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2.7
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42%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Andrew Masterman
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very large company with potential for growth and domination of some market segments(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, not really much more than that to say(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "condescending upper-management /boss(in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours during the summer months, much less during the winter(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies

    Pros

    great pay!! $15 hour + overtime

    Cons

    long hours, but interesting work

    Advice to Management

    nothing - did everything amazing!

  2. "used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    regular pay periods equals stability

    Cons

    chaotic environment, too much bureaucracy, not enough passion for the industry, too many corporate outside people, not enough industry knowledge

    Advice to Management

    stop worrying about shareholders, worry about employees

  3. "A means to an end"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time

      Pros

      Pros are that I enjoyed working outside and that's exactly what I was doing all day every day.

      Cons

      Micromanagement and accusations of not being productive every minute of the day. Lack of respect from upper management.

    • "Corporate Employee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calabasas, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Training and growth opportunity. Very friendly co-workers, great benefits, and offered a good work-life balance. Never felt under pressure or micro-managed as long as the work got done Managers where ok and allowed employee to share ideas to improve processes

      Cons

      None, the Company when it was called ValleyCrest Companies was great. Right now is under the name Brightview I didn't work for them.

    • "Poor Management"

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      Former Employee - Senior Supervisor in Fredericksburg, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, not really much more than that to say. Branch level is highly disconnected from corporate and corporate doesn't care.

      Cons

      Poor treatment, poor life/work balance, poor advancement opportunities, too much company politics, and so much more...

      Advice to Management

      Learn how to retain young college educated management as you are burning a lot of bridges.

    • Helpful (3)

      "I shutter when I see "Brightview" trucks"

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      Former Employee - Crew Leader in Fort Myers, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They hire convicts because they get tax breaks to do so.

      Cons

      Worst company I've ever worked for. Poor training system. Poor communication. Bullying, intimidation, fear, and condescending employees is their modus operandi for management. Numbers driven management with small profit margins causes excess of strain on poorly trained employees. This produces poor results for the client. They failed to inform me during the interview process they don't pay you when it rains, which is...

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      Advice to Management

      Find a new job, correctional facility officer would be more fitting.

    • "Administrative Assistance"

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      Former Employee - Administrative in Calabasas, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It is a very good company, with good people, friendly work athmospher. Great place to work, nice building, good location in Calabasas.

      Cons

      There was no downsides. Simply after company merge with other company, lot of jobs were eliminated including mine.

    • "Entry Level"

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      Former Employee - Irrigation Manager in Chantilly, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies

      Pros

      - great coworkers - great training programs

      Cons

      - condescending upper-management /boss - micromanagement

    • Helpful (1)

      "Review of VC"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at ValleyCrest Companies for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Lots of fun projects to be a part of.

      Cons

      Since merging with Brickman to become BrightView, it's not the same company anymore. Bert is probably turning over in his grave. He built an empire and was a caring, loving person. Now everyone is just a number like any other organization. For all you looking for a job, be wary of companies that have the logo "Our biggest assets are our people". Anyone can talk the talk but not very many I know of who will walk the...

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      Advice to Management

      Take care of your guys in the field. They are the ones who put you where you are. Quit patting yourselves on the back and get in the trenches from time to time.

    • Helpful (1)

      "VCDG"

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      Former Employee - Landscape Architect in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at ValleyCrest Companies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I can't think of any.

      Cons

      Internal lack of communication, uncreative corporate environment, no mentoring, constant fear driven bullying system, no opportunities to progress in the corporate structure.

      Advice to Management

      To give opportunities for honest communication without intimidation and patronizing.

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