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  1. "A Good Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Gardens Alive full-time

    Pros

    The people that you work with are good with you.

    Cons

    Does not pay competitive wage.
    To busy reacting to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Once a course is chosen mantain it. Don't forget to check it is being followed.


  2. "Great staff, poor management and professional development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gardens Alive full-time

    Pros

    The staff was supportive of each other.

    Cons

    The professional development skills of upper management lacked at this organization. Employee morale was low, and individuals often felt as though they were not being invested in.

  3. "Great Work Enviornment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardens Alive full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers and Executive Staff on the eastcoast

    Cons

    Advancement not likely due to corporate red tape

    Advice to Management

    Pay the average for the east coast and mid west. Your below average


  4. "Always changing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gardens Alive (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always growing and changing. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Little respect shown to employees and long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


  5. "Promote within"

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    Current Employee - Ecommerce Site Manager in Tipp City, OH
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Site Manager in Tipp City, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gardens Alive full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They promote from within so you get excellent experience, great for an entry level marketing job. You're close with upper management so communication in the office is usually pretty good.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end. Communication with other departments can be difficult (IT, accounting, customer service) but it has vastly improved over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  6. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burton, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Burton, MI

    I worked at Gardens Alive (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Small office setting. Everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to help

    Cons

    Pay seems to be on the low end.


  7. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceburg, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceburg, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Noone knows what's going on. It's a cluster in every single Dept.

    Cons

    Not paid enough for what your expected to do. Benefits aren't enough to keep anyone and they never ever hire full time emoloyees

    Advice to Management

    Get together. Learn what the business needs and apply it. Don't say it and implement things without follow through. Taking your employees for granted leads to no employees. .

  8. "Great experience, terrible culture and management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paid Search Campaign Manager in Tipp City, OH
    Former Employee - Paid Search Campaign Manager in Tipp City, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gardens Alive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to gain a lot of experience, and experiment with cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Gardens Alive loves to hire unqualified people into management that don't know how to lead, and have no experience with what they're supposed to be doing. The culture is absolutely terrible, and you can expect to hear a lot of whispering caddy chit-chat around the office..

    Also, The office is a hundred years old, and the bathrooms are terrible, and small.

    Advice to Management

    Give up.


  9. "Good people, bad management and pay"

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    Former Employee - Operations Support in Greendale, IN
    Former Employee - Operations Support in Greendale, IN

    Pros

    What I really liked was that it felt like a family. Everyone knew everyone and we always had special lunches for every holiday and it was just a good and friendly atmosphere. Especially in my department- I spent most of my time with them so we were obviously very close.

    Cons

    The job was seasonal full time, so while I worked 40 hours a week and was actually very rarely laid off in the years I was there, I was not treated like a full time employee. Also, the pay is not very competitive. I am making a lot more money now and doing much less work. I feel that they expected too much of their employees. There were numerous times when I had to do my own job, plus the jobs of others, plus go out to the dirty warehouse to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. Realize that they do A LOT for the company and actually enjoy it there so do not do everything to force them out the door. Pay them respectable wages, considering they are what makes the company do well.


  10. "Customer Service / Telephone Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moores Hill, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moores Hill, IN
    Recommends

    I worked at Gardens Alive full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got to speak with people all over the world

    Cons

    The position was full time seasonal. I needed full time with out lay-off's

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee's more, we have good idea's


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