TruGreen

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Back-breaking work gone unrewarded

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Lawn Specialist in Londonderry, NH
Former Employee - Lawn Specialist in Londonderry, NH

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

Pros

Good healthcare packages.
Can make good commission if your route is good.
Equipment is well maintained and clean.

Cons

Physically demanding, but not paid accordingly.
Demanding hours and deadlines.
Goals are unrealistic and you are usually fighting to meet them in 50 hours work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the weekly goals, promote safety on the job beyond equipment (stress, heat, exhaustion, etc.), more incentives and less bull, and more opportunity for a personal touch with written reports without the backlash of lost money.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great career path with huge earning potential

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    Current Employee - Door to Door Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Door to Door Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit when it comes to just how much money YOU want to make, which consists of salary plus commission!! On-going training throughout your career makes it much easier for advancement within the company. A great benefits package for you and your family.

    Cons

    If you live in a colder region of the country, expect a seasonal layoff period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consistently work with all of your sales personnel, whether their top performers or bottom feeders, we all could benefit from learning more and growing as a united front.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Associate in Oldsmar, FL
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Associate in Oldsmar, FL

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

    Pros

    Pay/salary, Weekly. some good training.

    Cons

    Too much "big brother" action going on. While it is understandable that the managers have an eye on door to door sales men out in the field for safety this also serves to check on the door to door progress of its employees. Take too long in one place..you'll get an earful from a sales manager. The training, if you can call it that is marginal at best. They do role play for a bit and then you are pushed out the door as soon as you get your route. You ask for help and get a crash course where you pray to God you understood because there is really no time to get into the weeds with you, no punt intended TruGreen. You learn as you go, allot of on the job training. They assign you to a sales rep for a day or two and then they throw you out to the proverbial wolves. They expect minimum 100 knocks a day while performing door to door sales. Some areas have no soliciting signs and they still make you go. Have had some colleagues at the time get kicked out of some neighborhoods. Lastly you have to use your own car! No company car issued here unless you are a tech and have to drive the spray trucks. Fuel reimbursement is no where near industry standards from what I could figure out. It's 22/23 cents per mile!! Considering gas is hitting 4 bucks a gallon I don't see the logic in their math. Some of the sites we drive to ar approximately 25 miles out. I drive a gas guzzler, 8 cyl. so you do the math lol!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respectfully recommend you treat your employees with some common courtesy/respect. Do not berate them because they did not meet a sales goal in front of their peers. By all means find out what happened but do it behind closed doors if it is going to be a negative feedback session and not out in front of all to see. Nothing kills production faster than the state of moral in your team. Treat them as you would want to be treated by your boss. The current training strategy definitely needs a written lesson plan approved by the corporate bosses. There should be a training outline for the technicians/sales reps to include customer service. Try to remember that everyone has a learning curb. This job is more than just knocking on doors and making phone calls as some would have you believe. There is a science to selling. If you cannot adjust to that then ensure you reiterate the fast pace learning environment future employees will have to adapt to as well as the aggressive managerial tactics if the assigned goals are not met. If you are thin skinned DO NOT APPLY. :) . This,from my experience, will prevent heart ache on both sides and no ones time=$$/effort will be wasted. Just a thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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