Garden Ridge Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee discount which is 25% and for the most part a lot of good people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Team effort, nice people, better managers now, physical exertion (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Refuse to allow any amount of customer service (in 4 reviews)

  • You are given 1 week vacation the first year and 1week of personal time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I worked at Garden Ridge for a little over a year and it kind of sucked but it was a job

    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Merchandise Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Garden Ridge

    Pros

    structure
    not much drama
    keeps you on your feet
    always doing something
    with the right people it can be fun

    Cons

    long hours
    short lunch breaks
    your feet will feel like satan is sitting on them
    managers dont do much at all
    often have to spend an hour or more after closing because people are lazy

    Advice to Management

    dont make me clean up poop if its not mine

  2. A very family oriented place to be in, great work-life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Growth opportunities
     Fair compensation
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Co-workers are not very passionate about their jobs
    Very calm and quiet atmosphere

  3. Not well put together... At all

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hilliard, OH

    I worked at Garden Ridge part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked the employee discount. But that's pretty much it. No good perks of working here. No excitement what so ever

    Cons

    Store always looked to physically be falling apart. The cash register system looked to be from the 80s
    Corporate never had interest in updating anything. Was sick ONE work day with the swine flu and had to call of, had someone deliver the doctors excuse to the store for me. But was terminated for calling off reguardless

    Advice to Management

    Update your stores and systems!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Only apply if you want to be part time and do everyone's job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Manager in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Garden Ridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on location you may have mandatory overtime and that money is nice. Decent benefits and discount.

    Cons

    Difficult to become full time. There are no original employees left at the location I worked for and the store is only 2 years old.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be aloud to actually manage the store and it's employees. Too much micro managing from corporate.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Don't work for this company unless it's a second job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Honestly, the people i work with excluding management, and the employee discount. Which is 25% off. Easy place to work for.

    Cons

    Management falls apart. Managers throwing employees under the bus. Scheduling is messed up. Some weeks you get decent hours, others you get maybe 15hrs that week. Management only cares about themselves. They tell you no phones on the floor yet they are on the phone with friends. Can't voice your opinion because they don't listen.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees with respect. You hired us and we can ruin you easily. Talk to your employees and stop talking behind your employees backs. Learn better customer service. Walmart has better service than you guys.

  7. Overall, the environment is easy going

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Garden Ridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, friendly Management, and good stable company.

    Cons

    Limited growth, management slow to move, advancing technically is limited as there is no time assigned for learning.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to recommendations from your team lead and be open to new ideas. Don't second guess your team. Support the same ideas across the entire team. Learn who knows what, instead of pointing the finger at someone for something they did not do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Part-Time Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with,nothing too difficult

    Cons

    I would highly advise not to think of making a career out of working at a store because many people get trapped working there, however it's a good part-time job.

  9. Not bad.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Garden Ridge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee discount which is 25% and for the most part a lot of good people to work with

    Cons

    The training is not set up very well and they keep people they shouldn't.

    Advice to Management

    More organization and give more authority to the managers in the store

  10. A very good experience there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Garden Ridge full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The workplace is really easy going.

    Cons

    The way the timing worked for the store.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better please.

  11. Helpful (1)

    switch

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

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really try to work with your schedule. It is a decent job if you are trying to go to school. The pay is also decent.

    Cons

    The new switch over is getting ridiculous. They put people on freight who should not be there and looked over people who deserved a promotion.

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