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Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Reviews

Updated 9 Aug 2019

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer 
    Recommends

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good to place work, good people

    Cons

    nothing to change it is amazing place

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2019-06-28
  2. "Honest Review"

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    Former Employee - II Year Apprentice 
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing plant collections! Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Certain senior management staff believe the sun shines out of their crevice which is sad and pathetic considering they earn no more than £50000. Favouritism. Politics will ruin your career gear unless you are either deluded or so broken you accept it.

    Advice to Management

    Change it, Lower nursery, time is way up on that one...

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2019-08-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Years service didn't really count for anything"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kew, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Yes, it's a beautiful place to work but unless you work in the actual gardens, you get to see very little of them! You are constantly busy so time goes quickly

    Cons

    You are just a number, not an employee or person. They don't treat their staff very well at all & certainly don't value the incredible contribution their staff make.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that staff who have improved morale will want to work harder & make more money for the charity. If you keep taking away staff benefits & getting staff to work for less, they won't be as motivated.

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2018-10-16
  4. "The Orangery"

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    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

    Pros

    Nice location Lots of teamwork

    Cons

    Very busy and tiring, times when it was short staffed and lots of tourists Lots of multi tasking Late breaks, starting at 10am then having a break at 3/4pm

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2018-04-09
  5. "Kew review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful gardens to work in and walk in Good holiday allowance Just outside of London so against the commute

    Cons

    Poor pay Not very good at promoting within

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2018-02-06
  6. "Student"

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    Senior Horticulturist in Culham, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens for more than a year

    Pros

    Calibrate of people Scope of botanical collections Historic interest Public engagement Generous leave allowance

    Cons

    Very low pay The place is its own bubble, tempered little by exterior reality

    Advice to Management

    Get some commercial experience

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2017-12-18
  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time

    Pros

    Amazing to be inside the gardens everyday, had a wonderful team and was encouraged to make the most of being at one of the best botanical gardens in the world! Benefits were also good.

    Cons

    Many offices are outdated and salary wasn't particularly competitive.

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2017-10-16
  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time

    Pros

    Lovely environment to work in

    Cons

    Politics, no career development options

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2017-09-08
  9. "HR Assistant"

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    Human Resources & Payroll Administrative 

    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens for more than a year

    Pros

    Beautiful place to work, walking through the gardens first thing in the morning when it's just you is an amazing feeling

    Cons

    Public sector so benefits package isn't amazing

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2017-05-16
  10. "Great Perks"

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Kew, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens full-time

    Pros

    Visiting the gardens at lunch, working with great people who are passionate about their work. Relaxed friendly environment,, great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, somewhat outdated hardware. Occasionally misfiring communications leads to misunderstanding. Decisions need made on how to move forward

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it, ensure communication is brought up to speed to engage employee buy in at a low level. Keep up the good work otherwise

    Kew Royal Botanic Gardens2017-01-24
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