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Updated Oct 14, 2021

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3.5
55%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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The Davey Tree Expert Company President and CEO Patrick M. Covey
Patrick M. Covey
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "As an employee-owned company, management empowers employees and strongly encourages an entrepreneurial mindset(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and salary I thought(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours because of the incentive to hit time and a half(in 16 reviews)

  • "Low pay, would expect a little more for the job(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Climbing Inventory Arborist Technician

      Sep 1, 2021 - Tree Climber in Worcester, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I loved climbing trees, great climbing supervisor.

      Cons

      Worked in the swamps throughout the summer.

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      The Davey Tree Expert Company Response

      Glad to hear you are doing what you love!

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Planner

      Oct 14, 2021 - Consulting Utility Forester 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Independence, flexibility, work vehicle, explore.

      Cons

      Isolating when on your own a lot. Trespassing in sketchy areas.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A good place to learn and grow.

      Oct 12, 2021 - Plant Health Care Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A very good place to get into the field of arboriculture. Lots of quality training, and good safety program.

      Cons

      The quality of experience depends a lot on the manager of the individual branch.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company but lacking hours.

      Oct 6, 2021 - Inventory Arborist Technician - ALB Worcester in Worcester, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working outside with people of all ages.

      Cons

      Lacking full time hours due to not being able to work in the rain.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Company

      Oct 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Kent, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Room for growth if you're a good worker

      Cons

      Low starting salary and strict contractual obligations depending on the client

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company, Bad manager

      Sep 29, 2021 - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Overall a great company to work for. Great legacy in the tree care industry. Employee ownership model means stock options after one year. Majority of people are good to work with, hardworking and dedicated to the company. Nationwide offices means working with diverse people. Lots of senior managers means you can learn on the job quickly. Great training programs for those looking to expand their skills.

      Cons

      The department I worked in had horrible management. The corporate structure did not allow for ease of work progress. Many of my coworkers expressed in private that they did not feel managers listened to real concerns, found it difficult to meet project deadlines because middle managers held up progress. My supervisor blamed me for missing deadlines when projects were in their hands for review. From the corporate side, many upper level managers look down upon certain divisions within the company simply because they don't make as much profit as other divisions. Treating certain employees different because their entire division isn't as profitable is shameful, especially when those divisions work just as hard. This company is not diverse aside from hiring Spanish-speaking individuals, mostly in western offices. Hardly any female employees in field operations or management positions. Whether this is the case companywide, I cannot say. But when a company professes to promote family values and work-life balance, and then expects employees to be available via phone/text after hours, is unacceptable in my book.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Neat Job

      Sep 29, 2021 - Consulting Utility Forester in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to be out in nature

      Cons

      Low pay scale for Bay Area

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Rough

      Oct 12, 2021 - Arborist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Room for growth inside company

      Cons

      Poor communications, over worked employees, only care about money

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid company, district management matters

      Sep 27, 2021 - Groundsman/Plant Healthcare Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good arborist experience, can work with chainsaws and/or chemicals, a leader in tree care industry.

      Cons

      Mandatory weekend/overtime per district needs, broken equipment ( district dependant), management differances per district.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Reasonable entry-level forestry job

      Sep 22, 2021 - Consulting Utility Forester in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -get to work out in the field, and you're in new areas every day -learn a lot about the local species and electric utilities -active -independent

      Cons

      -the work is done on a utility contract, and is not conservation-related forestry, although that interests many of the people working there -disorganized leadership in my experience -outdated and tiresome technical interfaces -repetitive despite new scenery

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