Brickman Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2021

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2.5
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2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and Good experience to move on(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good people at the branch level(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long Hours sometimes from 5:30 AM to 6:00 P(in 11 reviews)

  • "No work life balance especially during snow season(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Branch Manager

      May 31, 2017 - Branch Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Leadership team was great to work for and the best in the industry. Open, honest place to work where employee development and process improvement was at the forefront.

      Cons

      Too good to be true! Knew it was only a matter of time before it was bought.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok company

      Mar 5, 2021 - Water in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Learn a lot Some great people to work with

      Cons

      Poor oversight from upper management

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company at the time

      Sep 25, 2019 - Supervisor in Mount Pocono, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      New equipment, ok management, hated the no shaving policy i think is different now

      Cons

      Not a lot of room to move up

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company, who invest in their employees

      Jul 26, 2019 - Account Manager in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They pay for all training uand uniforms, pretty sweet vehicle program. Plenty of PTO.

      Cons

      Long days. It's always 60+ hours.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      75 Year Family business morphing into Corporate America

      Apr 7, 2014 - Corporate Office in Gaithersburg, MD
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      Pros

      The people are very hard-working, principled individuals holding onto the values that grew this company from a Mom N Pop to a multi-million $ national leader: service, quality, continuous improvement. The branch teams in particular still have that "one-for-all, all-for-one" family feel. And some of them still hold true to the founder's belief that you do what's right and pay attention to quality and profit will follow (though that's harder to justify on a spreadsheet these days).

      Cons

      New management from outside the industry over the past few years has "codified" and sterilized the business. I believe this has served to increase the disconnect between corporate and the field offices. Too much corporate speak and impersonal spread-sheet jockeying can make the average branch manager's head spin. The danger in that is it's easy to get away from walking the talk that was responsible for Brickman excelling over the competition for all those years.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      This Company has lost its way

      Apr 16, 2015 - Account Manager 
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      Pros

      Benefits are great compared to other industry companies. Co-workers are generally great and create a fun work environment, but it has almost become an us against them mentality when referencing upper management.

      Cons

      where do i start... This used to be a great company, but since the investment group buyout and valleycrest merger it has gone completely downhill. Upper-Management consists entirely of business people with no landscape industry knowledge whatsoever. So now it is all about profit with no understanding of where the profit comes from. When this company was owned by Scott Brickman it really felt like a family. Despite the lower than average pay you could be happy with your job because everyone was treated with respect and made to feel like a member of a team. Now, there is no clear direction given from management. you are told to hit your numbers, but not given the support or resources to do so. Company pays its general labor total crap money, so there is constant turnover and you are basically told to just do more with less.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Going in the wrong direction

      Jan 16, 2016 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Good people at the branch level. You get a company car, I phone, I pad and laptop if your in account management or higher

      Cons

      Poor wages, poor work life balance and quality of work is starting to get out of control. Instead of servicing the clients, upper management is more concerned with the hours reports and material spend, rather than the product they put out. They want you to do more with less and will cut corners (aka not provide contracted services) to hit profit goals. They are bringing in all kinds of corporate "big wigs" to become some sort of "academy company" but the people they hire are not familiar with the products or landscape industry, only competent at looking at spreadsheets. Everyone that used to work for Brickman or valley crest are being replaced by Aramark executives. I could go on and on with the cons as there are too many to list. Get out while you can and work for someone who cares about the products, employees and clients.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Operations Manager- Northeast

      Jan 29, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some of line crew were great to work with.

      Cons

      poor branch management, no communication, make you work round the clock with snow work with 1.5 hours sleep and wondered why you are tired. regional staff seem responsive but may just be looking at numbers and not exactly what a branch is made up of--- the competent managers and line staff. They do not take any time to meet anyone so they must be getting the little info from branch managers with is sad b/c those are the people that lie to us, harass staff regarding work yet they have no ability to get any of their work right

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Stay clear of Brickman - Valley Crest - Bright View

      Jan 31, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth, NJ
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      Pros

      They gave me a truck, only so I can go pick up the crew to take them to the job site. they give uniforms and a title, but actually you do the job of three people and they only pay you as 1.

      Cons

      STAY CLEAR FROM THIS COMPANY There is no The management teams and the company is the worst in the USA ! They have no clue about landscaping, they operate with a corporate structure.. and the labor is just counted as a number not a person.. they make it look like they treat the employees good, but they do not ! they make it look like they care and take care of them with the safety strategy and uniforms, 401k retirement etc etc.. it is all a front! they burn out the crew and crew leaders and supervisors , them out season to season and fire them and lay them off and then keep rehiring year to year to get fresh new cheep labor and keep the wages down for BIG company profits that's why there are so many labor law suits against Brickman Valley Crest and Now the New name Bright view is just a tactic to try and deceit workers, labor dept. , taxes, law suits and clients. The NJ, NY labor dept and other people are keeping a close look at them.. The pay scale is minimum wage, and below the industry standard.. the OT is like Chinese wages..

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rewarding due to great teammates

      Feb 18, 2015 - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of resources in terms of personnel and equipment to help you solve issues that arise from client demands, staffing, and efficiency. Our values are trust, honesty, respect, teamwork, and excellence and we strive to mention and live them on a daily basis.

      Cons

      The pay is an issue from the crew level up, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for operations managers to first do their job and second take pride in their job because there aren't enough people to perform the work. Instead of being able to delight their clients, they're instead struggling to get all of the mowing and weeding done in less than 12 hours per day.

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