Plumbing lead (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 24, 2013
I really enjoyed my time at orchard management made it real easy for me to be there as long as I was. The only reason why I'm not there anymore is because they closed my store down due to their bankruptcy.. It can be hard work but if you're the hard working type you will have no problem.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – July 18, 2017
I was a Paint department associate and responsible for knowledge of paint as well as the process in which you apply the product. I was a seasonal associate as well, selling exterior furniture, barbecues, christmas lights,sheds etc. occasional cashiering throughout the day when needed.
Gained very useful knowledge, great manager, very nice customers
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 5, 2017
The best thing about working at Orchard Supply Hardware is the people. I'v made great relationships in this company. Depending on your manager there is great opportunity to move up in the company. I was lucky enough to work up to the corporate office from the store level.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Tracy, CA – June 24, 2017
A typical say at Orchard involves many customer and many questions that really make you use your creativity. Having this job has taught me patience, innovation, and confidence. Management is by the rules; there is not much room for movement going of the ladder. The culture of the store is really positive and well managed. The hardest part of my job is coming up with create ways to solve customers problems. My favor part of my job is being challenged.
Nursery Associate (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – June 20, 2017
It was a stressful environment when I was working directly with customers, but luckily they had me in pick-up and in the nursery dept. It was very stressful at times and at others there was no stress at all when the store was almost empty. Management was o.k. the hardest part of the job was with assisting customers. I enjoyed the job when i was working by myself assembling displays and loading or unloading deliveries and or loading customer vehicles.
Hostler Driver (Former Employee) – Tracy, CA – June 12, 2017
I would go back to work for orchard without hesitation. One of the best companies to work for in Ca. They treat you like family benifits are excellent and you wake up every morning wanting to goto work.
I have been in the nursery business for over 20 yrs.
Buyer for plants (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – June 10, 2017
Enjoy working with customers and giving the information on when, where and how to plant their plants. Enjoy working as a team and working hard. Graduated from Mesa CC as a landscape aid and lanscape specialist at the top of my class. Also am a certified horticulturist and plant specialist. Started in the nursery business at the bottom and through many seminars and travel worked my way to the top.
Get to work with plants and customers again.
Hope I can work with people that are knowledgeable about plants
Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Tigard, OR – June 1, 2017
Overall I would classify Orchards as a good place to work. As a part time employee I work in a variety of departments. I enjoy stocking as well as interacting with customers. The employees get a long well.
Cashier, Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – May 24, 2017
I was thrown in as a cashier, which doesn't require much training, but when I wanted to move up to other positions, no one would train me. People are always calling out sick, so being called in on off days is a common occurrence.
the employees were great, the managment was not!!!!
ELECTRICAL\PLUMING\STOCKING (ASSOCIATE) (Former Employee) – Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 – May 21, 2017
5a.m. stocking then on sales floor rest of day their was no training. it was a good thing in knew about what I was doing from past handyman exp, hardest part of job was dealing with managers that did not seem like they have ever been managers before. when I started the manager was great,but they shipped him off to another store. in 4 years I went through 5 managers that should tell you something