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Good company with great mission, but don't idealize it too much, or you'll be disappointed.

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Current Employee - Associate Product Manager
Current Employee - Associate Product Manager

I have been working at Organic Valley

Pros

Great mission - supporting organic family farms. Great products. Good, honest people. They are pretty understanding about balancing life & work. Wonderful location if you want to live in rural america and enjoy winter weather.

Cons

Headquartered in the middle of nowhere. You must either live in rural area or commute minimum of 2 hours per day to live in a larger community. You must endure Wisconsin winters.
Work for farmers so benefits, salaries, and perks are conservative.
Grew really fast so talent and processes didn't keep up.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're doing a decent job of bringing in new talent from outside the area and company.

Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Organic Valley

  1.  

    Great Sustainable company with values

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

    I have been working at Organic Valley full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great employee benefits with a mission focused on the farmer as well as the health of the land and the people

    Cons

    Some growing pains going on - clash of culture with corporate processes/changes It's not a little company anymore and people need to get on board instead of using the culture as a crutch. Change is inevitable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within before looking externally!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mission-alignment is key

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  La Farge, WI
    Former Employee - Intern in La Farge, WI

    I worked at Organic Valley as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They truly believe in their mission of humane treatment of animals along with a healthy food supply.

    Great work-life-balance. They are driven to work hard but still recognize the need to decompress, which is great.

    They will spend time and money to help train you towards relevant certifications as well.

    Great discount on organic valley food along with an order booklet for buying organic products in bulk from a food club.

    Highly revere wellness. They have a gym and training classes.

    Tons of room to move in the company. They have an amazing record of high growth that they strive to retain their talent by giving them tons of room to grow.

    Cons

    Low pay. This is a con but when you see how the company's revenue is reinvested into itself you understand why this is the case. Management believes in a strong middle class.

    Location. The company has trouble retaining talent primarily due to this. They have a van pool that you can very cheaply join which will save you gas if you commute from a nearby area, however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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