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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "PR Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are incredibly friendly and are pretty relaxed. All that being said, they definitely have a "Work Hard Play Hard" culture. If you're working on the Flower Show, it's going to be one of the most exciting experiences you'll ever have. Everyone in the organization come together and work hard as a team to put on an amazing one week show. The office is beautiful, there's almost always free food, and they always celebrate birthdays. A very enjoyable and fun environment to be in. Highly recommend if you're looking for an internship where you can learn about event planning, media relations and blogging.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons to be honest. If anything, they aren't looking to hire you full-time after your internship ends (maybe unless there's a position open)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "PHS can be a good place to work if you are willing to deal with their status quo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    PHS headed up some great projects that really affect the way people view and use public spaces in and around Philadelphia. Neighborhoods were improved, streetscapes were beautified and parks were made more user friendly.
    Vacation/Flex time is plentiful and the health benefits are fairly good for a smaller organization.

    Cons

    The management structure is archaic. Decisions must pass through multiple levels of management before even being considered, let alone implemented. There is a lot of ego-tripping amongst management that keeps good ideas from surfacing and good employees from being promoted.
    Pay is relatively low, compared to comparable private sector work.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to be self-reliant. The unwieldy management structure meant nothing ever got done in a timely manner, as an employee would have to go through two managers, a sub committee and a firing squad of nay-sayers to get anything done.

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society part-time

    Pros

    great coworkers and relaxed environment

    Cons

    minimum pay, hard to advance


  4. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most employees were committed to the work of the organization

    Cons

    Leadership had much to be desired.