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Horrible !!!!!!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Packager in Brenham, TX
Former Employee - Packager in Brenham, TX

I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (more than an year)

Pros

You are able to usually get days off when you need to get things done ... Free and discounted ice cream. The women (whom work the hardest) are all pretty sweet. I worked at the small creamery by the way .... (the "Snack Plant") Also, your benefits are much better then many places.

Cons

HORRIBLE pay .... I know of people who have been there for 25 plus years and are barely making it, the women that is. It is such a sexist place, There are NO women managers / supervisors. You are sexually harassed by a few men. The women work the hardest while the men stand around and "wait" for a machine to mess up. I don't know how one survives being a new employee here. Your starting pay is 8.00 an hour and you work HARD ... the women clean the machines at the end of the day. Everyone I have talked to is miserable at this location and I will be making a formal complaint with human resources as well as the "big wigs" and OSHA!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking that women are a piece of meat (one guy in particular) and pay your employees what they are worth!!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Nice job to start college with.

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Jonesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Jonesboro, GA

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Job(merchandiser) itself is very easy.
    2. As long as you stocked icecream in the way mentioned by your supervisor (or in some cases how the manager of the store(s) would like it) Can't really get easier then that.
    3. Sometimes visit cities around your house you may have not been to.
    4. Straight forward job.
    5. (Main one) Receive gas compensation.
    6. Manager work around your schedule often.

    Cons

    1. Not steady income not recommended as main source of income if you have your own place for you get work on an "on call" basis.
    2. Only get gas compensation check at the end of the month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little increase in hourly wage (7.25)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Used to like it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Management in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries

    Pros

    Retirement package and job stability are the reasons people stay. They've never had any layoffs in over 100 years. Work life balance is great if you are in management. Taking time to go to the doctor or a child's school function is no big deal. The product sells itself in Texas.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get unless you are willing to move out of state to a new area. It can happen if you get lucky and someone retires though. It's a good ol boy company. It's all about who you are buddies with. If the wrong person has a problem with you then you are screwed no matter what anybody else thinks.

    Salary is below par. Lots of college graduates get a couple years of experience and then leave. I should have. Promotion from driver to Supervisor gets a pay cut. Promotion from Supervisor to Territory Manager may get a pay cut too depending on how much you were making. Promotions after that get a raise, but very small. Raises in general don't even come close to the rise in cost of living. Also, raises get smaller the more you make no matter how good a job you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a better way of evaluating the Branch Managers. To many abuse the position. Some are horrible to deal with and don't know how to talk to people below them. The Branch Managers opinion shouldn't always be taken at 100% correct. Take the time to ask other employees at a branch what really goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
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