Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Chantilly, VA – August 4, 2012
seeing what tables need to be redone, put out fresh plants, consolidate carts. I learned about different plants, my manager was was awesome to work for, coworkers were easy to work with and helpful. The hardest part was answering customer questions about the plants, most enjoyable was the work itself and helping customers and meeting new people.
A typical day at work: straighten, replenish and ensure products are priced. On shipment days, you will pull product in store on carts and place it according to where management tells you to put it. I learned alot about plants. The on-site manager is very helpful. The hardest part of the job is putting out the product while working in crowded conditions. The most enjoyable part of the job is the workout you will get from doing the work...
(+) Sufficient training, fast-paced, teamwork, fair pay, and you will learn alot about plants.
(-) Hours are minimal and not guaranteed if you are entry-level; Last-second scheduling, the carts can be heavy, no mileage compensation, you will be giving alot of customer service not related to your product that Home Depot employees should be providing but cannot due to being understaffed.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Severn, MD – April 5, 2017
I worked in two separate districts for Plant Partners, at one everything was really organized with great connection to that store's L&G Dept Manager. At the other, management was your biggest enemy in getting work done properly.
At the former, you'd have someone to work out great ideas with and make the place great. At the other, it was honestly a lazy get it done crapshoot. The experience honestly depends on yourself, your coworkers, your market, and the associates/management of the store you work at.
Vendor (Former Employee) – Wilson, NC – January 22, 2017
I absolutely loved working for Plant Partners. The Staff was wonderful to work with, the environment was friendly and warm, and there was always work to be done.
It was hard work, which unfortunately I was not as skilled as I would have liked at the more physical aspects, but my co-workers were incredibly supportive, encouraging me to be better and work harder, and I never lost heart in what I had to do.
I unfortunately could not continue as I no longer had transportation to and from work, as I was living in a different county.
But overall, the company, the staff, and the work are all wonderful.
Hard work, always work to be done, friendly environment and staff, it is outside most of the time
Physically taxing sometimes, have to work at decent pace, not much downtime aside from break
This was one of my first jobs. Awesome as a summer job, you're outside all day! I love plants in general so it was great. I learned a lot about caring for plants while working here so my thumb got a little bit greener. One part that I loved about working here was that the hours were very consistent. I would usually work Mon-Fri 8-1. They worked with my schedule if I had a day that I needed off as well. Only thing negative is that the manager was very intimidating at times and was very dry. I didn't know if she was being serious, joking or mad at times. For the most part I was the only merchandiser at my location and worked alone, which I didn't mind at all. If I had any questions at all I could call the assistant manager and she answered any and everything.
being outside, good hours for part time
sometimes very hot work, snappy management at times
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – July 21, 2016
Work begins early and is demanding, but rewarding. Working with plants and people is fabulous. Management is helpful and lets you set your own pace. Co workers are great and always willing to help. The hardest part of the job is battling the elements outside, hot, cold. The most enjoyable part is the customers. Helping them, teaching them, and watching them leave satisfied.