Seasonal Lead Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Sterling, VA – June 22, 2017
A typical day is walking through a home depot and making sure no plants look really out of place. Then you proceed to take care of a cart delivery if you have one, and transport it to the appropriate location/or put the new product down on an available space. Management is pretty relaxed, but has its moments. The hardest part is pulling a 40 cart delivery, with maybe one other person to help you. Very labor intensive, and not the job of choice for most females, but there are several female employees. You are satisfied from the physical work out, but it does take energy out of you. Some days there isn't a whole lot to do, except during peak season (April-May).
Garden Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Upper Darby, PA – June 21, 2019
For me this was the perfect garden job. Rain or shine. Fast paced and nice management who worked with me. My coworkers were nice and most of the time you work by yourself which is heavenly because the job is super easy.
Worst management i've ever experienced, managers micromanaged everything you did.
Product Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 15, 2019
I worked here last year, and it was great. The managers were never breathing down your neck and you usually worked by yourself. You would come in at 8am and do the work you were assigned until you were scheduled to leave. The managers told me at the beginning of the job that they were open to new ideas and ways to get work done. They also told me it would be like last year where we would basically run the store ourselves and do the work the way we thought was best. It couldn't have been a bigger lie. For the month or so i worked there this season (before quitting) it was just the managers telling me what to do and how to do it. If you try to do something your way or try to do it in a more efficient way you get chastised and they wont allow it. Both of the managers were never on the same page which led to having to do things over and over and undoing things just to redo them later. It was very aggravating. They would always micro-manage everything you did because they wanted it to be done their way. The managers would come in earlier than us merchandisers and they would do a large portion of the work which resulted in me having to leave early alot of the days because there was simply not enough work to do. This resulted in low hours and ultimately low pay. Only when the managers left for the day did it feel like last years experience. I was disappointed to see how awful the job had become as i was excited to work for team purple again. Oh well.
decent pay, easy work (for the most part), free water (sometimes)
Product Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 15, 2019
First off, this job is extremely easy and the work itself is not that bad. However, both managers here are terrible and breath down your necks 24/7. Not to mention my manager was extremely picky and only wanted things done his way even if another manager/district manager would say it is ok. Ultimately resulting in the team redoing the entire store. Another big con was that one of my “managers” wasn’t supposed to even be in that store. Thats right, she was assigned to a leesburg store but since she was dating the other manager (which im pretty sure is not allowed) she would come in to drive his sister who could not speak english well or do 50% of the work. She couldn’t reach the top carts, speak fluent english, or lift some of the product. She was clearly given the job due to her relationship with the manager. Another extremely big con was how poorly the instructions were given by the managers. An example would he “hey can u put those over there next to those guys” and i would have absolutely no idea what he was talking about. If that wasn’t bad enough, some texts I received from the manager would be grammatically incorrect. One example i have saved in my phone is “I’m just asking on the group chat ok for the people that are in today ??” If anyone can translate please do. Also, despite their intimate relationship, both managers were often confused and never on the same page resulting in the employees redoing their mistakes. Overall, i would give bell nursery no more than a 1 star review. If you would like to be greeted by a man who is clearly not intelligent at all, super passivemore... aggressive, and is borderline arrogant, then bell nursery is the job for you.less
Seasonal Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Broomall, PA – June 5, 2019
I love working at bell, it keeps you fit, you get to interact with people, and learn many new things about flowers. Its fast paced, but exciting. They work with your schedule. It is seasonal, but they are an amazing company!
Dock Worker (Current Employee) – Newark, DE – May 8, 2019
Was one of the easiest labor jobs i had you pick orders n roll carts around a warehouse for 8 hrs unless you wanna stay for oveetime it gets busy for a few months then dies off but people was cool ill be back had to move all day
I worked for 2 years but manager changed I believe she did not like men on her staff
Manage Merchandise Customer Service (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 27, 2019
Worked there and I think I did a great untill new supervisor came in I think she did not like men around the operation I never understood why I never got why I never got called back but I think it was because I was a man
If you want to work for a company that’s all about lies and this is your company the management is horrible
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Michigan – March 7, 2019
I worked for this company for over a year all they did is lie lie and lie the management is horrible it is ran awful They say one thing they do the other they promise you stuff and never come through they treat you horribly their product far as annual and perennials last summer we awful
Driver (Former Employee) – Elkridge, MD – November 7, 2018
Bell nursery is a very good place to work if your about your money easy money can be made . I was working almost 50 hours a week with no hesitation.... i was a seasonal worker tho.. i hope they call me back
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – High Point, NC – October 22, 2018
Working for Bell Nursery was a huge learning experience. I worked alone many days. The hardest part of the job was working in the cold/rain. We used our hands for every task so it was difficult to have cold and wet hands. The most enjoyable part of the job was working outdoors, organizing the beautiful plants.
Beautiful days, meeting people, learning about plants
Seasonal merchandiser (Former Employee) – Greenwood, IN – August 26, 2018
I liked working there. I am very independent and this job gave me the ability to do that. Any time I had a question my supervisor was there with an answer and if she didn't have one she would get back with me quickly.
Good place to work for a seasonal full/part-time job
Seasonal Merchandiser (Former Employee) – South Hill, VA – August 18, 2018
This was a seasonal merchandising job. The job started out as full time, but then as the gardening season started to wind down so did my hours. I enjoyed the work and the work environment. Most of the work was out doors in the garden center. This job was very rewarding. I learned a great deal about different plants and caring for plants. I was given a planogram to follow then left alone to complete the work. This job required a lot of physical activity such as lifting, pulling, reaching, kneeling and pushing carts. For a short time I supervised two part time employee's. Regular inventories were also required.