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Dean Foods Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.7 117 reviews

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Gregg Tanner

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay, stable product, long standing business (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people to work with local folks treated like family and all worked as a team (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, lack of professionalism (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management clueless in what they want to do with us (in 5 reviews)

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    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Sandston, VA

    ProsFood product for the public and private.

    ConsLong hours where sometime 12 hours five days a week

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    It was a great way to make some extra $$!

    Merchandising Sales Representative (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsThe pay was great for a part-time job ($15 hr).
    The hours were flexible to fit my schedule.

    ConsDrove lots of miles to service the customers however didn't get paid from my house to 1st stop & then back home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWish they didn't do away with the merchandising program-I enjoyed the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Treat all as equals

    Distribution Supervisor (Current Employee) Hayward, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with local folks treated like family and all worked as a team. Good pay and benefits.

    ConsC.O.E. Process treats accused as criminals regardless of years of service and performance factors. You are guilty and not informed of what you are accused of at any point. H/R executives need to practice what they preach the morals are one sided. Would not suggest to anybody for employment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your management like you do the hourly after all we are the ones driving the business and with top performers our track record should weigh in your decisions. Tell exempt employees what they did wrong so they can learn from it for future. Treat exempt employees with respect not like animals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Massive organizational changes causing instability in company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with. Company has great values and benefits.

    ConsManagement is making major organizational changes which are affecting morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlow down on the changes and consider affects before change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good hourly rate, long, hard hours

    Route Sales Driver (Current Employee) Huntington, IN

    ProsPay for Class B CDL drivers exceeding $20 per hour. Overall benefits are very good.

    ConsAveraging 15 hour days off hard manual labor in often poor, dangerous neighborhoods.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more drivers to help during difficult times. There are too many times when drivers need help and the answer is usually, "I don't have anyone to help you."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Information Technology (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

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

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementAlign around a strategy and execute

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management no leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat fellowship with other employee

    Consto have the cods ready for new products

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    Lots of fires to put ot

    General Clerk - Administration (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, free milk & sometimes lunch.

    ConsWhen a problem would come up and you bring it to someones attention, the first action is to find out who did it and try to prove it's not your fault. Lots of "us vs them" attitude with administration & unions. Lots of over time and weekend work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are not disposable. At least pretend to be loyal to them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for getting your foot in the door.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation, worked under minimal supervision

    ConsLong hours, lack of professionalism.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    QA Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is plenty of Opportunity for growth and movement within the company!

    Consmore alignment throughout locations would be great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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