Dairy Farmers of America

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Dairy Farmers of America Reviews in Kansas City, MO

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
38 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work - Excellent internship experience.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was given a lot of responsibility. I was able to work directly with national-level brands and participate in conferences and negotiations. Some travel, depending on the internship program. Interns are recruited in a big group and all live in one central location, so you're able to interact and make friends with others from different schools who share your interests. Offered a few field trips and workshops; overall really fun and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Not many interns are given full-time employment opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider opening internship opportunities for positions you would be looking to hire full-time the following fall; you'll get more dedication from your participants and it gives you the opportunity to essentially conduct a really long trial/interview period with a potential candidate.

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

    Meaningless and demeaning environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Matching contribution to retirement plans.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in several departments. Management are clueless and ride the backs of the actual employees doing the work. Clique oriented departments. No room for advancements. Purposefully sabotage performance reviews to keep underappreciated and talented performers from attaining proper pay increases in relation to work performed. Business team lunches are nothing more than a cover-up for dining and boozing on the company's dime. Worse, sick time off policy ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't crap on the people making you look good! Show some appreciation and stop taking the credit for something you didn't do. A little appreciation goes a long way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization that is losing its way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Dairy Farmers of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free milk in the office. Pretty good benefits. Enjoy working with dairy members. Great company concept. Some people still really develop a passion for helping the members and the dairy business.

    Cons

    Unreasonable management. Work is most important thing. No personal engagement. Everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve personal engagement. More rewards and fewer directives and punishment. Realistic expectations for workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed with direction company is taking

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    Former Employee - General Office in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - General Office in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America full-time

    Pros

    Good working relationship with co-workers and immediate management; enjoyed working with immediate customers and employees from other DFA locations. Pros with this company are a thing of the past.

    Cons

    Low wages, work-life balance is going out the window; corporate office upper management is a known bully pulpit with huge egos; impossible to move up within company if you are not in the "in" crowd. Good benefits are a thing of the past, salary increases didn't compensate for the increasing insurance rates. Hourly employees are treated as third class citizens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and managers to work for!

    Cons

    None! Great and stable Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok company

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    Former Employee - Production in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Production in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady job, ok benefits, good people

    Cons

    Qa&c and corporate is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great management.
    Was able to work on actual projects, not just busy work.

    Cons

    I wasn't always kept busy

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Dairy Farmers of America

    Pros

    Great flexibility
    Opportunities for advancement
    Wonderful people

    Cons

    Location from Downtown Kansas City

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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