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A Comfortable Part time/Volunteer Job
Guest Services Representative (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAMarch 11, 2019
Longwood Gardens reputation is well earned for being a world class garden and it's staff plays a big role in providing that experience to guests. While information on daily tasks can change daily, management does their best to keep staff updated so they can perform at their best. It is a very welcoming community that is a great place to work part time or volunteer if you just about to retire.
Pros
Great work culture, excellent management, Free Admission to the gardens
Cons
Short breaks, Limited advancement
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poor
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PADecember 20, 2018
run far away, cut throat employees. need to be in "the club" to get a good raise. they do not care about employees. most people do not stay long, if they do they are lucky to have a job anywhere
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good place to work
HVAC Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PANovember 29, 2018
very understanding about anything that came up. they were willing to train you in other departments so any one could lend a helping hand when needed. always ready to teach you more if wanted.
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A great place to work
Natural Lands Caretaker (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PANovember 17, 2018
Working in the natural lands department at Longwood was awesome! The supervisor is incredibly kind and interested in helping you gain whatever skills you desire to learn.
Pros
free wildland firefighter cert
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4.0
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OK place to work, lots of maintenance repair
Boiler Operator (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PANovember 13, 2018
Lots of maintenance work, old and new systems to operate. Slow to give out raises per there review. Learning their systems more with each day. Lots of under ground tunnels with steam, water, air systems to watch. Good bunch of people to work with.
Pros
Free tickets to give out for Longwood Gardens
Cons
No training program for job!!!!
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3.0
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It was okay
Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAAugust 6, 2018
The people were pretty nice the managment was subpar so that is kind of a downside I’m not really sure what else to say on here or why I have to do this
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5.0
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One of the best jobs I have had
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJuly 9, 2018
Everyone that works there is friendly and helpful. It's a fun place to work with great hours. Management is amazing compared to other places I worked. Christmas season is crazy but not hard to handle once you get the hang of it.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Open on all holidays
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Fantastic first job
Garden Railway Attendant (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJuly 2, 2018
Hours were flexible, management went beyond expectations to help employees. It was an enjoyable working environment that encouraged me to take pride in my work.
Pros
Discounts, flexible hours, excellent working environment
Cons
None that I can think of
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3.0
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Used to be a great place to work.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square , PaJune 8, 2018
Once was a great place to work. They changed things with new Management. Management will not stand behind their staff, and they want to please EVERYONE...that doesn't include staff.
Pros
Half priced meals, excellent bennies if you can get a full time spot.
Cons
Don't unpack your bags if you work full time, or for an extended period of time. Management never stands behind the staff.
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Nice To Work
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAMay 29, 2018
It's a beautiful place to work. Winter is best. Snow can make things tricky. In the summer, the fountains are running. A lot of people come for the Orchids.
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A gerat place too teach.
Taxonomy Assistant Lecture (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAMarch 26, 2018
Longwood is a historical and horticultural paradise. It is an amazing place to teach people about plants and design. It is steeped in a historical precedence of a time very few know about. Its working conditions are excellent and the employees are knowledgable.
Pros
great place to hang out.
Cons
underfunded
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Great part time job
Guest Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAMarch 18, 2018
This is the idea job for anyone who wants a nice part time job. The greatest benefit is the use of the garden. Guests can be disgruntled and when it is busy, the stress level is high.
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World Class
Continuing Edu Instructor and Web course Designer (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAMarch 18, 2018
Support and teamwork from everyone to make sure everything is top notch. People will go out of their way to help and make sure things are done. Need to be the type that loves to be attentive to every detail and focus on high quality customer service
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Great place to work
Stationary Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAFebruary 9, 2018
The work environment was friendly and the hours were great. I would absolutely work there again if given the opportunity. I was taught how to maintain the boilers, as well as preventative maintenance to maintain the system.
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Laid-back work environment
Guest Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJanuary 10, 2018
It was an extremely pleasant work experience. The job was simple as it was just walk around the gardens and answer any questions that guests had. Fellow employees were kind.
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Fast paced enjoyable workplace
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PADecember 30, 2017
Longwood Gardens has been my place of employment for a few years now. They staff and management are exquisite. The perfect place to engage with guests if you are interested in the hospitality industry.
Pros
friendly, fast paced
Cons
long hours
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4.0
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Longwood Gardens
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PASeptember 13, 2017
I liked volunteering for longwood because it helped me learn about yard work, landscaping, and working with others. It also helped me clean up longwood for everyone to see.
Pros
Good people, Comunication
Cons
no cons
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Enjoyable workplace
Operational Service Seasonal Associate (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJuly 25, 2017
Longwood is an enjoyable workplace, with good employers that really get to know their employees and care about their well-being. You learn a lot about the gardens, and learn how to interact with guest from all different cultures from around the world.
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General theatrical load-ins/outs
Performance Technician (Current Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJuly 11, 2017
When I am at Longwood I typically work shows that require lighting and sound setup. We arrive a few hours before the performance and set things up. Then strike them after the show. Longwood is interesting because it has a space they call the "Open Air Theatre." Which is; exactly that. Having a theatrical space outside presents challenges traditional indoor theatre doesn't. These challenges include taking into account weather conditions and limited lighting options.
Pros
Food provided by Longwood
Cons
Late nights
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Ticketing Guest Services
Client Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Kennett Square, PAJune 29, 2017
Drive was long for me, Management favoritism and no one except the very special people of the world will ever work at LWG at a full time position. So... great if you are retired and have nothing else to do except play in the gardens but this place is not for everyone.
the crowds of people are unbelievable...
Pros
Free Tickets
Cons
Long Drive for me
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