ARYZTA Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs a culture change

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARYZTA full-time

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance not so good.

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    aggravating

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    Current Employee - Mixer  in  Vinita, OK
    Current Employee - Mixer in Vinita, OK

    I have been working at ARYZTA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the people in production are good hardworking people

    Cons

    management sets rules and procedures and then they don't follow them themselves under trained staff and this place relies on the buddy system too much. plus worked there almost 4 years only one raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue and tell corporate what we need

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This Place is Terrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARYZTA full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros about working here. I have never experienced such terrible leadership, policies, and Human Resource personnel in my life.

    Cons

    I do not even know where to begin. Lazy workers, gossip, clicks, mandatory overtime, no work life balance, no continuous improvement; this is a company that is stuck in the 90's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Do a better job retaining the true talent instead of letting them walk out the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just "OKAY."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ontario, CA

    I worked at ARYZTA part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free soda and water. Some of the people in the office are friendly and appreciate your hard work. They train you enough to get by.

    Cons

    Down times, sometimes you feel like you're not needed, gossipy work environment, takes over a year to get hired on from a temp agency, lay offs with a slight of their hand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a little bit more encouraging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Solid, reputable company. Proud to say I worked their

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I worked at ARYZTA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Otis Spunkmeyer. My immediate supervisor and managers were some of the best I ever worked for.

    Cons

    Due to company re-alignments the entire structure of our office changed for the worse and my position became just a "job". The work atmosphere ceased being enjoyable anymore. Too many VP's, too much empire building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember when you grow, you need to take your soul with you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going down hill fast, the Irishmen leading the way!

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at ARYZTA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Used to be a good Company, no going through re-org fanaticism trying to increase profits and asking everyone to do their job and 3 others.

    Cons

    Horribly led, blind leading the blind. I think there are literally 500 people with "DVP" or "SVP" titles. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians and they seem to have no idea what they are doing at the top. The Company is organized in to little silo's or fiefdoms and every silo does it's own thing without regard for any centralized strategy. Maybe I'm wrong and there is a strategy, but they keep it to themselves, making sure no-one knows what that strategy is. It's starting to get comical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a refund from your Irish management school, they ripped you off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A work in progress

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARYZTA

    Pros

    A great place to gain experience in the field you enjoy to start building your resume.

    Cons

    Probably not the place if you are looking for high compensation or training programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should be a focus for employees and better HR/Employee relationship building. Company needs to remember to place focus on team building as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good and Bad times (50/50)

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  McAdoo, PA
    Current Employee - Operator in McAdoo, PA

    I have been working at ARYZTA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of the team members are great but a lot are lazy. The culture is behind the times.

    Cons

    Management style and thinking. Stuck in the 1980s. Everything about the place is out dated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company is focused on acquistitions not it's people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARYZTA full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work when it was La Brea Bakery. Wasn't the same when it merged and became Aryzta NA.

    Cons

    Does not promote from within. Departments work in a silo environment. There is a complete lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people, not just more companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sanitation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vinita, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vinita, OK

    I have been working at ARYZTA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay for the area is really good.
    Insurance is decent but a little expensive.
    Has decent benefits, pretty standard for the industry.

    Cons

    Poor Communication between departments.
    Lack of maintenance on aging equipment. Parts aren't even available for most of the equipment anymore.
    Unsafe work conditions that management will not fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your losing money by not putting the money in to fix the crappy equipment in this plant. Management doesn't know whats going on half the time. Supervisors are all rednecks and most people here really don't care about their job anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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