Route Salesman/Driver (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 9, 2018
10-12 work hour days; must work Saturdays before and after holidays; no raises; Company doesn't listen to experienced employees as to what sells and what doesn't; Supposed to be family friendly company, but isn't.
French Customer Service manager (Former Employee) – Nottingham, PA – June 8, 2018
Researched complex problems and resolves issues in a timely manner, interact with French customers overseas (France Canada and Belgium) on the phone to solve and credited any unsatisfied accounts. compensated customers in case of dissatisfaction, overview the department to assure a good working environment, training newly hired employees, analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filling.
Route sales (Former Employee) – Nottingham, Pa – June 1, 2018
Extremely long days and work weeks. Brutal on family life. Poor compensation for hours and effort. Bonus system will work for a new employee, but becomes unreachable after that. Constant micro management and ridiculous mandatory meetings. They call themselves "family oriented"....nothing could be farther from the truth. It's never enough.
Co work workers....relationships built on the route
Weekend merchandising (Former Employee) – Egg Harbor Township, NJ – March 2, 2018
I started at Herrs Foods as a weekend merchandiser. My jobs duties included restocking shelves and displays. As I gained experience, I began to get involved in the marketing and sampling of new products.
Packer (Former Employee) – Nottingham, PA – February 18, 2018
Depending on which department you work, and which shift. Some managers are really fair, others tend to show favortism. A lot of people who have worked at the company for a while act like they're bosses and will cry about seniority while trying to boss around junior employees and temps. Shifts are long with little break times so make sure you have very comfortable shoes. Insurance benefits are good and you get a discount to YMCA, gym membership reimbursement, discounts to movie theaters and amusement parks so that's a plus.
Benefits, hours, no micromanagement, don't have to worry about getting laid off
short breaks, hard on body, favortism, small pay raises
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Chillicothe, OH – January 24, 2018
Really good company to work for. Non-union, but gave excellent pay and benefits. Only drawback was supervisors. Hours are unpredictable and vary greatly. You must start as a temp and work your way in. Took me two and a half years to get hired on part-time.
Typical day starts with unloading a trailer by hand, it takes about two hours on average with two people, could be longer with only one person. Then after a 30 minute unpaid lunch break, we go back into the warehouse to pick orders. This branch has 18 routes that order daily. We pull and check the orders then place them in the loading bay for the RSP (route sales persons) to load and deliver the next morning, Usually, this task takes abaout 4 hours with 4 of us working together. The hardest part of the job is you're on your feet and bending over/lifting up all day long. There is nothing enjoyable about this job.
They often feed their employees
Short breaks, no helthcare for part time, labor intensive for poor pay
very friendly environment making work more productive
Warehouse employee (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 11, 2018
• Efficiently pulled orders for sales people • Ensured accuracy for all orders • Supported staff on related branch initiatives used positive feedback to encourage fellow employee's and create better morale.
Productive workplace, a chance to move on in the workplace.
Packer (Former Employee) – Nottingham, PA – October 3, 2017
I really like this job, it had great benefits and opportunities to move up. It was long hours but in the end it was worth it. I also loved that we would get paid weekly because I was able to mantain my bills and take care of my daughter.
Ridiculously long hours and impossible expectations
Route Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Perryopolis, PA – September 15, 2017
The Job has potential to be great.. Everyday is Different in some way which is nice... And servicing stores is actually enjoyable.... The Long work Hours are the career killers at Herrs.. To make any kind of good money you'd have to be out a minimum of 12 hours a day (5days a week) or 10 Hours a day (6 days a week)... BECAUSE They sell you on making your route run "like it's your own business" but yet, they FORCE you to continuously service stores that actually cost YOU time and money to be in rather than allowing you to pull out of those stores... Management is constantly running routes because they can't keep employees, so don't expect to get any route support from your district boss... You're told to give your personal cell out to your boss and Customers which eventually lead to you getting calls at 7,8, and 9 at night, so you're never actually off the clock... And worst of all, you'll get great bonuses your first year but eventually management puts those out of reach too (no Matter how hard you work)
Outside, always new people and surroundings, Active job, benefits
Commission pay with hard to reach bonuses, CRAZY hours, micromanaging, High stress
Retail packout (Former Employee) – Glen Mills, PA – July 31, 2017
Supervisor made the job flow. Very easy to talk to and understanding about the issues that made the job challenging. Also held people accountable in a fair way. No problem iwith requesting time off when needed also I made myself available if supervisor was short handed.
good hours, light work, requesting days off within 2week time period ALWAYS addressed
Except for using my own vehicle the job was perfect. I was happy to work for Herr's