ValleyCrest Companies Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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ValleyCrest Companies CEO Roger Zino
Roger Zino
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Pros
  • Large company, reputation and visibility result in a steady stream of incoming work (in 11 reviews)

  • All the benefits of a big company--stable, employee benefits (401k, vacation, medical, dental)--in a landscape company (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Branch management and upper management is a complete joke (in 8 reviews)

  • Most of the account managers/ production specialist should not be in such positions, mainly due to lack of knowledge or field experience (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Crew Member

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Federal Heights, Adams, CO
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Federal Heights, Adams, CO

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Full time job; able to learn the use of equipment for this kind of job. Bilingual (Spanish and English) supervisory personnel.

    Cons

    No benefits until one year as an employee; seasonal work ( depends on the weather) and only selected personnel get to stay at winter for snow removal work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more and better training for the use of all type of mowing equipment; rotate personnel to different types of projects.


  2. Good working people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Farmington, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Farmington, CA

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You could learn many things like get certify very fast and move your way up fast. Weekends off well for the drivers and safety lottery each month for safe workers

    Cons

    Low pay. Overtime after ten working hours, having to do extra stuff like offloading and tie for the same amount of pay


  3. Helpful (2)

    Vice President-General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President-General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President-General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large network of resources to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition the mentality has gone from caring about our customers to throwing them aside.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you trust.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Purchasing Agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Nice people

    Cons

    Poor compensation, not best quality of products


  6. account manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Fernando, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Fernando, CA

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good training, nice coworkers, xxxx

    Cons

    pay poor, everyone is a number

    Advice to Management

    tienen que pensar mas en los empleados que en el dinero


  7. Helpful (3)

    New merger will need immediate ROI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great peers to work with.

    Cons

    Management is concerned with profit only. Quality and Customer service are not part of the culture any more.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Unclear and Unmanageable Account Manager Expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in Irvine, CA

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies

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

    Pros

    The culture and people are the best thing about the company, while I was there I genuinely liked most everyone I worked with and coworkers tend to support each other pretty well.

    Cons

    The expectations on Account Managers are ridiculous. Too many accounts and too many hats to wear within the role. The quality of the accounts suffer and there seemed to be no end to new roles and expectations being added to your workload. Incredibly stressful if you care about quality and your clients' perceptions. Training is nonexistent. I was hired with no experience, did a few "ride-alongs" with other account managers then was handed a set of truck keys and a list of 26 accounts and told "have at it." My branch manager was nonexistent as a resource or mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Moderate expectations, train your employees, and be realistic about workload. If your employees are stretched too thin and constantly stressed out the quality of your service will suffer.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For my particular Branch, you really feel as if you are part of a small company where everyone is watching out for each other and willing to help each other at the drop of a dime. Definitely a work hard, play hard type of company. They host cookouts, bowling parties, and various other out of office team building activities.

    Cons

    The workload can be a bit overwhelming at times and there are long working hours. Must be on call at all times in case of an emergency. The pay is not as high as it should be, in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Make budgets easier to accomplish. Bid jobs higher and be more selective with the type of properties.


  10. Helpful (3)

    The worst company I have ever seen. Mid to Upper Management is a joke.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development in San Fernando, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in San Fernando, CA

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Met some great people at the account management and worker level.

    Cons

    Poor to no procedures, management drives around all day. They don't support sales and top heavy on the VP side. Management treats people like they are dogs. I have sold over 25 million dollars in products and have never seen such a poor organization and sales process. Branch Managers are glorified account managers, kinda of like pawns in a chess match.

    Advice to Management

    Have some compassion for the people who pay your overpaid salaries for cutting grass and trees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    they seem to not care about there employees,just the bottom line

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I really can not think of one

    Cons

    they do not pay enough for a person to live on

    Advice to Management

    look after the people who make you the money



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