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"Make it your own"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You can definitely make good money and it is a fun atmosphere if you make it that way. I you don't like to be told no, then it is not for you.

Cons

You have to be available 24/7. That is the only way to really make money

Advice to Management

I believe the schedule for us should be 9-6:30 (DST) and 9-7:30 outside DST Monday through Friday. How it breaks down is that we should roll play from 9-10:30, then make our call backs from 10:30 - 11:30. Next we should eat lunch from 11:30 - 12:30. After that, make more call backs or do the drops/picks/meets from 12:30 - 2 then knock in the territories from 2 till dark. I believe that with a schedule like that, reps will not get burned out so quickly and will feel that they have a balance of work and life as well.

Other Employee Reviews for TruGreen

  1. "Application Process"

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    Current Employee - Lawn Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Lawn Specialist in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at TruGreen full-time

    Pros

    Very detailed and in-depth application process. Questions on the application leads you to think they value certain management/supervisory styles.

    Cons

    Third party employment service are rarely effective at weeding out the RIGHT candidates. Doesn't seem TruGreen actually reviews applicants until after the computer weeds out the riff-raff. Seems a bit too in-depth for this type of job.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you could log in and view status of applications submitted.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worn Out!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Speci in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Route Speci in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TruGreen (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great relationship with customers, pride in ownership of your route, good exercise, good salary and overtime, excellent medical insurance

    Cons

    Excessive hours, terrible sales from the call center mean I have to work 5 times as hard to gain customers' trust and resell our service. "Digital marketing" is a joke. You can not sell lawn care properly without actually seeing the lawn you are trying to sell (get rid of Google Earth and send sales reps to properties to sell properly). Poor balance of work/family time. We are supposed to work 4 11 hour shifts a week but now we are working 5 days to hit our revenue goal.You always have to work more hours and wear yourself out because the company wants more, more, more production. Sometimes I don't even get home until 7:30-8:00 at night, after arriving before 7:00 am! Overtime is good, but I am worn out! You can not make spontaneous plans with family or friends, ever. Trugreen owns you.

    Advice to Management

    Try to care about the well-being and happiness of your branch level employees for a change!! If you quit treating them like liabilities and start treating them like valuable assets, you will be amazed at how much harder they will work for you! As hard as it is for you to believe, the 'little people' are who make it possible for you corporate bigwigs to enjoy your lifestyle. Try treating us with decency and respect once in a while, and you will be rewarded. Also, invest more money into operations (branch level) instead of putting all of your money into marketing.


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