Plant Your Roots at Shonnard’s
Our family-owned and operated nursery is always looking for passionate plant lovers to grow with our team.
Our ideal candidates:
- Have an interest in our industry.
- Have a good attitude and thrive in a team environment.
- Are willing to commit to learning.
- Are punctual and reliable.
- Feel comfortable initiating conversations with customers and making them feel welcome.
- Have a commitment to accuracy to keep our business operations running smoothly.
- Have a commitment to quality. We strive for the best quality products and services and expect our employees to help us deliver it.
What to Expect As Part of the Team
As a Shonnard’s employee, you will find that you are an extension of our family. We have many employees who have worked for us for 20-30 years, often as their only job. We foster an environment that makes our employees feel that they are walking into their second home when they come to work.
We rely on each other throughout the day to ensure we all play a vital role in the success of the business. For this reason, we seek people who are good team players and value the camaraderie of a team.
What We Expect of Our Employees
All employees are expected to be friendly, respectful, and eager to share our love of gardening with the greater Corvallis community. We pride ourselves on offering quality plants, products, and services, and we expect that the service our customers receive will match our high standards.
At the Garden Center
At the Garden Center
If you are applying for a job at our garden center, be aware that this role is front-facing in the community and involves daily interaction with the public. For this reason, we expect someone who is willing to choose a good attitude every day.
To be successful in your job, you should be:
- Good with time management.
- Respectful to all.
- Able to work independently and as a team.
- Willing to work hard.
Our landscaping department operates year-round. Applicants must be willing to work outside in all types of weather. As part of the landscaping crew, you will be expected to respect the property of the homeowner who trusts us with their project. You are a reflection of the company when you are out in the community.
To be successful in your job, you should:
- Be willing to work a physical job outdoors.
- Have the ability to work full-time, with extra hours often expected seasonally.
- Be interested in making a long-term commitment to learn and grow.
What skills, interest, or experiences as relates to plants should the prime candidate have?
Although it’s helpful to have some knowledge related to plants and/or landscaping it’s not required. The ideal candidate would have an interest in learning and a willingness to fully participate in our training program.
What skills, interest, or experiences as relates to landscaping should one have to be a prime candidate?
We like to hire people with at least 6 months of experience. Experience using landscaping equipment is very helpful. We often have to retrain people because of standards or climate differences and are happy to do this if needed.
Are there mobility or other physical requirements for jobs at Shonnard's?
Garden Center associates should be able to be on their feet for most of the day, helping customers, watering plants (hoses are heavy), using the cash register, unloading trucks, etc. Lifting a heavier shrub or tree or loading soil into a customer’s vehicle is a daily part of the job.
Landscape associates should be able to bend, lift, and squat for long periods. Although we try to use as much equipment as possible to lighten the load, lifting pavers or wheelbarrows full of product is part of what we do daily.
Is there a pre-employment background check?
Yes, because you have access to company vehicles and customer’s homes, part of our process is doing a review of your driving record and a criminal background check.
What benefits are offered to full-time or part-time employees?
Full-time employees (over 30 hours) have access to participate in company sponsored medical, dental, and vision benefits. The company contributes 60-70% of the premium for enrolled employees. After one year of employment, most employees qualify for our 401k retirement plan. In addition, we offer a 30% employee discount.
Is there room to advance into management at Shonnard’s?
Yes! But you must be patient and willing to learn. It takes at least a year to learn the basics, so sometimes it’s not possible to develop into a leadership position until the foundation is established.
Does Shonnard’s offer internships?
We typically aren’t able to offer internships. This is because the training time for all our positions often is longer than an internship period. We occasionally are able to offer an internship to current employees.
What seasonal positions are available?
We occasionally offer seasonal positions for the nursery, usually starting in late February and wrapping up in mid June. These positions generally include watering plants, customer carryout, and cashiering.
Want to join the team?
Please fill out the linked form and upload your resume and/or cover letter.
A manager will get in touch with you if you meet the criteria for an open position.
SHONNARD’S IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Applications are accepted and selection decisions are made without regard to race, sex (including sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, color, religion, age, disability, genetic information, military status, citizenship status, or any other protected classes under state, local, or county regulations. The receipt of this application does not mean that job openings exist and does not obligate us in any way. We appreciate your interest in our organization.
Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist & Landscape is a drug-free workplace.