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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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3.0 15 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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James M. Herr

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Family Business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHerr's employees are dedicated to making the best snacks possible. The pay scale is good for some jobs, fair for others and probably low for some jobs. Herr's is one of the largest employers in Chester County.

    ConsThe pay could be higher for most jobs. As the company has grown the way that employees are hired, motivated and the evaluation process has changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management should think about the employees that have to struggle each week to pay their bills.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not a great place at all

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOutside every day that's about it.

    ConsNasty store receivers
    Very uncomfortable trucks
    Low pay to hours ratio
    An out of touch Manager
    Too much butt kissing here
    There's like one guy here who's happy
      all the time, the rest ? Zombie like state.
    Holiday weeks are very stressful. We
      Employees get it, it's all about money
      but geeze relax we're not brokering
      Mid East peace we're selling snacks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your employees are overworked and underpaid.

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    Pretty Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAll management has been promoted from within so they've walked in your shoes. All in all not a bad company- it shows with all the people who have worked there 10,20 or 30 plus years.

    ConsSometimes long hours for new employees. They get better with experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome visit us more.

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

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    Family Company....NOT

    Route Sales (Current Employee) Oakland, NJ

    ProsIt is a job but that's about it.

    ConsLong hours, not much pay. No family life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBranch manager has no clue that morale is very low in branch. Branch manager only seems to care about himself and cover his ass. Wants us to give all we have but give nothing in return. Numbers is all that matters. It seems as if you are a buttkisser you get what you want. Management needs to pay more attention and listen and react to what we are saying. DM's are overworked but do care about their districts. Branch manager needs to step up and help out more in all areas. Great at delegating.....

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

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    A disaster plain and simple

    Route Sales (Former Employee) Oakland, NJ

    ProsCo workers are helpful and friendly

    ConsHours are ridiculous
    Trucks are ice cold and probably an oven in the summer.
    End of day is annoying
    Dealing with the store receivers is a joke.
    You're not 'selling' anything , you're driving and delivering, period.
    You better come back smiling and happy as a clam after being on the
    road for 10,11,12 hours or you'll be called in for a meeting.
    A certain DM who knows it all.
    Be prepared to have your temperature taken every day.
    The pay and the amount of time you work and commute
    is criminal.
    The training in PA is nothing but brainwashing pure and
    simple.
    Claim to be a Christian company yet the hours they want
    leaves no time for your family, or anything else for that matter.
    I wouldn't recommend this job to my worst enemy.
    If you want to work long hours, have no life and earn peanuts
    then apply.
    Also the hiring process is more lengthy and intensive than a
    job with the CIA. Prepare for 4 interviews and a ride along before
    you're granted employment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great family owned company.

    Route Sales (Current Employee) Nottingham, PA

    ProsOn the road interacting with many different people daily. Great co-workers and supportive management staff. A lot of opportunity to move up within the company. Family owned with great values. Good incentive programs for the route salesmen.

    ConsOften work long hours including Saturdays.

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

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    Too much nepotism

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood company if you're making them money.

    ConsFull time positions seems to be based on age and relatives already in full time positions. Self Insured. Hard to get full time if you are older.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to evaluate management by employees. Years of service as a route salesman does not replace management skills. Promotions should not be up to just one person.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Route Sales

    Route Sales Person (Current Employee)

    ProsOutside everyday, potential to interact with different people on a daily basis. Good support from upper management. Some flexibility in schedule.

    ConsLong hours, no quality of homelife. Hard for management to understand that no matter how many new products they add, our clients only have a limited amount of room.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember...quality of life!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for the first two years

    A Great Place to Work IS Your A Buttkisser (Former Employee) Oakland, NJ

    Pros- If you hit your sales goals there is money to be made
    - you do get attention when you do well
    - Ownership really seems to care about every employee
    - family atmosphere
    - Never any lay offs

    Cons- Dont hit your sales goals your dead meat
    - If you dont kiss butt your deadmeat
    - No matter how well you do when you do something that isnt 100% company policy even if its for the better your deadmeat
    - get on mgrs bad side you NEVER get off
    - long hours for not much pay
    -unrealistic sales goals
    - company does NOTHING to promote it self
    - Drug plan is terrible
    -Mgrs are a collection of who kissed the best butt
    - Holiday weeks are extremely stressful
    - When you do well your recognized but when you do bad everyone knows it including the other sales reps
    - Mgr had terrible breath and did nothing about it.
    - Mgr got rid of anybody who didnt follow his ridiculous sales ideas. Even though he hadnt been in the field for years
    - Mgmt out of touch with reality
    - Penny pinching constantly
    - The secretary steals out of sales reps deposits. One time I triple counted and had my DM count and came up five dollars short. Got written up
    - Write up are plentiful
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    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your good sales reps with more respect. Understand that sometimes things wont always go right. Understand the the best ass kissers are always the best candidate. Understand that spending money makes money. Jim Herr is a great guy. Treats you with respect. My problem is not with him its with that phony in your Oakland branch. Acts like he is your best friend so he can get your loyalty. YPou work hard for him becuase he acts like he cares then when things dont go right he screws you. He covers his own ass every time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Herr Foods

    Branch Clerk (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementThe 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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