Good and honest place to work. Long hours but great training. Very good supervision and advice.Also somewhat good mechanical system, meaning the Wellons high pressure wood burning boiler. Only problem was that it had the wrong grate system.I had to manually clean the grates every day.
Standing and walk 8+ hours, bend and squat, lifting up to 20 pounds, push/pull loaded plant carts weighing up to 200 pounds. Duties may include planting plants on a moving line, put pots/plants on a moving line, set down pots/flats onto floor or tables, pick up and space pots/flats, hang hanging baskets using ladders, pinch plants, pick plants to ship, box plants to ship and may drive electric carts.
Every day might be different. I learned to deal with many different personalities. Be respectful to management. The Culture can be summarized as "we are in this together". I imagine this is true anywhere that people are working together. The hardest part about the job is some of the work you do makes you repeat the same motions for 10-13 hours. The most enjoyable part about this job is that you can learn a lot about industrial greenhouse labor and automation.
health care is good in my opinion
long hours of difficult work makes it hard to get things done outside of work.
Provide goods to customers such as clothing, general merchandise, grocery or other goods ready for purchase at retail stores. Supervise all employees when manager is away. Schedule and cover breaks and lunches for employees during their shift. Meet and greet customers. Answer customer inquiries. Answer phones. Stock and check out customers upon leaving. Responsible for deposit and safe. General clerical duties.
The shipping personnel are very unprofessional. They do not value their drivers. Dispatcher and current load scheduler do not communicate with drivers to see if we can legally take a load. Pay per mile is way under trucking standards. Trailers are equipped with lift gates that many do not work. Tractors are new from Penske. Not the best but new. I could go on and on. Home time is great. Long runs only gone a couple days.
Shipping and Receiving / Inventory Specialist (Current Employee) – Oberlin, OH – September 28, 2016
every day I must check all equipment, then do anything requested by any office staff and my countless bosses. while also receiving and delivering all fedex and UPS packages for the whole company. I unload receive and label all the plastic used, while keeping inventory and distributing to 4 different plants to keep all production running smoothly. I am in charge of 1-3 towmotor drivers and deligate they're daily duties /
Robotics Technician/ production technician & lead (Former Employee) – Oberlin, OH – September 15, 2016
you never know what to expect from day to day. Very unfair with the duties delegated to certain employees. I had harder and lower grade jobs frequently as a robotics tech than some newer entry-level laborers. I left because they have totally taken advantage of my loyalty and hard work to the point of exhaustion with no compensation.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – March 22, 2016
If you're looking for part time seasonal work this is a good job with a great company. Hours are flexible and you work mostly outside with plants. Supervisors were knowledgeable and trained you well. I would recommend this job if you're looking to work a seasonal part time/full time job.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Oberlin, OH – December 27, 2015
Worked hard and long shifts, mine was 7:30pm-6:00am weekdays only. I didnt relly learn anything besides better sleep schedules and to drink alot of coffee. The work is extremely easy but repetitive so after a while it gets boring and you get sleepy. Lunch was only 25 minutes and only got two other breaks (a 10 minute, and 5 minute) but by the time you got up front it was time to go back. The pay however was great (started off at 9.50 an hour) was bringing home anywhere between 400-500 a week.
Laborer (Current Employee) – Oberlin, OH – May 13, 2015
first off roll call to where you are placed with a group of co workers and a leader. being sent to a destination of where we prepare a task to do the job that is ordered. i learned to massively multitask quickly. plant manager is reasonable and a great boss. hardest part is the not knowing when getting off work. makes it hard with my family. family is very important to me and my son. i also don't speak spanish so it makes it a little difficult to understand other coworkers.