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Russell Stover Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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Pros
  • seeing all the new products coming in, great hours good pay, and meeting new people (in 5 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, which was most important to me at the time (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor upper management, not treated as a person (in 7 reviews)

  • it's long hours though so you have to go in strong (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Credit analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time

    Pros

    Great growth, good people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Low pay, no overtime at the moment.


  2. "I worked inside of the candy store, not the factory."

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    Former Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Corsicana, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Corsicana, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, depending on your lifestyle. You get to learn about retail, stocking, using a pallet jack, and how to make delicious snacks from scratch among other things that are valuable. The store hours are great as well.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult to gain advancement, even if one is knowledgeable about the company, you have to have experience in the position that you desire. The hours offered per week fluctuates, but during the holiday season you may get ot.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees a chance to prove that they are ready to take on more responsibility. The years dedicated to the store should prove that they are ready for advancement.

  3. "Terrible Management."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Clerk in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Literally nothing good comes from here.

    Cons

    Bad management, everyone in the store spreads drama and lies about everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and get someone else.


  4. "good luck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    free chocolate, good place to work if you can't find anything else

    Cons

    high turnover, lack of internal processes, lots of chaos

    Advice to Management

    in order to keep good talent you need to pay them market value


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    None sorry can not give a reason anybody would enjoy working for Russell stover. What a joke of a place.

    Cons

    Everything from training, pay, management, and environment the management create at the store level. Things you can count on are. You will be lied to. By 99% of the Russell stover company. It’s only been three years since Lindt bought Russell stover out. Hope they clean house in home office and make it a better place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and treat us like humans not like trash.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Representative, 5 years"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Russell Stover full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like to drive, there's that (you'll eventually grow to hate it)

    All the pros of the company disappeared once bought by Lindt

    Cons

    Expectations, period. Territory given should be for 3 "sales reps". Expected to go to 5-7 stores a day, reach your sales numbers, reach yearly goals, yet stay under 40 hours a week.

    Constant changes being made last minute. Lied to by upper management of changes being implemented by Lindt (or they could have been as clueless as us). No stability.

    No room for creativity. Since being bought by Lindt your" sales representative" job is basically a glorified title of a Kroger employee, cleaning and restocking candy.

    Sad upper management. Once bought by Lindt they were all so panicked and uncertain it made us reps question if we would have a job the next week. Some upper level management I grew to trust did some un-respectable things at the expense of others to keep their job secure.

    Working there became a game of telephone, no one had the right information about anything.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management, lost cause. But if you're someone reading this thinking about taking a job with the company, don't. I don't see this company existing in 5 years. If you're still with the company, it's easy to get complacent but GET OUT. There's so much better out there to offer.


  7. "Production work"

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    Former Employee - Production in Montrose, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Montrose, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, not overly strenuous, fair pay

    Cons

    Monotonous work, long hours at times

    Advice to Management

    Need better attention to workers skills

  8. "Seasonal warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russell Stover part-time

    Pros

    Low stress. Extra income was welcome.

    Cons

    Shift work can be tricky to work around my full-time job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat seasonal workers like valued employees and everyone wins.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Russell Stover full-time

    Pros

    I have good working conditions

    Cons

    The benefits could be some better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Russell Stover full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, not bad of a job

    Cons

    Poor upper management, not treated as a person


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