Darling International

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Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
19 Reviews
3.0
19 Reviews
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Darling International Chairman and CEO Randall C. Stuewe
Randall C. Stuewe
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    Incompetent GM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Darling International full-time

    Pros

    Work with good people. Compensation is Decent. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership (GM) is horrible!! Complete lack of direction. Treats people like their beneath him.
    Middle managers and the labor....are what keep that facility, running.
    GM needs to remember the golden rule!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your GM's HEPA Laws, mentoring, HR & last, but not least---PEOPLE SKILLS!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Underappreciated company to work for if you are on the front lines

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Driver in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Darling International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The business is one that will always be needed but Darling may not always be there if the numbers aren't high enough. The pay is just underpayed for the work but one can learn how to do the work and get a better job elseware.

    Cons

    The company is making millions of dollars, check on the stock market, yet it cheaps its non-management workers and is continueing to takeaway many benefits that have kept the good employees working there for less pay that could be made elseware. There is no recognition for the work done, everything is about the numbers. Management is continueing to change and may even change its name as it is getting to big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recoginize all your employees as people as it did when Darling was a lot smaller, friendlier company. This conglomerite that you have built is terible for its employees as the stockholders and higher management have gotten gready. The customers it serves are recognizing this and many are going elseware for their services. Happy employees will get and keep satisfied customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    current employee

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Jackson, MS

    I have been working at Darling International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    stable job if you don't screw up

    Cons

    Management does not like to promote from within. Some GMs have no management experience or even a college education which does not bode well for managing facilities. Inept GM = poor production and profit....DUH!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced managers and promote from within. Allow hourly employees to share in profits somehow other than the pitiful 3% yearly raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Darling Inc

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    Former Employee - Programmer  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer in Irving, TX

    I worked at Darling International

    Pros

    *Darling is a company that is growing very fast and they are slowly building their IT Department. They provide free lunch and drinks.

    Cons

    *You get paid 1 time a month
    *Not sure the IT Department, specifically the Software Development department has direction
    *No cubes, so everything is open and therefore little privacy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management and Communication for a Public Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Darling International

    Pros

    The company has been in existence for a long time, and is in an industry that will continue to be necessary. Many of the headquarters staff are good to work with. The company is successful at what it does.

    Cons

    Managers are rewarding employees who do minimal or marginal work. Communication is overkill for some things and nonexistent for others. The HR polices are not being handled consistently among employees - much favoritism. Benefits are poor compared to other large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the managers on basic management techniques, such as coaching, communication, delegation, discipline, improving morale, etc. Improve benefits to match other public companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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