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Bell Nursery Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexibility, solid company to work for

    Cons

    compensation packages need to be balanced better with experience


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Nursery (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company fair bosses great colleagues

    Cons

    Small company so limited room for growth after middle management


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bell Nursery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with plants all day
    Enjoyed working with the HD employees
    Getting to know all the different plants was fun and exciting.

    Cons

    Getting HomeDepot to water the plants.

    Negative attitudes and inability to properly communicate from managers to seasonal associates.

    No positive outlook from management. Seem to just be "going through the motions".

    Advice to Management

    Try NOT speaking to new employees as if they have worked for the company as long as you have. Talk to the associates, not at them.


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  5. "Grow skill set"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor
    Current Employee - Store Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bell Nursery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has helped increase skill set.

    Cons

    Adaptability to lots of change is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Time management a must.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All about the money not a care in the world for the plants."

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bell Nursery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of exercise, no need to hit the gym afterwards.

    Cons

    Low pay for management duties, barely any training. You have to learn as you go, they expect you to throw away living plants because they don't have flowers on them, instead of marking them down. Tons of waste, the dirt, pots or flowers could still be used but since the company gets full credit for them who cares about the environment. Co-workers are lazy and don't do their part of the work, your expected to unload the trucks by yourself, home depot never helps and they hate watering the plants which is why Bell gets full credit if any dies. If you want a manager, pay the correct wage for management duties an employee will be doing.

    Advice to Management

    Train new employees before they start working on the floor, that way other employees won't be speaking ill of the new hires and quit when they've had enough. New hires shouldn't be left to work alone until at least two weeks into the job. and given no notice they have to unload a truck by themselves, communicate with your employees otherwise you will continue to struggle without any. Try to donate or mark down plants, the company deeds not blooming but not dead. Have a supervisor or team lead their at all times and not just a new hire who still doesn't know the ropes. Have seasoned employees show up to work on time


  7. "merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY

    Pros

    My manager was awesome. Flexible w schedule sometimes. You get to enjoy outdoors and stay physical.

    Cons

    No benefits. Hours change. Having to work with home depot to get them to water product


  8. "I loved my Job"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Garner, NC
    Former Employee - Seasonal Merchandiser in Garner, NC

    I worked at Bell Nursery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being Independent.....working hard and feeling good about it.....Taking care of plants is very rewarding....

    Cons

    Some Home depot employees are very rude to you and there is always tension about watering. They feel you should be doing the watering and do not understand it is not your job it is there job to water during high peak season.
    I worked very hard for this company and knew it was a Seasonal job. I was told I would work in the fall with not as many hours. But after numerous calls of my schedule I was finally told they had to cut me out in the fall. After working soo very hard for them this was very disappointing. You work in the heat in the rain and you will go thru a few pairs a sneakers. It is very physical on your body. alot of lifting and pulling....

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees even if it means just a few hours a week for them.....and then they may return in the spring.


  9. "Good, Fun Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Working with Plants and Good People.

    Cons

    There are no cons to Share.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bell Nursery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Outdoor work that is good exercise

    Cons

    Allows the outside HR company to harass employees


  11. "just a review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    None to explain as much, great job

    Cons

    None to explain as much, great job ha The skills and ability to take people to the next level of career advancement, give it a try my people you can do it fit sure

    Advice to Management

    good



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