Annie's

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Annie's Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, great product.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Annie's

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent culture, sub-par management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Management
    Current Employee - Sales Management

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Really fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees as loyal brand lovers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Annie's

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Annie's as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love the company culture - - there's "kindness" in our mission statement and I can live by that! I also love the team dynamic. Everyone is so nice and encouraging. I also love the food there!! They offer organic fruits in the morning and supply us with Annie's goods every day. There's also an awesome gym with daily classes that the company encourages to utilize. There are also weekly health series where they teach us about fruits and vegetables and how to make great salads, etc. I also love the mandatory volunteering that employees must participate in and their initiatives for sustainability!

    Cons

    There is not too much cons for me. I think if they had a better development program they can maximize the talents of their employees. I think that might happen now that General Mills has just acquired us. I really hope to be sent to their rotational program!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Development programs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Over-rated

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company in a great environment!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Annie's

    Pros

    - Great leadership
    - Great environment
    - Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Lacking unity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Need to reward employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Annie's

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Great CEO
    Encouraged to exercise
    Sustainability benefits
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    Cons

    Small company
    No growth or advancement potential
    Low pay for the area
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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