Dot Foods

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Dot Foods Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
25 Reviews
3.6
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

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

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

    I worked at Dot Foods as an intern (less than an 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
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Hard Work Solid Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great Company for Families

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    • Senior Management
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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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Overall good company as long as you are healthy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Overall pretty good company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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

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