Swick's Organic Landscaping
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great coworkers awful management

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working with your peers will always be a fun and rewarding experience, however the ppl running it, is a riptide looking to ruin your day at best. expect the boss to be highly irritable man that will yell at you for asking questions on how you can represent his business the best way. there would be many times where it came down to who drew the shortest stick when it came to who was gonna be calling him to ask if we can get more supplies, to inform him something broke, when the client and his instruction conflicted with one another, or even just to understand a text with spelling errors and broken english. coworkers A+ along with most of the higher ups. as a new worker you will know who you need to avoid at all cost within your first month. i recommend saying you only have a certain number of minutes on your phone so you'll never be expected to make a call. oh and DL a tv show/podcast or something on your phone bcs everyone is usually 15-40 min late(only if you meet them at the site rather then the shop)

Pros

great for getting in shape

Cons

the owner and foreman needs to pickup early morning fishing to deal with their anger
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Anywhere is better than here

I cant say enough about how poorly this company treats its staff. the owner, management, and office staff are as organized as a herd of cats. Redoing things because you were given the wrong instructions or management didn't think ahead is apart of the norm. They dont pay overtime, they will tell you that you dont have to work overtime but it will constantly be expected of you, regardless of what you have going on outside of work. I have never worked for an employer who is more dishonest and cares so little about his staff. It used to be a good crew of guys but everyone from management to labours have been dropping off like flys because of how poorly things are run. You will be expected to do jobs with broken trashed tools. You'll be expected to work around broken, unmaitained heavy machinery. Get used to asking other trades for tools because you'll be under equipped almost always. If you need a job do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. Even temp agencies will treat you better and there's higher concern for your safety. Work safe is always showing up due to complaints. In terms of pay they'll do their best to underpay you and a raise will never happen unless you threaten to leave for a better paying job, and than the raise will be less than industry average. Literally every landscape company offers more than these guys, in terms of money, benefits work environment. The company has gone so downhill on the installation side that it's gone from 20 guys to about 5 all new hires. Do yourself and the people in your life a favor and apply elsewhere .
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Inclusive work environment
  • Trust in colleagues
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  • Overall satisfaction
  • Fair pay for job
  • Time and location flexibility

Friendly Staff

I worked 3 months there, all Co workers were very nice and friendly. It was a good memories and good friends I made. It was far from my home and it took an hour to get back specially in the afternoon. Another thing is sometimes you decide to go on sites with your own car but you pay for the gas more. Anyway if you like to do physical working it's the right place.

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Benefits

Cons

Working in the rain
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Bad communication from management

Management don’t communicate with each other, Nor their team leads. Not a lot of on the job teaching, and expectations of employees do not match the return those employees receive. 9-10 plus hour days become the expectation but they will argue about paying over 40 hours a week.

Pros

The guys on the crew are awesome.

Cons

Everything else about the job kind of sucks.
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Good company to work for!

Great company, management is easy to communicate with and friendly. Always easy to stay busy cause there is so much to do. Physical work but good environment and the interview was easy.
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Intensive work meant for a fit person. Enjoyable co-workers.

The hardest part of the job are the hours and getting to the sites on time if you have no car. It is physically exhausting and can wear you down. However the pay was good and I learned a lot about plants, landscaping and caring for nature organically. There is lots of site hoping and the work trucks are quite nice. The most enjoyable part of this job is when you work with a crew you stay with that crew and form friend ships over a hard days work.

Pros

dental plan with blue cross

Cons

Long hours.
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Based on 6 reviews

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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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