Ambius Employee Reviews about "working with plants"

Updated Mar 18, 2019

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Ambius President and CEO John Myers
John Myers
26 Ratings
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  • "Face fits culture, no support, long hours, negative experience(in 4 reviews)

  • "Upper management makes poor decisions when it comes to staffing and management choices(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great team of employees"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Service and Plant Tech in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ambius full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work with a really amazing team of Ambius employees. Going to work with plants and flowers is lots of fun. Lots of hours to be had.

    Cons

    My branch is amazing. Sometimes the national sales team sells ideas to customers that are almost impossible to achieve (as long as the company is willing to allow me the hours I am willing to try and make it work)

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Operations manager"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ambius full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Creativity can thrive in this industry. Working with plants can be therapeutic. Get to be out and about town every day. Never boring.

    Cons

    Upper management makes poor decisions when it comes to staffing and management choices. They don't ask the proper questions to make informed decisions. Quality suffers for the sake of making high profits. Buying out other businesses, but can’t handle what they already have. Front line employees underpaid. I worked there for 15 years and was told my job was eliminated during a five minute phone conversation, without an ounce of empathy. Company has no direction whatsoever.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't expect support from this company"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambius full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with plants, some nice people to work with, pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Management seems disorganized, ever changing with no real improvements that fall down to workers. Promises made and not kept. Job description at interview ended up not realistic. Open positions not filled for lengthy times requires others to pick up the slack and be overworked. Some decisions seems penny wise and pound foolish. Don't feel supported by administrative staff.

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    "Completely discouraged from poor business practices"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Service in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ambius full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with plants and customers that believe in adding enhancements to the work place is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Ambius does not provide what we need to properly service our customers. Most technicians and operations managers are over worked and underpaid. High unrealistic expectations that in the end affect the customer. In the past year when someone leaves their work is absorbed by others and they are not replaced causing more stress out in the field and it shows to the customer and the bottom line. No support for those that are in direct contact with customers. Back in the day we were like family, encouraged to support one another now the culture is fend for yourself. Management lies and does not listen. They say they will hire and don't. They say it will get better and it's gotten worse. Worst holiday season every....was an embarrassment to present product to our customer and most of us were overworked. Not safe to push some that hard.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Misogny rules this company!"

    1.0
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    Tecnnician in Souderton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ambius for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some great people to work with,unfortunately not the people in management. New management company cleared out many of the knowledgeable experienced workers for easier to manipulate newer trainees or flunkies. Continue to learn and love working with plants.

    Cons

    Poor communications within the company. Misleading information, set up for failure with overload of work on the willing and able. No good deed goes unpunished. Never a real productive conversation with management more of a patriarchy " Father Knows Best" approach. Very disturbing now that I think about it. Uneven pay scale throughout the company.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Expect burnout."

    2.0
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    Former Employee -  
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ambius full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Starting wages and benefits are competitive, if not great. See lots of people and workplaces great for networking. Self-management is key. Self-scheduling is encouraged. Work with plants. Work with people who love working with plants.

    Cons

    Company only cares about making money. "Points" to earn swag have basically replaced raises. Workloads increase steadily, but rewards do not. Employees get frustrated. People are disposable. Organizational structure is totally vertical, resulting in predictable norms of communication. Company only cares about making money. Costs get cut, but fees get raised. Promises don't get kept. Customers get frustrated.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Company only cares about making money"

    2.0
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    I have been working at Ambius

    Pros

    I get to work with plants, something I love

    Cons

    Lack of Management skills and Poor Management Clients keep leaving due to poor service and poor Management clients are frustrated

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