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The Davey Tree Expert Company Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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The Davey Tree Expert Company President and CEO Patrick M. Covey
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Pros
  • employee owned awesome company to work for (in 10 reviews)

  • Very thorough work and makes sure job sites and work environment is always safe (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor health benefits; high turnover rate; little room for upward mobility; lack of diversity; poor work/life balance; all about the bottom line (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours during the summer months, what office you're at/who is in the management role will greatly impact the experience you have (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, as the company is in growth mode.

    Cons

    Because the company is in such a period of growth, many management positions are being filled with unqualified individuals from within.


  2. "Believe Nothing They Tell You."

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

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company Vehicle , not much else.

    Cons

    Their recruiters are liars telling you that you will be doing a certain project then trying to pawn some other position off on you. They will have you spend time taking several tests online for which time you will not be compensated. I was hired as an arborist for which I am more than qualified passed all of their utility arborists tests and then was put on an electrical survey crew .

    Advice to Management

    Hire recruiters that have field experience and managers who don’t lie to the employees.

  3. "Management Program"

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    Former Employee - Forestry in Kent, OH
    Former Employee - Forestry in Kent, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working outside helps the days go by fast. You build close relationships with some of the people you work with.

    Cons

    There are certain executives who view the utility operation employees as “white trash.” It’s unfortunately a company that does not value the men and women who are underpaid and who work in awful conditions. They are unwilling to transfer you even if you have a two hour commute each way.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of these executives as they are a growing cancer.


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Client Experience Coordinator
    Current Employee - Client Experience Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management, coworkers, hours, good benefits and incentives, employee owned, stock options, 401k, vacation/sick time.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for everyone due to increased cost of living. Software systems seem outdated.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "arborist"

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

    I have been working at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time

    Pros

    stable and large for the industry

    Cons

    curious ways to maintain and advance employees


  6. "Hot & Cold"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Long Is City, NY
    Former Employee - Consulting Utility Forester in Long Is City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    many knowledgable & down to earth people...

    Cons

    upper management can be very detached, depending on project.

    Advice to Management

    find solutions to keep well qualified people; don't let personal perspectives overshadow logic & client/employees' feedback.


  7. "Good while you’re young"

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

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for overtime
    Traveling is great for awhile and able to see unique areas of the US.

    Cons

    Management stresses production at a cost

    Advice to Management

    Bid on jobs that don’t start at the worst season for that region.
    Hire people that know what they’re doing and willing to learn.

  8. "Gaining a lot of great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable environment, dependable, good for gaining experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for upward movement.


  9. "Forester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and management and benefits. I enjoyed going to work and being able to be independent, and being able to get my work done.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great and doesn't really progress as you move up the employment ladder.


  10. "Pretty good first job"

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    Current Employee - Plant Health Care Technician
    Current Employee - Plant Health Care Technician
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Davey Tree Expert Company full-time

    Pros

    Great for being outdoors, managers are pretty lax and you can do very well if you have a degree. Big company so you can move around the country really easily. They promote getting more education and certifications (ISA).

    Cons

    Gets a little unorganized at times and working with contracts gets tricky and stressful for everyone.


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