White Flower Farm Reviews

Updated May 1, 2014
Updated May 1, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    HR is a joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at White Flower Farm full-time

    Pros

    cool company coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    HR is a joke. She is never available. never has a answer & is discriminatory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET A NEW HR PERSON

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible Leadership, Poor Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at White Flower Farm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful flowers, great location, beautiful farm

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no room for advancement, no pay raises and poor benefits. Leadership micromanages and not open to new ideas. Employees not supported. Very little growth in the company. Company culture is more of a dictatorship. Extremely stifling atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the culture, support employee efforts. Increase pay and benefits to a living standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Ruled with an iron fist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Flower Farm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The product is lovely, the location in Litchfield beautiful.

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible working conditions, ruled by fear and intimidation. No paid holidays, no mentoring or helping employees grow. No empathy for anyone who has an illness or sick child, they will and have cut women's pay when they had a need to take time off to care for a sick relative or child and could not afford to take the FMLA and lose their insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definite need for training managers to manage people, not just rule with abuse and intimidation. Need for sensitivity training!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Lovely gardens ; terrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Morris, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morris, CT

    I worked at White Flower Farm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lovely gardens around you if you work in the Morris Location.
    Many very nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Not a lot of chance for advancement. Management was very poor, inexperienced and vengeful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure managers have management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    A family owned company with a focus on people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrington, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrington, CT

    I have been working at White Flower Farm

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, Management truly cares about you as a person, Great benefits and give-aways. Executive management are very future focused to make sure the company is around for the long term.

    Cons

    The business is seasonal so many employees are laid off at certain periods of the year. Pay for seasonal employees is low (although average for the industry).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I appreciate feeling valued. The way you include many minds in change is important and helps us work better and smarter.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    The place to be if you have a passion for plants

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Flower Farm full-time

    Pros

    If gardening is your passion, there is no better place to be than White Flower Farm. The folks here live and breathe plants, and all things horticulture, are receptive to new ideas, and take their customers (and their customers' gardens) very seriously. Plus, everyone is very friendly and generous when you need a hand.

    Cons

    You won't be bored here! Its a fast-paced environment, and if you have downtime, its very likely someone else will ask for your help. The company is focused on stable, long-term employment rather than short term gains, and the pay reflects that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the customers happy and everything else will follow from that.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Inspirational company fueled with integrity, pride & quality!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at White Flower Farm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    White Flower Farm is committed to its tradition of providing high quality products and services that support and inspire gardeners in their activities and lifestyles.

    Management includes all levels of staff in future business planning & strategies. Everyone's opinion is valued & important. All staff are friendly and it's a true family enviornment.

    Cons

    The nature of the business is seasonal. Entry level employees often have 2 layoffs per year. The company has two locations, one in Torrington & one in Morris - it would be great to have everyone together on the beautiful Morris property.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the path you are on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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