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Great people to work with. Should be stable, but management tried to hard to turn it into a CPG.

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Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX

I worked at Dean Foods

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people. Fair compensation. Interesting business once you learn it. Opportunity to learn about both a branded business and a private label business at same time.

Cons

Lack of clear vision from management. If you are aligned with corporate or FDD the bonus structure is unfair compared to being aligned to a specific business unit.

Advice to Management

Stop over hiring. Dean makes the same number of gallons a year, you don't need consultants and new departments to do what was done before with less people.

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  1. IT SUCKS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY

    I have been working at Dean Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly pay and you do get enough hrs in

    Cons

    Management has NO clue whats going on, how some of management got their jobs is one of the great wonders of the world. The management cares more about idle time for the drivers then they do about getting the orders right.No sales people the ones we have havent been to a customer in YEARS, some customers dont even know they have a sales rep . Since they switched to this tru moo milk it sucks sales are down way down when is corporate going to notice this

    Advice to Management

    you must communicate with your employees try it sometimes youll be surprised at how well it works


  2. A few things that can be fixed but won't be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA

    I have been working at Dean Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay weekly. There is always free milk and juice in the breakroom. A safe place to work. Free uniforms and work shoes. A nice locker room to change in. Many restrooms through out the plant. Many of my co-workers are just like me. Lots of new equipment being installed in the last year. Plant is clean and clutter free.

    Cons

    Promotions go to the friends of the management. Some jobs require many hours a week while hours don't have 40 hours of work. Company hires temp workers that are illiterate and uneducated. Many members of management appear to lack the knowledge to do the jobs asked of them. No job training program that leads to new employees making big dollar mistakes. Won't enforce their own company policies concerning cell phone use in the plant and eating in the plant. Allow some of the older employees to chose the jobs they want to do thus destroying moral among others. Have different pay scales for the same jobs. Older employees make $2-4/hr more for the same jobs than the new hires. Invents new company rules when it benefits them. Almost complete lack of communication among upper management and employees. Management lacks courage to make decisions on discipline concerning employees breaking company rules. Large turnover rate among employees. Benefit program too expensive, not even competitive with WALMART's. Many work areas lack enough employees thus employees being forced to work in excess of 8 hours with no breaks many times a month.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring un-educated, illiterate people from temp services. Enforce your own company rules. Equal pay for equal work. Set company policies and stick with them. Come up with a training program for new hires. Make you older employees do their fair share of the workload. The law says that you must let your employees have breaks, follow it. Terminate employees that refuse to follow company rules.


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