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See's Candies Reviews

Updated November 25, 2017
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Pros
  • I get to give people free candy all day and the only way to do a bad job is by not having customer service skills (in 20 reviews)

  • It is a great seasonal job with good pay (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Working with an older generation means being in the closet, little to no room for growth or to become full time (in 8 reviews)

  • I wish the job could have become part time instead of only seasonal (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "I love my job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Team Leader
    Current Employee - Assistant Team Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, cute uniforms even at the hgc level, fun job, you always have something you can do -but almost never too stressful-

    Cons

    They don’t have a good sense of what looks good in HGC’s, and those bow ties are going to cut off breathing one of these days, full inventory cycle count.

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep breath.


  2. "sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at See's Candies part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great sales job great product

    Cons

    hours are long at times

    Advice to Management

    positive

  3. "Seasonal Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at See's Candies part-time

    Pros

    It was fun to engage the customers in making selections of candy and introducing them to the wide gamut of products.

    Cons

    None. I would have appreciated more hours. I wish the job could have become part time instead of only seasonal.

    Advice to Management

    I was given the opportunity to engage with the manager in an on the spot interview. He was willing to look at my portfolio and to consider the strengths that I possessed that did not fit neatly into a set job description. He considered how my unique "out of the box" talents and abilities could be an asset to the company, while still filling the job description with modifications. I hope your company, like this hiring manager will see people with disabilities for what they CAN do.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at See's Candies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits and environment.

    Cons

    Depending on location, the ability to move up in the company isn't easy.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Part Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I like working at See's. I get good hours, the pay is great, and I enjoy actually doing the job as well.

    Cons

    See's sometimes does things in a very old fashioned way. I get that the store itself is like that but their methods are very outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve with the times.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at See's Candies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people.
    All you can eat chocolate.
    Managers are accommodating/flexible schedule
    Let you pick up extra shifts if others are out sick

    Cons

    Impatient angry customers
    Customers who intentionally cause a scene way to free chocolate
    Sometimes you end up under/overstaffed at the worst possible times
    Can't get a full time position after the holiday season ends
    Heavy focus on sales goals that are sometimes unattainable


  7. "Avoid!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at See's Candies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work, some free candy (Not a lot, they consider it stealing if you take samples)

    Cons

    Everything else
    Poorly managed, awful insurance policies (was told I'd be insured for a year; the next month I broke my foot and only worked a few days, and by the end of the month after that they canceled it on me for "working less than 90 hours a month", even though it was because I had broken my foot. Still recovering from that now without insurance. Extremely unfair and shady with hours, I was told I'd become full time at a certain point and it never happened, the manager shifted blame onto everyone else and refused to answer questions or communicate openly with the employees. Uniforms are also strictly gendered, girls cannot wear pants at all even in cold winter months, men cannot wear the dresses and bows. I have gotten in trouble for wearing plain white nail polish and for asking a customer if they had already paid for something they were putting into their bag. AND they support Trump, if I had he ability to leave I would because I hate working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like we aren't human beings. Communicate with them and be honest, don't lie and try to pin the blame on others who are below you in the chain of command. Pay raises for sales associates - the pay gap between managers and associates is literally the difference between having a place to live and being on the street. And stop blaming associates for being untrained and start training us properly across the board.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "i learned alot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the company does pay well

    Cons

    most of the time you learn on the job.


  9. "Fun environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at See's Candies part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Candy
    Fun to work there
    Provide excellent customer service
    Manager was very nice as well as coworkers

    Cons

    Must sell!
    Have to be giddy and out there does not work if your an introvert


  10. "Quality Assurance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at See's Candies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company. Good benefits. Chocolate Benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons to mentions


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