Cashier (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 17, 2018
I opened kiosk, stocked, greeted customers, give out samples, hand fun with kids on mall train gave candy to kids as they passed by. Seeing the faces of customers who try our products and are surprised at how good it tasted.
MANAGER (Current Employee) – Jackson, TN – July 12, 2018
Fun seasonal store, everyone is in a great holiday mood. Kiosk is not too large so you are able to keep theft down. I was able to hire my own staff with people that I trusted. I only had one employee that was hired by the Area Manager that had to be let go. It is a terrific atmosphere. The pay for this temporary position is above average.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Canoga Park, CA – July 2, 2018
Hickory Farms was a seasonal job that only last for a month in a half. I was not there long enough to get a good feel for the job. My experience working for the company was not that great because there were not enough employees working to cover for breaks.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – June 29, 2018
good place to work great pay weekly pay. great discounts , they allow you to taste everything that you are selling they also allow you a good amount of discount and before the end of the season they all you discount to up to 70% off you any of your purchases
I only worked there for 3 months. They have a kiosk in the mall during the holidays and need seasonal workers. It wasn't that bad honestly. The pay was meh, but it was kinda fun. Coworkers are pretty cool, and you ha e to talk to tons of people so it gets your confidence up.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – June 16, 2018
Great Seasonal job for a person who doesn't have other obligations during November and December. The paperwork work wasn't bad. I had a lot of help from my district manager. Everyone loves Hickory Farms food. The product nearly sells itself.
Hardest part of position is keeping the kiosk's staffed- all employees are seasonal so there is no loyalty to the company. Needed to visit frequently to ensure area managers and kiosk managers are keeping to company standards in sampling, dress code and merchandising.
Temp Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Pottstown, PA – June 4, 2018
I liked working here, my direct manager was terrific. I can't say I would be back to do it again next year though. Some of the upper management have a hard time with communication and we very quickly ran out of samples and products before it was even December so we had to reach out to other stores in hopes that they could help us.
I met some pretty awesome people and got to work with old friends
Bad communication with upper management, no speedy replenishment of product, if at all
Area Manager (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – May 23, 2018
I cannot say enough good things about Hickory Farms! I love the way they treat their customers and their employees. They give great training, and are always available to help an employee with any issues that come up. The ONLY downside to working for HF is that they are only around during the holidays. I would work for Hickory Farms 365 days a year if it were possible!
In a typical day at work, I would offer free samples to potential customers. If any of them were interested, I would give them information about our current deals and products being offered. I learned how to better interact with customers and how to handle a fast-paced environment. There weren't many hard parts of job, but the hardest part would be trying to catch the interest of most potential customers passing by. The most enjoyable part is that it worked around my school schedule.
Store Team Leader (Manager) (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – April 27, 2018
This organization has evidently gone downhill over the years. Temporary locations set up each year during the holidays run by all temporary staff. They make promises for salary that they didn't keep. They were cutthroat and passed the buck on most important issues.