Department Head/Department Buyer (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – June 18, 2018
It’s a really great job if you don’t like spending your time indoors! You work with good, fun-loving people and to have to have a passion for plants. Armstrong will even help you learn more, if you want to take that path
Talent Acquisition Specialist / Recruiting Manager (Former Employee) – California – October 23, 2018
I was so excited to work for this company- but within a few weeks I knew I had made a mistake. Beautiful stores and products. But the employees are mistreated by Corporate Management. Everyone is overworked, underpaid and NOT APPRECIATED.
The company really plays up the ESOP program, which is they’re excuse for not paying a living wage or offering affordable insurance. People are required to work in the blistering heat and have to earn things like water bottles and popsicles. Raises are pennies if you get anything at all. I can go work fast food and make more money and have better benefits.
It’s a very defeating environment... and if you complain, they turn it around on you and try to make you feel like everything is your fault.
Beautiful products and you get to work outside
Low pay, horrible benefits and no recognition for a job well done
Landscape Architect (Former Employee) – Laguna Niguel, CA – August 14, 2018
This place is a joke do not waste your time here...pay is pathetic would be better of working for anybody but this guys!!! Hope this helps you in your job search. Best of luck and remember stay away from this place they suck!!!!!
Retail Office Clerk (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – June 16, 2018
Fulltime doesn't mean 40 hours. Title office clerk, will be hardly in the office and more cashiering than anything. No advancement w/o being CCNP. Benefits are expensive. Will take a long time to be eligible for ESOP. However, flexible work hours to a degree. Good co-workers & personalities.
Cashier, Customer Service, and Sales (Former Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – May 2, 2018
Armstrong's provides its employee with horticulture classes that allow you to advance within the company. It's a great place to work customers are buying plants so they are happy. The most enjoyable part of the day is helping customers. Whereas the hardest is being outdoors in cold weather. They provide their employees with great shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets.
The new HR director has an unconventional way of hiring managers. Not all manager trainees liked plants, I thought that was odd.
I would still be working and loving my job if they had a retail location in the Coachella Valley.
It would be great place if they replaced all TOP Management
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Glendora, CA – April 8, 2018
Overall I had a great time at Armstrong Corporate office in my 5 years, but top corporate management was a tight nit spoiled group of not what you know but who do you know people. That in the end was the reason why I gladly left, not a fair place to work.
Green shirt (Former Employee) – Northern California – March 14, 2018
Poor pay, horrible management, spring time hours are long then they cut your hours in the summer/fall. Huge disconnect between ground level managers and upper management. High turn over rate. Upper management doesn’t want to hear about problems only care about how much money you make them.
Working outside with beautiful plants.
Benefits are expensive and doesn’t cover a lot. Hours, management, pay, high turn over.
Sales Associate / Consulting Rosarian (Former Employee) – Glendora, CA – March 9, 2018
I would never recommend this place to work and I will never set foot in a store again. It is too small of a company for 'officers' at the top to forget what it was like to work at a store. They underpay their employees and lie to them about the daily need to knows of the company. NOPE
Maintenance Associate (Former Employee) – Tustin, CA – February 21, 2018
The benefits, pay, and treatment of employees are very fair because the company's stock is also held by the employees at every level. The learning curve is steep for anyone who doesn't already know how to take care of a variety of plants.
benefits, fair pay, ethical treatment of employees
Maintenance Associate (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – October 11, 2017
A Typical day at work is watering the plants and picking up soil bags and bring them to the customers cars. What I learned about this job was about timing my work. and teamwork. Management was really good. The workplace culture was really nice. and it a really good environment. The Hardest Part of the job was when it was really busy i had to multitask and put water on the plants and help with the customers. The Most Enjoyable part of the job was meet new people.
Nursery Professional (Former Employee) – Claremont, CA – August 9, 2017
Great place to acquire tons of horticultural knowledge & meet people who are also as interested in the horticultural industry. Flexible scheduling if still in school as well. Must be able to handle working in all weather conditions, from hot summer days to pouring rain.