Armstrong Garden Centers

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Armstrong Garden Centers Reviews

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    Teaching Customer Classes!

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    Current Employee - Nursery Professional in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Nursery Professional in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Armstrong Garden Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Spring is here and our store looks amazing. We work hard to make everything look beautiful and it is so rewarding working with our customers to bring their gardening vision to reality. As an associate I have been most excited to teach our weekly in store classes. Not only do I get to share all of the great information I have - I get paid to do it! Feeling appreciated and excited.

    Cons

    There's always something to do and the work is never done. It's a fine balance between the work that we have to do to keep our store running and making sure that the customers that are in our store get all of the help that they need.

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    Armstrong Garden Centers Response

    Jul 8, 2014Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to contribute to Glassdoor. One of our favorite parts of our business is educating our customers. We are proud of the great job that our team does in facilitating these ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Time Armstrong Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong Garden Centers

    Pros

    Work with great people, great plant material, great customers. Employee owned. Good benefits (health, dental, 401k, shares in the company, paid vacation and holidays). I love that I can work outside and help people with their gardens.

    Cons

    Need to work weekends, but this can be flexible for special occasions. There is a decent amount of physical work, so you need to be prepared for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep positive and listen to what your employees have to offer.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Armstrong - Working as an Employee Owner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Armstrong Garden Centers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Each employee earns ownership in the company - even part time employees! There is a definite benefit to working for the largest independent garden center in the country. There is a unique working environment where employees who want to work hard and develop can build a career in retail, wholesale, buying or merchandising. A diversity of work opportunities both indoors and out. Proud to work for a company that provides a career path for maintenance associates to promote themselves up to store manager and beyond. Most proud to be an owner in the company I work that has come through hardwork, focus and dedication. The best of all - we work outside and make peoples lives beautiful and our company has proudly done so for over 125 years! There's not many other companies that do that!

    Cons

    We work hard and play hard! Our business is seasonal, but as hard as the work can be sometimes, we live for making our customers happy and getting our hands dirty!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our associates are the lifeblood of the company - they are the frontline to the customer and they are the backbone that makes our company the best it can be. We continue to focus on the having the best associates in the industry which allows us as a company to continue to grow.

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    Armstrong treats people well

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Armstrong Garden Centers

    Pros

    They pay you a little bit over minimum wage, they care about customer service, and treat their employees pretty well.

    Cons

    Feels limited - not a whole a lot of room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing well.

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