Harry and David
3.4 of 5 59 reviews
www.harryanddavid.com Medford, OR 1000 to 5000 Employees

Harry and David Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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3.4 59 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

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Craig Johnson

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work environment, and great people to work for"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great part time work for students"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "Filing bankruptcy has not hurt the upper management"
    in 5 reviews
  • "They might offer a variety of working shifts but the training hours for the call center can get in the way"
    in 3 reviews
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Important company in our community - but stuck in its ways.

Corporate Sales Division (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

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

ProsGood product. Lots of employees who have been here a long time. It's an important place to work as one of the largest employers in a small population area.

ConsThe culture is very stuck in "that's the way we've always done it" and "that's not my department." Too often, people are promoted far above their ability.

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Why did they wreck the company

Store Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Phila, PA

I worked at Harry and David full-time for more than a year

ProsWonderful product, great managers, got to be creative

ConsNew management wrecked the company. Should have put the money on the existing stores to make them better and leave e pop up prld

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Beware

Corporate Offices Manager (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

I have been working at Harry and David full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI work with many great people and we produce excellent products, Harry & David grows has been growing their own pears in southern Oregon for +75 years. Medford Oregon and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to live.

ConsHaving been with the company through thick and thin I'd say it never changes. The current senior management team is the worse yet. They have no respect for employees and are again cutting staff to the bone and sucking money out of the business for their own profit, Do not under any circumstances work for Harry & David, you will quickly regret it if you do.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a CEO and management team that cares about the company, community and employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great job, great products, sad my store closed

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
North Charleston, SC

I worked at Harry and David full-time for more than a year

ProsRoom to be creative and move up

ConsAt the end of the day it is still Corporate America

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work environment, nice place to live

Graphic Designer III (Former Employee)
Medford, OR

I worked at Harry and David full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe Corporate offices are very modern and pleasant to work in. The structure of the departments seem to be working with clearly defined roles. The benefits are standard.

ConsAt that time (2010), the company was about to file for bankruptcy so there were a lot of layoffs. There seemed to be too many people at the top of the corporate structure. And the opportunity for advancement was at a standstill or downhill slide.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clearer paths to advancement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best place to work

Order Entry (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

I have been working at Harry and David part-time for less than a year

ProsThe staff is very helpful, and they point out any mistakes you are making before it gets to far

ConsI don't have any cons

Advice to Senior ManagementI love you guys, I think you are all amazing!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Seasonal Data entry

Data Entry (Former Employee)
Medford, OR

I worked at Harry and David part-time for less than a year

ProsVery flexible hours; Company is very conscious about employee health; Break room has a variety of baked samples (even the chocolates) and fruits; Great employee discounts, year-long, even for temps and holidays perks (free turkey!)

ConsToo many calories during break hours and low pay wages (but you get a 50 cents/hour increase each year you return as seasonal employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to delegate more.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great brand with poor senior leadership

Vice President (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

I have been working at Harry and David

ProsStrong brand
Ability to personally influence the business
Good employee discount program

ConsPoor executive leadership
Inconsistent execution of strategy
Poor financial management

Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to consider opinions outside of the executive suite.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

I have been working at Harry and David

ProsEasy to get hired for low-wage seasonal job.

ConsNo raises for years
Difficult to get or retain benefits, so most people in production are working without health insurance, retirement, holiday and sick pay. Even long-time seasonal employees are kept on seasonal status to keep them from qualifying for benefits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Beyond Bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Medford, OR

I have been working at Harry and David

ProsRogue Valley, weekends off, good brand name. They have experts at the SVP and EVP level who have mastered the recipes for "kool aid".

ConsHorrible management at VP level and above, no strategy, gossiping, back-stabbing, survival of the fittest and the dumbest. For those who live in the valley it's like having your own dysfunctional TV show to tune into every week. Titles change, people change weekly.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell it to someone who actually wants to run the company and make it successful. Check Linkedin for all of the employees looking for a job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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