Harry and David

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    Best opportunity to gain experience in the Rogue Valley!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Analyst in Medford, OR

    I have been working at Harry and David full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I'm very thankful for Harry and David and the job it has provided! It has been a stretching learning opportunity and has given me excellent experience that will continue to propel me forward in my career. I started working here with minimal experience, yet my supervisors believed in my work ethic. Within seven months, I was promoted from an entry level position to a senior Analyst position. I continue to pursue other opportunities for growth and there is definitely potential for motivated employees who want to make a difference for the company. When it comes to benefits, many of the employees who have been here a long time complain that benefits aren't very good anymore. Apparently there used to be better benefit programs. However, as a newer employee, I find the benefits quite substantial and am very thankful for them. I would not complain at all. Harry and David is a solid company with years of expertise and resources, giving it huge potential in the industry. It is a fun place to work, with lots of variety if you get up and cross pollinate with other teams around the campus.

    Cons

    Personal growth is definitely desired, however, it's not always encouraged very well. Harry and David could improve upon the company values of Customer Focus, Respect, and Trust, especially since the lay-offs over the past few years following bankruptcy. There is a fair amount of suspicion and concern that "I" might be in the next round of lay-offs, creating a culture of mis-trust and apprehension. While compensation levels are somewhat determined by area cost of living, compensation is still on the low side of US averages for most positions. Except for a raise when promoted, I haven't received any increase in compensation since.

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    Harry and David would do well to breakdown the many barriers between departments and increase cross-functional, cross team, communication and collaboration. Collaboration is a company value, and while it is strong within teams, it is rather weak across business functions. Harry and David also needs to focus more on long term growth and profitability, rather than short term profits. Now that the company is past the bankruptcy phase, the focus needs to change for Harry and David to remain competitive. The company culture needs a makeover focused on innovation and progressive improvements, rather than maintaining the status quo and doing things because it's "the way we've always done it."

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Harry and David Interviews

Updated Jan 3, 2015
Updated Jan 3, 2015

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    Second Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Harry and David in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    When I was contacted the store manager was very friendly. She was off for two days when I called back so I scheduled my interview a few days later. That's when it went down hill. When I got there for my interview, I heard the store manager and an associate talking about how funny it would be to make me stand there like an idiot before I was taken back for my interview. For some reason they didn't like the fact that I had 7 years of retail experience and promotions within a single company? The assistant manager said "oh this is the only job you've had?" They had me step out for a moment while they discussed. The store manager came back out and said "we have other candidates too. We'll be in touch" and basically pushed me out of the store. I never heard back. So rude and unprofessional that I would not have accepted an offer I had one.

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Website www.harryanddavid.com
Headquarters Medford, OR
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Not only were Harry and David Holmes brothers, but together they founded and gave their names to the company that was a pioneer in selling fruit, and later other specialty foods and gift items through catalogs, the Internet, and business-to-business and consumer telemarketing. The firm mails about 65 million Harry and David, Wolferman's, and Cushman's catalogs a year. E-commerce, a growing sales channel for the firm, accounts for about more than 60% of orders. A unit of Harry & David Holdings (HDH), Harry and David Direct Marketing (famous for its Royal Riviera pears and... More

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