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Ruppert Landscape Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  1. "shop manager"

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    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.


  2. "Crewman"

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    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Management in Laytonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Management in Laytonsville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    bad commute need company vehicle

    Advice to Management

    visit branches more often


  5. "Bad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laytonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laytonsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good friends, and sometimes they fed us.

    Cons

    Low pay, many empty promises

    Advice to Management

    Meet and know your employees, not just their names. Learn and recognize their potential outside of cutting grass.


  6. "Field Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laytonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laytonsville, MD

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very well structured and organized environment

    Cons

    "Cliques" begin to form and push out potential upcoming talent.


  7. "If you would love to be an economic slave join this company"

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

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape full-time

    Pros

    Nothing really it will just be a waste of time ,money ,energy

    Cons

    Pay is bad . Management is racist , u will work from 6am to 7 pm and only get paid from the time u get to the job untill u leave .. normaly you will get to the job 7:30-8:00 and leave around 6
    They will charge around $150 for a uniform and pruners ,no advancement at all . I talked to people that been in the same position for over 2 years with only a$1.50 - $3.00 raise .. 95% of crewmen dont speak english only spanish .. the supervisors think they own you with their tone and attitude ,alot of siblings and friends working together so most likely you will end up with the hardest jobs . The company is very unorganized with payroll you will end up checking with them biweekly and you will never make more than $815 biweekly and thats for working 122 hours in two weeks

    Advice to Management

    Train people . Give real paychecks , supervisors are extreamly rude and unproffesional

  8. "Work hard play hard via arcane procedures and overworked staff."

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

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape full-time

    Pros

    Lots of free beer if that's what motivates you.
    Fun company outings like fishing trips and nats baseball games.

    Cons

    Understaffed.
    No formal training program.
    Lots of stuff still done by hand (e.g. carbon paper Purchase Order system)
    Uniforms required and they're deducted from your paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to spread the workload. Pay overtime to the people working late nights. Update your invoicing/PO system. Remove negative people who aren't willing to adapt to technology.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated to specific and measurable company values.

    Cons

    Branch to branch comparison can tend to reveal superior results over those branches not recognizing all of the values.

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt visits to each branch by different operating divisions might aid in cross training where some fall short of goals.


  10. "Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruppert Landscape full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company does have passionate and experienced personnel, along with a well structured model, for a landscape company. You can gather good skills and a look into how a large landscape company is run. But let's face it, it's a landscape company, not a tech company or something progressive.

    Cons

    I witnessed behavior from management and upper management that I flat out did not approve of. This ranged from employees being picked on and trash talked behind their backs to unrealistic expectations from employees. Keep in mind, this was all office personnel (not crewmen). It definitely felt like a popularity contest gone bad most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be integrate more technology into your systems and TRAIN your personnel. I heard fellow co-workers complain about this more than anything else and NOTHING constructive was done. Find someone who can actually train and have them train. So much time was set aside to "appreciate" but not enough was set aside to train. Also - pay better, you'll find that you will retain more of your employees.


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