See's Candies Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
45 Reviews

3.9
45 Reviews
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Brad Kinstler
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  1.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Clerk  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Clerk in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at See's Candies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is very fun, fast paced, and great for a first real job experience. I had great manager and co workers plus I have all I can eat chocolate during my shift.

    Cons

    It was only a seasonal position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very micro managed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at See's Candies

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people who were there and for the most part the atmosphere.

    Cons

    The uniform was uncomfortable and restricting. The layout of the store was inconvenient during busy holiday seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New uniforms! It's hard to move around during the holiday season when you are so restricted

  3.  

    upper management needs to review policy changes ASAP! But the company still has promise.

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    Current Employee - Lead  in  Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Lead in Issaquah, WA

    I have been working at See's Candies part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The job position is fun, fast paced, and rewarding. Pay is above median wage. I can come into work and bust my tail and have a fun day. The staff in the store and the managers are wonderful and encouraging

    Cons

    District manager, regional managers, and any higher up managers don't respect the shop employees anymore. Since Brad took over the company, the very people who have kept this company thriving have been forced out. annual raises for long standing hard working employees are no longer comparable to cost of living increase. Customers are no longer as friendly due to policy changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value every employee from the bottom up! Value the customer who is bringing in your revenue, and value the people working so hard to keep that customer returning to the store. Seek advice on policies from long standing store associates and give them priority of hours over seasonal workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not Bad.... The candy is the best part !

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at See's Candies part-time

    Pros

    The free candy and discounts.

    Cons

    I think the Pay is inadequate for this kind of work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing company to work for!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at See's Candies

    Pros

    Great benefits and just an overall great atmosphere to be in. Couldn't see myself anywhere else anytime soon.

    Cons

    During the busier seasons there isn't much consistency to the schedule but the slower months are much more flexible to work with.

  7.  

    Overall great place

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at See's Candies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The job is great and so are the people. I mean you are working with chocolate. time goes by fast and there is always something to do

    Cons

    hours, holiday, upper management expectations are not always realistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should promote higher education - tuition reimbursement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    not to bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at See's Candies

    Pros

    great product and nice people

    Cons

    dead end job and not enough pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  9.  

    Great job if you want someone else to take the credit for all you do

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at See's Candies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Loved my shop, my employees and peers. The customers will become like family. The pay is good for doing your job, but not enough for doing your dm's job.

    Cons

    The company is moving in the wrong direction. They are leaving their elderly and disabled customers with no shops that are accessable to them. The managers do 100% of the district managers job in the Midwest. The DM is completely incapable and has lost many seasoned employees due to her lack of integrity and discrimination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not continue to ignore complaints from shop managers. Sometimes, the problem really is the person everyone is complaining about.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company that rewards hard working employees with great compensation.

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    Current Employee - Route Driver  in  Compton, CA
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Compton, CA

    I have been working at See's Candies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company that treats employees and clientell with the upmost respect and strives on integrity and work ethics with all.

    Cons

    Would love to work again with this great company. Would be a wonderful company to work for as a full time employee, that offered a long term career opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great friendly people running production operations. Supervisors treat employees with respect and integrity in a professional environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Would Work Again Next Season!

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Clerk  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Clerk in Burlington, MA

    I worked at See's Candies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly staff, flexible scheduling, GREAT PAY, free samples, employee discount

    Cons

    no permanent positions available in the area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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