Working at Armstrong Garden Centers | Glassdoor

Armstrong Garden Centers Overview

Work Here? Start responding to reviews
Glendora, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1889
Other Organization
Retail
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Armstrong Garden Centers has been taking the guesswork out of gardening since 1889 and is the largest California independent retail nursery company with thirty-one locations in California. Armstrong Growers is a wholesale grower of quality plant products and programs, serving ... Read more

Mission: We, the employee-owners of Armstrong Garden Centers, are committed to our customers' gardening success by providing the highest quality and finest selection of new and different plants and products. We guarantee this by providing superior horticultural knowledge ... Read more

Armstrong Garden Centers Reviews

2.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Michael Kunce
12 Ratings
  • Helpful (3)

    "Not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Armstrong Garden Centers (Less than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are very friendly. Everyone seems to know each other, even at different store locations.

    Cons

    employees, especially managers get moved around to different locations constantly. There is a lot of miscommunication between the retail stores and the corporate office. Never felt like I could really get a career going here.

    Advice to Management

    be more tentative to customer complaints and common manager concerns. Managers practically give their lives while working here.

See All 39 Reviews

Armstrong Garden Centers Photos

Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Beautiful blooming flowers!
Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Serving California since 1889
Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Gardening without Guesswork
Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Happy Ladybug Weekend!
Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Celebrating our 125th anniversary at Garden Party
Armstrong Garden Centers photo of: Ready for the camera
See All PhotosSee All

Armstrong Garden Centers Interviews

Experience

Experience
37%
37%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
55%
44%

Difficulty

2.5
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Armstrong Garden Centers (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Preliminary interview was a one on one interview with corporate recruiter in my local Garden Center. Then a second interview was a panel interview with the leadership team (regional managers and operations manager) at the corporate office in Glendora. Offer took a few days after some salary negotiations.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you experienced an irate customer and how did you respond? What is your management style? Tell me about your horticulture knowledge?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate fair compensation based on my experience and considering this was a training position.

See All 9 Interviews

Armstrong Garden Centers Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Armstrong Garden Centers? Share Your Experiences

Armstrong Garden Centers
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or