- Former Employee★★★★★
Customer service, plant salesAug. 23, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great place to work if you want to learn about bedding plants, perennial, trees and shrubs. You deal with customers with all sorts of gardening questions.
Seasonal job. Minimum wage for doing physically demanding job.
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Apr. 20, 2017 - Full Time Cashier in Red Deer, ABRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
30% discount on product. Greenhouse experts were great about teaching product information.
Company didn't understand safety in several areas. Gift shop workers were not friendly or helpful. In this area, workers were afraid to speak up if they were mistreated.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Apr. 18, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in Red Deer, ABRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The company has many experienced Professionals, with one or two horticulturists who really know their stuff! When it comes to inquiries about landscaping, pest control, bedding plants and trees, you know you'll get the right answer. They also stand behind their work and have excellent warranties.
Getting the supervisors and horticulturists to spend any amount of time training you is a challenge. There seems to be no sense of urgency during down times and when things get busy, staff start scrambling to get done what the Senior Staff left unfinished. Employees are encouraged to report on one another and "I didn't mean to get you in trouble" is a common phrase. New employees find it difficult to fit into the "clique". Safety is another concern, particularly involving the level of dust and silt in the warehouse, which also houses many fertilizers, live plant material and chemicals. Although dust masks were provided, the supervisors felt that nothing else could be done, and suggestions for ventilation were not taken seriously. And finally, this industry generally pays minimum wage, and this has caused a lot of tension and discord among employees who feel someone else may be getting more.Continue reading