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  1. "Tree of Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tree of Life full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for while in the field. Management team was very knowledgeable.
    Company had a good safety program.

    Cons

    Low pay and no bonus structure for field managers. Account payable was slow with expense reimbursement. Insurance was expensive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good until new management took over in 2005"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Linestocker in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Linestocker in Clackamas, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours. If your homelife sucks, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours and you get burned out on the overtime. After 2.5 years I was only making 2.28 more per hour, and that is with internal job compensations and differentials.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like machines.


  3. "Worse Job Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit package is relatively good for the Dalas area, although, compensation is not competitive.

    Cons

    Treat employees poorly.
    Poor HR department

    Advice to Management

    Should look very closely at HR department. There is very little or no concern for its employees. Everyone is looking for a way to blame employees instead of management.


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  5. "wish it was better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    number of personal days off.
    Benefits package is very nice, if you are there long enough to use it.
    number of different shifts allows flexability.

    Cons

    Would not allow you to go home if sick.
    Refused personal days
    Use performance as punidhment when not at 100%, but ridiculed if not at peak performance.
    management lets you know you are not important.

    Advice to Management

    People want to work, but when you make us feel we are expendable and of little worth to the company, you can't expect a loyal work force. You don't lead by abusing people, you lead by caring.


  6. "Breaking The Law"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice Equipment. Nice people. Very good job benefits.

    Cons

    Senior drivers think speeding is justified when training new hires. They show no concern about your well being telling you to "follow them" at speeds in excess of 70 mph at night on a posted 55 mph highway. They are obviously "in good" with management, but this does not justify breaking the Federal Laws.

    Advice to Management

    Time the delivery time on overnight long runs and DO the Math.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Passing grade for Tree of Life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a route servicing grocery stores. I do not have an office to go to or check in with anyone from the company. I go to work, do my job, then go home. As long as I get my job done and do my best to keep the stores happy no one really looks over my shoulder. I do not sit all day at a desk and look at a computer.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. They have tried several methods, email, snail mail, voice mail. I believe
    all have failed. Not sure why, but they should try to solve this issue.
    No team spirit, do not even know who most of the other employees are.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, better mileage reimbursement, LOCAL company Holiday party,


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tree of Death"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some flexibility
    You are pretty much working independently

    Cons

    pay for the amount of work you are given
    manangement
    mileage pay is way below average
    amount of work for money paid
    attitude of management when time off is needed or if you call in sick
    not all employees treated equally
    they do not provide you the tools and means to provide good customer service
    if help is needed they do not respond even if it means the customer suffers
    they do not care about you as a person
    they do not compensate you for using your minutes on your personal cell phone

    Advice to Management

    The entire employee package and management needs to be examined and major changes need to be made if they want to keep valuable, hard working, loyal employees.


  9. "Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Consultant
    Current Contractor - Sales Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tree of Life as a contractor

    Pros

    Great staff and management is very supportive, encouraging and friendly. Excellent communication by management. Always good energy within the store. Amazing 50% discount on clothing and 25% off homewares and accessories.

    Cons

    Store can get very hectic and messy but this isn't uncommon with busy retail stores. Rosters are created weekly or bi-weekly, it depends.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing an excellent job, keep at it! I would also say reward hard working staff with increased hours and promotion opportunities.


  10. "Good workplace, lots of philanthropy in the business, still runs a bit like a family business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gold Coast (Australia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gold Coast (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tree of Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Product is easy to sell because of various environmentally friendly factors. Has a high return customer rate. It's fantastic to be able to see all of the philanthropic endeavours that the company takes part in. Good salary.

    Cons

    Company lacks the organisation and set of standards (eg rules of returns) that a big retail organisation has. Also the POS system is very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Get a quicker pos system, sales were lost because of the time it took. Figure out the rules regarding returns, the easier it is to return, the more likely the customer will come back because there will be no conflict.


  11. "The company preaches accountability but doesn't hold anyone accoutable for their behabviour or decisions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tree of Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Contensed work weeks with everyone other Friday off. This is optional

    Cons

    They value longevity with the company versus performance. They allow employees to harass and abuse other employees all in the name of trying to improve th business

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to talk the talk than walk the walk. Stop jsut talking about what to do and start actually doing it. There is no action. If you ignore it, it will never get better