- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
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Molbak's is a genuine family-owned small business. Company decisions are made on-site by managers who all employees know. Everyone can contribute and make a difference. Molbak's is known for the high quality of its products and customer service. It is a beautiful place to work.
The seasonality of the business creates periods of stress. The retail schedule requires weekend and holiday work, which impacts employee family life. Working in old greenhouses, while having some charm, can be cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
Advice to Management
Encourage more extensive dialogue and engagement with front line staff. Remember to verbally appreciate the hard work everyone puts in.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Molbak's (Woodinville, WA) in October 2012.
I replied to a craigslist ad. I was almost immediately emailed a response asking me to come in for an interview. The interview was fairly short, they just needed to make sure I was able to speak and walk at that point they were satisfied. No drug testing or criminal background checks are done here. After the interview I got a call back within a day or two and I was given a job offer.
- Very easy questions, nothing difficult or unexpected at all. Answer Question
They said they usually ONLY bring on seasonal staff at minimum wage but "for me" they can do a little better. It really was a LITTLE maybe less than a dollar over min. wage. I took the offer because I needed the job.
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While Molbak might sound like something you'd want to get out of your garden, Molbak's is all about being in the garden. The company operates a nursery and gift shop in Washington that retails bulbs, garden and nursery plants, indoor plants, seeds, and other gardening-related products like statuary, outdoor furniture, floral arrangements, and gift items. Molbak's also hosts horticultural classes and seminars and offers custom design services for parties or outdoor landscaping. The company was founded by Danish immigrants Egon and Laina Molbak and is now ...