Florida's Natural

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    Been gone for awhile now

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Lake Wales, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lake Wales, FL

    I worked at Florida's Natural full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Team building was a great idea to empower their participation in decisions.
    Take home pay was superior to other companies with similar work.
    Clean environment and many jobs are not physically demanding

    Cons

    Company was reducing hours which hurt week to week earning
    12 hours is too long a shift.
    Team building was limited by unsure scheduling
    Management above lead and supervisors was by committee which caused confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management and hands on management was pretty sound. Learn to listen to those doing the jobs down to the lowest level. They are the experts, not an engineer.

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    Research Laboratory Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Wales, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Lake Wales, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Florida's Natural in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    This company makes you apply in person. You can attach your resume, or email your resume, but you still must go in person and basically rewrite your resume onto their application. About ten days later, I got a call and had 2 interviews set up, 30 minutes apart. The first was with the HR manager, the 2nd with the dept supervisor where the position was.

    Interview Questions
    • The HR director, Joe Swanson, called me into his office and asked me these questions, and wrote while I responded.
      Why are you the best candidate for this job?
      What experience do you have that relates to this job?
      What is your best quality?
      What is your biggest weakness?
      What did you dislike about your last job that you hope is different here?
      What type of person do you dislike working with?
      What has been your biggest achievement at work?
      Do you have any near-future goals?
      There were others, but the questions were all similar. After this first interview, the lab supervisor came and got me, and we went to the lab. He showed me around, then we sat and talked for about 30 minutes. He asked about my experience in chemistry, and we spent the rest of the time talking about the day to day operations there. I asked when the final decision would be made, and he said 3 or 4 weeks. I never heard back, even though I was more than qualified. It wasn't an ideal job, so no big deal.
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Website www.floridanatural.com
Headquarters Lake Wales, FL
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1934
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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