Chiquita Brands

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Worst. Place. Ever.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

I have been working at Chiquita Brands

Pros

Not many. It is a very negative environment where most employees have grown to greatly dislike their job and the unfair and unequal treatment from one employee to another.

Cons

* Poor leadership model. Management is extremely uninspiring, unapproachable and intellectually unimpressive (this includes low level supervisors as well as senior executives). I feel like I am living in a never ending Dilbert comic strip where everybody is either Wally or the Pointy-Haired Boss.

* Terrible work environment. Teamwork and collaboration are nonexistent and many employees are disgruntled and dissatisfied … perfect environment for a union.

* Absolutely no work life balance. Expect to work long days, nights and weekends.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

79 Other Employee Reviews for Chiquita Brands (View Most Recent)

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    Disappointing how few good business decisions were executed with positive results

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Chiquita Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Until budget cuts, big brand with opportunities to work on many different projects

    Cons

    Senior Management is arrogant, budgets are cut to zero preventing new product development, brand programs, market research to drive growth or slow the decline in market share, revenues, accounts, profits...it's all sliding downward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your experienced employees who have remained to help you from making bad business decisions and learn the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    What a disaster, stay away.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Chiquita Brands full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They match 401k to 150%, and you get to see a recognized company fall apart. Also, it will make you really appreciate your old job.

    Cons

    All of the systems are dated and unbelievable inefficient. All the new hires received minimal training and now the experianced people are leaving or got fired, so most of the support is gone. No one seems happy and it seems everyone is just sticking it out til they can find something else. There's a severe lack of accountability, and hardly any leadership or guidance. Even managers seem to be fearing for their jobs. The positions the new hires were sold on more often than not are nothing like what was promised; don't listen to recruiters/HR, this is NOT a good environment. Frankly I can't believe this company is still in business, but I don't think it will be for much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look around...

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