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Pleasan Place to Work, but Deep Family Background

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at C.H. Guenther & Son

Pros

Most of the leadership has a lot of experience outside the company. Very respectful of their employees, compensation is good, benefits OK. San Antonio is a very pleasant city, and much bigger than most realize.

Cons

Deep family background that can make realtionships more important than getting things done, causes frequent frustration. Some in upper management and leadership positions have little experience outside the company which limits their mgt skils and ability to think out of the box.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand what the business does well, and make those core competencies. Challenge everything else that is being done, employees find it difficult to bring new ideas forward.Get your leaders out of details and have them trust and empower their employees!

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for C.H. Guenther & Son

  1.  

    First job in the industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C.H. Guenther & Son

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were competitive. New corporate office is very nice and offers a fitness center and massage therapy. Good products. A lot of great people work there. Friendly culture. San Antonio is a good place to live.

    Cons

    Poor communication flow. Those who had ties to the family or board members seemed to be given preferential treatment. Senior leadership had high tenure which can be good, but also resulted in a very narrow way of thinking. Limited career advancement opportunities. CEO spoke down to people and was not visible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication between departments and make yourselves more visible to employees. Eliminate preferential treatment to those tied to the Board or family. Hold people accountable vs. tolerating mediocre performance of highly tenured employees/leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company if you can't find a job at one at the better companies in San Antonio

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mgt  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Mgt in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at C.H. Guenther & Son full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Busy culture with good exposure to the food industry at the lower levels. Promotions to next level are easy for those willing to comply.

    Cons

    Upper management is focused on their own well being. They will sacrifice anyone or anything to stay in their positions. Owners of the company are not involved and give too much discretion to a management team that isn't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the interest of the sharehoders first and foremost, get more indistry knowledge on the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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