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Management has chanced.
management has changed - used to be a fun place to work but now your a number not a person. Cant provide any more details as its confidential - but you get the gist
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Worst company in the world to work for. I busted my hump or four years only to line supervisors pockets with bonuses. Unsafe morons hired and thrown out in the field . No promotions only if you are a dobber and nuff nuff
Ripped me off 9; thousand dollars. People have died here recently and continue to. Managers are a joke.dont bother with this company.
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Bust your body up
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No appreciation, supervisors are morons
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Terrible work placement & culture
By far the worse place I've ever worked at! Equipment never works & constantly breaking down, which causes major safety concerns, which people in management could care. Massively underpaid for how dangerous the work is!!!!
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Get treated like dirt
Cons
The company should be shut down
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Work is ok but management don't seem to know what they are doing
The jobs okay but management make things harder than they need to be. Often little to no notice to changes in schedules, lacks flexibility in schedule, don't listen to the on the ground staff and very little forward thinking or planning. Often seems like vital information is not shared between supervisors which affects the day to day work. Seems to be a case of not what you know but who you know for supervisor and managerial positions, which is a pity when there is a huge amount of knowledge in the field that could improve the efficacy of this business. Potential to work away and travel for work is great, but more than a few hours notice needs to be given when travel is required.
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Tree
It is a fast paced working environment. Pretty much same type of work everyday, not much variety. if you enjoy tree maintenance work this is the job for you.
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Productive & enjoyable workplace epecially for those who like to work away from home
Great sense of team when working 'On-Ground'

I have learnt quite a lot about the processes involved when managing vegetation around powerlines


Management does appear to be a 'footy Club' here in South Australia.


As far as the workplace culture goes "It's not what you know, it's who you know"


If you're looking to advance within the company in South Australia, you will not- unless you play for the same football team. Workplace nepotism. Which is a shame, because the skills on-ground, far outweigh the skills in South Australia's upper management (education, training, REAL knowledge vs office knowledge). Which is a loss to the progression and betterment of Active Tree Services SA division


But the travel and people you get to meet, make it all worth it, if you can look past the exclusivity.
Pros
Travel
Cons
Being away from home
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Challenging
Exciting opportunity to learn new skills and challenge myself.
I enjoyed working using a tablet and gps equipment. Working 5 days a week 8 hrs a day.
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Productive
It was good company to work for but after 10 years I decided that I needed a change when I left it was a very sad day to this day I still contact managers and other supervisors and the door will always remain open if I ever wanted to return.
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linesman
electrical linesman. A typical day will involve isolating and de energising power to network for active tree work can commence safely with understanding of the power network and the ability to receive and hand out permits to the required persons.
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Good wage
Cons
Long Hours
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management will lie to you and stab you in the back
the workers are a great bunch to work with but management aren't they lie to you to make it sound like they are willing to work with you but when you join its a "do it or find another job" attitude half of them don't know what it takes to do the job properly in the field and if you make a small mistake they give you a written warning so find some where else to work
Pros
no two days are the same
Cons
no job security if they want you gone start looking for another job
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Challenging but worthwhile.
Often very early starts to meet vehicle crews and supervisors to discuss outstanding faults and work priority. Sometimes working evenings and weekends to ensure minimum vehicle downtime. Due to the nature of the operational environment, vehicle damage was a constant. Driver education on vehicle defect reporting and vehicle positioning proved to be the biggest challenge to maintaining working relationships but comedy often prevailed. The satisfaction of seeing reduced downtime and damage costs over my two year tenure demonstrated my ability to adapt the previous framework to a more effective solution.
Pros
Working environment.
Cons
Some weekends. Very early starts.
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On the Rise
Well Adjusted company that has successfully transitioned from small almost single state company to multinational.

Some rough edges in management but not a lost cause.


Fairly flat management structure with sound ability to deal with IT issues and staffing shortfalls.


Does perform research in IT and process facilitation eg Tree clearance.
Pros
Forward thinking company. Good systems, Active CEO.
Cons
Copany split over several states so some hard to create mateship.
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Secure Work place
Great company to work for. They Pay for all your training. Cert 111 is offered after about 12 months. Great incentives for the right employees
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good productive company
enjoyed my time with the company travelling all over south aus
management and team crews very enjoyable to work with hardest

thing about the job was leaving /enjoyed all the travel to different places in SA /all my co-workers where great to get along with easy going and professional in there field of employment
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room for expansion of job requirements
Cons
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Good company
Good company, good training and conditions. I enjoyed the culture and challenge
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work by yourself
management has little experience,inspect vegetation under powerlines and notify residents of pruning required.
Cons
always away
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Good physically demanding work place that kept me fit and alert and focussed on safety.
Active trees was a fun enjoyable place to work. I traveled the whole state clearing vegetation from power lines, I got the opportunity to get up close with wild life and was able to travel from Renmark through the Adelaide Hills right over to coffin bay on the far west coast. Unfortunately some of the vegetation that we cleared from powerlines was sometimes privately owned, And the general public weren't to happy with us entering there properties to clear there trees. This struck a particular chord with me because i didnt like angering residents, some people spent a lot of time and effort on there gardens and due to legislation were unable to keep them. I want to help people and provide a service that people can benefit from, not destroy their gardens or make them angry.
Pros
Travelling the state
Cons
upsetting the general public becaame all in a days work.
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3.1
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