Careers and Jobs at Harris Seeds / Garden Trends Inc.
Harris Seeds was founded in 1879 by Joseph Harris, an English immigrant and managed by his family for three generations. Today, Harris Seeds prides itself on bringing professional growers and gardeners’ high-quality vegetable and flower seeds, growing supplies, and other plant products.
Hops Harvester is a small, veteran-run team dedicated to supporting hops growers with professional harvesting and processing equipment designed specifically for the small professional grower.
Ken-Bar is a rapidly growing, small team of professionals dedicated to supporting home gardeners and professional growers alike, manufacturing and distributing greenhouse and agricultural supplies utilizing over 40 years of industry experience. We believe in the importance of American agriculture and our mission is to support those who put food on our tables with quality products and custom solutions designed to maximize grower success.
Meristem Solutions is the managed services arm of GTI, providing creative third-party solutions to like companies in the agricultural and horticultural industries. We specialize in creating stress-free back-end operations for virtualized companies, including white-label repackaging, fulfillment, and quality assurance services as well as equipping legacy businesses with advanced marketing and data analytics capabilities.
WHO WE ARE
Garden Trends Inc. (GTI), is a progressive data-driven company with established roots in Rochester, NY since 1879. GTI has earned an outstanding reputation for operational excellence, high-quality products, and unparalleled customer service. We represent a portfolio of respected companies and brands including Harris Seeds, Ken-Bar, Hops Harvester, and Meristem Solutions. Our team is committed to supporting our customers and our community of agricultural partners by providing resources and experiences that enrich our customer’s journey and build lasting relationships.
WHO WE SERVE
- The Community
- Agricultural Entrepreneurs
- Horticulture Industry
WHAT MAKES US STRONG
We provide support to our customers throughout their entire growing journey, from choosing the right products all the way to harvest. We listen to customer needs and provide solutions to ensure grower success. Our mission is to exceed the customer’s expectations and reinforce customer loyalty.
Our role is to pick orders with the utmost accuracy, pack items securely, and ship packages expeditiously. It is our responsibility to ensure that each order arrives in a safe and organized manner to set growers up for success in the growing season ahead.
We focus on converting raw materials into finished packages as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to get our customers the products they need in order to be successful.
We pride ourselves on establishing lasting partnerships and supporting grower success by providing quality seeds, plants, supplies, and sustainable solutions. We ensure continued customer support through strategic placement of dedicated team members engaging customers nationwide.
The marketing team creates outstanding brand experiences for home gardeners and commercial growers alike. Rooted in education, we develop easy-to-use tools, systems, and resources that engage growers, match them with ideal products, and give them the means they need to succeed in their growing season.
Our team engages with vendors to discover and trial vegetable and flower seed varieties, live plant products, and growing supplies for distribution to growers. Our goal is to curate a diverse product offering that ensures customer success through reliable quality, superior performance, and detailed product information.
Offered for eligible positions:
- Eligible Bonus/Profit Sharing
- Employee Discounts
- Paid Time Off
- Dental/Vision/Health Insurance
- Health Savings Account
- Flex Spending Account
WHY BE PART OF THE TEAM?
Here is what our dedicated team has to say….
“Harris Seeds has given me endless opportunities to grow. The positive work environment, encouraging words from management, and the array of food that is provided makes it easier to come to work every day. I am so happy that I can work for a company that values me and makes me LOVE what I do!”
“I enjoy working at Harris Seeds because of the people. We have fun, hardworking, and knowledgeable employees who are always willing to help, whether it’s a customer or fellow employee.”
“I’ve worked here less than a year and I love it. My coworkers are amazing and always willing to help. I’ve enjoyed learning about seeds, plants, farming, and gardening. We are a true family here; everyone chips in and helps to get the work done.”
“I enjoy the peaceful working environment and that we are treated like family.”
“After 13 years as a stay-at-home mom, Harris Seeds made my transition back to work easy. They are family friendly and having paid time off and sick time is helpful when you have a family. I have great co-workers and there are always fun opportunities to interact with people in other departments.”
APPLY FOR A POSITION
When job opportunities open up, interested candidates may submit a resume or fill out a job application and return it to Human Resources via mail, e-mail or FAX. Candidates may also view and apply for our jobs on LinkedIn.
Download a Job Application
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Garden Trends, Inc.
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 24966
355 Paul Rd.
Rochester, NY 14624