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would not recommend working for them
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Regina, SK16 July 2018
very physically demanding always out side forced to work at minus 50 or plus 40 degrees forced to work on road for months at a time with little or no time off pay is offen wrong
Pros
none
Cons
treat like a slave always away from family
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great learning experience
Groundsman (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 May 2018
working 3 weeks on and 1 week off was not bad considering i lived 2 provinces away. they make sure you have the proper training and are always willing to give you more.
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Good place to learn the Arboriculture Trade
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
This is a great place to learn about Arboriculture and to become an arborist. The company will give back all that you put into it, the company, not the job. If you want to build a career in arboriculture, this is a great place to do it. Come to learn, but don't come to make money, the compensation is not competitive.
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Great place to work and even better coworkers
groundmen (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SK23 January 2018
Days consisted of about 10-14hrs of doing knotches in trees and draging brush to the chipper slashing tons of meters of slash but was a very enjoyable
Pros
paid weekly
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Great place to work
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON21 December 2017
Hamilton yard is run well. Lots of education and training opportunities. Management is fair and approachable. Work available all year round. Vast variety of work environments/scenarios. Great job. Burlington yard, not so much.
Pros
Optional overtime consistently offered, wage increases based on merit
Cons
Equipment could be better
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Fun and laid back environment
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 October 2017
A typical day would start at 6am and the work was enjoyable and look forward to going to work. The crews were amazing and made the days enjoyable to be there. Management was really well and fair with their employees. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with my co workers.
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Good training
Lead crews and oversaw job to completion (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC23 October 2017
Davey was helpful in teaching me in many aspects of the job. This is a good company for so many things.It is a good place to start ones career or stay on for a life time.
Pros
They take care of everything
Cons
The wage is a little low
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Male dominated company
Tree Worker (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC16 October 2017
Lots of training. Too much tree removal and topping still. Following the customer requests for poor pruning practices, verses adhering ONLY to recommended pruning methods
Pros
RRSP matching
Cons
low pay
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Good company, good benifits and oppertunity
Arborist (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON18 September 2017
Good company they offer paid training, stock program and plenty of education and employment oppertunity available for those who want it! Worked there for 3 years
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Good summer job
Herbicide Technician (Former Employee) –  Nisku, AB17 August 2017
Great money for a summer job
work outdoors all day
the management of the company wasn't the greatest, could have been a bit more organized
Extra living allowance daily
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Great job
Groundsman (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 July 2017
Great crew, great management.
honest hard work but the pay isn't great.
I enjoyed working outdoors and operating the equipment. Learned a lot from crew members and foreman.
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Challenging and fun work environment.
utility tree trimmer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 April 2017
Working at Davey Tree Services Edmonton was a great challenge and taught me alot pertaining to the Utility Tree Service industry. Co-workers were good people, management was very supportive and overall this job is never a bore.
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Safety oriented and customer committed
ISA Certified Arborist (ON-1808A)/Tree Trimmer (Former Employee) –  Bracebridge, ON3 February 2017
Davey offered full time employment with work outdoors and with great employees, management and benefits. Working as an arborist, doing tree work for residential, commercial, utility and municipal contracts kept the experience and work quite unique and challenging.
Pros
physical, safety focused outdoor work
Cons
travel out of town quite often
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Physically demanding work in isolation
Arborist (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB1 December 2016
Good wages and good management
Excellent equipment to get the job done
Safety and isolation were a big factor for me.

When working for this company I was responsible for cutting down hazardous trees near power lines to maintain safety in the areas where I would work.
Pros
Travel expense
Cons
solitude
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very production oriented,dollar value of daily work is top priority
arborist (Former Employee) –  hamilton/Burlington29 July 2016
This well established Tree care company is losing its market share with clients and qualified staff.
Davey Tree has lost sight of the value of its hard working employees and valued customer and its only focus is chasing the dollar, poor customer service abounds and hard work is not appreciated by management,
The company does not adhere to its own safety policies some equipment is out dated and simply not available,
Staff reviews and increase in pay rate is non existent and rates are
25 to 30 per cent lower than the industry norm.
There are many other well established companies that have overtaken Davey in this field.
Pros
great comraderie
Cons
poor pay, negative work environment, no employee loyalty.
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its a ok place to work
tree slasher (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 June 2016
crews dont do jobs right then blame others for their wrong doings and no place for advancement due to time and training and time needed to go anywhere with company
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productive thats its
tree trimmer and formen (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 June 2016
no reward for good job done no way advancement with descent pay, the best money is leaving out because you get living allowance, which make descent pay check, the work is hard,but relation can be made, training new guys slow production down, and field supervisors are sometimes asholes, but its a job, I have been with company almost 30 years and it pays the bills
Pros
leaving out allowance
Cons
leaving away, for several years, only to be home on weekends
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Fast paced work requiring a particular set of skills
Groundsman/Climber (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON29 June 2015
A day with Davey Tree is exactly what you would expect within a trades job. A good group of guys willing to put in a hard days work and somehow end up sharing a few laughs along the way, The most important part about taking trees down is making sure you're doing it safely. That's the most important part about the job for yourself, and your co-workers. Davey is well managed and what they expect of you is made clear. The hardest part of the job, like any other, is waking up in the morning and make sure you arrive to the shop on time, you're ready to go and nothing changes that. The most enjoyable part of being an arborist, for me at least, was the climbing. Being paid to climb a tree is a pretty unique feeling because though its work, it can be fun.
Pros
Low pay
Cons
Long days under the sun
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Good place to work, generally safety orientated, fun place and people to work with, not great pay
Tree Climber (Current Employee) –  Victoria, BC4 August 2014
Put on PPE, stretch/warm-up, get description of jobs from salespeople, load up truck, go to first job, look at job, decide on plan, make written job plan, execute plan, drive back to shop, empty truck, do hours
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A good place to develop or improve arborist skills
Residential Arborist/Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 December 2013
They provide their employees with opportunities to gain more knowledge and develop their skills on the field
Pros
Almost year round employment, well structured work/learning environment, focus on worker's safety
Cons
Physically challenging work, exposure to noise and hazardous situation
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