Darigold

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5 people found this helpful  

Leadership is an action, not a position…

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Darigold full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

-Good people who care about the farmer, their families and the community
-Great Cooperative - happy cows, fresh milk, locally owned and operated
-Good Benefits
-No accountability - Easily hide under the blanket of chaos and confusion
-Build your own empire! See the SW corner of the building for more information
-Get promoted quickly by being politically savvy and sneaky

Cons

-Dysfunctional Executive Team - it's incredibly evident to all
-Inconsistent communication between departments
-No vision, strategy or formal business planning
-Disrespectful behavior is applauded as being assertive
-No accountability - extremely apparent in certain non-transparent areas of the business
-Very few corporate managers really know and understand the core business, dairy!
-No mentorship programs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's time to wake-up and smell the cow manure. You succeeded in driving out what you thought was the "cancer" in the organization, yet your problems continue to metastasize. Please do not waste anymore time. Appreciate the "real" Darigold employees who know the business and what it takes to run a profitable business. The farmers need loyal, experienced, hard-working dairymen not dairy divas. Go back to what worked which was focusing on running a profitable business versus deciding who to run out of your business to make it profitable.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Darigolds answer to fix anything including quality issues is to throw another manager in the mix

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    Current Employee - All in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - All in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Darigold full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great and the union protects even the laziest workers

    Cons

    Top heavy in every department
    Quality manager knows nothing about the process and doesnt seem to care
    No one knows our plant manager and he's been here for quite a while
    We have so many managers and they don't enforce any policies whatsoever
    Morale is so low people make sure the quality of product is great but they take a very long time in doing so
    Supplies needed are never ordered and aren't a priority
    Favoritism is shown here and union rules aren't applied
    Management starts gossip rumors and talks about other managers and employees to anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some.we ram just fine with four supervisors.we don't need a manager for every specific thing if everyone is required to do their job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Steer clear, mooooo

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Darigold (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great parking lot! That's about it, free parking? Not many pros. Maybe they had some great people that worked hard

    Cons

    Horrible management, hostile work environment, poor customer service manager. CS ladies very rude and unprofessional

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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