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Great potential misguided management and strategy

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Fonterra

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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!!!

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  1. postmartom

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Fonterra

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    identify talent and grow them


  2. Great set of values, strategy building momentum

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fonterra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people that have a wealth of knowledge. Clear set of values. Clear strategy that is building momentum. Many global opportunities available for individuals.

    Cons

    Very few people appreciate the goals & challenges of colleagues in other business units/ markets. There have been too many structural changes in recent times, although it appears that the frequency of significant change is reducing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on strategy. Increase transperancy across business units - great that this is happening at the FLT, however, it needs to filter down.

    Fonterra Response

    Jun 11, 2015Channel Management Consultant

    Hello,

    Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate hearing about our current employees experiences and will pass on your comments to relevant stakeholders.

    The Fonterra Careers Team


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