester IV in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Pros

    Independant, no micro management, work ouside, meet lots of people. Davey constanly educates us in the latest information in our field

    Cons

    Strict boss about small things not big things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change dress policy. Offer quality vests with name and certification. Let us dress up or better than what we are told to wear. We are highly trained professionals but policy makes us wear a vest that makes us look like we are a meter reader or cross walk guard only because the company wants uniformity. As Arborists if we dress like an Arborist with a patch and a quaility saftey vest people are more likely to listen to our advice and respect our position

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    DRG

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    Current Employee - GIS Data Technician  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - GIS Data Technician in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Gain experience in utility management. Work outdoors

    Cons

    Slow reimbursement for expenses paid out of pocket. Limited time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of the little guys out there everyday getting the work done for you.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern  in  Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications Intern in Kent, OH

    Pros

    Terrifically friendly managers and supervisors. They treated me like a real person, despite my being an inexperienced intern. This was also the first paid internship I ever had, and the pay was very fair. There were opportunities to travel, too.

    Cons

    The work was a bit boring at times . . . I was given long periods of time to complete relatively small projects. This may please some people, but I prefer to work at a fast pace with significant challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is in good hands; it shows. While their claim of "employee-owned" may be a bit misleading (in reality, it's owned by a very small number of employees), the company provides a solid (if occasionally mundane) working experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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