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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Huntington, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brickman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Always willing to train new and existing employees, Steady work, good benefits, great opportunities for both gaining experience and for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours in the summer, very focused on hours and dollars, and long winter hours in the northern climates.

    Brickman2015-11-17
  2. "Brickman"

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     in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Brickman for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work outside Plenty of Hours during peak season in spring and summer Paid every Friday for the week of work before Extra pay when it snows Beautiful scenery depending on the site you are at Stop working if conditions are too bad (too hot, too much rain, too cold, etc)

    Cons

    Difficult work if you are not used to it Long Hours sometimes from 5:30 AM to 6:00 P.M During peak seasons you will be working Mon-Sat Can become very monotonous and tiring Difficult relation with crew members and/or leader will make the job even more difficult Temp employees tend to slack or become a drag Exposed to the outside conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Better Involvement from all members of management Reward to those who do work diligently Better communication

    Brickman2015-08-09
  3. "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Landscape Maintenance Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brickman full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Allows growth based on your strengths and opportunity to take on a more active role within the branch. Great benefits and always providing training programs to continue on a steady path of moving up within the company. One of the most decent safety programs I've come across throughout my career in the landscape industry.

    Cons

    Long hours most days, especially during the snow season. Safety becomes an issue when employees work 70-80 hours/week in snow, which can dictate quality and job performance overall.

    Advice to Management

    Come with backup personel during the snow season to help maintain quality control to keep employees alert and not fatigued.

    Brickman2015-08-05
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Brickman company, over works and underpays their employees."

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    I have been working at Brickman

    Pros

    Some what flexible for school

    Cons

    Long hours, not a good thing if you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a little more for good workers, your employee turnover will be less.

    Brickman2015-03-22
  5. Helpful (9)

    "Stay true to the Golden Rule"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brickman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good industry reputation, Great training

    Cons

    Long Long Hours Unobtainable goals, and if you do somehow reach a goal they change it mid-stream as they think this is the best way to motivate people. No longer is Brickman customer focused, they are only spreadsheet foused so they can rush to public trading. Account Managers are expected to lie to customers if necessary. They are routinely falling short of their contractual obligations to clients and they view... it as okay and doing good business unless they are caught.

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    Advice to Management

    Theodore Brickman founded his company on the Golden Rule and was successful for over 70 years. The company has lost its way in the chase for corporate profit. When Scott Brickman left so did his families values. Remember what made Brickman what they are today and remember the Golden Rule.

    Brickman2015-02-10
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brickman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work outside and be part of a team.

    Cons

    Very long hours with minimal pay. Takes advantage of salaried positions by giving unpaid overtime instead of paying overtime to hourly staff. Unstable work hours, impossible to work and take care of family.

    Brickman2014-04-04
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Just like all companies. They want everything for nothing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brickman full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are good to work with and will usually take advise unless ideas are to radicle.

    Cons

    Typical Mow, blow and go landscape maintenance company. Pay is below average and the work vs. family time is very poor. Long hours. Although safety is a big concern and effort now, local braches still don't follow the new safety requirements

    Advice to Management

    There are to many layers in the upper management i.e. regionally and nationally. National sales needs to step up and make a better presence.

    Brickman2013-11-02
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Branch manager is a liar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brickman full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people who work at field worker level.

    Cons

    Managers are taught by corporate to lie to employees, and they put it into over-drive. Long hours, low pay, no benefits unless you have knee pads and are willing to use them on a constant basis, back-stabbing, micro management...the list goes on and on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your lazy asses and actually DO SOMETHING. Go out in the field once in awhile, and stop playing favoritism ! DOn't LIE to people by telling them one thing to their faces and turning around and throwing them under the bus.

    Brickman2013-04-09
  9. Helpful (4)

    "A JOB not a career!"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brickman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with at Branch Level! Excellent exmark program, getting new mowers every 2 years.

    Cons

    This is a job not a career for 99% of everyone they hire. They will work you long hours as a salaried employee, and expect you to be grateful for having a job. For anyone with a college degree, this is a job not a career, unless you are buddies, or family members with someone in senior management. They will not tell you this but there are salary caps on positions, so if you start high on the cap, raises will be... slim to none. I know of people who had not had a raise in over 5 years. You can work 20 hour days for this company and all you will here about is what you didn't get done.

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    Advice to Management

    Spend some real time at the branch level, and when I say branch level I mean out in the field, not at the conference table in front of your laptop. Your employees are miserable, and sometimes all it takes is some positive reinforcement.

    Brickman2013-02-15
  10. "Great place to work."

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    Account Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brickman

    Pros

    Good mobility if you work hard. Good compensation if you work hard. The benifits are comprable to other businesses in the same field.

    Cons

    The long hours are sometimes not compensated and salaries tend to start low compared to other companies in the same field.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes so much time is spent on efficiency that it creates an inefficient environment. Otherwise a good company with good values.

    Brickman2011-04-10
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