Armstrong Garden Centers

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3 people found this helpful  

Get to work with beautiful plants

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Quasi Management
Current Employee - Quasi Management

I have been working at Armstrong Garden Centers

Pros

Bountiful sunshine and interesting plants.

Cons

Wages: They do not pay a living wage, and consider 32 hours full time. Scheduling changes at the whim of regional managers. If it rains you get sent home without pay. Employees have not received raises in 6+ years. Rarely if ever are performance evaluations conducted.
Horticulture experience is not valued: HR not focused on hiring experienced horticulturalists.
Company does not favor or reward innovation: Slow to adopt technology, makes insular decisions without field testing prior to deploying new equipment.
Poor leadership: Regional managers not professional and provide lackluster motivation.
No upward job mobility: Nothing beyond a store manager is an option.
Work Schedule: Managers making less than $40k work 6 days a week, 60+ hours. Working weekends is a requirement. Few holidays off.

No recycling program for plants or plastics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Time to hire a professional leadership team that can manage operations including marketing.
Pay a living wage and hire horticulture professionals.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

18 Other Employee Reviews for Armstrong Garden Centers (View Most Recent)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    red flags

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Armstrong Garden Centers

    Pros

    fresh air, working in a pretty environment, nice co-workers

    Cons

    awful management; corporate greed; mostly part-timers working with 0 benefits with no opportunity to grow in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some advice from Howard Schultz owner of Starbucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Armstrong Garden Centers

    Pros

    Being outdoors, working with great customers, nice mix of personalities.

    Cons

    Low pay, not much incentive to give your all. Unmotivated and stagnant store managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your regionals are like real people and not brainwashed fools.

    No opinion of CEO
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