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Went from great to bad in a short amount of time.

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Former Employee - Category Insights Manager in Downers Grove, IL
Former Employee - Category Insights Manager in Downers Grove, IL

I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (more than a year)

Pros

A lot of access to a lot of great tools and systems. The culture as Sara Lee was wonderful, especially under the CEO Brenda Barnes. It was a work hard, play hard environment and we all worked hard. When she resigned, things went down hill.

Cons

It's a popularity contest to get where you need to go. In some departments, if you were a women..forget about being respected.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn how to manage. Take some people skills courses.

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  1. Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Above average compensation
    Good benefits

    I worked for the company for 10 years until I was laid off. I hold no ill will against them, but I wasn't offered any other positions in the organization...I was just let go.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, they like to hire from outside the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. I personally witness the loss of a lot of strong talent due to lay offs and downsizing measures.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Generally good experience at Sara Lee, but I feel extremely boring about my job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sara Lee Food & Beverage

    Pros

    good pay, working hours, and flexible work hours as a internship

    Cons

    The office is a sales office. My internship is in IT department, I only talk to two managers and another intern for the whole day. So if you really like to work in team and work with people, I dont think this would be a good choice.

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