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ACRT Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Dispatcher / Arborist /Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatcher/Arborist/Administrative Tech in Daytona Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Dispatcher/Arborist/Administrative Tech in Daytona Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ACRT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ACRT is growing and is bringing us along with it. There are currently plenty of opportunities to learn and grow at your own pace. Safety and development are most important to this company.
    The CEO's are available and really are paying attention to our needs. None of us are far from the top here. The company is very engaged with education and is rolling out all sorts of new programs for us to take advantage of.

    I left the company for a short time for a co-op and when that did not work out ACRT went to work finding me a place back in the company as soon as possible. Not a lot of people would do this for a person who left them. I am grateful.

    Cons

    Of coarse pay rates are always mentioned. This is not an unknown issue and it is being resolved. Because this is an ESOP all costs trickle down to each employee.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees, its working.
    Many of the negative reviews are singular to the area or local supervision, most if not all of these issues are not company wide.


  2. "Very unorganized"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    Sometimes working in very treacherous areas

    Advice to Management

    When you get people to work more training in the field is necessary and more organization as a whole

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The ball is in your court!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAFETY AUDITOR in Central, CA
    Current Employee - SAFETY AUDITOR in Central, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acrt Inc. is by far the best company i have ever worked for, Hands down!
    Company truck, great benefits and an environment of success. They give you the freedom to make those choices that you believe are right. I have never felt more part of a team like i do with Acrt Inc. Knowledge, independence, empowerment , respect, goals, and a career, can all be found with in the walls here at Acrt Inc.
    They give you the tools to success and sit back and let you show people what you can do with them.

    Cons

    none, True freedom to prove your self worth, once the ball is in your court its yours to score with.

    Advice to Management

    keep on doing what your doing , as an employee i truly fill like you have a winning strategy!


  4. "Please, do NOT waste your time even applying..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Auburn, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Auburn, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ACRT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the company truck I suppose... though you'll get chewed out by management for speeding when the monitoring instruments screw up.

    Cons

    utter stagnation. get fired for getting sick. constant turnover at every employment level. expectations impossible to meet, guidelines change constantly and no one (not even management) is on the same page about them. no one knows what actual standards are for work performance because of turnover & constant change of guidelines, therefore training is the blind leading the blind. lies about a formalized training process - employees are dragged away from production at random to perform training, and then get chewed out for lower production levels. get tapped for training 1 month after you're done with your own training because the office is chronically understaffed. management seeks any reason to critique/discipline employees. anytime pace runs behind (which is ALL the time), mandatory overtime is enforced, anwhere from 5 hours to 18 hours. risk your life being forced to trespass on backwoods landowners' properties. equipment breaks down constantly, updates make it run worse. a complete joke of a job. Pay is $8/hr lower than what employees deserve. Company regularly hires lazy drug addicts who trash records & equipment, logging hours while sitting at home - hardworking employees at the bottom of the ladder have to deal with this mess. Bonus dangled constantly in front of your eyes and is unattainable due to the turnover, and the terrible job done by aforementioned employees who couldn't care less about the job. Do your job well, and you get to do everyone else's job too. No reward for good performance, no accountability for bad performance. Supervisors horrendously overworked and impossible to get in touch with, yet you're told that the solution for every problem is to notify your supervisor, because there is systematic shortcutting of every written procedure to the point where there are no procedures that are actually followed as written. be told you're supposed to prioritize removal of small trees, then get chewed out for being "lazy" and spending too much time in the office doing the necessary paperwork to get those trees removed, get out to the field to get more work done, and get chewed out for not getting enough small tree removals. be expected to have no interests, hobbies, pursuits outside of work. please, do not waste your time with this company.

    Advice to Management

    A ground-up overhaul of how you run your company.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "HONEST REVIEW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Yosemite National Park, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Yosemite National Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Boss, great flexible hours, perfect if you are a fam man or if you go to school, no micromanagement, so much freedom but you need to be responsible, critical thinking is a must, its okay to make mistakes within reason, pays for gas and car and phone and insurance, growing company, overall its a great company. I would recommend it. THE COMPANY TAKES CARE OF YOU

    Cons

    ambient weather, might be a bit overwhelming but what job isn't, pay is okay not great, not that great of training but like every job-you must learn through experience.

    Advice to Management

    pay more to minimize overturn.


  6. "Fake review below.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester III in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester III in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing. Run away from this scam company

    Cons

    Everything. . beware of fake reviews

    Advice to Management

    ....


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Cheap Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Jackson, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Jackson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are fun and family-like. You know you can count on someone from any district to help you with your work.

    Cons

    Company does not take care of its employees. Very cheap. Pay is too small and so are raises. Benefits aren't great either.

    Advice to Management

    Management should really pay more attention to appreciating its employees. Employees might not quit as such a high rate and you might spend less money on training if you have a higher retention rate.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "CUF"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ACRT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal truck (if you don't get one that breaks down constantly). You're in charge of your work day. Management will usually leave you alone if you get your work done. Gas card. Working alone outdoors.

    Cons

    Lots of managerial turnover. Management kind of makes it up as they go along. Training is hit or miss. With the hiring of dozens of new untrained people this is quickly becoming a big corporation type company instead of what it used to be, where you felt like a family. Now you feel more like a number. Utilities (contract holders) are constantly adding new paperwork and pile on new routines. Utility staff treat contractors like trash. Terrible pay for the hard and dangerous work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay us better than a burger flipper and I'll feel better about running from bears.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This is a good first job, not a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They will hire anyone. So this is a good first job to get experience. You also get a work truck to take home with you.

    Cons

    Since they will hire anyone, they do not put any resources into training you or retaining you. You are contracted to a single person at a power Corp, so really you work for that person and ACRT just provides you a truck.

    Advice to Management

    Act like an employer, not some temp agency to power corporations. Lead by example.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Season Consulting Utility Forester"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Merced, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work independently and have the freedom to be your own boss.

    Cons

    Very little management support when you are a new hire, poor training, and company lacks structure due to over worked supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pressure your supervisors so much and give more recognition to your staff.


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