production assistant (Former Employee) – Throop, PA – September 18, 2017
the job is fast paced for most part depedning what depatment you are in and the season. The ladies i worked with were great...some like any job are set in there ways and not so helpful . My floor supervisor was great,very helpful and direct, tough but fair, once again depending on your department
Clerk-key carrier (Current Employee) – Pennsylvania – August 20, 2017
As a second job, it is great. I have fun playing with the chocolates as I dip strawberries, Rice Krispie treats, marshmallows, frozen bananas, ice cream bars and also drizzling chips. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and not stressful or difficult at all.
SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – New Hartford, NY – August 19, 2017
Although working for Gertrude Hawk Chocolates was an overall positive experience, they were unable to stay in business, at that location. The region was not a good place to maintain a gourmet chocolate store.
Candy Packer (Current Employee) – Dunmore, PA – June 19, 2017
Started as a temp. Training/orientation wasnt the best...you are thrown into the mix and learn as you go. If you are a quick learner, its not an issue. You might get hassled by some of the long time workers, especially if you are younger. Dont take it personally, they've seen alot of employees come and go, etc. If you just do your job and stick around, they will notice! Cant speak highly enough about D crew. The supervisor cares about his people and is fair, many other employees are full of personality and are a fun group to work with.
The good: Pay is decent, great opportunities for quick advancement, medical is completely FREE if you are a GH employee, almost always the option for overtime.
The bad: 12 hour rotating days are difficult if you have younger children...the days you work will consist of work/sleep, schedule is set for 6 months and rotating days so taking a day off to do something can be difficult (plan in advance!) Long sleeves, pants, 2 hair nets, and a bump cap with minimal ventilation plus some hard work and not being able to have a drink till break mean high chance of getting overheated and dehydrated. Ive had to go home early twice for being sick for that reason. 10 minute breaks go by quick, use your time wisely! Ive heard upper management is poor... Working nights as a temp, Ive really not had to experience any of this. Not that this is GH's fault, but the vending machines suck and will eat your money...be forewarned! Especially in the large cafeteria.
Overall: Loved the job, would've loved to stay, but had to leave for personal reasons.
Great benefits, good co-workers, job stability, quick advancement, overtime opportunities
Short breaks, dress code often makes for hot working conditions, difficult if you have younger children or a second job
Cashier/ Supervisor (Former Employee) – Springfield, PA – June 8, 2017
Working here fun and it was always a relaxed/ happy environment. The only time it got super busy was around valentines day, which was actually good for the employees. All that meant was more hours for us!
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Middletown, NY – May 2, 2017
The in-store environment is very fun, but the corporate managers do a horrible job. The company pays terribly. There's no room for advancement past a store supervisor, which is one step under store manager.
This isn't a permanent position, but rather a fun job to get someone through school.
Prodution (Current Employee) – Dunmore, PA – January 14, 2017
I just started a week ago, I enjoy it, yes it has its kinks, but so does other places. Co-workers are very friendly and courteous, they treat you like you treat them. I disagree with alot of negative comments on here, especially being in same spot for 8-12 hours. You rotate positions every half hour or so, depending on the job. And i was told the other day if you have an issue with a job that you cant grasp, your supervisor will move you were you can adjust , without retaliation. And as far as advancement, you just have to ask. Yes, there is more chiefs thans indians, but thats again is all over. And Management are super friendly.
Free lunches, breaks, and all the chocolate you want
The negativity the place gets. It is what you put into it.
learned a a great deal in warehousing and logistics
Warehouse Person (Current Employee) – Dunmore, PA – October 4, 2016
perform various tasks such as shipping, receiving, handling, transferring of finished and unfinished product. the environment can be hectic at times due to volume of production and receiving raw materials.
Sales Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY 14850 – July 6, 2016
I learned much about customer service and store management. My coworkers were friendly and helpful. A typical day at work involved manning the cash register and managing the product, cleaning the store, etc. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting the experience and knowledge all while giving people good service. The hardest part of the job was managing a whole store on your own from time to time.
Discounts on store products, discounts on other store products
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Dunmore, PA – June 28, 2016
very family oriented enviorment but the building is to small for a smooth operation to meet deadlines so there is much much overtime that can conflict between work an life especially family life but then it has its moments in the year where it isnt that busy an you will have the time tho take care of whatever you wanted to do with yourself or your family
building is to small for a smooth operation that can meet deadlines
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Wilkes-Barre, PA – March 30, 2016
As a sales associate at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates I get to talk to people each shift as I help them find items or check out when they are ready to purchase. Getting experience in dealing with people is rewarding and allows me to work on my people skills. Management at my particular store is excellent and will work with each employee on creating a schedule that is flexible for them based around their home and family life or school hours.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Dewitt, NY – July 24, 2015
Employees dip and design apples, strawberries, pretzels, rice crispies, marshmallows, etc. Stocking/restocking. It's the only outlet store in NYS, so we have people come from all over for the great selection/buys. Visually colorful and inviting! Is also the largest store in NYS due to 1/2 the store being as the others: retail and the other 1/2 outlet overruns/seconds. Easy "uniform": all black or black and white: aprons supplied. Great location: main road, free parking.