A look at the gift-giving giant 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.(plus how to get hired)

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. began as a place to order flowers for a loved one and has grown into a brand that can offer solutions to all gift-giving problems. From flowers to chocolates, fruit bouquets to gourmet popcorn, the 12 brands under 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. have begun to dominate the online retail gift space.

Take a look at everything you need to know about the company, including how to get hired as a full-time employee or land a gig as one of the 8,000 associates that the company is hiring for holiday season.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. rundown

Size: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has more than 3,000 year-round employees nationwide across its family of a dozen brands.

Industry: Retail

Locations: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is headquartered in Carle Place, NY, with offices in New York, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Lake Forest, IL, Melrose Park, IL, Westerville, OH, Obetz, OH, Hebron, OH, and Medford, OR.

Founded: 1976

Founder: Jim McCann

CEO: Chris McCann

Chris McCann
Courtesy 1-800-Flowers

Mission: To deliver smiles.

How much do 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. employees make?

The average salary for a 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. employee is $127,857 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Jobs

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is hiring for a Graphic Design and Content Manager to join the Public Relations team in Carle Place, New York. The company is also hiring across all brands, including a Director of Digital Marketing at Cheryl’s Cookies to work from the Westerville, Ohio office. Find a full list of open roles on Ladders’ 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Jobs page.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. seasonal jobs

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. just announced that it will be hiring 8,000 new seasonal associates for positions across its array of gourmet food brands as a way to keep up with the busiest gift-giving period of the year. Hiring is underway for seasonal roles at Harry & David, Cheryl’s Cookies and The Popcorn Factory.

The company states that the associates will receive flexible schedules and robust incentive programs. Perks include gift card drawings and raffles, product giveaways, referral bonuses and employee discounts.

“As a company, we are deeply focused on providing a best-in-class experience to our customers, and we count on our seasonal associates to play an incredibly valuable role in helping us deliver smiles,” said Maureen Paradine, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “In this highly competitive job market, we’re offering qualified candidates some terrific incentives to join our team and to enjoy a rewarding role working as part of our family of all-star gourmet food brands.”

Additionally, seasonal workers may be considered for permanent positions after the busy holiday season is over.

What it takes to get hired

The organization and its brands look for people who thrive in an atmosphere of doing. The company looks for candidates who are able to always move forward, be intellectually curious, are willing to experiment, and are able to take risks without the fear of failing.

Office Life

A key component of the company’s culture is fostering innovation. The organization has several programs aimed at encouraging employees to think big and embrace change.

“When your vision is to inspire more human expression, connection and celebration, that in itself makes it a pretty motivating place to work,” McCann said.

Complete list of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. acquisitions

The company has acquired 18 organizations over its 43 years in business. The most recent acquisition was chocolate brand Harry & David, which they acquired on Sept. 2, 2014 for $142.5 million.

Complete list of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. brands

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.’s family of 12 brands all aid consumers in their gift giving needs. From chocolates and cookies to flowers and personalized gifts, one of the company’s brands is bound to have a gift you’re looking for. If you don’t know what you’re looking for…well, there’s a brand for that. Check out Goodsey, the online retailer that helps you find the right gift for everyone in your life.

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Benefits

Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

Flexible spending account (FSA)

Health savings account (HSA)

Occupational accident insurance

Accidental death & dismemberment insurance

401K plan

Supplemental workers’ compensation

Performance Bonus

Vacation & paid time off

Paid holidays

Sick days

Bereavement leave

Maternity & paternity leave

Reduced or flexible hours for parents

Dependent care

Family medical leave

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Perks

Employee discount

Employee assistance program

Company social events

Commuter checks & assistance

Professional development

Diversity program

Job training

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from one-star reviews titled “too much stress, too much disrespect” to five-star reviews stating that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a “great company.”

The reviews, whether positive or negative, agree that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has many great work from home positions, which is a great idea for people who have long commutes. Unsurprisingly, many reviews report that there are “extra long hours during Valentines and Mother’s Day.”