Cashier (Former Employee) – scarborough – 9 April 2017
Really fun and changing atmosphere- you learn a lot, they hire students, great for a first job or for those passionate for plants. It is very professional though, you have to take it seriously! really nice and caring staff, and really interesting and beautiful stuff for sale. cons- too many genetically modified plants but they do sell organic. there is also pressure to recommend certain brand name products that are not natural or necessary to be putting in the earth, and this is the biggest ethical con. it would be nice for a them to be a truly green and eco-friendly company as they somewhat appear, but their efforts to do so lack integrity and purpose. They do have a wonderful bio-pond that saves tons of water every year watering the plants, however the company seems to care more for their profit in the long run than their footprint on the earth.
plants everywhere, sunlight, healthy and lively and FUN
they make you push sales for their brand, extreme weather in winter/summer, seasonal based hours
Nursery Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 4 July 2016
Overall Sheridan provides good work experience. There is a beautiful atmosphere and an excellent selection for guests. I have learned a large amount of information regarding plant identification and care. I enjoy my time spent working with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job are the strenuous conditions. As an outside job, the experience is only as good as the weather. The management is stressful to deal with worker needs, but all provide a high level of product knowledge. The most enjoyable part of the job is working in the nursery watering the shrubs and trees.
Guest Service Agent (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 June 2016
Generally a very good place to work, though the people are what make the place. If you have a good lot of people that year, it can be very enjoyable, but there are people who make the experience potentially worse. Overall in my experience it has been great.
Co-op Student - Service Provider (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 April 2016
I enjoyed it and learned about retailing a lot more and understood how to maintain good customer service and how to organize and keep track of our products. The co-workers were friendly and they kept me on track on everything situation we encountered.
Salesperson and Delivery Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 April 2016
A typical day at work would consist of selling plant material to customers, and going on deliveries across Toronto and Mississauga. This was a great and easy going environment I learned many new skills such as, how to sell products to customers, how to be confident when doing so, how to deal with complaints and problems accordingly, and also how to plant and keep care of many different types of plants, flowers and trees. The management was amazing at sheridan, very helpful, productive and outgoing! My co-workers were also very nice people, very easy to get along with, and also very helpful around the store. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was learning about the products around the store and tactics of which helped me sell these products.
Carry Out/Guest Services (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 2 January 2016
Good working environment, friendly co-workers, management team is alright, mostly understanding and flexible when asked if could be dismissed early if required to, good for those who enjoy physical labour, hard to keep busy during Fall and Winter seasons typically a regular eight hour shift that mostly involves helping to load heavier objects in to customer's vehicles, can be difficult to assist customers in the summer when it is at it's peak time
Schedule posting late, not like most stores posting scheduled hours 2-3 weeks in advance
I enjoyed working there but didn't give me a explanation of why the let me go.
Guest service (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 23 April 2015
ongoing, always moving, co-workers were respectful, enjoyed the accomplishments at the end of the job. Had to unloaded racks of heavy plants and materials. Tear down and rebuild seasonal appliances in the workplace.
nursery worker and carry out (Current Employee) – kitchener, On – 29 July 2014
start the day by getting a radio, used frequently to communicate as the store is large and we are all scattered throughout either helping guests or lifting stuff
trucks come in with trees and potted plants, I lift them off the truck and put them on a skid. a forklift carries them away
someone once told me that there is no such thing as a stupid question. At Sheridan, the only questions I am ever asked are stupid questions. For example, "how much does this plant cost." I would like to respond, "I don't have time for this, I am currently balancing a heavy wooden skid on my head. Why don't you just read the price tag." But I instead say, "This plant costs $X.99. And we also have a 25% sale on dahlia's. How else may I help you?"
Despite the minor inconveniences, the people whom I worked with at Sheridan are sweet hearts. Funny, charming, and super cool. I wish I could take them with me to my next job.
I enjoyed my time at sheridan and the work was straight forward. It was easy to balance my job with my schoolwork and baseball schedule, but unfortunately as the summer season began my regular 3 shifts a week were not given to me. I enjoyed working with the other employee's around me and I learned a lot about plants and other outdoor products we sold and by the end of my time there I felt that I was able to help customers on a regular basis and not worry about misinforming them or having to ask other employee's for assistance.
Sales, Custom Design (Former Employee) – North York – 9 December 2013
A typical day would include checking to see if all orders are ready to go out for that day, setting up what needs to be delivered , helping customers, taking new orders, executing designs, plant care, visual merchandising and then clean up. It was a fun workplace to work in. Great Team! However, there wasn't enough training for the staff, so the managers were over worked, and the employees were under worked, which made busy days really frustrating for both staff and customers.