Melwood Horticultural Training Center

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Melwood Horticultural Training Center Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Melwood

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melwood Horticultural Training Center full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, some good co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay, training, companies values, employee values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't do it unless you have no other options.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Melwood Horticultural Training Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are above par and Great location

    Cons

    Management, backstabbing, office gossip, nonprofessional, horrible pay, lacks technology, no opportunity for growth or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company portrays to the public as if they provide opportunities and growth to individuals with disability but in actuality they could care less about accommodating, providing training and guidance to employees and especially individuals with disabilities. The company is all about bottom line.

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    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Representative
    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Representative

    I worked at Melwood Horticultural Training Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are a few good genuine people that work there at the contract sites ONLY.

    Cons

    At the Corporate level, very demanding, stressful, unrealistic expectations, low morale, disorganized, POOR LEADERSHIP, no communication, no support, a lot of finger pointing and backstabbing, no structure, and LOTS of politics and unfair labor practices! DO NOT work at Corporate! You will regret it if you do!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the ENTIRE senior leadership team and the company can potentially save themselves from a sinking ship!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work, you better off working for a temp agency.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I worked at Melwood Horticultural Training Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission of the organization to help individuals with mental disabilities
    Good work/life balance
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No career paths
    Limited opportunity for growth or advancement or training
    Senior management is racist and self serving
    HORRIBLE pay
    It's 2014 and they are still driven by paper and lacks advancements in technology
    Lots of office gossip and backstabbing
    Management does not value the opinion of the staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the opinions of the those that actually do the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Melwood Horticultual out of touch with the disable worker.

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Janitor in Annapolis, MD

    I worked at Melwood Horticultural Training Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are know such pros, when you take a disable person and time that person to see if he is working
    up to CONTRACT standard knowing you can reduce his or her pay is not how american treat disable worker.

    Cons

    They take the disable and tell them too work as fast as you can ,and if you don't beat the time
    we are going to cut your pay.
    well melwood when a disable person get's a bill and the mail they don't cut the bill
    because they did not beat the time. what you people are doing is playing with the income of
    a person that can't understand right from not right .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would sat to the Management what you are doing is not and anyway ( Training ) your playing with
    the lives as well as the (Disable worker pride ) but then you and the people that pay you would understand .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If it wasn't for the economy I wouldn't be here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I have been working at Melwood Horticultural Training Center as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location and the mission of the company.

    Cons

    Management is very disconnected from it's employees. Pay is horrible. Your input and opinion really don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horses!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Retract review.

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    Former Employee - Janitour in Navel (Vanuatu)
    Former Employee - Janitour in Navel (Vanuatu)

    I worked at Melwood Horticultural Training Center

    Pros

    First I would like to say that my job with Melwood was a week if that , however i did feel a little of a outcast
    only because the understanding was not the way you work but how fast you work,
    I understand the money that was given out was good, and they have the best health care going.
    Management is a little high standard ,but it take's a good manager and team to support are men woman and the
    ARM Force .

    Cons

    I would say that the United States should get with the Management Staff and find away to make the work much
     more less stressful for the person working the job ,
    Melwood can be fair and are fair to the understanding of a person like their own . let's be
    a little more understanding because at the end of the day ,it's all about getting the job done ,well done
    time is always going to be around you can't beat it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just like to say that I just did not understand , because i said to myself , self if you don't have the time to do
    the job right the first time where do you think you will find the time to do it right and over.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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