Annie's Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Annie's is a fantastic place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Annie's is a brand that walks the talk, and the company culture proves it. Health is encouraged with an onsite gym and cooking/smoothie classes. Community service is a requirement! And even though we've been acquired by General Mills, it's obvious the big guy is doing its best to get out of the way and enable Annie's to be an even bigger brand without compromising its values. Bottom line is it feels good to come to work. And it helps that management is transparent and focused on the core values that are stated everywhere around the office, website, and food packaging.

    Cons

    If you're in the organic food business it may seem sketchy to be ultimately owned by a large cpg. It's a personal thing. People here tend to look at it as Annie's leveraging huge resources it's never had before. Outsiders expect Annie's to be changed for the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Annie's will continue to thrive as long as its culture is unsullied. The employees and consumers make the brand what it is, because they both believe in the brand. Protect the culture at all costs, and Mill's investment will flourish because the Annie's philosophy is flourishing. At all costs! Also, you rock John! Best CEO ever.


  2. Great Culture, very good people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Annie's full-time

    Pros

    Fun Culture, a work hard play hard environment

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, transparency from senior managment


  3. Helpful (2)

    Decent culture, sub-par management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Annie's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, name, & brand equity. The brand is loved and the growth in natural/organic will mean lot's of growth for Annie's in the future.

    Cons

    Management, especially in sales, is sub-par at best. It's a culture of fire drills, usually with the time and effort put into those exercises leading to nothing. Lot's of redundancies in what the sales team is asked to do, which leads to a tremendous amount of wasted effort and very little selling. Patchwork of systems is antiquated and only leads to increased frustrations. Amazing that growth of +20% year over year is achieved, which should be substantially more with better leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down. Ask yourselves if this is a worthwhile spend of your employee's time and effort (more often than not, it won't be). Be honest and transparent with your employees, this has not always been the case and has lead to employees being bitter and resentful.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Really fun place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Annie's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Happy employees, sustainable environment, doing good

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees as loyal brand lovers


  6. Great people, great product.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Annie's has been a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Annie's has been acquired by General Mills so major changes are coming.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Working for Annie's was a positive experience and everyone there was great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is very accepting and friendly, and they really strive to live up to and promote their values. It is a fast paced company with a large workload since it is a smaller company. Hours are flexible and there is a gym onsite.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lot of downtime, where one has to actively search out work to do. There is really no downside to working for this company


  8. Helpful (3)

    Over-rated

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Annie's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks: gym on sight, massage sometimes. Nice office environment physically and good insurance benefits.

    Cons

    Some departments in this organization do not reward proven goal achieving employees via promotion or financially, without a Bachelors degree or prior prior public company experience. This organizations does not demand internal organization healthy attitudes for team-play, only healthy food.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Horrible Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Annie's full-time

    Pros

    If you work in Sales you can do whatever you want, if you work in any other department you'll want to run as fast as you can.

    Cons

    Terrible, backstabbing environment. They say all the right things in public, then go behind closed doors and do the exact opposite. No leadership from the top and zero coordination between departments. They have 3rd world systems and processes yet expect 1st world results and when that can't be delivered they get rid of you and repeat the same thing again with the next poor soul.

    Advice to Management

    The entire executive team doesn't have an once of humility or empathy, stop listening to the sound of you own voice for a minute and listen to the people who actually do the work.


  10. Great company in a great environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great leadership - Great environment - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Low pay - Lacking unity

    Advice to Management

    - Need to reward employees more


  11. Great for first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Encino, CA

    I have been working at Annie's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great co members, great help during training

    Cons

    balance from time of work and social



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