Freeman Herbs
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Physically demanding and requires attention to detail. It’s a greenhouse so it is dirty and hot year round. It is what you would expect from that environment, with seasonal hours varying. Summers are much busier and there is seasonal staff that will require training (and patience). The atmosphere with coworkers will be as positive as you make it.
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Long hours, No overtime

During their busy season (May-June), work days can be 16 or more hours a day. No overtime pay. Minimum wage. Not great management, they will yell and punish you for seemingly little to no reason, and expect you to work 16h+ a day everyday, and rolls eyes when asking to leave early due to exhaustion. Also - they don't tell you when you will be done work. You simply get sent home when work is over. Detrimental to your social and outside life. Nothing but work. This place is miserable and crushes spirits. Not worth it even for the short seasonal position - which BTW, they lay you off with no warning, right before you are to clock out and not come back.
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Great people to work for

Since starting everyone has been really helpful the job itself is not very stressful salary is a livable wage and the people that own the place are great they do a lot of charity work and they are actually producing things in Ontario.


They do a lot of extras for holidays etc for employees


Sometimes long hours but in this economy you need them
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Long hours, bad management, unexpected layoffs

It's a good summer job if you like hard work, however, you will work 13 hour shifts during peak time and management doesn't have orders and products organized for orders, so you usually have to stand around and get yelled at for something that is not your fault. Management swears and screams to you while working on the line, again, for products not being pulled and available ahead of time, which is not your duty in the workplace to know or even do for specific orders. The people you work with daily are pretty great because they are working the same long, hard, sweaty hours as you, so you usually have the same work ethic and mindset. However, so many of the workers there will slack off and expect others to pick up the slack and then you all get yelled at for it. They're so passive aggressive with addressing issues within the "order pick team" and instead of confronting the single people involved in issues, they reprimand everyone and nothing changes. Shipments are usually not on time, not enough carts available for orders because you have to walk around the whole greenhouse, hoping you can steal an open cart without being yelled at by someone who can't even understand what you're saying because of language barriers, in order to complete your job. It's a very unorganized greenhouse for sure and people's attitudes' at work are unbareable when you're stuck in 35 degree heat. Swearing, yelling, and name calling. I've worked in 3 greenhouses now and not only is this greenhouse unsafe with their practices (glass falling on the line from the ceiling and people goofing around on - 
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great place to learn about erbs some bosses were great others not so much lots of seasonal work pay very low need to improve rate of pay and overtime pay
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summer job

good summer job, hard work with lots of hours, not a lot of pay. the people that you work with are amazing and make it fun, with the culture alone it was enough to stay.
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Physically and Mentally Tough

The majority of the people in the company are great to work with, however the job demands physical ability for long hours, lifting, pulling and moving significant amounts of product. In the spring time when the company is at peak, hours are long. In the spring and summer the temperature is high and often stagnant and humid.


Great Co-Workers


Long, Hot Hours in Peak Season
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standard shipping boxing plants and stacking boxes on pallets

good job had a better opportunity else where worked long hours ensuring that shipment were ready to be picked up by trucks also helped to integrate student workers into the job
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Great place to work!

I was always respected by everyone there. Great atmosphere! Loved driving for them! Every summer they had a "driver's lunch" for all us drivers to show their appreciation for the work we did. I really thought that was awesome, And a really nice thing to do.


Great trucks, lots of trips all over Ontario


Downtown Toronto at rush hour
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Dead End Job

-HR department is competent and friendly - Individuals in Operations/Conveyor Belt Line need attitude adjustments especially if they intend to train new employees -- Learn to conform here because it is a family owned business (Fake it till you make it) - Be wary of Line Supervisor - Recommended to wear masks; not the best breathing environment working as a laborer


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Dirty breathing air during clean-up / No Over Time+No Time&half
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Excellent staff, Long Hours, Very Little Pay!! and Inadequate Trucks!

Loved the job and the long hours and long distances. Staff were very helpfull and friendly. the pay was very very low for the amount of work expected of drivers and the vehicles supplied were very underpowered and in poor condition! they were rental trucks and not meant for the work we were doing with them. Also, it was a seasonal temporary position that lasted two months so potential for advancement in company isn't there and no job security. Overall Great place to work!! But they need to pay what the drivers deserve if they expect great drivers and want us to return following season.


Inadequate equipment for job being performed
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Productive and eager lo learn

Different kinds of work every day i learned a lot of things i like to learn i have good communication with my team members or customers i am an enthusiastic person who likes to colaborate and help
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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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