Pros: brand, amazing, and supportive, corporate office
Cons: favoritism, lack of recognition of hard work, area managers
I really wish I could have given a better review here. Most of the employees and upper management in Corporate Office are AMAZING. However, the area managers are some of the WORST people I have ever worked with. They have been known to lie about, and seek revenge on, those that stand up for what they believe in and want to deliver true results in the stores. There is enough favoritism and corropution in the middle management to make the mafia look like Disney. I miss the overall community that the rest of Ghirardelli offered, and I especially miss working with certain individuals. It is sad, really, as Ghirardelli has so much potential to be on the Fortune 500, but will never make the necessary changes in the corrupted middle management. Also sad as they lose results-driven and very passionate people all the time. I had many "moments of timeless pleasures", and had brought unexpectedly huge results, but my best memory...? Leaving on my last day, with my head held up high, knowing how successful I was (and had the numbers to prove it), and also knowing that they did not deserve me.