Dot Foods Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
20 Reviews
3.4
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard Work Solid Pay

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Mount Sterling, IL

    I worked at Dot Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, overtime available if you want it, good pay overall, they like to promote from within so tons of opportunity. Everyone is very helpful. Management is very supportive and even those that arent managers are very encouraging and helpful. genuinely good people work here. Family owned Feel

    Cons

    Pay is lower for dry warehouse even though its often 100 degrees during the summer but it is a warehouse so heat is understandable. So many different departments and levels of management it gets kind of confusing. Even some of the management seems confused at times. I was supposed to have a new employee orientation right after being hired but never did have it and my employee login info wouldnt work the whole first week i was with the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe work on better communication among management and hr and all other departments. Other than that keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company for Families

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Order Selector
    Former Employee - Warehouse Order Selector

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Compensation
    Benefits
    Family-Oriented
    Overtime/Holiday Pay (Overtime is usually available for those that desire it)

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities
    Work can be challenging
    Temperature in warehouses can be difficult for some
    Long work hours
    Sometimes employees are mandated for overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen More to Warehouse Employees Thoughts/Comments/Concerns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dot Foods

    Pros

    Friendly and great people in the office.

    Cons

    long hours, not a team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support lower employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good company as long as you are healthy.

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    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Employee - Product Line Manager in Mount Sterling, IL

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

    Pros

    Family owned company with great values at its core. Descent pay for the area with quarterly bonuses and annual profit sharing. Does a great deal of investing in the local communities.

    Cons

    I know of many who are fired or ran off when their health turns negative including myself. For a company pulling from limited resources in regard to manpower, they are finding the wrong sort of managers to maintain and recruit employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership within Dot Foods is tarnished and needs to be addressed immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall pretty good company.

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    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Liverpool, NY
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Liverpool, NY

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good with opportunities to get bonuses through out the year. The trucks were all in good shape if not new. Other employees were friendly and easy to work with. Home time is average 2 days a week.

    Cons

    The constantly changing schedule with only 24hrs or less notice makes planning anything outside of work nearly impossible. This includes weekends. You may get about 2 days a week off but you never know when until the day before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some how incorporate a little predictability into the driver's time off. Never knowing when you are going to be off makes it feel like you are always working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Sterling, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Sterling, IL

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, community involvement, ability to travel a little bit.

    Cons

    Family owned, and there are a lot of politics within the various departments, it is all in who you know in order to advance throughout the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the little people who deal with customers every day, and realize talent, instead of the person's last name.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall good people, good environment

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Order Selector in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Order Selector in Mount Sterling, IL

    I worked at Dot Foods part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They challenge you to do things you didn't think we're possible. Great benefits, including medical and dental. Great pay, they pay better than majority of comparable positions in the area. They do what they can to take care of their employees. Safety is one if their largest concerns.

    Cons

    They don't always value lower positions ideas to improve performance in the work place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey employees more than once a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Receiving Clerk in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Receiving Clerk in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent medical plan, 401K, lots of work available.

    Cons

    Weekend shifts, holiday shifts, sometimes the shifts are odd hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time with your employees and hear their concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor communication, don't practice what they teach

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    Former Employee - Warehouse (Dis)Order Selector in Vidalia, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse (Dis)Order Selector in Vidalia, GA

    I worked at Dot Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loved my job and learned a lot by observing other employees to be productive. But most employees are family members and it makes it harder on other employees to get promoted. Practically impossible to get promoted from within. Very few women or other than white race men in any type management or leadership role.

    Cons

    Poor equipment. Won't repair or just "patch it up" because the company bases bonuses on NOT spending money on repairs. So why would they cut their bonus checks for SAFETY! Coworkers have died or seriously injured due to their neglect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a diverse team, you know, the ones you people spend thousands of dollars with in house classes teaching about! Fix your equipment and base bonuses off not the money you save but the people you retain. Get a mentoring system onboard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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