Baldwin Richardson Foods

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Baldwin Richardson Foods Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
33 Reviews

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Eric G. Johnson
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Positive & Rewarding Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is definately a growing and dynamic company with an engaged leadership. During my time here I have had numerous opportunities to go outside my core competencies to attempt new projects and new tasks. Management is really interested in development and empowerment of employees.

    Cons

    There are some work life balance issues but nothing very serious. Having worked for much larger companies the level of respect for outside family life here is much greater.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course! The recent changes have been and continue to be made are excellent! I really like the drive to start collecting data and moving from an "I think" to an "i know" culture of data driven decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turnover. Turnover Turnover. And guess what? More Turnover.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Staff  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Office Staff in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I cannot think of any. Just don't even bother applying, its a disaster.

    Cons

    The turnover is just out of control. It seems every week someone gets fired or quits. It shows on here that even posts 4 years ago are saying the same thing. No one likes it here and the fires keep raging on.

    What is the average employment length at this company? 2 years?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to ask yourself, why are so many people leaving and looking to get out?? You have to be honest, this place sucks. Don't hide behind a smile, realize what is going on and actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a Joke.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations  in  Macedon, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Macedon, NY

    I worked at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady paycheck and ok benefits. I'm glad I left when I did.

    Cons

    When your co-workers walk off the job and you are already 2 drivers short really shows what kind of company this is. The HR folks are useless and there are so many of them, complete waste. They aren't doing anything, more people leave and get fired but rarely do we fill positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have got to stop piling on the work load on the very few who are left. I don't know if this company will ever get straightened around. This is the worst it has ever been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Growing Company, Fast Paced Environment, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, people are great (especially the new hires) and growth potential is here. One thing I can say is this company cares about you and holds true to its values.

    Cons

    Not many...It's busy here but what's the alternative?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the plan. Great decision on bringing in such an impactful Dir of Ops. She is really making a difference and cares about us and our safety.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Demanding management, fast paced environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, raises cam be slim, always something to work on, multiple learning opportunities

    Cons

    High turn over, unrealistic expectations, secrecy, under staffed because of the high turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop some talent for long term, work to reduce the turn over, empower your people to be able to work without fear of listing their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complete disconnect between ownership and reality.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Unique product mix, even though unhealthy.

    Cons

    Ownership does not see the issues and what type of problems are created in house. Profits over everything else is a way of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most recent "reboot" (mass firing) is not going to get the job done and turn around the ship. A complete overhaul is needed. The constant meddling by ownership and management who don't know what is going needs to stop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Most Ridiculous place i have ever worked

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Macedon, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macedon, NY

    I worked at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Good Benefits ,Good Benefits

    Cons

    Managers and Directors There are so many in charge they have nothing better to do than harass the workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Constant Chaos.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are polically aligned with the owners children or have a cute smile you will do well in this company and get away with anything.

    Cons

    I have been working here a few months and can it was the worst career decion of my life. There is just problem after problem and all they do is fire people without replacing them. My department is down 5 people due to firings since I came onboard a few months ago. Management wanders in circles and cannot get this place under control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are completely clueless as to what actually goes on to make this place run. You are not doing a good job at all. The only purpose of the town hall meetings is to spin reality and to distract the employees from the sad state that this company is in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Toxic Atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Williamson, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Williamson, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time

    Pros

    Baldwin does not have an open door policy, they have a REVOLVING door policy.

    This could be a really great place to work, but it is a nightmare. You will be forced out/fired within 24 months, which is a blessing in disguise.

    Cons

    This company is its own worse enemy. The constant firings make things extremely difficult to get anything accomplished because we are constantly training new people. The schedule is a joke and will change dozens of times a week because "planning" does know what is going on and constantly running in circles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place is a joke and will not get better as long as any Johnson is in charge. Your kids do not always make the best business decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst career decision of my life.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Macedon, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Macedon, NY

    I have been working at Baldwin Richardson Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience, building your network so when everyone leaves you have contacts at many local companies.

    Cons

    This place is so unorganized it makes me laugh, I don't how a company can stay in business with this level of constant issues. So many people have come and gone, what is the point of training the new people? No one cares anymore and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where did you come from? Everyday is so ridiclous I can't do more than laugh about it. Word is getting out around Rochester that this is the worst place to work in the area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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