Dreyer's

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Dreyer's Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Diverse employer

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Bakersfield, CA

    I have been working at Dreyer's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay, especially for employees in entry level positions

    Cons

    Balance between home and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consistency of HR decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Dreyer's

    Pros

    Great place to learn and be exposed to CPG manufacturing, both in-house and contracted. Opportunity to learn Accounting practice and compliance.

    Cons

    Compensation is below industry's standard. Personal growth is restricted as they discouraged internal transfer to another department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Was a good job until we were bought out by Nestle

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Dreyer's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a sales representative I work on my own

    Cons

    Management micro manages to the level where they have me removing items that sell and replacing them with ones that don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just let me do my job. After 20 years in my market I think I know what sells better than a manager in an office 1000 miles away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nestle is horrible. Mid level management no longer has heart. Dreyer's was groovy and great.

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    Current Employee - TSR in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - TSR in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Dreyer's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for people with no upper education, benefits, power of belonging to huge company. Very hard to get terminated. Some remnants of the old grooviness, but fading fast.

    Cons

    No balance between work and family life, With Nestle everything is micro managed. Mid level managers buried with unnecessary paperwork. Lazy mid level managers in general. The Dreyer's culture is almost all gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work as hard as their front line employees. Managers need to work with the same hustle that they expect from their front line employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Family-oriented, stable CPG company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Dreyer's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits, free ice cream.

    Cons

    Stress level, treatment of employees, and overall work environment strongly depends on the group you work in. With Nestle acquisition, family culture fading.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great product and people.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Dreyer's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to work during a time they launched a lot of new products and entered new distribution regions so I learned a lot.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons other than it's hard to resist the higher butterfat ice creams instead of the low-fat!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay true to the core values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Benefits are good

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Dreyer's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free Ice Cream, work on own time

    Cons

    lots of driving, very cold merchandising

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nestle WW is very successful but from Dreyer's perspective it is a challenge to fits in

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    Former Employee - Sales and Operation Support in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales and Operation Support in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Dreyer's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I met great colleagues, the team was supportive. The could not complaint of the compensation of the time.

    Cons

    Dreyer's slowly rolled under Nestle management scaling back staff and resources in their Oakland offices. The Dreyer's business model didn't necessarily fits perfectly within the Nestle Co so it was little challenging to match respective expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more fair integration

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a temporary position

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Dreyer's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dreyer's is now owned by Nestle and is in transition. The job positions that are open are most likely employees who have anticipated getting terminated and have successfully moved on. It could be a good first job ...or temp job.

    Cons

    There is currently very little job security as there have been many surprise layoffs made by either Nestle USA in Glendale or Nestle in Switzerland.

    The creative, startup-like culture has essentially disappeared. The disappointment lingers among old-timers. Decisions and approvals used to be quick in the small company. But now they go through an assembly-line process, often bogging down in delays along the chain of participants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior managements intention is to scrap the current (DSD) distribution organization and relocate it to Glendale, CA or Solon, OH it will take long to rebuild what Dreyer's created. Bring back some of your front-line people, the route drivers who had a rapport with the stores and have them train your front-line employees on how to provide the best customer service. Do merchandising. Please don't expect the stores to bow to your demands, just because they need to have Nestle products in their stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dreyer's WAS great!

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    Former Employee - Ice Cream Maker II- Production Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Ice Cream Maker II- Production Team Leader in Houston, TX

    I worked at Dreyer's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture before the Nestle merger was outstanding! The R&D was creative, and Dreyer's was involved in many community service outreaches. However, most community service took place in CA.

    Cons

    The Nestle merger was not a good move for the culture, or for the ice cream quality. The main line products are now frozen dairy desserts, instead of legally being ice cream. I hope that the company will return to the more family type culture. I have spoken to several of the distributing personel that I see, and they all give me the same bleak news. The culture has changed drastically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please repeat this mantra to yourself daily: Your employees are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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