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32 English questions out of 32

March 31, 2022

How is management perceived at Hawthorne Gardening Company?

Pros

Good benefits, decent pay, 2 weeks paid vacation.

Cons

Unfortunately the management is not very diverse and no women in management. They’re a new company so it’s always changes. I had to leave due to them telling me I had to do a job that was more physical demanding after 2yrs they were not willing to work with me.

Advice to Management

More variety in management!

Unfortunately the management is not very diverse and no women in management.

March 31, 2022

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September 11, 2022

What is the company culture at Hawthorne Gardening Company?

Pros

Autonomy for setting your daily routine within reason. Exposure to emerging technologies and methods.

Cons

It doesn't appear any of management are intimately familiar with cannabis culture and seem insistent in a business model that gate-keeps access to equipment at a fair value. Any expression of being undervalued is met by gaslight and that the opportunity is once in a lifetime. You will be told of the "family dynamic" they foster as the "kids" starve at the dinner table

Advice to Management

Advice isn't free

It doesn't appear any of management are intimately familiar with cannabis culture and seem insistent in a business model that gate

September 11, 2022

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August 24, 2020

What is the hiring process like at Hawthorne Gardening Company?

Pros

Flexible hours, sometimes free food, you can't get fired unless you REALLY mess up, it almost feels like the company cares but not really, hiring internally is easy should you decide to change positions, and the people are nice occasionally.

Cons

Management is an F in responsiveness and duties (I am currently waiting on a few things I asked for months ago). The pay is NOT competitive because you are graded as a whole when raise time comes along. This means if someone is doing the bare minimum and you are taking a lot of responsibility or working very hard you will get the same raise as the person barely doing their job. Last year the raise was 2.5%. Corporate and investors are the bread and butter while you are considered nothing. There will be lots of "thank yous" and appreciation for your hard work but little to no compensation (you may be given a bonus that will ultimately be added to your paycheck/401k and taxed heavily). The company will pretend to care about you and try to make things seem like they are changing but so far the previous company, Sunlight Supply, was by far a much better company to work for. If you don't mind sub par management, little to no opportunity for a better wage, being treated like you're a rock star but feeling no weight behind the words, slow action on your behalf while adding more responsibility to your daily tasks, and having your work judged as a group instead of individually then you should apply here. If not I would find another place that values your work more than 2.5% and maybe even pays you more from the start.

Advice to Management

Understand where people are coming from when they get mad at you, be more responsive, and hire more people to help you with tasks allowing more focus on the workers.

Flexible hours, sometimes free food, you can't get fired unless you REALLY mess up, it almost feels like the company cares but not really, hiring internally is easy should you decide to change positions, and the people are nice occasionally.

August 24, 2020

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October 22, 2022

What are co-workers like at Hawthorne Gardening Company?

Pros

The culture is laid back and basically everyone is friendly and has a good attitude. Good mentality in the face of "adversity" - overall just an awesome group of people. Bar none the most laid back job I've ever had. Benefits are really good for a run-of-the-mill company. Expect decent compensation. Work-Life balance was good.

Cons

Fundamental disorganization. Zero high level follow through on projects/initiatives which cripples incentive. Things get forgotten every 30 days. No operational standards. Numerous and large blind spots. Decades behind the curve in terms of technology and systems. Literally everything is done brute force (like buying space rather than optimizing inventory) and because of the foundationally flawed infrastructure & blind spots, large scale & expensive initiatives continue to fail epically. Sadly, not currently a place where elegant, intelligent ideas can come to fruition.

The culture is laid back and basically everyone is friendly and has a good attitude.

October 22, 2022

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February 25, 2022

What is the salary like at Hawthorne Gardening Company?

Pros

Good benefits, good pay and nice company

Cons

Some Hours long. Weird schedules. Short lunches

Good benefits, good pay and nice company

February 25, 2022

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Hawthorne Gardening Company

960 days ago

Health, Safety and Financial Wellness amid Coronavirus Our business is a key part of the supply chain for essential businesses and activities, from home centers and hardware stores to fresh food cultivation and the controlling of rodents and insects. During this time of uncertainty, it's important to know where companies stand before making a job or career change. We're dedicated to the safety of our candidates and associates. That's true whether you're looking for a part-time role to get through this tough season or want to make your next career move. Our coronavirus (COVID-19) response team monitors the impact daily. We have introduced premium pay as a temporary benefit and have taken steps to sanitize facilities and protect our frontline associates. We hope you're healthy and safe, and look forward to connecting with you.
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Hawthorne Gardening Company

1846 days ago

Our Vermicrop team recently held their 3rd annual VermiFest: Our festival for the community! The event is totally free, and attendees get a taste of the Vermi culture. We also show them crazy amounts of Vermi love. We recently held our third VermiFest celebration, and over 350 people from the community attended. It was amazing! This year, we had music, food trucks, candy, bounce houses, balloon animals, and games including limbo, giant Connect Four, corn hole and many other carnival games. We also had a Halloween costume contest, pumpkin decorating, free photos, and great raffle prizes. VermiFest means a lot to our associates and is a highlight of our team’s year. Throughout the event, our volunteers are making sure that our guests are having a great time. And after the event is over, we’re already anxious for the next one. Everyone feels more connected with the community because of VermiFest. Thank you to Vermicrop Director of Operations John Perrino and our Vermicrop associates who make this event possible!
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