Dean Foods

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IT SUCKS

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY

I have been working at Dean Foods

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA

    I have been working at Dean Foods

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lousy Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belvidere, IL

    I have been working at Dean Foods

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. And that's about all I'm afraid, not much more good to say about the company. With the exception of some of the people that I work with out in production.

    Cons

    Bad management, no communication, it's either there way or the highway. As far as management is concern, there is no life outside of the company. Not family oriented. If all your looking for is a paycheck and nothing more, than Deans is the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to really look into there current management team. The current management has been there for a long time and they have proven themselves incapable of running a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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