Recruiting Associate (Former Employee) – Watsonville, CA – March 13, 2018
I had a good time working here. It was, however, a mental challenge to work comfortably in an office for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, getting paid twice the hourly rate as the nursery workers, who worked 10 hours a day, 6 days a week.
Merchant Lead (Former Employee) – Bellingham, WA – October 10, 2017
My supervisor was knowledgeable and understanding of merchandising and educational on plants. Flexibility and job direction was great. Learned a lot on retail and thank my supervisor for being a part of it.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 27, 2017
I love working for Smith gardens. You pretty much work by yourself . My manager wouid come to my store a couple times a week and other then that you are responsible for following the P.o.g. and doing your best. The company has other employees that work year round. My job is only seasonal. So no benefits or vacation . That is the only drawback.
Work alone, just being able to work outside during spring and summer is great to me
Nursery Worker (Former Employee) – Marysville, WA – September 18, 2017
I worked very hard 12 hour shifts everyday sometimes Saturdays and I only got a 50 cent raise finally after a year, didn't get paid for over time or have any benefits so it was just not the ideal job for me at the time.
Supervisor Assistant (Former Employee) – Marysville, WA – February 13, 2017
At Smith Gardens Floral nursery I would help the supervisor out with little tasks and always checking all orders were placed on time and printed and reviewed daily. Always finished my work on time and did as told. It was a great place to work at and learned a lot and took that knowledge to my other jobs.
Lead Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Oak Harbor, WA – August 24, 2016
No Management interaction therefore no chance to make a career. Seasonal. Pro is they are flexible with hours but put a lot of pressure. I would recommended job for someone just looking for a side job.
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) – Bellingham, WA – April 27, 2016
I worked here for a seasonal job and it was a terrible time. The work was completely fine, but one co-worker just made things awful. None of the people I worked with could speak English, which is fine but a co-worker who was suppose to help me with all the heavy lifting, purposely slowed down his own pace so that I would do most of the work. This happened during my first week but then turned out to just be okay later on.
Gardener (Former Employee) – Richland, WA – September 9, 2015
I learn how to take care of flower properly and how to make stuff for prom. People there were nice. They know what to do when the customer is rude and they do a reeally good job about it and stay clam about it.
Garden Center Merchandiser (Seasonal) (Former Employee) – Spokane Valley, WA – August 7, 2015
Unloaded and merchandised flowers. How to make plants appealing to the customers which brings in money. Management team was great. Normally I worked by myself. Nothing hard about this job. Being outside/