Terra Greenhouses Employee Reviews

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Great people but awful management!
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Maple, ON17 July 2017
Most of your coworkers are great and as people the managers are good but the way Terra is run is just awful. You do not know how many hours you are going to get week to week, they let you go without any warning and they consider you seasonal no matter how long you have worked there. Since you are always considered seasonal you will never get benefits and you will never work enough hours to get a raise. The managers talk about employees badly in front of other employees and they bad mouth you behind your back. Sometimes they won't allow you to take all of your breaks (including your legally owed lunch) even on a 10 hour shift.

I would avoid applying here unless you are VERY desperate. I ignored the reviews and here I am now.

Most of the time they are flexible with your time off requests. During the approx. 2 months that the Vaughan store is closed they "lay you off" and give you the proper forms to collect EI.
Pros
Nice coworkers
Cons
Terra Greenhouses is very poorly run.
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Good for young people looking for a short term job
Department Manager (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON20 February 2016
Not a well managed company, they can't make up their collective minds on anything! If they make a mistake it doesn't matter but if one of the workers make a mistake its the end of the world. Good place for kids moving on to college or high school. Not a good place for anyone trying to make a living.
Pros
Filtered drinking water
Cons
Long hours, unorganized
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Wonderful place to work and shop!
SENIOR MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Waterdown, ontario6 November 2014
TERRA truly believed in inspiring employees to explore their career opportunities and empowering them productively grow.

The senior leadership team is terrific and forward thinking.
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Accommodating and personable staff
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Milton29 October 2014
Terra Greenhouses is a fun, energetic place to work. The management is personable and accommodating for individual needs. The team works hard and most importantly, enjoys their work which makes the customer experience at Terra positive and enjoyable.
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Energetic and fun group of people
Department Manager- Perennials (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON11 January 2013
The store manager and the regional managers were very enthusiastic and supportive. Assistant managers were hit and miss depending on the personality of the individuals but this can happen anywhere.
Working outside obviously had its pros and cons with the weather.

I loved being there in the morning with the plants before it got really busy and the heat came on.

All employees are treated as seasonal workers as far as holiday pay etc is concerned even full time, they work all holidays especially during busy season.

Department and store managers are employed permanent full time, year round, but department managers are asked upon hiring to sign agreement to work overtime during busy season but not get paid time and a half.

Employees are required to buy their own shirt (not very hot weather friendly shirt) for $30 plus buy all your work gloves, pruning tools and work boots. I found this excessive financial burden for the seasonal minimum wage employees.
Pros
working with plants
Cons
working all holidays and weekends- usual retail hours
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