I worked for DECO for two years in various cities, and I find this to be a great employer for students, as they rated high in that respect - they offer plenty of hours, ability to work outdoors all the time, great sales incentives, and you could easily pay off your tuition over the summer. You also get to work independently, but also apart of a team. You’re also given all the tools and training needed for the position, but sometimes not enough.
But saying all the good things, there are negative aspects of working for DECO, so to each their own when deciding to work for them. The biggest issue is having to use your own vehicle - even though you’re using your vehicle to carry around their tent and the supplies, they don’t compensate for your mileage. Another big problem is weather calls - it could be hailing, raining, snowing, or whatever else, and it takes forever before management will FINALLY call the day.
Some other issues include supervisors who ego-trip and speak down to you, not open to suggestions or feedback of their own. You’re also required to work almost all long weekends and don’t like to honour days off requests, not matter how far in advance you’ve requested them.
Work independently, plenty of hours, outdoors, good co-workers, tools and training provided
Working outdoors even in adverse weather, poor communication with management, no days off sometimes, no compensation for vehicle.