Lawn Technician (Former Employee) – Ontario – 4 June 2014
As a Lawn Technician, you are paid based on commission. Every application is worth a different percentage that the employee makes. Company sets you up for failure where customers threaten to call the cops on you for trespassing. You are pressured to service the lawn and "stick" the customer with the invoice. They will also do whatever they can to withhold your pay of you resign or get terminated.
They have a large fleet of trucks with only 2 or 3 being in decent shape. The rest have stenches insides, in poor condition with check engine lights on, leaking fuel tanks and etc.
You start at 6AM and finish when you're done all the houses in your route. If you're quick you can finish ariund 1:00PM. At the beginning they hand you a sheet explaining the pay structure, but when you get your check it's not broken down. It just says "COMMISSION" so you never really know what your actual pay should be. When they sit down to explain it to you, they do it in a manner where you're more confused than ever once they're done.
Former sales representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 February 2013
I was recruited in 2012 to be a member of Doctor Green's door to door sales staff, and ultimately had a good experience with it (I eventually left at the end of the year to pursue a career in my field). The sales training was effective, and once I was able to apply myself I actually had a lot of fun working independently and in the team environment as well. Management was easy to get along with and I was very happy with the money I was making. Working the weekend wasn't always fun but I have to admit the money was worth it!
working outside, great money, part-time afternoon shifts
had to work in rain, dealing with upset/rude people sometimes
Shop/Route Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 15 March 2012
As an employer this company is good for summer students who want to make some money in between semesters. It was a good job because I learned a lot about small business operations but there was no advancement possible.