Fonterra
3.2 of 5 23 reviews
www.fonterra.com Auckland, New Zealand 5000+ Employees

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Great potential misguided management and strategy

Manager (Current Employee)

ProsGlobal 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

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementValue 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!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    I have been working at Fonterra


    Pros: Challenging environment, where you could succeed only if you are… Cons: When I worked it was more race oriented Advice to Senior Management: identify talent and grow them Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Health and Safety Advisor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    I worked at Fonterra full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Good environment to develop and grow in. Cons: Still determining what their needs are in the USA. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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