American Italian Pasta Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. Great Internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Excelsior, MN
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Excelsior, MN

    I worked at American Italian Pasta as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained great experience in the field I'm studying, was able to work independently and with help from my supervisors, able to experience multiple areas of the company, everyone was friendly and my supervisors loved their jobs

    Cons

    More interaction with other interns or people my age would have made the summer better.


  2. Profits over people

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Italian Pasta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promised a great salary and job security

    Cons

    Got the nice salary until the place was about to be sold off

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your most important asset. It's a shame you don't see that.


  3. Wasted talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Excelsior Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Excelsior Springs, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Italian Pasta full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People on the production floor are great, hard workers, many with years of experience, most are willing to train new workers and help them succeed.

    Cons

    These great production people are mis-managed and taken advantage of at every opportunity by mid-upper-level managers who maximize their own pay on the backs of their employees. Profits are VERY unfairly distributed among the employees, with the workers who make those profits possible receiving the smallest share.


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  5. This company has been the best business experience of my life with it's generous benefits & work environment

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Excelsior Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Excelsior Springs, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Italian Pasta full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefits, good people, team-building culture, many opportunities to cross train, or try new hats. Creativity and ideas are encouraged. Team members are encouraged to be part of the solution.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows it is vital to continue good communication with the team members.


  6. Support by Corp. HR was Superior

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Corp communications, the latitude to do my job was better than other places I have worked, for the most part corporate support in my work activities was far beyond expectations (operations focus tended to be profit before people), compensation was superior to prior employers, work environment was ok for manufacturing, very clean. Fairly good response time to problems--they did not shy away from addressing issues.

    Cons

    Some very outdated philosophies regard people treatment, that may have changed since I worked there. Human Resources was working very hard regarding educating their managers on treatment issues (with moderate resistance from ops).

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the path, you are headed in the right direction.


  7. good solid company with a good product

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits, good pay and leadership

    Cons

    located north of kansas city


  8. I was a "human resource," quite disposable after I'd fixed things for my department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay isn't bad, benefits are OK, upper managers were affable, but disconnected from day-to-day operations and the associated operational realities.

    Cons

    Middle managers are some of the worst I've seen in 20 years in my field, quite willing to take credit for your work while figuratively knifing you in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your backs, because your middle management has no ethics and will stop at little or nothing to eventually take your jobs as they did mine. The old-timers learned one lesson from the bankruptcy - how to camouflage their lapses until they can be blamed on the newcomers.


  9. good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good job for the hours and work

    Cons

    hours should be balanced to workload

    Advice to Management

    more pay for ees



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