Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 29, 2014
The company is great, but has some flaws. They don't value the opinion of the employees. They make it very difficult to advance, even with their best employees. The company made over $350 MM gross profit in 2011, yet use the most dated equipment available.
Fast-paced, need an eye for detailed, and must remember all chcolates
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Glendale Ca – October 23, 2015
A typical day for me starts an hour before opening, I currently am at a mall location. My day to day operations start off by, checking time cards for the previous day making sure my team has correctly punched in and out. I begin by looking over the sales floor making sure it is visually sound and we are ready for an opening. I look the previous day sales for any losses or gains which will determine the rest of my week and the Goal to be set for that day. I create a sales log for the team and I to go over once they walk in for their shifts. There are lots of operations that go into our business because of the amount of chocolates being sold. We do lots of sampling, and breaking down bulk. I did have to learn and remember about 95 pieces of chocolates by name and ingredients. The greatest part of my role as a leader for See's Candies is that this business is mainly built of customer satisfactions and creating a memorable moment for this customer or in some cases bringing back good memories to customers that have been shopping with us in the past.
Customer satisfaction, creating memories, salary is great.
Not much support from upper management, Operationally as a company they have no metrics in place, Computer Systems are new to the company, Constant break downs of chocolates.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – March 10, 2016
Recently there have been too many cutbacks. It's too hard to keep hours that allow you to have insurance. There are no perks, and too much pressure to constantly be perfect. We feel like robots. Shop level co-workers are amazing. Upper management needs to make the cutbacks, instead of continuously cutting us at our level.
Double pay on holidays
Healthcare, Vacation, Sick pay, no perks, work holidays
Sales associate/cashier (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – July 16, 2016
A typical day at work would be packing boxes of chocolate for customers, stocking shelfs, cashiering, and stocking boxes in the warehouse. Working here i have learned to be more patient with others, especially customers. Management is great at See's, they always make sure to help if you're in trouble and always praise your accomplishments. Co-workers were great, varied ages. The hardest part of the job was a fast-paced workplace but fast-paced is what I've become used to. The most enjoyable part of the job was pleasing customers with their boxes of candy.
Friendly workplace, normal break times, close to home/school.
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 1, 2016
sees candies prides itself in giving A-Z customer service and everyone is welcome to their favorite candy. Customer service is a must so you can not be shy to speak with customers and provide them with accuracy when in comes to what they are buying. you will have a bit of training in the register and then you are on your own the paper work for returns are crucial and is where you either make it or break it to get called back next season, Free all you can eat chocolate for the chocolate lovers if you dont mind the stockings and the 1950 nurse dress.
For chocolate lovers to service other chocolate lovers
Seasonal Store Associate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 21, 2016
A typical day at work usually comprises of filling the lobby area with available candies and keeping the area clean. Moreover, the associates greet every customer that comes in the store, hand them a sample of the day. On top of it, the associates also operate point of sale system. What I learned while working at See's, is how to .describe any piece of candy in the store, how to properly greet the "See''s'" way, and how to service customers. As far as both management and co-workers, both are very nice. As long as the associate does the job right, there are no problems. The hardest part of the job has to when the queue of people grows exponentially because of holiday season. Because they are highly valuable customers, chocolates are handed to them to keep them happy. The associates work fast as possible to ensure quality service, and maintain flow of customers. The most enjoyable part of the job is the most obvious one. All of the chocolate you want to eat as long as you are on your shift, is free. Along with servicing customer who share the same chocolate interests as the associate.
Free candy, candy bought buy the associate is discounted
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Carson, CA – April 27, 2016
Worked with customers via internet. Handled all incoming orders as well as some complaints. Management was very helpful and always there when we needed their help. My co-workers made working there like a family environment. The hardest part of the job was leaving, it was only a seasonal position. The most enjoyable part of the job was the great support we had from all the employees there.
fast paced and friendly co workers and happy customers
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – February 5, 2016
I had a great time working for See's. I started out in Christmas seasonal and it was so much fun. My managers and supervisors were great and very friendly. The work was cut and dry and fast paced. For the most part the customers were super happy and easy to deal with. The free candy in store was a definite plus. Hardest part of the job was not getting distracted by everything going on around you, and having to keep asking what type of candy a customer wanted, but all in all it was an easy job. Although it was pretty tiring, they give you a 45 minute lunch break, paid! They are great about taking care of their employees.
Free candy, discounted candy, 45 min lunch break paid, fun managers, friendly customers
I like working here. Its easy and my coworkers are fun. The customers can be REALLY hard to deal with a lot of times. Easy to get hours if I just asked for them and easy to cut back hours if I ask for that. Easiest part of the job is Mondays and Tuesdays. Usually pretty slow so you can get a lot done.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – February 19, 2016
Having the opportunity to learn open and closing shop made me more open for various skills to add to my resume. I enjoyed working at See's Candies from day one i was received with enthusiasm and outgoing people. So much energy and hard working people. This has been one of the best jobs I've had because of the environment everyone worked to maintain.
Cashier/Customer Service/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Manhattan Beach, CA – November 6, 2015
I worked hard and was regularly called in on my days off. I learned that it takes many people to provide the experience a business wants to give to their shoppers. I knew my co-worker's names, but most of the time I spoke with the shoppers about the candy. I kept to myself so I could be knowledgeable about the products and prices. I loved the candy and that made the work easy for me. Some days I worked over twelve hours. I was exhausted at the end of the day, but I was proud of myself. I worked one Christmas Eve. I came home, passed out on the couch during a family dinner, and woke up to realize I had the flu. I left due to working hard and being twice overlooked for a permanent position.
Productive work environment with free candy benefits
Seasonal Stock Clerk/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – San Leandro, CA – January 25, 2015
Day to day interactions with customers is always great, free candy samples during breaks and lunches. Management is very feasible with hours and time off even during the holiday rushes. Loading customer orders might take place in the rain.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2015
Benefits and job security are what this business has to offer. The people you work with are generally decent and customer service personalities. This is not the company to join if you are looking for advancement opportunities.
Stock Clerk/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Stanford, CA – February 20, 2015
fun to work here good money for the job. If you are a guy then chances are you will be doing the stock room but this job makes good money compared to any job of its type. Everyone is friendly and you can eat all the candy you want. The hardest part of the job is to see the unsold candy get thrown away.