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Stein Gardens & Gifts Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Customers service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Oconomowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are part of a family

    Cons

    You have to work outside rain/sleet/and shine

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Lead in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stein's has very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    They make you do a lot of hard work and expect more and more out of you every day...without raising your pay.

  3. "Physical work, good high school job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts part-time

    Pros

    good high school job, but not good for a career

    Cons

    raises are given once a year and will never amount to more than 25 cents at the maximum. Usually 10 - 15 cents is more common.


  4. "Great summer job"

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

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts part-time

    Pros

    Outside, work with plants, discounts on products, easy interview

    Cons

    Seasonal, strict dress codes, no full time opportunities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some co-workers were really nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    Poor management within HR
    Does not follow protocol
    Does not abide by what is within the written agreement
    Gossip is a major problem within there culture

    Advice to Management

    More work and less talk; don't make the problems worse by copying negative behaviors.


  6. "Great starting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time

    Pros

    Time off is given to you when asked

    Cons

    Management and corporate are changing things not good


  7. "Not all terrible..."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relaxed workplace, good learning opportunity if seeking a future job in landscaping or horticulture.

    Cons

    Very low wages, almost no opportunities for pay increase or promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay minimum just a little bit.

  8. "Good summer job for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time

    Pros

    Working outside was a major bonus.

    Cons

    Management was disrespectful to seasonal workers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "High turnover because of poor treatment of employees"

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    Current Employee - Nursery Stock Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Nursery Stock Lead in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wide variety of work to do. Not boring. Good for outdoor types.

    Cons

    Many. Don't expect fair treatment, a consistent schedule, to matter in any way except as a worker bee, good communication, decent pay, or a chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like you care.


  10. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stein Gardens & Gifts full-time

    Pros

    They tried really hard to give me any requested days off.

    Cons

    The company's structure is very top heavy.


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