Blue Bell Creameries Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Grandview, MO

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work and great product to sell.

    Cons

    None, would still be there if branch hadn't closed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.


  2. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent management team with good values. Good team environment.

    Cons

    Salaries are slightly below average given the required hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better support to top performers.


  3. Driver/Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for. Great retirement benefits, 401K, Stock ownership plans, pension

    Cons

    I feel like the company kept a lot of things from their employees during their shutdown. Had a great experience other than that

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep your employees in the dark


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  5. Rt sup

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    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Route Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some Co workers are like family and no backbone or enforcing making job easier

    Cons

    Low pay and many hours and top management no backbone.

    Advice to Management

    Pay drivers and supervisors and Territory managers better or at least have better hours overall for what they are getting paid to catch up with the current economy.


  6. "Eat all we can & sell the rest" is a very true statement!

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    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer in Brenham, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Maintenance Engineer in Brenham, TX

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good yr end bonus's while I was there, overtime if you wanted it. For the most part, good people to work with. Always expanding, a very large operation at the Brenham facility. Made a GREAT product! Being able to eat all the ice cream that you wanted, in the break rooms. Being able to buy the best ice cream around at a good discounted price. All of this is prior to their crisis of listeria being found in the product. Doing whatever is necessary with changes to get product back on the shelves. They will beat the listeria!

    Cons

    Below average pay, (but the benefits and bonus's help make up for the pay), to many production supervisors, (several of which that didn't have any people skills what so ever), to much favoritism for a certain college, very few salaried positions, mostly hourly positions. Being hired for doing one type of work, then never being able to do that work. Not much on advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Know when to say enough of expansions, maintain what you have more and better before more expansions. Do better checks on the people you hire, and not just a warm body. Cut down the number of production supervisors. Get out of the past more.


  7. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work independently most of the time.

    Cons

    Have to do resets all day long.


  8. Great Company, Great Products

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shipping Clerk in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Blue Bell has a family-type atmosphere and promotes from within. Their motto of "Eat all we can and sell the rest" is pretty much true as the employee break room was always stocked with all the ice cream and snacks you could enjoy almost anytime while on the job-- absolutely free!

    Cons

    Blue Bell compensation (wages) not competitive with similar jobs in the market with relation to the amount of work demanded of an employee: pay scale set pretty low and annual raises not more than 30 cents. Medical benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with crucial information that affects employees and consider raising wages to meet the cost of living.


  9. Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brenham, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brenham, TX

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are competitive, and the colligues are almost like a family

    Cons

    Long work day. Ten to twelve hours average.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. Territory Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Set own schedule. Excellent group of people. Great benefits, company car included.

    Cons

    Lots of solo driving. Have to share a desktop with other colleagues. Very old-school

    Advice to Management

    As long as you "LISTEN" to those above, beside, AND below you plus work hard you will succeed.


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    Old School is good and bad

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Glendale, AZ

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Treat employees as family as much as possible. Hard to get fired. Great retirement plan. Decent benefits. Free benefits for employees. Great product- easy and fun to sell. Good possibilities for moving up if you are willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Long hours. Bad employees don't get fired fast enough. Benefits for families are very expensive. Pay is below average. Promoting can be difficult if unwilling to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the hours of your employees so they don't get burnt out- especially the salaried ones. Bring your pay scale out of the 1980s! Get rid of problem/unproductive employees quicker.



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