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Horrible place to work and awful management
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Waterdown, ON9 April 2018
Only good thing about this job is the money that you make and some of the people you work with. Horrible management, unorganised, managers tell you to do one thing and then get mad and say you should be doing something totally different. Must work holidays, get no days off. Do not work here unless you want the management to scream at you and call you stupid every day. Watch out!!!!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, 14$ an hour for hard labour, Bad Management.
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Terrible unorganized place to work
Former Employee (Former Employee) –  Hamilton, ON10 February 2018
Managament are terrible. Never know what’s going on and always tell us one thing and do the other. The place is extremely unorganized. There is very little room for advancement.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, rude management, little advancement
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Employees are friendly, management unorganized.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Waterdown25 August 2017
Worked on cash, shown how to cash out once, running reports etc once and expected to remember. No process written down or at least I wasn't shown. Management very unorganized and do not like to be told something is wrong. All employees treated as seasonal on minimum wage. Have to purchase own equipment and clothing. $30 shirt and $100 CSA boots (and that cheap) gloves etc. Only given 30 min lunch so must brown bag as no stores close enough to visit in this time, however not enough room in fridge to keep food cool and no air conditioning in staff room. Basically want everything from employees and give nothing back but min wage.
Pros
Friendly employees
Cons
Work schedule not published until Friday for following week
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Great time
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Maple, ON10 April 2017
People were ok to work with but still a fun experience
The job is mostly all teamwork lifting due to Christmas tree shopping. Really good season there
Pros
Free breakfast
Cons
Heavy lifting
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Great summer job
General Labourer (Former Employee) –  Waterdown, ON4 February 2017
Fun environment, and amazing staff. Id suggest this job to students and for a summer job. You learn lots, and work very hard. Unfortunetly it is terrible pay for the amount of responsibilities you have, and no guaranteed hours.
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Great place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Milton, ON25 January 2017
Selling plants mostly. I learned to communicate effectively with customers. Managers are friendly and helpful. The workplace culture is lighthearted and welcoming. The hardest part of the job is sometimes the overtime is 2 or more hours. Best part of the job are the people there.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Long hours
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decent hours
pond specialist (Former Employee) –  Milton, ON31 March 2016
at first there were good hours then they started to slack off on them. good for a kid but wold never pay the cost of living. interesting enviroment though.
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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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friendly staff and customers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON18 January 2016
laidback environment and easy to get along with everyone. I feel i wasnt able to grow at the company as i was going back to school
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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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