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Sweet Factory Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
9 Reviews
2.3
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sweet Factory

    Pros

    Good first job experience, simple

    Cons

    Low pay, no career growth opportunity within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep consistency in all stores.

  2.  

    Laid Back, but boring.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier, Sales, Restocker, Etc in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier, Sales, Restocker, Etc in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sweet Factory part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's an easy job, and you're on your own. Pretty much getting paid for just simply watching the store and keeping things in order.

    Cons

    Working alone and it gets boring fast. As well as everything in our store is outdated (the registers, stereo system, pretty much everything) and that the a/c and the cola machine haven't been working even before i started working there. I don't know why nothing has been changed or updated. Everyone that's working alongside myself, is getting tired that nothing has changed. Even more so, that we get a lot of complains here and there that our prices are too expensive - even for a small batch of candy...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    send a check up on the stores, especially whoever manages them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    All work no pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager
    Former Employee - Area Manager

    I worked at Sweet Factory full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free laptop and we traveled alot

    Cons

    No room for personal growth. My regional director was a micro-manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Laid back job

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, CA

    I worked at Sweet Factory part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with sweets in a happy atmosphere and customers with a mutual love of sweets

    Cons

    Occasionally slow, working alone, cutting hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs newer technology and no room for growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Sweet Factory part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice customers. You get to be around candy

    Cons

    Old technology. No scanner and you have to enter everything by sku number which I find kind of weird since all my past jobs never used this. My manager also kind of put me down during my interview/beginning of job which made me feel very intimidated to even continue with the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better technology, would make checking out for customers a lot easier

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I'm just not happy.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Sweet Factory part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can have ok candy.

    Cons

    They cut your hours, they don't pay a living wage, the uniforms are ugly, & the candy is mediocre.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sweet Factory part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Near candy, you could eat it if you want, I personally don't like candy

    Cons

    No room for growth, get real fat from candy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better staff for stores, better use of funds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Rude

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sweet Factory part-time

    Pros

    Lots and lots of Candy

    Cons

    They hire lil girls as managers, that think everything you do is rrude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people as management who are at least 21 years old not lil 18 or 19 yeR OLDS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    It was a very good learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier, Sales, Restocker, Etc
    Former Employee - Cashier, Sales, Restocker, Etc

    I worked at Sweet Factory

    Pros

    Most of the time, candy lovers come in and you get to bond over your mutual love of candy. I enjoyed working there because of all the different kinds of people I met. Co-workers, when I actually saw them were great and my boss was a very nice person.

    Cons

    Downside of working there would have to be working with the prices they sold candy at. It can be pretty expensive and not alot of people have the kind of money to spend $3 on a quarter pound of candy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just one thing, lower your prices just a little bit. People come in and I see the look on their faces saying "no way!"

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