Waterloo Gardens Reviews

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Linda LeBoutillier
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  1. Beautiful, friendly environment to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Exton, PA

    I worked at Waterloo Gardens full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great employees, everyone seems to really love their jobs, such passion for plants. Very unique inventory.

    Cons

    Can be a bit pricey for customers, but they are getting top quality.

  2. It was a wonderful ride!

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Exton, PA

    I have been working at Waterloo Gardens full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The co-workers were some of the best in the world. It was like working with your family - in the good way.

    Cons

    The end of the "ride" was stressful and sad. So sorry that the business could not be saved but all good things must come to an end.

  3. It was a quite an experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA

    I worked at Waterloo Gardens full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Colleagues were always friendly. The events were always interesting. If you want to spend your days in a greenhouse or around knick knacks, it's a nice place to work. Working at Waterloo Gardens is a great conversation starter.

    Cons

    It suffered from the usual troubles that go along with a family run business transitioning from one generation to the next. If you have expectations of developing a marketable skill set, you might be disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.

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  5. No reviews...no leadership...no plan...but paid well for management.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Devon, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Devon, PA

    I worked at Waterloo Gardens

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

    Pros

    Pay for mgmt was good.

    Cons

    No reviews...owner needs let competent person manage the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent senior management.

  6. one heck of a ride....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waterloo Gardens

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    gorgeous plants and all the hard to find extras. beautiful surroundings and lots to catch your eye. family owned and cared about. a great opportunity to polish your skills in different areas.

    Cons

    pay and benefits aren't great unless you've been there forever and a day. it's an up scale garden/gift center and sometimes the customers leave quite a bit to be desired. they are catered to and the employee is always wrong.

    Advice to Management

    family shows some favoritism, but you'll have that. arrogance from time to time. please allow the employee a fair shot of redemption. open up your lines of communication and don't rely on it filtering down to the masses. loved the matriarch, Linda- wow!

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