Arla Foods Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Company values are clear, emphasizing sustainable growth- both in terms of products as well as employees. Work/life balance is a top priority- many (especially with families) leave early and work from home in the evenings. High growth, allowing rapid advancement and new opportunities abroad. Very supportive environment.

    Cons

    Can be difficult at times due to the preference for speaking Danish, although this differs between business units.


  2. National sales manager

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    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - National Sales Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arla Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity is wide for growth

    Cons

    Diverse national interest in emerging market

    Advice to Management

    Policy harmonization


  3. Product Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    There are no pros I can think of

    Cons

    Poor management style, lack of vision and direction

    Advice to Management

    Stop blame culture


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  5. Good for some, not for me

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    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Viby, Central Jutland (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Viby, Central Jutland (Denmark)

    I have been working at Arla Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, generally good pay/benefits, good cafeteria

    Cons

    I ddn't have a great experience as an international person; for example, many team meetings were held in Danish and most of the time my coworkers didn't include me in conversations at lunchtime or coffee breaks. In general, it seemed that people lacked passion for their job/the company. It was hard to get motivated when people were only willing to do the very minimum of their job. A lot of the young, international people were taking on the additional tasks because no one else would offer.


  6. At a juncture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arla Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, very flat hierarchy, nice people and the opportunity to influence the company direction and have a considerable impact

    Cons

    It is not yet a global FMCG company but rather a Danish company with international businesses. The CEO has the right vision but a large part of his management team his made of the old Danish guard and some of them not at the same level of executives at the top global FMCG companies. Unfortunately underperforming leaders are not getting changed

    Advice to Management

    To the CEO: don't let friendship or loyalty cloud your judgment and guide you in selecting or keeping your team. In order to execute your vision and become truly global you need more global diversity and competent leaders.


  7. Global IT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arla Foods full-time

    Pros

    Excellent freedom and flexibility in self-managing your day to day activities. And good opportunities for voicing your opinions.

    Cons

    Poor backstabbing culture. Terrible middle management skills - lacking real people skills

    Advice to Management

    Clean up management levels to achieve direction and gain comment of operational level


  8. Wonderfull Work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Financial Controller in Doha (Qatar)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arla Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great team , creative management and very transparent with the staff

    Cons

    i didn't feel any negative in Arla foods

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  9. Arla is a great working environment, with good colleagues and strong management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Innovation Director in Aarhus (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Innovation Director in Aarhus (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arla Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to develop ones skills, knowledge and experience across a wide variety of activities in the dairy business. Access to recent thinking and best practices in business, production technology and marketing. Fair to good salary and benefits; good attitude to work/life balance. Some extremely smart and innovative individuals at middle management level.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, can be very bureaucratic and also suffers from some silo mentality. Very "process" oriented. High levels of stress among head office staff.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly people and very nice work environment.

    Cons

    Mostly speak Danish during some meetings.


  11. Great brands, great products

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cooperative for Farmers. Great products with great brands, good benefits, very focused on strategic plans at all levels focus on Lead Sense Create and closure to nature. Emphasis is on following the strategic plan and delivering customer service

    Cons

    At operational levels there is a heavy trade union culture that can inhibit continuous improvement when approached with a negative.



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