Chobani Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Chobani Founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya
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  1. love it

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

    Pros

    great start up culture - lots of opportunity if you seize it. great food, free yogurt all day, every day which is delicious and good for you

    Cons

    growth pains that are typical to a start up company. not huge insight into the future which can be a bit confusing for employees


  2. Great company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chobani full-time

    Pros

    The best place To develop your carreer.

    Cons

    i haven't had negative experiencies.

    Advice to Management

    One of the best companies where I have worked.


  3. Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job opportunities are available for everyone!

    Cons

    Hard work but great experience and the ability to work cross functionally!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worst Company Ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chobani full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to eat free yogurt.

    Cons

    Employees are treated like resources and not people. HR doesn't help deal with inappropriate behavior from managers and directors. Image does not match reality of a rotten company that only cares about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to staff and treat them with respect


  6. Helpful (6)

    Terrible Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chobani (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get free yogurt every week.

    Cons

    The marketing portrays company as a hip and trendy company and a fantastic work environment. The reality is polar opposite of this. Outsourcing Jobs. Low wages for overworked staff. Importing low wage foreign nationals. Owner had to find capital to keep the ship from sinking last year. Poor business practices and inept management. Now equity company putting lipstick on the pig for an eventual public offering.

    Advice to Management

    Try and care about the actual people versus your image.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Stay Away!!! Sinking Ship!

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

    Pros

    Great shopping area in Soho!

    Cons

    The worst HR structure at any company in NYC. Do not go to them for help. You won't get any help from HR or your managers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    If You Have Self-Worth, Don't Work Here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chobani full-time

    Pros

    You get free yogurt at all offices (but you aren't allowed to take even one home).

    Cons

    Chobani has become a place, like any large corporation, where the employees mean nothing and external image is more important than internal treatment. An egregious amount of money can be spent on events, marketing, travel for employees that don't even need to be on a trip, yet not on employee retention. Culture is something they pretend to have, but spend a month in any of the offices/plants and you'll realize that it is all talk and never any action. And forget about advancement because 9/10 times, someone will be hired externally. If you have a killer internal creative department, why hire external help? You have true artists working only on packaging. Equality among peers seems to be a constant struggle. Professionalism is missing company wide, and respect is non-existent. It is appalling to see how executive assistants are treated. Do you think they enjoy making meals for grown men for a living? Or being snapped at? Or yelled at publicly? If humility is the key to success, then arrogance is the key to Chobani. When you take a moment to read through these reviews, you'll notice a few gems. You'd be disheartened to know that a few of those were written by people who were asked by HR to write those in order to boost this rating. This company has built an external image of transparency. Yet, on the inside secrets, favoritism, questionable behavior, and lies cloud the glass walls holding up the glass building. Companies who build glass houses... Actually, Chobani is transparent. Hopefully you can see through the lies.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at yourselves. Money will buy you your expensive apartments, but less and less respect from anyone wise enough to leave.


  9. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, customers appreciate and want to meet with you, cool story, lack of structure is a positive because it's an opportunity to improve processes, small enough company that you can visually see the impact you make, no long, drawn out training program, not a lot of red tape, innovative and high quality, great employees.

    Cons

    Uncertainty seems to be an issue for many... But with the way the brand blew up so quickly, having everything perfectly structured is a pipe dream.

    Advice to Management

    Continue empowering your employees because it will bring in the best people.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Chaotic environment. Staff is young & self absorbed.

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

    Pros

    Free yogurt, nice location, get to wear flip/ flops.

    Cons

    Acts like a start up

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experience


  11. Helpful (6)

    Internal corruption at its finest

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chobani full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment used to be fast paced and still has the potential to be fast paced. Exciting and challenging project opportunities. Pay is good for the area and working for Chobani is a good thing to put on your resume, this is mostly due to the great product they produce.

    Cons

    Beware to those not in the "in crowd". Poor management. They DO NOT empower employees to work as a team but rather fosters a co-opetition type of environment. Extreme lack of inter and intra-department communication. Team leaders and department directors will not share or distribute any work load. Do NOT question any decision making, as you will be labeled a martyr and pushed removed from employment with the company Too many departments are run by interim leadership and consultants. There is not a real desire to build long-lasting, cohesive teams. Chobani tends to care only about its external image and has not made any effort to create a excellent internal atmosphere to match their outward image and values. They care too much about status. More effort and money is spent on worrying about what "top notch" NYC office they obtain than building adequate office spaces for their administrative departments at their manufacturing sites. They have numerous employees working in cold "job trailers" for the past few years, mean while they are landing a 2.8 mil/year lease in NYC

    Advice to Management

    Empower employees at all levels. Will them the ability to positively contribute to the common goal of the company. Employ competent leadership. Employ leadership who exhibits compassion and willingness to grow their employees. Employ leadership who will delegate and distribute workload fairly and correctly. Do not promote the fostering of "clicks" and "in crowd". Do not allow leadership to build interpersonal relationship with HR. This causes extreme conflicts of interest



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