While there is a misconception that lawn care and landscape industry careers are ultimately just “dead-end jobs,” that’s simply not the case. There are many great companies that provide team members with long-term career options, including opportunities to “climb the ladder.”
There are people that switch into our industry from various levels. For instance, if you are an account manager in a different industry, there might be a great opportunity for you to transition into an account manager role, here.
A lot of people assume that all landscape and lawn care industry careers are seasonal, but that’s not the case. While it’s true that a lot of the work is seasonal, some companies do keep team members on year-round. During the off-season there are still plenty of tasks that can still be performed and everyone stays busy.
Maybe you've heard horror stories about lawn care and landscape companies having a negative culture, and you're wondering if work is going to be miserable every day. But the fact is, there are lots of great lawn and landscape companies out there with a positive work environment where their team members actually enjoy going to work. As with any industry, some are going to be better than others.
Other Perks Can Include:
- Paid Uniforms
- Nice Trucks
- Continual Investment Into New Equipment
- Skill Development
- Certification Training and Reimbursement
- Good Work/Life Balance
Another aspect that can be really appealing about this industry is the diversity, not only ethnically, but related to gender, as well. There are team members with all different backgrounds and many women and people of different ages get employed.
Now that you understand a bit more about the industry and the wonderful opportunities that it can provide, you might be more seriously considering lawn care and landscape industry careers. It truly can be a rewarding career path. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors or is maybe just looking for a better life (with less crazy hours and at a place where you feel appreciated), then this just may be something you should seriously consider.
Eichenlaub Inc. is a full service, design-build landscape construction & maintenance firm that has been providing award winning service to residences and businesses in the greater Pittsburgh area for over 4 0 years. All made possible by our incredible team.
We provide an environment where the employee can grow and benefit from working with our company. For those who decide to take the initiative to go above and beyond their basic duties; they will expand their knowledge and skills of the industry and be rewarded for doing so.