Tree of Life

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Tree of Life Reviews

Updated April 2, 2014
Updated April 2, 2014
9 Reviews
2.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Breaking The Law

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver  in  East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Tree of Life

    Pros

    Nice Equipment. Nice people. Very good job benefits.

    Cons

    Senior drivers think speeding is justified when training new hires. They show no concern about your well being telling you to "follow them" at speeds in excess of 70 mph at night on a posted 55 mph highway. They are obviously "in good" with management, but this does not justify breaking the Federal Laws.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time the delivery time on overnight long runs and DO the Math.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Good until new management took over in 2005

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Linestocker  in  Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Linestocker in Clackamas, OR

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hours. If your homelife sucks, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours and you get burned out on the overtime. After 2.5 years I was only making 2.28 more per hour, and that is with internal job compensations and differentials.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your employees like machines.

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

    Worse Job Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Tree of Life

    Pros

    Benefit package is relatively good for the Dalas area, although, compensation is not competitive.

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly.
    Poor HR department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should look very closely at HR department. There is very little or no concern for its employees. Everyone is looking for a way to blame employees instead of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    wish it was better

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Tree of Life

    Pros

    number of personal days off.
    Benefits package is very nice, if you are there long enough to use it.
    number of different shifts allows flexability.

    Cons

    Would not allow you to go home if sick.
    Refused personal days
    Use performance as punidhment when not at 100%, but ridiculed if not at peak performance.
    management lets you know you are not important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People want to work, but when you make us feel we are expendable and of little worth to the company, you can't expect a loyal work force. You don't lead by abusing people, you lead by caring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Passing grade for Tree of Life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Tree of Life

    Pros

    I have a route servicing grocery stores. I do not have an office to go to or check in with anyone from the company. I go to work, do my job, then go home. As long as I get my job done and do my best to keep the stores happy no one really looks over my shoulder. I do not sit all day at a desk and look at a computer.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. They have tried several methods, email, snail mail, voice mail. I believe
    all have failed. Not sure why, but they should try to solve this issue.
    No team spirit, do not even know who most of the other employees are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, better mileage reimbursement, LOCAL company Holiday party,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tree of Death

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Tree of Life

    Pros

    some flexibility
    You are pretty much working independently

    Cons

    pay for the amount of work you are given
    manangement
    mileage pay is way below average
    amount of work for money paid
    attitude of management when time off is needed or if you call in sick
    not all employees treated equally
    they do not provide you the tools and means to provide good customer service
    if help is needed they do not respond even if it means the customer suffers
    they do not care about you as a person
    they do not compensate you for using your minutes on your personal cell phone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire employee package and management needs to be examined and major changes need to be made if they want to keep valuable, hard working, loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good workplace, lots of philanthropy in the business, still runs a bit like a family business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Gold Coast (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gold Coast (Australia)

    I worked at Tree of Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Product is easy to sell because of various environmentally friendly factors. Has a high return customer rate. It's fantastic to be able to see all of the philanthropic endeavours that the company takes part in. Good salary.

    Cons

    Company lacks the organisation and set of standards (eg rules of returns) that a big retail organisation has. Also the POS system is very slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a quicker pos system, sales were lost because of the time it took. Figure out the rules regarding returns, the easier it is to return, the more likely the customer will come back because there will be no conflict.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company preaches accountability but doesn't hold anyone accoutable for their behabviour or decisions

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

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Contensed work weeks with everyone other Friday off. This is optional

    Cons

    They value longevity with the company versus performance. They allow employees to harass and abuse other employees all in the name of trying to improve th business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to talk the talk than walk the walk. Stop jsut talking about what to do and start actually doing it. There is no action. If you ignore it, it will never get better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    longest employer i have since beginning working career

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

    I have been working at Tree of Life

    Pros

    benefits are great. Pay is reasonable for job done. Management seems to care about employees and does what they can to better empoyee's lives while still maintaining company's best interests.

    Cons

    Communication from management to employees could use major improvement. Delivering in New York City. Warehouse seems to have problems retaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am happy with the transition changes. I would like to see better communication of company news and events. Need better training for employees in all departments. Performance reviews should be done in a timely manner. I have not yet received a review. I would like to see what I can improve, and of course, where I am excelling.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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