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Grandiose Managers that are Legends in Their Own Minds

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemoore, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemoore, CA

I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

• Good pay & benefits for the area.
• Good - although somewhat expensive- health care
• Unbeatable location if you happen to live in the area (no traffic & easy access)

Cons

• Personal agendas rather than the common good of the organization are the order of the day.
• External validation such as money, status, and power are the motivators.
• Projection and blame, rather than ownership and personal responsibility, are the norm.
• Fear is the underlying factor for all action. There are narcissist Managers who will bully you and supervisors who mob with them. Watch your back.
• Rivalry and competition between local management & corporate management block true teamwork and alliance. Makes you wonder if the plan is to eliminate all local management and direct everything and everyone from Corporate offices.
• Lip service and inauthentic communication are common.
• Disregard of employees’ needs or feelings is normal and usually rationalized. Expect to work over 60 hours a week if you are salaried; 12 hour shifts for hourly employees will come soon.
• Discrimination (age, race, gender, weight, sexual orientation, religion, etc.), though denied, is occurring. The lack of women in upper management/technical positions can't be a coincidence.
• Nepotism is rampant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I sometimes wonder if Jim Leprino- the owner- is being conveniently sheltered from how bad things really are in Lemoore West. While I cannot speak of other plants- Lemoore West has become a toxic place to work in. The only thing that stops the already high turnover- is the lack of comparable employment in the area.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Great company that values both tradition and innovation

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues to learn from

    Cons

    Working for a privately held company can be a new experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing great young talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    No room for advancement

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    Former Employee - SSI Functional Team Member in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - SSI Functional Team Member in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and make it worth going to work every day.

    Cons

    Archaic vacation policy (everyone starts at 2 weeks, unless you are a Director or above)
    Good ole boy's network
    Too much kissing up by managers and not enough employee development
    No room for advancement unless you are a P&G alum
    Taking sick time is frowned upon even though you accrue one sick day per month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee retention...try focusing on that. You say you want to be the best, so hire and RETAIN the best. Hard to do that with such a laughable vacation policy. Speaking of, you should probably do away with your monthly awarded sick days since you frown upon those who actually use them. There are many skilled and intelligent employees occupying the halls in the Corp office. Try reaching out to them by providing opportunities outside of their current role (assuming they're up for that) to allow them to become more well-rounded drones of Leprino. Benefits the whole company in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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