Welcome back to Goetze to Know Us, a series where we highlight exceptional Goetze’s Candy Company employees. This month we are highlighting Linda Betzel! Linda has been with Goetze's Candy Company for 11.5 years as a billing administrator. Get to know Linda below!
Number of years employed by Goetze’s:
What positions have you worked during your time at Goetze’s:
I have been Goetze’s billing admin since I started
Caramel Creams or Cow Tales – if you had to pick one, which would it be and why?
Caramel Creams! I prefer the increased ratio of caramel and cream compared to Cow Tales.
Do you have any memories with our products growing up?
I used to buy the Caramel Creams tray packs as a kid at the corner store by my house. I was always so excited to pick one up!
How do you eat your Caramel Creams? (eg: center first, all in one bite)
All in one bite! Although, as a child I would push the cream center out with my tongue and eat that before the caramel.
Favorite Goetze’s flavor?
My top three favorites are 1) Caramel Apple, 2) Original Caramel and 3) Oreo!
Any special recipes using our product that you can share?
I’m sorry to say I personally do not have any, but I certainly enjoy when co-workers bring theirs in to share 😊
Dream Caramel Creams/ Cow Tales flavor or partnership:
Orange Creamsicle! My manager is probably sick of me telling him to create this flavor…every change I get.
If you could describe your experience at Goetze’s in one word, what would it be?
Most memorable moment at work:
I do not have a favorite per say, but I do enjoy our Christmas parties where we get to celebrate our fellow co-workers accomplishments.
What makes being part of Goetze’s Candy special that you have chosen a career here?
It’s a childhood favorite! I like the fact that the owners, and other employees made me feel welcome from the first day I arrived. The way we work as a team is like no other place where I have been employed. A lot of my co-workers are not just people I work with, they have turned out to be great friends.
What does it mean to you to be a part of the team?
I love how we interact to solve problems and come up with new ideas and ways to improve our workflow.
Is there a quote that you live by that has helped you grow in your career?
Be patient and listen to the wisdom around you.