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HARIBO of America Overview

Rosemont, IL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
What began in a kitchen in a suburb of Bonn, Germany with a sack of sugar and a copper kettle has developed into one of the most successful and popular global brands in the confectionery sector. With nearly a century of experience perfecting its candy creations, HARIBO is now a ... Read more

Mission: Kids & grown-ups love it so, the happy world of HARIBO®

HARIBO of America – Why Work With Us?

Founded nearly a century ago in Germany, HARIBO (“HAIR-EE-BOW”) has grown to become the world leader in gummi candy products. In 1922, the first HARIBO icon was introduced to the world- the “Dancing Bear,” which today is known as the GOLDBEAR, our iconic gummi bear. HARIBO produces over 100 million GOLDBEARS each day at over 15 production sites! Since 1982, HARIBO has been delighting children and adults alike in the USA. In addition to our GOLDBEARS and SOUR GOLDBEARS, HARIBO produces a variety of fun, delicious gummies- including HAPPY COLA, PEACHES, and HAPPY CHERRIES. Newer products, like TWIN SNAKES and STARMIX, have launched in the USA, and have quickly become beloved by many.

Kids and grown-ups love it so, the Happy World of HARIBO.

Our newest initiative, HARIBO Z!NG, is a line of sour products with a variety of delicious fruity and sour flavors. We invite you to explore the world of Z!NG, which includes SOUR STREAMERS, SOUR CUBES, and SOUR S’GHETTI. Today, HARIBO is proud to be family-owned, with an emphasis on quality and childlike happiness. As we continue to grow in the USA, we invite you to explore this site and experience the fun, colorful, tasty world of HARIBO candy for yourself!

Joining HARIBO of America offers the unique opportunity to work for a leading global candy brand that is experiencing high levels of growth in the U.S.

HARIBO is proud to be a family-owned company that invests in both its brand and its people. Our associates are our greatest asset – they embody our success and our core values: Independence, Focus, Trust, Pragmatism, It’s All About Quality and Child-like Happiness. At HARIBO, we invest in personal development and career opportunities for our associates. These opportunities are essential to our long-term growth.

As we continue growing our U.S. team, we look for people who are committed to a strong work ethic, provide creative solutions and bring their best selves to everything they do. Child-like happiness means we have fun while we’re at work, and deliver the same joy to our associates that we do to our customers and consumers.”

If you want to work for a global company that offers a unique and rewarding environment, then you have come to the right place!

Look around and explore the Happy World of HARIBO!

Founding the Company

Hans Riegel, born in 1893 in Friesdorf near Bonn completed training as a confectioner when he finished school. He worked for Kleutgen & Meier as well as in factories in Neuss and Osnabrück.

After the First World War, Hans Riegel became a partner in the company Heinen in Bonn-Kessenich which subsequently became Heinen & Riegel. But by 1920, Hans Riegel had started out with a company of his own. Hans Riegel purchased a house in Bergstrasse in Kessenich, at the time a suburb of Bonn, and set up the first factory there. The starting capital was a sack of sugar, a marble block, a stool, a brick oven, a copper kettle and a roller.

Here in a small backyard laundry-kitchen, began the history of the now world-famous company. On December 13, 1920, Hans Riegel had the company name HARIBO® entered in the trade registry of the city of Bonn as an acronym of HAns RIegel BOnn. In 1921, Hans Riegel married his wife Gertrud and she became the first employee in the young company.

HARIBO of America Reviews

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    "Great international workplace !"

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    Current Employee - Category Manager in Seattle, WA
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    I joined HARIBO of America 10 month ago after working for HARIBO Germany over 2 years. The opportunity of working and living abroad has been always a goal for me and HARIBO supported me in every way to achieve that goal. As an international company HARIBO has affiliate offices in 26 countries around the world, making it a great company if you are looking to broaden your horizon internationally.

    I especially value the company's "family first" mentality and the integrative culture. People care about you and create a fun working environment. At HARIBO of America you are able to make an impact on the business and help the company grow.


    HARIBO of America is a very fast growing company with ambitious long term growth plans. Its a very exciting phase of the business challenging all associates with continues organizational changes and adjustments to all kinds of processes making them scalable.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the low hierarchy and personal working structure alive, especially with the team is expanding.

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HARIBO of America Interviews



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    I was contacted shortly after applying for the position by the HR Generalist. I had a brief phone screen with her and was contacted again shortly after for an in person interview.
    I received an offer not far long after interviewing. The HR department was extremely helpful in coordinating the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked what I knew about the company and why I wanted to join. I think this was a great question. It is very clear that the company is careful in their interview process to ensure they are finding the right fit for the culture and organization, but that the candidate also feels the company is the right fit for him or her.   Answer Question
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HARIBO of America Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2017
  • National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For (National), 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, 2017
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Certified as a Great Place to Work, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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