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Working with flowers all day
Plant Merchandiser (Former Employee), Miami, FLJuly 14, 2014
Pros: working with flowers
Cons: part time
Very peaceful and relaxing working with flowers and shrubs all day by myself.Helping customers with their questions about their garden and building and designing end caps with product.
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Excellent Company to work for!
Payroll & Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee), Miami, FLMay 9, 2014
I was with Costa Farms for 6 years, and no two days were the same, which was great and it kept me busy and sharp!

I learned so much from my co-workers, skills that are invaluable, and management always had an open-door policy.

I would have stayed with them for many years to come if it not had been for me moving outside of the country. They are a great – more... company, one of the best aspects about them was that they were a large corporation, but had that family environment that made it easy to love. – less
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Was a pleasure to serve the customers and build relationships with affiliates.
Supervisor and Sales Representative (Former Employee), Southwest FloridaMarch 9, 2014
Pros: commissions
Cons: culture
I enjoyed greatly the customers and the professional relationships I built and maintained along the way.
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Fun, Easy, but hard on finances and family
Movement Supervisor (Current Employee), Asheville, NCFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: fun, easy, quick advancement
Cons: wages, no benefits, and no set schedule.
Costa is a great place to work. The hours are not set which causes major problems. You dont know if you are working 8 hours or 14. You don't know if you are working 5 days or 7. The job itself is easy. The enviorment is fun. The bosses are very supportive. Advancement can happen quick. Pay is low and no overtime since it is agriculture. Benefits stink. – more... If you can hold out and do good you will be rewarded but its hard to live on the low wages during that time. – less
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Great place to work, plenty hours, and works with me on time off for class.
Greenhouse Worker (Current Employee), Leister, NCApril 27, 2013
Pros: working with flowers
Cons: the 12hr shifs, 6 days a week
Caring for flowers. I have learned how to get flowers and plants ready to ship and sale. The management will work right along side us if needed. Co-workers are help full and kind. Being on feet on concrete floors for 12hrs
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Maintenace Department and Staff
Maintenance Manager (Former Employee), Asheville, NCDecember 12, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, i was free to run my department as i felt it needed to be run
Cons: low wages, no healthcare that anyone could afford
1) My maintenace department was a disaster when I took the position, my staff nothing to work with equipment wise, no parts in stock, no form of direction and a multitude of issues. At the time of my arrival, I had to immediately set up vendors to supply everything we needed. the 1st two months we gutted the shop and threw or dent to a recycle area – more... 95% of junk that was not usable and build a fully functionable maintenance shop. We set up an inventory system to measure what was going out for parts & supplies to an automatic replacement of items with my suppliers. I also had to implement a PM schedule, daily task sheets for my staff, and worked with setting some of my staff up to get some training for their job. We were able to build a shop that was functionable and supplied very well so my staff could do their jobs on a daily basis.

2) 75% of my staff are of Latino background and there was a communication problem, plus they're not US citizens, so I was actively working with them in order to allow them the opprotunity to get a GED, SS# and file for classes in industrial maintenance in the area. My staff was great, they were always willing and able to perform any task needed and believe me there was a lot to do everyday. Sometimes I would have to explain or work along side of them to do a task but everyone caught on very quickly and it made for a smooth transition. – less
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A day at Costa
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Leicester, NCSeptember 9, 2012
Pros: good work environment and good work/home balance
Cons: health care benefits were very pricey due to being a small company
Costa offered good training for the positions they offered and once you learned your duties they let you work independantly which is what I like. Overall the management was very good, down to earth and cared about your needs. But like anywhere as long as you are doing your job properly you usually don't have any problems.
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A day at Costa
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Leicester, NCSeptember 9, 2012
Pros: good work environment and good work/home balance
Cons: health care benefits were very pricey due to being a small company
Costa offered good training for the positions they offered and once you learned your duties they let you work independantly which is what I like. Overall the management was very good, down to earth and cared about your needs. But like anywhere as long as you are doing your job properly you usually don't have any problems.
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grading, picking, packing
Grader (Former Employee), pooraka, saAugust 20, 2014
Pros: i liked the job as we started early mornings and finished mornings
Cons: really needed more hours
I learnt how to grade mushrooms.
pick for orders and pack onto pallets.
I enjoyed working this kind of job.