Smith & Hawken

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Smith & Hawken Reviews

7 Reviews
3.9
7 Reviews
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Felix Carbullido
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  1.  

    Proud to have worked here.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Smith & Hawken full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to use training and leadership skills outside of my store. Casual working environment. Really felt valued for the work that I did. The client base we developed made the work that much better.

    Cons

    Losing this job due to the company closing. The experience of liquidating the stock and closing out the store was pretty tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sadly there is no advice as the company has now closed.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fabulous

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in McLean, VA

    I worked at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    Well they are liquidated now but they had opportunity within if you were willing to put in the time and the effort.

    Cons

    Worked a lot. Had plenty of support to do so from visual merchandising people to hr people to fabulous dms and vp and even the ceo of the compay was fantastic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Felix was not the manager at the end. He really didn't know what we did and that was a probl;em

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    smith & hawken

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT

    I worked at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    the people who work there are very nice

    Cons

    They are out of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in business

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    Quality products, working with good people, interesting and interested customers, pleasant facility.
    The product line is frequently updated and kept fresh which attracts repeat customers and adds interest to the selling job.
    Mix of upscale outdoor furniture, seasonal plants -- indoor and out -- tools and things you didn't even know existed, e.g., bat and butterfly houses.

    Cons

    Schedule changes often with little lead time - schedule Wednesday or Thursday for next week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more information sharing among associates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Avoid Smith & Hawken.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Novato, CA

    I worked at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    The 40% Employee Discount -- you can buy beautiful orchids at an affordable price.

    Cons

    Long hours, below-market pay, lack of cooperation and casting of blame between departments. Senior management can't stay focused on efforts that drive the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on efforts that drive revenue. Stop hiring friends from the Gap and instead look for people who know how to run a successful direct-to-consumer business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    great values

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    Loved the ethjics and the merchandise

    Cons

    Depends heavily on the individual you work under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency in management training

  8.  

    meh

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Sales Lead

    I have been working at Smith & Hawken

    Pros

    good benefits. friendly people. sales associates know what they are talking about and go through product training. very positive in the field of customer service

    Cons

    company tried to sell high end furniture rather than focusing on return gardening customers. this let to its eventual liquidation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would have been beneficial to the company if poorly performing stores had been closed rather than saved only to drag down stores that do well

    No opinion of CEO

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