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Company is very hierarchical; making it difficult to get things done

Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Norwalk, CT

I have been working at Pepperidge Farm full-time (less than an year)

Pros

-The offices are new, bright, and pretty
- The brands are great
- Emphasis truly is on developing quality products

Cons

- No training, but every expectation that your work should be done quickly, 100% correctly, the first time
- Little respect for work/life balance

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benfits and work-life balance... management is disappointing...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Pepperidge Farm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexible schedules, benefits, GREAT products, company reputation, community service involvement

    Cons

    Salary, mid-level management (or lack thereof), professional development (I am certain this depends on the business unit/employee/manager), organization is too lean, crowded office environment, very strong hierarchical structure, too much weight in tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know and/or establish some kind of contact and relatioship with ALL employees rolling up to you - the trust and confidence in one another is ESSENTIAL. Less weight in tenure/hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs to provide stronger training for managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Norwalk, CT

    I have been working at Pepperidge Farm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great company that develops and markets strong premium products and brands.
    -Fair health benefits
    -Work life balance

    Cons

    -Unfortunately, who you know matters more than what you know. There are several members of the marketing team who remain in their positions due to legacy relationships despite poor performance.
    -High Turnover due to lack of training (baptism by fire) and very low morale. Every 12 months you will see 3-4 openings due to poor managers who have been known to openly berate and insult direct reports instead of guiding and coaching them. Good luck getting support from your colleagues if you happen to find yourself with an incompetent manager.
    -Passive Aggressive style of conflict management. If your manager has a problem with you he/she will not tell you directly. Instead you will have to deal with rumors and whispers instead of clear (example based) and actionable feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a manager has consistently driven employees away from the company then it is time to consider more training for that person instead of giving them the privilege of managing someone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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