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Ruppert Landscape Reviews

Updated April 23, 2018
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Craig Ruppert
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  1. "Growth Potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing exponentially, so there is ample opportunity for advancement. People often view landscaping as just field labor, but there are many different career paths you can take, both in the office and in the field, with experienced landscape professionals as mentors to guide you along the way. The company also has a dedicated employee development team which offers skill and management training to employees at all levels. The resources and opportunities for growth are there for those who are willing to work hard and apply themselves!

    Cons

    Accelerated growth can be a challenge in and of itself, but the company is committed to its employees and doing what is right for them vs. what's right for the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping the culture and programs that we have in place scalable as we continue to grow.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Lucky to be here!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laytonsville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laytonsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid business model; stable company with an in-play 5-year strategic plan - and beating the goals! Lucky to work for a family business with a public infrastructure. Career paths for all levels as we grow the company!

    Cons

    I can't think of any. Keep doing what you are doing Ruppert!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about your employees, customers and community!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The company has opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. It appreciates and celebrates employees through various events such as gatherings to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, happy hours, recognition at the annual banquet, etc.

    2. It gives back to the community: the company supports causes in the communities where it operates and employees helped with providing that support.

    3. It is open about the finances: employees know how branches are doing and where the struggle is happening.

    4. It tries to be financially responsible: the company seeks to get the most valuable at the most affordable cost to be financially responsible.

    5. It provides annual bonuses as a form of appreciation

    6. Owns and maintains beautiful facilities: it helps with employee morale and productivity.

    Cons

    Please see the "advice to management" section

    Advice to Management

    1. The company should start with growing its leaders for it will be as successful as its weakest leader. Leaders should first know how to lead themselves; they need to focus on growing as individuals and as leaders so that they can be good teammates and add value to others.

    2. They should focus on building a solid team. To maintain a family culture with a strong work ethic, the company needs to hire the right people (those with at least the same values as the company), and then provide them with the training necessary to set them up for success.

    3. Learn to make decisions quickly. Once the information has been reviewed, evaluate it against the company’s goals and values and make a decision. Don’t try to get everyone’s feedback on the topic because that will take up precious time and rob the momentum for implementation, it also can foster bureaucracy.

    4. Provide training to employees at all levels in the company. Training should be according to employee's tasks goals. For example, field and corporate employees can benefit from training in communication, management, and conflict resolution to name a few.
    5. Make sure the company is really “watching the pennies”. As mentioned in previous reviews, free beer and lots of it is not necessarily good. It is not needed to socialize or to create camaraderie, it actually can facilitate bad behavior from inebriated people.

    6. Lastly, focus on all aspects of compensation. Yes, increase the field personnel's hourly rate to match or surpass competition’s rates. But also focus on other areas of compensation such as flexible work schedule (where applicable) and two weeks of paid vacation starting at the fifth work anniversary instead of the seventh.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Family-owned, People-centered"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olney, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olney, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees at Ruppert work hard to get the job done. I observe teamwork and camaraderie among employees within the organization. Management strives to support each branch while maintaining a system where branches have the autonomy to make their own decisions.

    Cons

    I believe some employees could benefit from "active listening" instead of just "hearing". This could improve communication throughout all levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open mind when it comes to new ideas. The company is expanding quickly and will need to adapt it's processes to accommodate the growth.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Crewman"

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    Current Employee - Crewman in Pineville, NC
    Current Employee - Crewman in Pineville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are family oriented and care about the employees

    Cons

    None if you have a issue take it to senior mangement and issues will be addressed

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work Patrick,Louis y'all are great bosses


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Save yourself the headache. The grass is definitely greener elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young work environment, free beer, compensation is fair, but honestly not worth your time. Management is very unprofessional and unethical.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of business ethics and overall business values. It’s a slow growing corporate mentality that trickles down to each location. Sadly, my management experience has been high and low with a great deal to learn. Lose the chip off your shoulder already!

    Advice to Management

    Psychological evaluation


  7. "All About Location"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, great culture

    Cons

    Lower pay, success depends on Branch location

  8. "Crewman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are helpful at times.

    Cons

    Seasonal work, they do slow down alot.


  9. "Lots of Talk but no Walk"

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    Former Employee - Field Manager in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great facilities which does improve moral.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of talk about a lot of things that never come to pass,upper and mid level management does well but anyone below that level has a struggle,from the low pay to the long hours you feel like you are just there to make a good life for everyone but you.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and not just with a select few,but with everybody.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "shop manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruppert Landscape full-time

    Pros

    Very compassionate about there employees. Plenty of room for growth. Just hang in through the ups & downs

    Cons

    i think the field guys are put under to much stress with training of new guys for the $s they make

    Advice to Management

    Take a little more time with the new guy. Such as more training. Learn more about what really goes on behind the shop doors.


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