Fast paced and challenging work environment with some perks
General Labourer (Former Employee) – General Labourer – 25 November 2013
A typical day at Valleybrook Gardens Ltd would consist of picking labels and pre-pricing them than assisting with the pick up and loading of product. I learned a lot of about different plants and about the different stages a plant goes through before reaching it's intended customers/consumers. The most difficult part of the job was the long hours. During the busiest part of the season most employees reached 60+ hours a week. Management was OK as there was several leaders and heads of department. It allowed for easy communication at times and made it difficult at others. The most enjoyable part of the job was the perks of working with great people. I met several people I could relate to and it allowed the days to pass by quicker. I would without a doubt return for another season.
Greenhouse Labourer (Former Employee) – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – 30 March 2019
The work can be fun if you like plants and being active. It will take a few days to get into the routine and your body to adjust to the physical demands. It’s a good student job. Some of the management is immature and unprofessional. But if you look past that it can be fun, you make some friends, you’re in the sunshine and you’re getting a workout. Just don’t let it get to you personally and end the day at work - come home relax and know it’s only a temporary job if that’s what you’re looking for. Good experience. You’re working in all weather conditions. So if it’s a rainstorm and they have orders to pick, you’re still out there working.