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Russell Stover Reviews

Updated April 10, 2017
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Pros
  • seeing all the new products coming in, great hours good pay, and meeting new people (in 5 reviews)

  • This specific line was fast paced which helped to make time go by faster (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely horrible upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • generally holidays mean little to no days off with ridiculously long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Review of Russell Stover Chocolates - KC, MO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company with growth potential. Was recently purchased by Lindt & Sprungli.

    Cons

    Every job has its negatives, however, I have been happily employed by Russell Stover for over 20 years. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities provided to me.


  2. "Former Staff Member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Corsicana, TX
    Former Employee - Management in Corsicana, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Russell Stover full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for employment in Corsicana TX and the scheduled workdays are usually Mon-Thur, 10 hours a day until holiday season comes around at the end/beginning of the year.

    Cons

    This company's management approach not only lacks defined structure, the ones with powerful positions are also well known for corruption and autocratic tendencies. Very few managers there genuinely care for the well-being of their employees. "Trust nobody" and "Look out for yourself" are common phrases said amongst the lower leveled staff members at Russell Stover's.

    Advice to Management

    Foster better employee management skills


  3. "maintenance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Corsicana, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Corsicana, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    all the candy you can eat

    Cons

    candy might make you sick


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  5. "Unsatifactory management/employee relationships"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Candy Maker in Iola, KS
    Former Employee - Candy Maker in Iola, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Stover full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were readily available and work was fast paced so the days went by fast

    Cons

    the days you were supposed to work would not be told to you when you were off work so you had to call and see if they scheduled you to work I saw several people get wrote up for not knowing also a day off was never an option

    Advice to Management

    the code of conduct need to be followed and treatment of employees need to be a higher priority and safety of employees needs to be a higher priority .


  6. "field sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is growing due to Lindt purchasing. Good training with manager. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Travel, traffic, and too many accounts.


  7. "GREAT COMPANY"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staff in Corsicana, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Staff in Corsicana, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Focus on Safety, training is great, enough time off to have good balance of work/home life, great and hard working employees, charitable activities!

    Cons

    LOW's are hard to go through every single year, Sometimes the plant managers change often making it difficult for facility employees to have faith in leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep key players in place for longer periods of time


  8. "Life's like a box of chocolates"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Packer in Corsicana, TX
    Former Employee - Packer in Corsicana, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Stover (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good for what you're doing
    Paid holidays after 90 days of employment
    Free chocolate
    Benefits
    Paid weekly
    30 minute lunch and two 15 minute breaks
    Work is fairly easy

    Cons

    Training (or lack thereof) is a joke
    Hard to find a parking space
    You get pulled away from your work area frequently if they are short handed
    10 hour shift can drag sometimes
    Overnight front desk receptionist is unprofessional, rude, and degrading

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You make candy for goodness sake, get your heads out of your behinds and stop taking yourselves so seriously. Also teach your receptionists some proper customer service skills.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "lead clerk"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Anderson, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Anderson, SC

    I worked at Russell Stover (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great manager! Fun atmosphere! Flexible times and days.

    Cons

    Corporate only give .04 cent raises.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Russell Stover (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous positive changes since being acquired by Lindt and Sprungli - investing in the company and the employees so we can grow!

    Cons

    There is a lot of change even if it is for the good please try to manage it can be absorbed,

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "ok job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Abilene, KS
    Former Employee - Department Lead in Abilene, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Stover (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    seeing all the new products coming in, great hours good pay, and meeting new people

    Cons

    lack of comunication between employees and managment

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the service employees for they know what is going on in the plants more then the supervisors


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