Color Spot Nurseries Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Michael F. Vukelich
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  1. Merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Color Spot Nurseries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Set own hours. No direct supervisor to stand over you. Good pay. Paid holidays. Good benefits. Full time year round.

    Cons

    Extreme temperatures in winter and summer. Merchandise arrives on heavy racks that are sometimes ancient and rusty. Lots of waste if store does not value product.

    Advice to Management

    PBS is crazy. Product should all be PO and ordered by the site and then merchandised by us-the professionals!


  2. The Emperor has no Clothes..but don

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Color Spot Nurseries

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

    Pros

    50% discounts on employee plant purchases. No pesky training or enrichment classes to attend. Guaranteed 16-18 hours per day, 6 days a week from Mid-March through June 1 for both hourly associates (at straight minimum wage, no overtime rate) AND management (no comp, flex or additional PTO).

    Cons

    They are the 800 lb gorilla on the block who continues as a business entity simply due to their size and market share. Much akin to a Russian Oligarchy, except, of couse, there is room for professional growth in an oligarchy. Completely dysfunctional Management hierarchy. The Company motto should be "That's the way we've always done it and we're not about to change" CEO means well, but has surrounded himself with incompetant sycophants & Yes-Men who tell him nothing but good news where they are concerned and have perfected the art of finger-pointing, blame-laying and castigation of those who dare speak the truth. Most Corporate bigwigs (Director & VP level) are employed merely due to longevity and because they are FOJ's (Friends of Jerry). Professionally, 95% are out of their depth and would founder outside this company. Their idea of "management" is regurgitating the quotations found on the bottom of motivational posters. Each division managed as its own fiefdom by a Division President, usually a leftover from an acquisition who lacks the mental horsepower to find gainful employment elsewhere. Corporate relies too much on the MELLO words of one or two of these incompetent, self-serving narcissists to gauge the overall success of the company. Corporate HR, particularly the HR Director, is out of control. Completely over-reaching, usually wrong, but ruthlessly malicious in her retribution.

    Advice to Management

    Growth through acquisition is not a successful long term strategy. Halamuda's a horrible practitioner in bringing his passion to fruition. Michael Vukelich is dead and so soon will be CSN.


  3. merchandiser

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Color Spot Nurseries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not stuck at a desk, make your own schedule for the most part, no real enforcement of rules regarding attendance and tardiness.

    Cons

    No benefits unless you are a member of management. No gas milage reimbursement. Wear and tear on your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us for milage.


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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Spotlight Services in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Spotlight Services in Allen, TX

    I have been working at Color Spot Nurseries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    decent benefits and great environment. Outside job

    Cons

    no organization, bad logistics, horrible management



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