big t

Bellevue, WA

#42 Jan 23, 2013
where do i go to fill out an app for them . where is their building at
asplundh 18 years

Washington, DC

#43 Jan 26, 2013
my family worked for asplundh whole lifork there and it sucked. they dont get paid enough he was a b trimmer one step away from a forman and still his pay wasnt great. Many there are on drugs, you wouldnt believe the stories. They will cheat you out of any money they can. im glad my husband got a btter job making twice the money he made there, really. his job now how better health benefits and life insurance and retirement. I would suggest going anywhere but there.[a b trimmer make 12 something an hour an its not a step away for a foreman an a trimmer is it takes years to get to a foreman's job.]
oakvalian

Effort, PA

#44 Feb 8, 2013
I work for them now. Its ok to pay a few bills. Other than that you better look around if u want to live good.
Ex asplundh employee

United States

#45 Feb 18, 2013
you see wrote:
my husband use to work there and it sucked. they dont get paid enough he was a b trimmer one step away from a forman and still his pay wasnt great. Many there are on drugs, you wouldnt believe the stories. They will cheat you out of any money they can. im glad my husband got a btter job making twice the money he made there, really. his job now how better health benefits and life insurance and retirement. I would suggest going anywhere but there.
.

If your husband really worked there then he should know he wasn't one step to being a foreman. A trimmer b is mid level, you have to move up to trimmer a then top trimmer which is referred to as a TT then it's foreman b, then foreman A, permitter/work planner, then general foreman. I worked for this company for awhile, you won't make that kind of money anywhere else especially on a storm. How many entry level employees start at 11.22hr? Not many. The work is hard and physically demanding but well worth it to learn things you can take with you when you move on.
Friend

Chesapeake, OH

#46 Feb 25, 2013
Wow if I would have read any of this I would have never hired in but I'm so glad I did... I love the work and all the other guys are great outstanding people that have really gone out of there way to help me and being the new guy looking at that crew and the foreman they are a big family at our pull out. I love the work and everyone there is expected to keep climbing the ladder so our general foreman can pay us more. Come to southern Ohio and meet this group of guys and they will change your mind. But the work is tough but with a good crew your not in it alone. And the "hurt your fired" means doing something you know you shouldn't have done in the first place.
the 580smurf

United States

#47 Mar 19, 2013
I work in oklahoma south west region and we get paid like shit 10.10 an hour only to be doung work that were not roperly trained for . A lot of the stuff we do is dangerous anf they push people to become foremen nut a lot of the guys aren't qualified to run one or even drive one . They expect us to pay for equiptment oil and supplies out of our own pockets only to finally get reimbersement 4 months later if your lucky . When on storm call out of state they puush you to exaustion and delireous ness on long rides they didn't buy your meals there or back a lot of tje guys questioned why we had to sleep in our vehicals for 4 days when we got to show up the company acts and treats there employees like shit ! Every year foremans and the people above him get a bonus for there spending for that year if they keep costs down they get one ell of a bonus check I believe our manager for our area recieved around 1600 this year no teling how many more bonuses he recieved throughout the year . If you want a job out here working for this company don't do it unless its all you can get its not worth putting your body through the dangers of faulty equiptment and getting hurt or killed on the job for un acxeptable wages !!
treeperfect

Woodburn, OR

#48 May 7, 2013
To all of you cutomers that bitch and moan about us trimming your trees: go get some schooling. One of our main reasons for line clearance is so when your happy smilin little kids decide to climb or touch the trees in proximity to the powerlines (which carrie between 7200-13200 volts) because you iggnorant parents arent paying attention THEY DONT FRIE!! we also do this to hopefully prevent alot of tree related outages. BUT SHIT STILL HAPPENS!! so next time you see an Asplundh crew near your house just take a second and ask their reasons and hear their answers before you start screaming and yelling.
forever at your service,
The Tree Shredder.
knows

Alexandria, VA

#49 May 8, 2013
They start out at 9.87 an hour and u can catch benny thw boss either at 7 in morning at pole yard or at 5 when they get off he will be there I knows its the liqour Store Headed towards kegley right beside it the bosses are not mean.to employees they joke alot but not bad If ur really interested get in contact with me i can get u phone numbers kk
testing

Welch, WV

#50 May 11, 2013
they do a lot of drug testing there but don't worry they let u know ahead of time or give u the option to take it later if ur good enough. I don't want dopeheads clearing out a tree near my home or main road its hard to tell whatll happen

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#51 Oct 3, 2013
Asplundh just did a job near my place, and I was impressed with the crew. Safety, hard hats, equipment usage, etc.

Moved a hell of a lot of trees very quickly.
Brian

Manorville, NY

#52 Dec 8, 2013
Ex asplundh employee wrote:
<quoted text>.
If your husband really worked there then he should know he wasn't one step to being a foreman. A trimmer b is mid level, you have to move up to trimmer a then top trimmer which is referred to as a TT then it's foreman b, then foreman A, permitter/work planner, then general foreman. I worked for this company for awhile, you won't make that kind of money anywhere else especially on a storm. How many entry level employees start at 11.22hr? Not many. The work is hard and physically demanding but well worth it to learn things you can take with you when you move on.
In ny an entry level employee starts at $23.54
jeremiah

Vancouver, WA

#53 Dec 8, 2013
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
In ny an entry level employee starts at $23.54
Here in Oregon you start at 21.00 and work your way up to TT which makes 28.00 an he
(TT-top trimmer)
REALLY

Saint Albans, WV

#54 Feb 6, 2014
Happy House Wife wrote:
My Husband works for Asplundh in Florida, It is a great compnay with good benifits. You are paid according to how you work and the attitude you have towards your work. My husband is the highest paid forman because he does what he is suppose to do. the company will pay you what you are worth. With that said they also have good health benifits along with retirement. He has been with them for 15 years and wouldn't change a thing. The only time we have ever seen a boss be tough on an employee is when they won't show up for work and when they are there they don't work. Also Asplundh has a safety team that comes down every few months to check on everything and if the safety rules are not being followed that person is fired, they take the safety of all employees seriously. Most times when you see some one complaining they were not a good employee and are out to hurt the company. And my husband has been injured on the job twice (about had his leg cut off with a saw and also had a hernia). the company covered everything and he received workmans comp in both cases. I wish you the best and hope you can see they are a good company. Also our brother in law works for them in Kentucky and he loves it.
Im glad that district is that way but the WV district is nothing like it.. They will flag equipment marking it unsafe then the gf just rips the flag off and tell the employees they can use or he will find someone that will.. And this is a different district than the above mentioned but its still Asplundh.. And if they work a bunch of over time u can almost gurantee ur check will b messed up and they end up paying u a lil at time so that u barely notice and ur left wondering y u stayed out all night and worked so hard.. I do believe some regions r probably better than this one but the wv region does suck and they really don't care for their employees..
mike

Chesapeake, OH

#55 Feb 26, 2014
I have worked for the Asplundh Railroad Division for 7 years now, its a division that most dont know existed, and I can tell you that its a very safety sensitive work environment. We go through weeks of testing and meetings in the off-season to get ceritfied to work on any and all railroads. In the winter months we work at the new division hq off of 52 in Hanging Rock, OH so we stay busy year round... no downtime. If youre looking for a change of pace, and not wanting to go up in bucket trucks and rip it up with a chainsaw, then check it out. If you are looking for a job at Asplundh then I would suggest doing it, don't let others sway your opinion because not everyone will have the same job experience, some love it and some hate it. If you like being outdoors and working with guys that are laid back and can take a joke, then youll like it. If youre a giant puss and cant put in a hard days work, then you wont last. Period.
Screwed for life

Des Moines, IA

#56 Mar 12, 2014
Don't ever get seriously injured while working for Asplundh! I went from top employee to "company enemy number one" after being injured while working for them. They ruined any chance I had to get better by denying medical treatment from day-one of the accident. Seriously, if you are badly injured on the job while working for Asplundh, get an attorney immediately, because that is the only way you might get proper medical treatment. It's no joke. All they care about is money. YOU don't mean anything. They will manipulate the law beyond belief to screw you. They will frame you, defame you and blame you. It all becomes a big game and everybody gets paid but you! They have judges in their back pockets. I loved my job. Asplundh though, is an evil company.
Screwed for life

Des Moines, IA

#57 Mar 14, 2014
And, I somehow forgot to mention that Asplundh has a plethora of unethical doctors at their disposal who will write bogus reports claiming whatever Asplundh wants them to claim. These doctors are so unethical that, if you were accidentally run through a wood chipper, they would find a way to claim that it was a pre-existing condition (takes about 30 minutes to compile you life history), collect $1500 easy dollars for doing so, and go about their business as though they were respectable professionals. Make no mistake, ANY physician that Asplundh or their high-powered attorneys send you to should be highly suspected as part of a conspiracy to ruin you. Even if you are so injured that they will not call you back to work, they will use these physician reports to withhold weekly compensation payments which, for the average Asplundh worker, equates to living in poverty. This is where the judges come in. They know that the doctor's reports are bogus, but, after all, they wouldn't want to jeopardize a fun summer on the golf course with their lawyer/doctor buddies by throwing out those high-dollar documents. None of these people have probably never even held a chainsaw in their lives. Asplundh will spend as much money as it takes to defeat you, even when they know, and it is obvious, that they are wrong. It is imperative that you find the finest, most experienced attorney to represent you right from the beginning. Don't be fooled by an insincere general foreman or higher-ups. They are all working to destroy you, while pretending to help.
Yeah

Saint Albans, WV

#58 Mar 27, 2014
Asplundh's biggest problem is they promote people to the point of incapability, "the Peter Principle", look it up, it's nothing dirty. They generally promote all their supervision from within, so a guy who was a so-so trimmer, becomes a so-so foreman, then a so-so general foreman, etc. and the vicious cycle continues. Their biggest concern is how much they can bill the utility they are working for. Asplundh's upper management and supervision couldn't care less about how much work the crews get done, only how many hours they can bill for. And yes it is hard work, and can be dangerous if all safety rules and regulations aren't followed, and sometimes even if they are.
Advice

New York, NY

#59 Mar 27, 2014
Thats crap! You men endanger your life every day and only get paid that???? Seems to me you guys deserve more money or need to ditch them and move out on your own!
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Yeah

Saint Albans, WV

#61 Mar 28, 2014
Another thing, in order to work for Asplundh, you must be a heavy user of tobacco, either cigarettes or smokeless, preferably both. Most Asplundh workers are notorious for starting late, smoke breaks, long lunches, and quitting too early, other than that they have great work ethics.
bill

Princeton, WV

#62 Mar 30, 2014
shins is good to work for

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