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Great place to work
Landscape Maintenance Lead Hand (Current Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON27 April 2019
I've worked for a handful of landscaping companies and Gelderman is the best of the bunch. Management is excellent...very accessible and easy to talk to. Co-workers are friendly, professional and good at their jobs. Pay is better than average, with excellent incentives (hourly winter premium of up to $6/hr; end of winter bonus; profit sharing). They pay OT (time-and-a-half) for any work over 44 hours in a week, which is rare in landscaping. Four day work week during the summer -- with the option of overtime if you want it -- is quite nice.
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Great job and great work environment
Crew Member (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON18 April 2019
Gelderman cares about employees and you can tell because they pay well and do a lot of safety training when you’re first hired before you start working. They’re very focused on safety and team work. You have to be in decent shape for this job but that’s normal for this indsutry. If you like working outside and want 3 day weekends then it’s a perfect job.
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Focused on safety
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Have to be in shape
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AMAZING place to work!!
Crew Member (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON18 April 2019
Gelderman has been a great company to work for as you can expect competitive pay for the industry, and a work environment that is respectful and enjoyable.
If you work hard you will be rewarded with bonuses, promotions, and raises. Pay is based on experience so there is definitely an opportunity to get raises.
Management has always been very respectful towards employees and are never condescending or rude, and will get you to train on new equipment that you don’t know so that you can advance your skills.
Higher up management like the owner of the company is also involved and takes time to meet employees so there is definitely a team mentality and you feel valued no matter what your level in the company.
Definitely a company that I would recommend to others as an awesome place to work!
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4 Day weeks all summer, Great work culture
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Not to be a trusted company
Lead Hand (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON27 March 2019
Worked here for two years, was promised various different things from moving up in the company, performance based raise, training for certificates and training purposes. None of that came to completion. Once a person starts making more money, you become expendable and too expensive. They will lie to you about moving up in the company. You should buy into our team culture, but they don't have a team mentality at all. Issues are never dealt with professionally or appropriately. I would not recommend this company to work for, or recommend for customers looking for a company to maintain their property.
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Poor managment and leadership
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON22 March 2019
I was here for two years they promised a lot of growth within the company. They seemed like a great company to start with, but then realized it was totally different. Unfilled promises, they could let go someone before they were to pay them their bonuses. Double standard with behaviour within crew leaders and crew members. HR is very rude and unprofessional. Watch out because HR doesn't have your back as an employee, will miscommunicate to management about issues. Only has the company in mind and not the employees that serious issues that need to be resolved. That's why this company has poor management and leadership to move forward. Zero to no benefits for full time employees. Anyone who wants a serious job/career in the landscape industry do not apply here.
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unprofessional
Labourer (Former Employee) –  Kitchener-Waterloo, ON19 March 2019
Poor management from top to bottom. They show favouritism. You are just a number and not a person with a voice. Quality of work is very poor. Customers complain a lot about this company whether it's the actual services that they provide or the staff that they have running this company. So be aware when applying.
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Very enjoyable place to work , quality equipment , fair wages , quality work.
Crew Leader (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON27 August 2018
Gelderman's is a great company to work for . Everybody is very friendly , caring , kind and compassionate from the CEO to the general labourers. This company cares about you and wants you to succeed in every aspect of the job and your life for that matter . Gelderman's does a lot things that other companies don't do or don't care about doing. Whether its appreciation BBQ's , Spring and Fall kickoffs , payed overtime or payed holidays they are always looking to be better for their employees . Gelderman's treats everybody with care and respect regardless of who you are . They do quality work , pay fair wages and always listen to employee concerns . I am very happy to be a part of the Gelderman team and encourage anyone looking for a career in landscape to apply and join the Gelderman team.
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Best job i've had
Labourer (Current Employee) –  Kitchener, ON11 May 2018
Pay is competitive, good hours in the summer months. 4 day work weeks with overtime if you want it. friendly staff. staff appreciation events. always growing. always look for innovative ways to do things. up to date with technology. Fun and friendly work environment. would highly recommend to someone looking for a new start.
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staff appreciation events
Cons
winter hours can be tough but pay is better than most
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Bad attitude workers.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON13 April 2018
The complaining never stops. “Why does this guy make more than me when we’re doing the same job”
Too many employees think they’re the boss.

Hours cut back so there’s no over time unless you want to drive 1 hr to another city.

Other companies pay the same with no games with your pay check/hours.
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grumpy staff
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Waterdown, ON30 January 2018
the staff if grumpy and stand off like. the compensation is less than a typical landscape company and they do not offer any over time although you work overtime often.
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Growing company; always looking for ways to improve
Worker (Current Employee) –  Southwestern Ontario7 December 2017
I was hired in the last 18 months. There are a lot of managers but that has helped me know what to do. A pretty big company but I have good time with the people that I work with. They show their appreciation when I do what is best for our clients. Head office folks are open to new ideas. The pay is good. Benefits are OK...at least they have something.
Pros
Referral bonus for helping bring other people to the company, year round work.
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Days work
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Kitchener, ON7 October 2017
Never knew start or finish times
Long long hours
Too many bosses you never knew who was in charge from day to day
Enjoyed working outside in the summer
The insentive in winter was good
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poor management
Lead Hand/Foreman (Current Employee) –  Guelph, ON18 July 2017
poorly managed poor moral and late nights... over worked and under paid . staff quitting all the time.. branch manager is hardly available and treats staff poorly
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