Dot Foods

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Dot Foods Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
28 Reviews
3.7
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    They treat you like a person.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dyersburg, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dyersburg, TN

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Dot is a good place to work because they actually treat you like a person and not just another number. The company is big about being family friendly and keeping a good working environment. They don't tolerate their managers yelling or behaving aggressively. There is room for advancement for those with education.

    Cons

    They claim that people don't have to have degrees to advance in the company but in reality if someone wants to advance further than a floor lead or trainer they have to have some sort of four year degree. They do have a tuition assistance program so it's not all bad. In some areas they have some poor managers but overall their leadership is good. The biggest thing that they could improve on is diversity and inclusion. They claim to have a program but in truth most managers and supervisors have a major problem with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism is a big problem in quite a few areas and there needs to be a more conscious attempt to prevent it. Nepotism is also present and needs to be dealt with a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    They tell u it's about family they just don't tell u it about the Tracy family not yours

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    Current Employee - Driver in Mount Sterling, IL
    Current Employee - Driver in Mount Sterling, IL

    I have been working at Dot Foods

    Pros

    insurance, discount at company store

    Cons

    i have seen them fire people that have gotten hurt at work when they filed for disability they don't care about your home time with your family they lied to me about how much I would make a year I finished the year more then 30% less then what they told me was the avg they don't care about safety they preach it but don't live it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people [ all we sale at dot is customer service] were the face of the company but you don't listen that's why the 25% turn over rate it was under 2% when I started

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great, fantastic career!! Not any more!!!!

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Mount Sterling, IL

    I worked at Dot Foods

    Pros

    The pay and extras( pay you for everything) used to be tops for a driver but not so much anymore. The new pencil slingers upstairs figure to cut cost while cutting miles but but not adding home time. Used to be 3k a WK common now ( w/ out a word from managers) its be happy w/ 2500 miles. And it takes longer time out to get that. Told what they think you wanna hear but as soon as you leave the office...it all changes. Open door policy?? Yup as long as you sit down, shut up and fall in line w/ whatever they want. Safety?? As long as it don't hinder their profits. Was there 10 years and first 8 were wonderful... now its just another run of the mill common carrier. Sad what them kids have done to their dads dream.

    Cons

    Lost all concept of a family oriented company. Unless your name is Tracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back and look what brought Dot to 5 billion. What it was, is not on your computer system its not "in the numbers". Its to late for Dot to ever be what it was built on. Your greed and fear have assured that Rt's dream company is dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Complaints, one of the best companies ive ever worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Liverpool, NY
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Liverpool, NY

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

    Pros

    Great money to start and benefits are good as well. The work is hard but many opportunities to get monthly and quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Hometime is minimal. Weekends are mandatory and your first year with the company you are expected to be on call just about anytime your home. Turnover rate, I would assume is very high but thats just from what ive seen, dont know if this is true.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Looking for another job....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Work in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Employee - Office Work in Mount Sterling, IL

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

    Pros

    Food Company | If you like food you are going to get a chance to eat a lot at the different trade shows, meetings and at the office. Mt. Sterling or Chesterfield.
    Small organization. Questions/emails are answered quickly.
    Family owned.
    Does a lot for Mt. Sterling

    Cons

    "Old Boys' Club"
    Not a lot of room for advancement. If you arent liked then you are really screwed. So just conform and youll be great!
    Dot employees are all robots. They think and act the same. It can get annoying. The diversity is lacking greatly.
    A lot of the "Senior Managers" arent really great managers at all. Effective management goes so much further than knowing the business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage. Be open and upfront with your employees. Stop smiling in our faces then telling your manager something different about us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The owners of the company are great - CEO John Tracy is an exceptional leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dot Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There truly is a focus on caring about the employees and in taking care of the customers. Excellent benefits. Excellent ability to move up in the company. People have started off as truck drivers and moved into management. People have started off picking cases in the warehouse and have gone on to be a warehouse manager

    Cons

    Most of the locations are in small towns. There is a sales office in St. Louis but the operations positions are in smaller towns such as Burley, ID, Cambridge City, IN and Dyersburg, TN. There's nothing wrong with the towns other than they are small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Family owed, many long term employees, friendly environment

    Cons

    Learning curve, although everyone is very helpful in helping you get up to speed

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a better than expected internship experience with Dot Foods.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mount Sterling, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mount Sterling, IL

    I worked at Dot Foods as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities and growing opportunities. It is a small growing company that has room for advancement in all areas.

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive. Lots of politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Family owned so theres always a limit. Hourly people are treated pretty poorly compared to others.

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

    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 a 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
  11.  

    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

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