ValleyCrest Companies

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ValleyCrest Companies Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
55 Reviews
2.8
55 Reviews
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ValleyCrest Companies CEO Roger Zino
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Large company with diverse clients (in 11 reviews)

  • Training is adequate, good benefits, and compensation is fair for the amount of work you have to do (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Branch management and upper management is a complete joke (in 7 reviews)

  • The account managers knew little about irrigation (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    An apparent professional companie, the reality is other. No integrity in the contractual maintenance and enhancement agreements.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies

    Pros

    Questionable, questionable, questionable, questionable, questionable....

    Cons

    Entegrity, entegrity, entegrity, entegrity, entegrity...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean the house if you want to succeed.

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

    Great expereince at company, great training resources, and ability to move up to management level.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tremendous resources, and Management talent, great culture and people to work with at all levels of company. Up todate equipment.

    Cons

    Significant reporting and paperwork requirements.
    Lot of last minute requests from corp. office.
    Significant disruptions related to current merger.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very unsettled ...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

    Pros

    Location, genuine dedication to horticulture, beautiful corporate campus

    Cons

    Things very 'iffy' with current merger

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Difficult place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like landscaping, good place to be. Consultants, analysts and laborers will always have a home here.

    Cons

    Strange culture with lots of contradictions, impersonal, secretive, lacks authenticity, management not nimble, no career growth, merger will only make it worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define why we should care about your corporate values. Your job is to inspire and there is currently no clear leadership from either company. We're not excited about the merger and don't know why it's a better company. Your employees aren't on board and your customers are probably looking for other options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Englewood Florida branch is horrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Englewood, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Leader in Englewood, FL

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

    Pros

    Most of the fellow gardeners were genuine and hard working.

    Cons

    No loyalty from Middle management; very minimal chance to gain a promotion. Most of the account managers/ production specialist should not be in such positions, mainly due to lack of knowledge or field experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok to work for; could benefit from revisiting employee benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with at branch level. There is career growth potential, if willing to put in the time and effort.

    Cons

    Profit driven environment; employee benefits reflect this and could be better. Training and systems need updating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation and employee benefits should be reviewed/considered to attract and maintain quality employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting work; Irritating Corporate Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA

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

    Pros

    Beautiful location building & campus, full complement of the usual benefits w/ a good-sized corporate entity, work is interesting and engaging, many co-workers are enjoyable to work with. Basically a good job in a bad culture

    Cons

    Top-heavy company: "Office Space"-style layers of lower-middle, middle-middle and upper-middle management, which equals layers of bureaucracy, fiefdom-building and Theory X management between average rank-and-file employee and doing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pilot a R.O.W.E. program to winnow out some of the "presentee" & "middle-middle" managerial deadwood. Now would be a perfect time for radical changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for entry level job training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chief Estimator in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Chief Estimator in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Harvard education of the green industry offered here if you start out as a fresh-out-of-college entry level employee. My advice? Get your 2-3 years of training here, and then go find a small green company where you can make a great impact on your clients and co-workers..

    Cons

    Branch Management makes all the difference. I worked in more than one VC location, my first stop the branch management team was the best employer I have ever worked for. My next stop the branch management made my experience the worst job I have ever held in my life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burt must be rolling over in his grave at the travesty of the events of the last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Account Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

    Pros

    Account managers have a lot of responsibility and as a result can receive great pride and ownership of the accounts they take care of.

    Cons

    Depends on branch, but there is definitely a huge amount of favoritism among properties, with big name sites receiving much more attention than commercial office spaces and small HOAs.

  11.  

    ValleyCrest good company, but lost Burt's vision at the branch managers level.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Fredericksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Safety driven,promotes team work at the corp level.

    Cons

    Gross margins are too slim. Drives Account Mangers to sell extras/enhancements and not focus on field operations to make the customers happy with the service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look who you put in the helm of a branch. do they share the same traits that Burt would want in a Branch Manager?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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