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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Pay is good. Many great people to work with on a daily basis.

Cons

Too much is controlled from corporate. Local plants need to make simple decisions on their own instead of a one size fits all approach. Corporate doesn't give us the resources we need to do our job properly. Emphasis is on cutting cost and that over rides all else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are losing good people every week. Don't bleed to death. They are NOT replaceable as easily as you think. People want transparency, positive feedback, and appreciated for contributions. Your culture at corporate is offensive to the people on the front lines managing this business and making you money.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Management creates a hostile work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pinnacle Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Can make good money with the long hours and overtime.

    Cons

    Management needs to go to school to learn how to get people to work for them, being a hard ass is not the way to get people to work for you, you must first create a pleasant work environment and then and only then will you get 100% production from people. New management don't have a clue as to how things work in this work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe they need to read a few good books on managing or people interaction?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people to work with, leadership needs major help and a clue

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Pinnacle Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with great people, we all got along wonderfully. I did learn a lot about the industry and my particular job over the years.

    Cons

    The leadership changed over the years from bad to worse. At first I had high hopes for the new CEO, we went from a lousy office building to a new modern facility. Then everything changed. More focus on money making rather than quality products. Poor decision making and even lack of decisions being made is constant. Too many chefs spoil the soup. Timelines are a joke, no one seemed to care how long it takes to make the actual project, just how fast it could take to make it. Lack of morale for employees, one office treated better than the other by special perks. My department in particular was looked down upon and instead of management supporting us, we were constantly made to feel we weren't doing that much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor decision making and misleading information kills employee morale. Treating one group better than the other is horrible business practice. Follow the process you developed and stop trying to go around that same process for a majority of the projects. Having a lean organization is fine, but rather than building the background team, how about building the team who make the products from the ground up. You are losing valuable team players who know the products for what you think is "experience". Most importantly practice what you preach in terms of building a culture of; trust, candor and ownership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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