Packer (Former Employee) – Corsicana, TX – November 8, 2015
I worked there four months and was laid off due to non understandable. The job was precisely what I was looking for. It was a very productive workplace with great team work and a determination to get the job done at the end of the day.
High volume store and constantly making candies and getting things ready for the holidays.
2nd Lead Key Holder(Assistant Manger) (Former Employee) – Bethany, MO – October 20, 2015
we made chocolate covered strawberries and caramel apples everyday. During the holidays we made gift baskets and candy boxes,which was my favorite thing to do. With this job I learned supply and demand during the holiday seasons..Managed a very busy store with an amazing store manager.
Making amazing baskets for the holidays and for gifts.
Cook (Former Employee) – Cookeville, TN – October 15, 2015
This was a good place to work for anyone who needed a job. I was fortunate enough to work with great people. What made it difficult at time to work there was the politics which came with a union on site. I do believe this is what lead to the unfortunate closing of the plant.
Russell Stover Candies is a clean, fast paced, work environment. Most jobs are in 65 degree temp. Shipping has a below ten degree work environment. Candy that is not first quality, unless it is test candy, is offered to employees to enjoy on their break. Offers more overtime than most places I have worked. Hardest part of the job in my experience is not giving myself enough time to learn the job. Candy coming at you at 500 pcs. or so a minute is intimidating. After a few weeks of doing this made me wonder why anyone can't do this, It becomes second hand. I don't know why but I really like palletizing finished product. The most enjoyable job to me and the hardest was being a Mogul Operator/Cook. Making the candy!
Enjoyed working for the company and with fellow co workers. Management is horrible. Very two faced. Unrealistic time frame for customer orders during busy season. Communication between managment and employees was very poor and left room for many errors to occur.
Service (Former Employee) – Corsicana, TX – June 10, 2015
I loved my job. Worked in the service area of the factory. Moved stills of candy to different areas of the factory for packaging, filled stills with fresh candy off the belt, packed candy for shipping, inspected packing for package damages.
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with my co-workers. They make the day go by faster than working alone. A typical day at work is fast paced and repetitive. The hardest part of my job in the heat and consecutive lifts I have to give through out the day.
Off three days a week
Swift changes in the company's rules and regulations on the day-to-day procedures
VP of Field Sales Merchandising needs to be fired by Lindt
Territory Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Kansas City, Missouri – May 11, 2015
Fields sales will not ever grow unless the VP of Field Sales Merchandising and DVP's (now known as Regional Managers) are all released from the company. With the new parent owners (Lindt) many sales reps are hoping to see new difficult, yet, positive changes to be made by new CEO from Lindt/Ghiradelli. Here's hoping...fingers are crossed.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Montrose, CO – November 4, 2014
This whole company is so micromanaged! You'll never get a review on time (I received both of my reviews two months late). They will try to find a reason to write you up while they are "processing" it so they don't have to give you one at all. The regional managers are so unorganized, it's hard to believe that they actually work. They'll send you the next season's product and expect it all to be made and set out the same day... ha! My store manager is very nice, I feel bad that she is treated SO horribly, even called stupid numerous times by the regional manager. Coworkers are fun. There really isn't anything good about this workplace other than the coworkers, actually.