I think this company has a lot of promise as a worthwhile landscaping business for many potential employees. The starting wage is pretty good if you don't have experience, and even better if you do. The hours are more or less predictable, although some overtime is expected in summer (good for the wallet). If it rains or is a very dry month, the hours are reduced (not so good for the wallet). We didn't work many weekends (if at all), and got holidays off.
The administration is always on the ball, and is very organized with paperwork and pay stubs. I think top tier management is great if they're around, but they're pretty busy so we didn't see them often. The immediate supervisor is very enthusiastic and very helpful, although not very accessible...he was often off site and very hard to get a hold of if you needed something. My coworkers were pretty fun to work with, they had decent work ethic and good attitudes.
I was hoping for more weekly variety in my job, but got stuck doing the same repetitive task for months. I wasn't very motivated to do my job unless it involved doing something different. I was promised some more involvement in other things but it never really came to be. We often didn't finish all of our tasks on time because we didn't have enough people or had too many new sites or projects to deal with. The equipment is maintained but at the same time is old and often breaks down or has issues so sometimes people didn't have anything to work with.
I found myself getting the most stress from having to deal with the tenants and residents. I don't know why they were so grouchy all the time (they're not even supposed to be talking to us, it says so in the contract...). I tried to smile and be nice to them, but all they did was complain...and complain...and complain...yeah, not much thanks in this line of work.
I might work for this company again, but the monotonous tasks and nasty tenants are just enough to turn me off.
Co-workers, wage, lunch parties
Old equipment, monotonous work, nasty tenants