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  1. "Fun with lots of training"

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    Former Employee - Loader in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Loader in Grass Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hills Flat Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and energetic people to work with

    Cons

    Employee turnover is frequent and you have to train a lot of new people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Employees First!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Grass Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hills Flat Lumber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, good people to work with. Room for advancement, good training opportunities to learn about different products.

    Cons

    Training up your employees to see them leave for not much better money that other companies might be offering just makes no sense. The amount of energy that it takes to get someone up to speed to just let them go down the road is not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Employees first, take care of them with decent wadges and compensation. Treat them well and let your community know you are doing so, then watch what happens. You will probably have a hard time keeping up with all the business. You don't have a great reputation for taking care of your people.

  3. "Multiple positions"

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    Former Employee - Multiple Positions in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Multiple Positions in Grass Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hills Flat Lumber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly staff, management is easy to talk to. Employees get good discounts. Internal job postings before they hire outside. If you're looking for advancing. Definitely a good first or second job if you are looking to gain skills.

    Cons

    Offered healthcare is not very good and is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Should ask employees what they would like changed. Some do have complaints.


  4. "Not a terrible seasonal job"

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    Former Employee - Loader in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Loader in Grass Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hills Flat Lumber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're basically getting paid to work out. You always have something to do so days go by quickly. Lower level management is awesome.

    Cons

    Upper level management is the worst. There's too much micromanaging. You are not trusted by your managers at all no matter how well you do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees so they don't all quit on you.


  5. "A Great Place To Work... as long as they can stay in business"

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    Current Employee - Nurseryman in Grass Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Nurseryman in Grass Valley, CA

    Pros

    I have very friendly coworkers and management, and a lot of the owners really take the time to get to know you by name quickly. It's really nice to work for a family-owned business, especially one with paid vacation and retirement benefits. I have a great Nursery manager who is very helpful and down to earth, and he does all he can to best accommodate me. The company offers good employee discounts, at slightly above cost. There are also two annual company functions- a BBQ in the summer and a holiday get-together in the winter. They raffle off products and paid days off!

    Cons

    Recently, Hills Flat Lumber laid off several employees to prevent going bankrupt supposedly. They were back recruiting new employees three months later, although I think they did bring SOME of the old employees back (they let go the least valuable and the laziest workers). I also asked two coworkers about raises they had received... one had worked for the company for over a year and had not received a raise, even after their annual review where they were told they were doing a good job and to expect a raise. They other has worked for the company for 5 years and only received 1 raise... but I don't think this person has asked for one before either (even though they deserve one).

    Advice to Management

    Get to know each other's departments so you can be more helpful all-around and you can fill in when needed. Make sure new employees know the basics of the different departments other than their own before putting them on the floor. Also, train them to understand the ordering days, receiving days, stocking procedures, account procedures and return policies. Make sure they know how to get assistance when they need it.