ACH Food Companies

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ACH Food Companies Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
18 Reviews
3.3
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall it was a positive experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ACH Food Companies is a young company with a lot of potential. Overall good work-life balance, training, people.

    Cons

    During my tenure no one in marketing had received a promotion, driving high turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be more open and flexible regarding part-time opportunities for working moms/dads, needs to provide strong incentives for people to stay. Also, helps to have an overall vision on company priorities and resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work in Memphis

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, company values focus on engaged energized and enabled employees, company has invested in the right technology to allow for remote collaboration

    Cons

    Lean staff with alot of project work which can burn people out. Summer hours are a big help with this aspect of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on culture development and listening to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Above average place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Working conditions excellent. Communication from upper management is frequent and open. Management tries hard to be employee friendly. Individual opinion is valued and initiative is rewarded. In general, this is a decent place to work.

    Cons

    Poor career advancement opportunities. Promotion from within at the manager through VP level is very infrequent. Management initiatives are frequently short-lived flavors of the day. Relatively stressful day to day focus on sales and profits...but where is that different?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on delivering big picture priorities. Eliminate the background clutter of time wasting, non-productive initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Move I Made

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company is small enough to stand out and see results. It's large enough to provide a good wage and benefits. Senior management does listen.

    Cons

    Occasionally, management gets stuck in a rut and needs to move out of the status quo.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Old school organization values technology purchases over tech savvy thinkers.

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    Former Employee - Manager, IT  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Manager, IT in Memphis, TN

    I worked at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average compensation.
    Solid work life balance.
    A good corporate citizen, contributing to and engaging with local charities to improve quality of life in the community.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement.
    Little value on new ideas or approaches.
    Management looks at technology as nothing more than a 'keep the lights on' portion of the organization.
    Pointing out dissatisfaction within a portion of the organization results in silencing rather than attempts to address the dissatisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your mind and look too people with new and different ideas about how to get the most out of your workforce. Offer opportunity for growth and reward those who sieze those opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you enjoy being bullied, manipulated, and thrown under the buss ACH is your place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakbrook Ter, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakbrook Ter, IL

    I worked at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Non management employees friendly, open, honest and caring. Great salary, bonus and benefit packages. Employees are not micro-managed and allowed to set their own pace.

    Cons

    Management is dishonest, manipulative and couldn't inspire rain to fall. No training provided at all. Employees are set up to fail. Sink or swim and you really have to play the good ole boy game if you want to survive. It's a dog eat dog environment. Come in with thick skin and expect to take the fall for your direct supervisor and manger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man up, stop throwing direct reports under the buss. Stop bullying, screaming at, and humiliating your employees - Practice what you "Preach".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great mid-sized company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ACH Food Companies

    Pros

    Strong benefit package, bonus. Decent salary. The marketing team is smart, and filled with people from larger CPGs who are tired of the dog & pony that often comes with being at a typical CPG.
    There are days where you will work hard, but overall good work/life balance.
    It's a quirky litte company, but fun.
    Company is trying to raise the bar on talent at the company, which is great. Often hard to get talented people at smaller companies like ACH.

    Cons

    No upward mobility within marketing. Noticed that most of the marketers from the outside who are content land in brand manager roles, and are generally happy staying there. However, ambitious associate brand managers often get frustrated with the lack of opportunity for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for advancement
    Keep striving for world-class talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Supervisor - Sales

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I worked at ACH Food Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary and bonus - non management employees are smart dedicated and very friendly.

    Cons

    Directors are dishonest, manipulative, cold and uncaring. They couldn't inspire rain to fall and tend to deflect blame for poor business results on direct reports vs poor goal setting/or strategic planning. Bulling and scare tactics used regularly to motivate improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the boys in the corner offices when you decide to do your next "cost effective" cut backs. You just may get more bang for your buck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok, competitive

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    Current Employee - Trade Analyst  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Current Employee - Trade Analyst in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    I have been working at ACH Food Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pay, hours, location, bonus, 401k

    Cons

    Competitive, cold, unfriendly, unloyal, selfish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ACH Food Companies full-time

    Pros

    Lots of really great people - good at what they do, professional, friendly.

    Cons

    Depending on functional area - some cultural issues...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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