Grande Cheese Reviews

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Wayne Matzke
2 Ratings
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    Great company you can take pride in

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

    I worked at Grande Cheese (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    Grande is a tremendous company that you can take pride in working for. Their commitment to quality and their employees is tremendous.

    Cons

    I am a highly motivated and talented young professional, who worked for the company in a subset of one VP's area of responsibility. While management would likely say otherwise, the group that I worked for was very silo'ed and "We have always done it this way" was deeply embraced. I am a self starter who is driven and wants to have an active hand in progressing my career. I went to great lengths to demonstrate my commitment to continuous improvement and ability to contribute to the business beyond the post that I occupied. These efforts, while recognized with above average raises did not translate into meaningful promotion or expansion of responsibilities. Unfortunately, recognition through compensation alone could not retain me. Animosity that developed because of breaking out of the silo and fixing/improving broken processes (within and outside of my area of responsibility) was not well received by others at the non manager level. Strained relationships with others who were not in management made promoting me difficult. I used the opportunities seized at Grande to grow my career elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate a better culture for high performers.


Grande Cheese Interviews

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    Division Head Interview

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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Grande Cheese in July 2014.

    Interview

    Grande used a top notched recruiting firm, which was a professional and robust experience. Past that, nothing about the interview process was good.
    Found CEO and consultant in interview to be in conflict with each other, making interview process very uncomfortable and confusing. Owner was great.
    Questions were debated and conflicting answers to questions were offered.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle sexual advance.   1 Answer

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Website www.grandecheese.com
Headquarters Brownsville, WI
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1941
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

In today’s marketplace, a company stands alone when it can purposefully make the connection between centuries-old traditions and the modern table…and do it with undeniable passion. At Grande, we strive to be the benchmark in bridging innovation and tradition. An enterprise with a tradition of quality, and a quality of tradition.

Across every aspect of our business, from... More

Mission: Our mission is to build, through outstanding performance of value added strategies, a world-class dairy products trademark that generates the profits and capital... More

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