Garden Ridge

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Garden Ridge Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
50 Reviews
2.2
50 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

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

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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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, the environment is easy going

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    • 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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Garden Ridge

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Part-Time Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A very good experience there.

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The workplace is really easy going.

    Cons

    The way the timing worked for the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    switch

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support
    Current Employee - Customer Support

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awful Company Run! Run! Away!!!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Irving, TX

    I worked at Garden Ridge full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee discount. Yes that is the only one.

    Cons

    Poor management, constant nonsense changes, micro-management, poor execution of changes that are rolled out, lack of focus, 1000 emails a day 90% are useless. No pay increase as promised. District Managers are poor leaders and will throw you under the bus. Hot old run down buildings. Rebranding to At Home does not help with the same leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The Worst Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Garden Ridge part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better pay than Walmart or Target for part time

    Cons

    Everything was awful. A store the size of a Walmart with 12 total employees. Screaming managers. No working phone line. You had to call corporate to call in sick and then you would leave a message and half the time corporate would never tell your actual store you weren't coming in so the store managers would always call you screaming about how you didn't call out. They would close the store with only one person up front watching all the lanes and it was generally not safe at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is the people who forced the terrible ideas. They should honestly all take a class in customer service or be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Confused

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garden Ridge

    Pros

    Current District Manager is very supportive

    Cons

    Company is re-branding and often the direction from up top is confused and conflicts with the new culture. Pay is below market for same sales volume

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