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- Culture & Values
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- Senior Management
I worked at Contessa Premium Foods full-timeDoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
New CEO, Don Binotto: Good clean family guy with morals, uses classic business models to run a company with true, positive, respectful, demanding but reasonable leadership. Track record running other companies to significant success. Great mentor.
Old CEO, John Blazevich: Founder, true visionary, offered great compensation and perks.
New CEO: Very demanding. High pressure to meet project deadlines, sales projections, new product development with a staff so lean it is impossible to do a genuinely great job with any sense of sanity. Clearly biased with his Pittsburgh staff making these challenges that much harder for the Los Angeles crew to execute.
Old CEO: See all reviews 2011 and prior. His arrogance was probably the #1 source of his bad karma. When the company began to suffer prior to BK not one customer gave a dam and colleagues secretly wanted the CEO to fail. He was doomed before he was doomed.
Advice to Management
Binotto is a great CEO. He doesn't need advice.Although he did get involved in a money pitt! Not his fault.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I was referred by a work colleague and had actually met the interviewer once before at an industry function. First was a phone screen and then we met in person. Questions centered on what companies I knew in the industry - who I had strong relationships with - and could I deliver them going forward. Other than that the questions were fairly routine. Duties were described to me and were straightforward. Nothing was ever said to me about the eccentric owner.
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An environmentally and nutritionally responsible frozen food manufacturer, CONTESSA PREMIUM FOODS, INC. produces flavorful, sustainable, and wholesome frozen foods. Contessa exceeds consumer expectations by combining innovation, convenience, value, and unmatched standards of consistent high quality in everything it does. Known originally as "America’s Favorite Shrimp...
Mission: Good for you. Good for the planet. The wholesome choice.