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  1. "good co"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering full-time

    Pros

    i good co to work for

    Cons

    not enough gas money for travel


  2. "Ivy Acres"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Environment - Good coworkers, Great Bosses
    Lots of Freedom - Can leave when work is done

    Cons

    Forced Time off if raining
    No Benefits - Hourlywage can be cut into if you take some time off

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what theyre doing, its a great place to work for a summer job. Good structure and very laid back

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Truck Driver. Random work, not steady, not worth aggravation"

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Vineland, NJ
    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Vineland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get your feet wet in trucking, make a couple bucks and gain experience. Good if you're retired or as supplemental income

    Cons

    Not steady work or pay, benefits expensive, sit around at home wondering if you're working the following day or they'll call you in your day off to work for a few hours. Not good for people with a family or who need study hours to pay bills. FT guys get under 30 hours in off season so they can't collect partial Truck Driver. Your either busting your butt 70 hours a week , getting just enough hours to not be able to collect unemployment or laid off. Shipping manager doesn't tell you if you have work until 6-7pm the night before they want you in at 3
    Am. Hardest workers get shat on while the cry babies get all the work and the easier routes. They claim $1000/week but that only happens a few weeks out of the season the rest of the time your getting less than 30 hours a week and begging for scraps. If you're desperate they'll let you run errands for them... Go pick up oil or antifreeze, run junk to the local scrapyards, run to Home Depot or Walmart or BJs for the office workers. Nothing steady about it except for study disappointments most of the time. Lazy guys can half asp their jobs , but other drivers bust their asps and have to pick up slack. They'll hire brokers for long haul routes before offering to FT drivers so they don't have to pay them hourly rate to sleep in truck or put up in hotel. Constantly using brokers instead of offering runs to company drivers. Seniority means nothing. New drivers they like or who bizatch will get better runs .

    Advice to Management

    Plan loads better , instead of shipping every cart you have on order in one day. Make sure FT drivers get at least 40 hours every week . Off runs to FT guys before assigning to PT drivers or expensive brokers.


  4. "I loved my Job it's sad to say there are manager that don't know how to do their job"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - District Manager in Vineland, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love making the stores look their every best I took pride in my Job and I loved working with everyone

    Cons

    Making sure everyone under me was on the same page and making sure I listened to what my guys had to say and trying to make things easier for everyone. Made sure we did our best at our jobs and make our stores look the grand opening at all times and making

    Advice to Management

    To make sure they don't just listen to here say. Also do your best at making sure everyone is treated equally. There should not be any manager that are only worried about job security because that will hold the company back


  5. "merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calverton, NY
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calverton, NY

    I have been working at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    it good job an fun

    Cons

    it a team player job


  6. "It was a nice place to work at one time."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calverton, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Calverton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Once you are hired for one job you are given more and more responsibilities without compensation. No raises except for upper management. Constantly changing the company policies to take more privileges away from employees. Poor communication between sales and accounting office. Upper management does not lead by example. In fact, they are uncooperative and make doing your job difficult . No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Practice better communication with employees and departments that need direction and data.


  7. "Terrible"

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    Former Contractor - Seasonal Merchandiser in Edison, NJ
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Merchandiser in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were honestly no pros in this job. Starting pay of 10 dollars an hour was okay.

    Cons

    Employees frequently got high on the job, things were done that weren't in the job description. Not a safe work environment at all.

  8. "Too much politics."

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    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Area Supervisor in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    health insurance, work outside, friendly employees and associates, family owned company, physical labor is great, chance to learn about merchandising and horticulture

    Cons

    bad management, almost zero breaks, work off the clock, no room to move up, management drama, politics, wrong people in upper management, good employees have been driven away, low work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing politics and treat your employees like decent people.


  9. "Nice family-run business"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Shirley, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in Shirley, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ivy Acres Van De Wetering part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, friendly, offered helpful feedback

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Don't spread yourself too thin