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Great potential misguided management and strategy

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Fonterra

Pros

Global organisation - fantastic opportunities to grow if you are willing to move.
Great people
Unique New Zealand attitude to business and work comes through in staff
Cooperative workplace environment
Fun people to work with and often for

Cons

Management trying to corporatise a cooperative based business
Value Add strategy is muddled and hamstrung by the cooperative basis of the company meaning profit is essentially unmeasurable
American management coming in have no appreciation of the value of the existing culture
People who have experience within Fonterra are not valued as highly as outsiders brought in

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value Add will never work if you change the basis for measuring profit every year
All the Americans and Poms you have brought into the executive are nest featherers and empire builders. They could care less for the business and are thinking only about their own bonuses.
How much money have they spent for what return?
Don't let them keep dragging the business backwards!
Commodity is not a dirty word!!!

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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    postmartom

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Fonterra

    Pros

    Challenging environment, where you could succeed only if you are the chosen one.

    Cons

    When I worked it was more race oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    identify talent and grow them

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    mislead management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fonterra full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. 3 weeks vacation.

    Cons

    No clear leadership. Changing management on a regular basis. Some leadership positions held based on manipulation of the corporate game than on talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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