Bailey Nurseries Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    bad management, low employee morale

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Yamhill, OR
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Yamhill, OR

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good, loyal people who are friendly and you learn a lot about hispanic culture

    Cons

    no benefits for most people, bad, inexperienced managers, low salaries, no contributions to 401k, no raises in years, long term people get canned without notice

    Advice to Management

    value your loyal workers and train your managers better to help improve morale and retain more of the great people you have


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not worth your time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learn about plants. Work outside. Great people (labor) working there.

    Cons

    No real chance to advance. Family owned...First priority is the family. Don't care about long term employee or mid management opinion. Nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Quit making it so hard on yourselves. You know you need change, but yet take no steps to improve the climate. Good people with tons of experience (that you put time and $$ into) are flying out the door and going to competitors.


  3. No real opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Continuing education- that is about it!

    Cons

    Nepotism is the general rule at Bailey's, lots of entry level and lower mid-level positions, but you need to be from the family of a friend of the family to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a fair chance at advancement, and reign in some of you more out of control bosses. You have passed up some very good people for management positions while promoting less qualified persons due to favoritism.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Family owned, family paid

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Bailey Nurseries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a ton about horticulture and gardening Huge discounts on plants each spring

    Cons

    Management is poor No raises Nowhere to be promoted Family owned and operated- bias Outdated technology Bad structure/no communication

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management and show your staff that you appreciate what they do for you instead of taking care of the family first.


  6. treat you with resect.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Foremen in Newport, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Foremen in Newport, MN

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    freindly people they get to know who you are really nice customers

    Cons

    long hours for part-time wages


  7. Great place to work and learn the business.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grower in Cottage Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Grower in Cottage Grove, MN

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, knowledgeable people and room for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be long hours and you are subject to the element.

    Advice to Management

    Overall good job


  8. Horticulturist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Bailey Nurseries

    Pros

    Good place to start your career in horticulture.

    Cons

    Low pay, very conservative hierarchical culture of organisation. Secretive and ineffective communication from upper management. Good old boys club.


  9. Helpful (1)

    A rich cultural environment with very poor working conditions and unreasonable expectations.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bailey Nurseries full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *One of the largest nurseries in the nation. *Good place to experience the production aspect of horticulture. *Great cultural diversity and acceptance. *Cultivates a good work ethic, and attention to detail.

    Cons

    *Unreasonable expectations for their employees with very poor incentive/compensation. *Poor working conditions. *Lack of loyalty to employee's. *Very very very poor pay for the level of education required for some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training your employees before setting them loose, and reward those when they do a job correctly too.


  10. Helpful (1)

    They have no concerned for employee’s wellness.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bailey Nurseries

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The general labor employees are mostly good people. Good place to start a career. Do not expect to stay long.

    Cons

    The company has a disregard for the law and regulations and employee’s health, safety and well being. Do not expect to stay long very few people do.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are the heart of an organization. Treat them like dirt and that is all you will have left.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very conservative, few opportunities for women, no loyalty, fair pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Don't Want to Say
    Current Employee - Don't Want to Say

    I have been working at Bailey Nurseries

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I've been able to attend many classes

    Cons

    No loyalty, people who have given 20 years of service equally as likely to get canned as people working there only months. No raise in 3 years (in fact many people got thier wages cut). No employee match for 401K, used to give profit sharing but not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    There will come a time when you wished you had back some of those people with years of experience. It won't be an employers market forever. Experience and loyalty should count for something.



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