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Not what it was a few mere years ago

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Farmland Foods full-time

Pros

Farmland Foods emerged from Farmland Industries and had a fantastic corporate culture, a great employee morale, and was self aware of process issues and identified ways to move forward. There was no better place to be.

Cons

During the last 2 years it has de-volved, it is an environment of fear and blame - creating a paranoid and overworked workforce who fear making mistakes -and therefore - take no rises. It is a sad, mediocre place. There is no direction from the top, nor the middle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Involve workforce in suggestions and implementation of process and perhaps even some philisophical corporate changes. Remember that the Customer is more important than the road blocks you are putting up to prevent them from getting your products.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    One hell of a Ride

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    Former Employee - Processor  in  Austin, MN
    Former Employee - Processor in Austin, MN

    I worked at Farmland Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meeting New people is allways a must and there are alot of new people that work for this company,
    The smiles and work surroundings kept everyone in a happy place. There was alot of good humor to keep everyone moving.

    Cons

    Long hours, and got pushed alot to get the jobs done. Some supervisors Had swollen heads and Treated some people Wrongly. Shortly after they were dismissed and It worked out.
    Sometimes it was very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the day shift finish their work and not push it onto the ones that work the night shift so that they are so bogged down with work that they have to stay late to finish their job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good internship experience, probably not interested in working there long term

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    Former Employee - Corporate Intern  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Farmland Foods

    Pros

    - Freedom and encouragement to explore new ideas
    - Management really cares about employees
    - Higher than average pay
    - Easy to make friends

    Cons

    - Very mechanistic, hard to meet top executives
    - Antiquated processes
    - Seems as though ethics is promoted by HR, but managers are promoted and compensated based on how well they are able to climb over other people in the organization
    - Has been high employee turnover in the past, both at employee and executive levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on automating as many processes as possible at the corporate office level. This can result in huge cost savings and a reduction in the need for staff doing mundane, repetitive, boring jobs. Also, try to integrate current executives into a new executive's management style, i.e. don't get rid of an entire team of experienced officers because of a new manager.

    No opinion of CEO
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