Herr Foods

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Herr Foods

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Branch Clerk in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Branch Clerk in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Herr Foods

Pros

Great chance for advancement and a great company to work for. They hire within for greater opportunities and the starting pay is decent.

Cons

A lot of hours. Some weeks consisting of 50-60 hours and occasional Saturday work. You can pretty much throw personal life out the door until you reach upper mangement level

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The leadership is fairly decent. There are sometimes they make you do things to make them look better, but in the end it wasn't the right decision. But overall, the managment is good

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great Family Owned Snack Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Herr Foods full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, strong management team

    Cons

    Long hours, regional focus without dominant approach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Should have read between the lines

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative

    I worked at Herr Foods full-time

    Pros

    In hindsight there were no pros to mention.

    Cons

    Company is focused on religion and does nothing to hide this fact. If you like religion than this is the company for you.

    Unrealistic expectations and I cannot STRESS this point enough! Expect to put in 70 hour work weeks for peanuts basically. And for a company that stresses religion obviously they have no concerns for your family life. And management will blame the route sales people for taking too long in their daily activities.

    In a nutshell, the route sales position consists of you advertising for Herr's. You are pressured to get as much product exposure and placement as possible. It does not matter to management if products sell, as long as you are showing growth on paper. Management is obviously rewarded for getting the route people to get as many displays as physically possible.

    Management does not listen to employee feedback. And do not expect any sympathy from them for the long hours you are putting in. Herr's stresses the route sales position you are running is your own business.

    Herr's sends you to corporate for a week long orientation which stresses driver safety training and sales tactics. During the training you will hear over and over how the trainers stress that many of their employees have made long successful stays at the Herr's company.

    Turnover at this company is extremely HIGH.

    Expect to be placed on the worst routes as there is a reason these routes are open. Management will pass the blame as to why the route is failing on the previous route sales persons assigned to this route.

    During the interview process they will mention you will have to work a few select Saturdays. Beware that all the Saturdays will be on weeks with holidays. Hence you will work a 6 day work week, and the following week will require 6 days to catch up from your 2 days off. You will never have a 3 day weekend by the Herr's schedule.

    Rewards for sales contests are pathetic. Employees generally view the rewards as a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to restructure the routes in such as a way to make it fair for ALL. Believe it or note but there is a reason why you are going through 5 to 8 people on one route in a yearly period. Do you honestly like re-training people that often? Selling by definition should not be to put as much product in a store as possible. Selling should focus on improving the opportunities for your customers to be successful at the products that you suggest for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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