Dean Foods Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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  1. Worked there for a decade.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods

    Pros

    Growth opportunities for people willing to perform. Original team that built the Company from start are quality individuals.

    Cons

    Growth can make you slow. Otherwise good company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perform like the original charter members.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good company, but much has changed since the breakup.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dallas is a good area to live

    Cons

    Huge organization in which one can easily get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a strategy longer than six months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Spoiled Milk

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, scale advantages vs competition industry with health perception and lots of opportunity for innovation

    Cons

    Sr management is clueless. Revolving door at the top of the company. CEO in fairness was put in way over his head and not surprisingly has struggled to keep the wheels on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put an innovative new leader in place so that company does not continue to sit around while other companies like WhiteWave, Coke, Chobani etc steal the most profitable segments in Dairy. Build up new product development system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Had a great career. Plant closed June 27..did not want to relocate.

    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefites PTO time off 401k health/dental insurance

    Cons

    A dedicated employee had opportunities..for advancement..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Last 4 years of employment upper management knew about plant closing and did not tell employees until 2 months before closer this could have been communicated earlier and the transfer of employees to the sister could have been on a more professional basis.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Information Technology

    Former Employee - Information Technology in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It offered a great deal of flexibility to a work/life balance. It also had a great benefits package.

    Cons

    Due to ecomomic challenges the company is facing it is contracting its workforce and a great deal of historical knowledge is exiting the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align around a strategy and execute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. consulting role to provide support to HR department

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    Former Contractor - Human Resources Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    great culture and people; desire to improve processes and technology; casual and flexible work environment esp for downtown

    Cons

    systems could be improved and updated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Dean is no longer an enjoyable place to work

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Dean's pays its senior managers very well.

    Cons

    The culture at Dean has deteriorated over the past five years, you work at Dean for a paycheck, nothing else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Lead Area Controller

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    Current Employee - Lead Area Controller in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Area Controller in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability - It is important to provide good wholesome milk to our community. Dean Foods is committed to a great product bringing safety first to their employees.

    Cons

    Dean Foods was an acquisition company. As they purchased dairy after dairy they hired people outside the company. ( Consultants ). Many people came from Pepsi. For those already with the company there has been no chance of moving up in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at regional brands and fully enhance your trademarks to their full potential. Look internally for talent. Experience is valuable and milk being a commodity is not like soda.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great people

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dean Foods as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and great people to work with. Very good opportunities and a pleasure to come to work each day.

    Cons

    Most workers are contract and they seem ok with that and it's just the nature of the business to be concerned about your future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up the great work and remember that your workers are the most important asset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Driver in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Route Sales Driver in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Health Care Benefits and Customer Service to Vendors.

    Cons

    If you like to get paid salaried 40 hours per week, and work 80 hours per with with no overtime pay, no family life balance, this is the place for you. Hours are from 4am to 7pm
    Management say they will fix, but that just to make you happy at the moment.
    Co-workers are very frustrated with all the work, milk orders are cut, then the customer screams at you because they did not get their delivery on time
    This job would not be bad if Routes were managed correctly. I don't mind working extra, but 4-5 hours sleep is not enough for a driver.

    Get ready to come home to a sleeping family and wake up to a sleeping family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say your are going to make changes, take the actions to make the change and stop taking your employees for granted. Without the employees there is no business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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