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Too many changes in the wrong direction.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Torrance, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA

I have been working at Farmer Bros.

Pros

Not much debt. I guess that's good.
Still small enough that it's not a large beauracracy filled with red tape. Since Sara Lee acquisition it's had a huge decline in the marketplace.

Cons

Poor communication from senior management. Sara Lee acquisition has introduced weak managers from Sara Lee that have hurt Farmer Brother's reputation in the industry. Now losing customers due to poor operational support, out of stocks, pricing problems, etc. Executive managers out of touch with problems in the field due to minimization by ex-Sara Lee managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get out and see the damage being done to Farmer Brother's customer base. Improve communications to your employees and recognize the poor management and direction coming from the ex-Sara Lee employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs improvement

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Farmer Bros.

    Pros

    It provides for a stable job.

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement, dead end job. Currently the company is transitioning into a corporation which will hopefully change the atmosphere of this company. A lot of changes are currently underway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need vast communication skills and teamwork mind set, which is definitely lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Not the best place I have worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farmer Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good but expectations are ridiculous. Good discount on coffee and other products.

    Cons

    No room for growth, upper management is constantly turning and lower level managers are horrible. Benefits are terrible for the amount we pay. Very questionable pay practices of not paying overtime to sales force because they are considered "outside sales" even though they are delivery drivers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that actually know something about management not just sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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