Bell Nursery

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Bell Nursery Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
20 Reviews
2.4
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Merchandiser

    I have been working at Bell Nursery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - you're surrounded by beautiful plants all day
    - every day is a work out. You can seriously get healthy if you want
    - if you take advantage of the job itself; you can become very confident in the field & your manager will see that & value more than the others
    - free unlimited water all day
    - kind of flexible schedule
    - during peak season hours are UNLIMITED. & if you take advantage of that you can make some serious money(hourly paid only)

    Cons

    - Work outside all day; even if weather gets nasty. Except when it's lightning.
    - pushing heavy carts all the time.
    - Having trouble finding a first phone to price merchandise( Most Home depot associates aren't too friendly when it comes to sharing their first phone)
    - Shed is unlocked
    - Crazy workload during peak season
    - This job can be hell if you have a negative manager. Every store manager handles situations differently. & at the end of the day; the job "tone" is up to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Webalo more accurate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No loyalty from Company and Management is Poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Bell Nursery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being outdoors, working with plants. Great exercise. Independence.

    Cons

    Little money for hard work. NO appreciation from management...upper only points out negatives. Expect you to work horrible long hours on Salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating and showing respect to long-time hard working employees. Bonuses and raises for those that work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Rushed, excess waste, no time for customers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Willow Grove, PA

    I worked at Bell Nursery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pro's short seasons. Not obligated to return.

    Cons

    No benefits available-will deliberately keep you under 40 hours so your not offered benefits. Low hourly rate for very demanding work *physically and mentally). Not enough knowledgeable people to help customers. Excess waste! Forced to log out for lunch rather than work thru so no ot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of tossing merchandise into dumpsters or reducing to obscene amount, have "discount" section that is available at competitor's like Lowe's and Walmart! Also, when you are able to have employee's return for fall or 2nd year-give them more $$, recognize and appreciate them. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bell Nursery 2014

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Bell Nursery full-time

    Pros

    I liked being outside everyday.

    Cons

    Very stressful with little positive feedback. I know more people who have been fired/let go from this company than who work there now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Current Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser

    I have been working at Bell Nursery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best is the fresh air, exercise, and social interaction you get. Independent working mostly and flexibility. :) Have not been yelled at for being newbie like and making dumb mistakes.

    Cons

    Not enough training into the design and care and feeding of plants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people and train the depot how to water. Maybe a better way to print labels, make your own? Tagging takes a long time, finding a printer that works, scanner, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fine for short-term

    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Bell Nursery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for students, people who enjoy seasonal work, and for those who enjoy plants and being outside. The management is mostly flexible regarding work schedules. It is a good job for bridging the gap between career jobs.

    Cons

    The pay is low, and hours are kept to a minimum so that employees are not considered full-time. There are no benefits other than having a job.

  8.  

    This is a seasonal position which I have now worked for 3 summers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seaosnal Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Seaosnal Merchandiser in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Bell Nursery part-time

    Pros

    Good rapport with Home Depot store employees.

    Cons

    Seasonal.
    Some communication problems since this employer has merchandise in stores in several states.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some computer glitches could be fixed, but has been consistant improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bell Nursery Needs to pack up and leave Home Depot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bell Nursery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The only positive is that you will be able to find jobs with other vendors within Home Depot

    Cons

    Management talks out of both sides of their mouths, No training, No consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management knows....when Bell is out of Home Depot they will be out of a job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mid Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Bell Nursery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    No money handling and no nights. They help pay for mileage when they add it correctly. They supply minimal company tee shirts, but they are sometimes used.

    Cons

    Upper Management lies to you all the time without exception. Poor pay and no raises ever. They promote backstabbing and gossip. They pit one person against others and they have favorites.You must work in driving rain, with no provided rain gear. You must work in unsafe conditions. They reprimand you for taking government allowed breaks. They give you your schedule late, and change it on a whim. They will call you in on your day off. They rarely thank you for a hard days work and think nothing of criticizing you in front of others. They will fire you without notice. This is very hard dirty work including very heavy lifting without help or safety gear. You will be working around harmful pesticides. You will be doing work that Home Depot associates are responsible for. If you get a Christmas bonus, it will be from the dollar store. No employee discounts ever. Healthy plants are thrown away on a daily basis, and you can't take them home, and you can't donate the to hospitals, schools etc. Hard to keep workers more than just a couple of days due to the terrible work conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are not even sure if the Home Office in Maryland knows how the Ohio market employees are abused by the Ohio Regional Management, because we were treated well when we visited Maryland for meetings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Demanding supervisors, 6 day work week, crappy pay, little positive feedback.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Bell Nursery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The plants can't talk back.

    Cons

    Bad pay
    Overload of work
    Unclear expectations
    Conflicting messages from supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the hard workers--don't make them beg for raises--set clear expectations and occasionally praise work instead if only remarking about the negatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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