Darling International

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Darling International Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
22 Reviews
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Darling International Chairman and CEO Randall C. Stuewe
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  1.  

    Industry leader, competitive market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Darling International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home
    As long as you handle your business not micromanaged
    Attainable goals
    Decent compensation
    Decent benefits
    Good hours as customers aren't in till 10AM

    Cons

    Acquisition has led to discourse (people resistant to change)
    Tightening expenses
    Too worried abt stockholders instead of employees
    Limited room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to reps when developing yearly incentive package. Reward top performers accordingly. Increase merit raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too many chiefs, and too many OLD chiefs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Darling International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Independence with your job roll, but needed disipline for weekly results.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and no communication from Ops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support and training is needed across the board and mainly in the office handling exsisting customer concerns and requests.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, dirty work, not many opportunities for advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable company that will be here for years, don't have to worry about the company closing. or being layed off.

    Cons

    Most of the hiring of management comes from outside. They do not promote within the company very often. Recently hired COO, and several VP's all from outside companies.

    Raises are 3% per year, no matter how hard you work. Recent email from Human Resources clearly defines this. With current cost of living increases of around 2.7%, the 3% raises really don't amount to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to promote from within. No one knows the business as well as the people already working there. There are many skilled and hard working individuals with 5, 10 and 15 years in the same position who would love to be considered for a promotion.

    My other piece of advice would be to base raises on performance, not just 3% across the board.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big brother attitude overseeing you work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Darling International

    Pros

    Decent benefits. The work is hard and the job should be around for some time. The city is working with the company to build a new plant for biofuel.

    Cons

    Wages are a little low for the area. Big brother watching. Lots of new rules and paper work. Word of mouth is the only way of finding out anything. Poor training, learn as you go. Hours are long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the workers do their jobs and be more encourageing not looking for wrong doings. Show some kindness just hello would go a long way. More information of the new going ons would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very hard work and underpaid and appreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Darling International

    Pros

    They are union which offers some assistance to keeping the management on a level field. They also offer a 401K plan and a pension thru the unions. The health plans are okay just alittle expensive to pay for.

    Cons

    Poor management, no communication, all about the numbers. It's growing too fast and its taking away from the employees. It is no longer an employee friendly company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics and forget about the numbers. Communicate better with the employees and be more of the employee and family friendly company it once was and not the conglomerent that it has become.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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