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Great people, struggles with company strategy

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Chiquita Brands full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great passionate people. Iconic brand. Global scope. Excellent corporate responsibility program.

Cons

Multiple restructures due to poor financial performance. Confusion over brand / commodity orientation

Advice to Management

Need to decide on overall company strategy

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  1. Great company, poor leadership last 8 years, lack LT strategy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chiquita Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the most recognized brand. Consumers and retailers love it. The sky is the limit for this company. Great base business.

    Cons

    Poor leadership since 8 years ago that put the company worst that before. Lost one of the most important element of it, Great White Fleet for somebody's bad decision.

    Advice to Management

    Too late because they are already working on it, fire the CEO; but most importantly change the board of directors if they were the ones who elected the current CEO 8 years ago.
    Bring somebody with a mix mind of commodity and value added. Bring somebody that will put the company to compete with the current landscape: Retailers are going Direct Import, meaning they want to buy from the guy who own production, not from the middle man.

  2. Small Brand Big Problems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chiquita Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place if you don't want to live up to your potential.

    Cons

    Incompetent and unqualified management. I have had 3 managers in 2 months.
    Poor pay for amount of hours expected of you. 50+ hour workweeks are standard and Chiquita does not pay overtime.
    High turnover and no advancement opportunities.
    Cannot use vacation or sick days without being pegged as the person who doesn't want to be there.

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