Horticulturist in London, Greater London
Some nice people, some not so nice My time at plant designs was very mixed. The younger, lower paid staff members are generally 10/10 lovely people, however managers and directors can lack empathy and understanding when there’s a problem, which can cause the already solitary job to feel even lonelier.Be aware that start times feel almost entirely up to management rather than respecting your contract (can be made to start work at 5:30/6am for no reason other than horticultural/general managers deeming it more professional to scurry around like quiet mice before office staff arrive - which is not the case at all in reality)Job does begin to feel lonely and demoralising after the initial enjoyment of caring for plants. The joy of caring for plants also diminishes when number of offices to visit per day increases or is underestimated by those not carrying out the jobs. Can end up with far too many jobs on some days whereas some members of staff in the same role will be doing 2 hour working days. Doesn’t make a great deal of sense.Also warehouse is in an awful location if you ever need to go.