ULS Maintenance & Landscaping Inc
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This company is growing and lots of opportunity waiting. Snow removal in the winter and mowing in the summer or you might like towing job. In almost 2 years working in this company, I learned a lot. just need to start my own thats why i left.
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There are better landscaping companies to work for in Calgary

Administration staff are fantastic. BUT the SI's and leads are bullies. Longs hours, terrible pay, dangerous equipment and unsafe drivers. Also, keep track of hours worked. They tend to be less when you get your pay.

Cons

Everything
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Too much politics..

on call on weekend - no on call pay- no overtime..shift work , work in shop breathing exhaust fumes, pay is good , but they work people to death, the shop manager makes you feel small " if I wanted you gone - you would be, " big company atititude...more people fired , spend more money hiring people than retaining, if they loss city grass maintence contract they won't be around....

Pros

Lots of work

Cons

Really hard work
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Poor work environment

Unfair work conditions poor safety,no overtime,manipulating foreman and leads, terrible work practices cut corners every way possible. The worst place to ever work do yourself a favour don’t go near this company for anything

Pros

N/a

Cons

Everything about ULS
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Great people, awful company

ULS is a very interesting company to work for. An experience i'll always be thankful for, but will never do again. The people you work with are a mixed bag from every corner of society, good and bad. A lot of people are there because they need the money, which is fairly good for the work you're doing, but very few people enjoy being there. It's a common sight when the supervisors (Hereafter referred to as SI's) aren't watching to see people being exceptionally lazy, breaking many company rules, and generally just messing around. It was my experience that if an SI liked you, they would usually give you pick of the jobs for the day, or at least give you easy ones. If you got on the bad side of an SI you were under, you could expect to do the bad jobs first, and often get stuck finishing the routes of the lazy people that the SI's did like. This was something I experienced both sides of. Working for ULS in the winter you can expect brutal hours, often waking starting work at 4am with only 2 hours notice by automated phone call, being out in the snow for sometimes upwards of 12 hours (Usually 10), and because they hire on salary, they make sure you are working often. Spending all day many days with the same few people meant I had a lot of fun with my coworkes, but the culture is permeated with people trying to avoid doing their jobs as much as possible, and the SI's are very hit-or-miss when it comes to competency and personality.

Pros

Sometimes you get periods of 4+ days without working but still get paid

Cons

Long hours, brutal work conditions, harsh starting times, bad management
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Impossible expectations to fill in a normal 8 hour work day

Admin staff has to make do with archaic systems causing constant redundancy in the tasks they need to complete. Management is confusing when stating expectations. Certain employees are allowed to bully others and management takes the side of the bullies.

Pros

Most staff are very helpful and agreeable

Cons

Unrealistic job competition expectations and overtime is expected without pay
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Terrible company to work for

Well In the start I thought Uls was great and it was during the winter, now that spring/summer hit, it’s gone to no good, The “superintendents” don’t have good communication skills/ lead hands as well, get told to do something and do it/ don’t show u a map of the site, then get Hollered at because you didn’t do the job completely or properly, PORLY COMMUNICATION SKILLS, when it comes to this company, poorly pay as well, stick u on a trimmer all day and the lead hands don’t help barely or at all, feels like slavery, the safety here isn’t that great either, mtgey make you drive your personal vehicle to site from site to site and don’t pay for fuel or if your car isn’t covered threw insurance they don’t care when your clock in in on COMPANY TIME, lots of cons to this company
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Great Teamwork

* Work plan implementation and great quality of work. * Supportive supervisor, senior co-worker and peers. * Having complete work equipment and tools. * Health and safety of worker is a priority
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Lots of work

Full disclosure I worked with this company years ago so things may have changed. I recently heard that they also got bought out by a different company. Just so you know, this may be a moot review. Good company to work for. Lots of consistent work but they work you pretty hard and there is no paid overtime. You may work 12 hours a day and only get banked hours. The benefits package was good and the work environment was pretty decent. Good equipment and decent facilities.
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Relaxed

Waking up at 6:00 AM wasn't the best, but the job was enjoyable and relatively stress-free. Team leads were friendly and always happy to help. Rarely got mad.
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Great Summer Job

I worked at ULS for about 3 years in transition to finding a career. I loved it so much i even thought about management for them. Once you get in it’s hard to leave, made some lifelong friends at this place. Mid level managers for the most part are really good, helpful and supportive. Upper management is kind of out of touch but you never really see them.

Pros

Fun work environment, Safe work environment, Lots of Hours to be had.

Cons

4 of 4 off Schedule, They let their subcontractors get away with subpar work and expect in house staff to fix it.
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Great place to work good people to work with

All in all a good company to work for If you don’t want to work hard and help your colleagues then this is not the environment for you this is a team effort if your not a team player you’ll get found out pretty quickly
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Easy work

Easy to get hired. Easy to get fired. Pay is not that great. Management is confusing and the systems in place always seem to change. Really makes a setting of apathy.
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Fun in the Summer

Bosses are normally nice. Its a fun easy job but it does have long days. A well managed landscape company with good new equipment compared to other landscaping companies.
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Slave labour

They have lots of people there but not lots of people to do the work. If you want to get treated like a dog then this is where you belong. They don't listen.
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Long working hours

Long working hours Work starts during the night or very early morning and finishes at night Hard work Not as much income as expected but work is stable which is important as well Good, well maintained machines Staff is nice, mostly young people Bear in mind that the above review is typical for the landscaping industry
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Great culture, hard work

Great people, fun days, really tiring some weeks. Would definitely reccomend employment here to any students needing some decent work in summertime. Super fun job.
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Was very good fast work along with good colleagues

work was fun with the colleagues they made it so much fun and werent so hard on the new workers like some other companys are when they start u off in a position
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Great team atmosphere

Very positive work environment. Room to advance and grow. Great benefits package as well as training is provided for all aspects of the company's job description.
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Gong Show

Complete gongshow from foreman to worker to supervisor, I could rant about getting rocks thrown at me and called names, or having the foreman tell me what to do in the morning and not see him for rest of the day while running extra workers.

Pros

Wage

Cons

Everything else
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Evening staff held to a different standard compared to Day staff.

Enter to the company was very professional, and HR and Safety person made sure you completed on on-line training and in house training for your position.

Pros

Immedaite staff were very supportive.
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