Ferrero Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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  1. HR Improvements

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Ferrero full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    HR has taken the initiative to engage all departments to attend group discussions. Finally, someone is trying to enhance the corporation's understanding of the employees needs. It's refreshing to see interest being placed back into the people.

    Cons

    The implementation of some of these changes will take time.

    Advice to Management

    Your support is needed.


  2. Somerset - A Growing Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Ferrero full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ferrero offers a very good benefit package and has flexible hours.

    Cons

    Over the past several years, Ferrero has drastically increased its presence in the US. The company has been experiencing “growing pains” however the important aspect is that Ferrero is growing! Management may ask employees to multi-task or in some instances an individual maybe responsible to oversee various areas of the organization. All of the above is common throughout a mid-sized company as long as the end result is to eventually create new layers and support functions. Recent changes in the HR department confirm the positive outlook for Ferrero USA.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to always support your current employees so they can lead the new ones.....


  3. Helpful (2)

    very laid back company known for doing simple things with very complicated ways

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Ferrero

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly culture. Nice people. Good cash flow.

    Cons

    Broken communication within departments due to lot of attitude between managers

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable or lose good employees


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Broken culture, egotistical leaders, zero growth opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Ferrero full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pockets of good people, fun brands, 9-5 every day (if you're into that)

    Cons

    Leadership is incompetent/insecure/egotistical, everyone is stuck in old ways of doing things, resistant to change, aren't able to have your voice heard or they'll view you as overbearing, no learning or development opportunities, zero career pathing. Bottom line: this is not the place for you if you're smart, driven, motivated, and looking to learn and advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the management level (and HR) to offset the brains at the middle manager level.


  6. Helpful (4)

    I worked at Ferrero USA Inc. in Somerset, NJ

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Ferrero full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They used to provide great benefits, but now they are just okay. Good Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Staff functions are not supported by management. They rather let you sink then get involved in the daily problems which can only be straightened out by management. The IT Department is a mess and upper management does not challenge them to improve. Salaries are below the market rate. No career opportunities. I would not recommend this employer to a friend. Stay away from this company no matter how desperate you are for a job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and consider their opinions . Help them straighten out the problems so they can do a better job. Involve yourself in the daily fires so you have a clue about the challenges your employees are facing.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good values, excellent products, nice coworkers, poor HR, nepotism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Ferrero full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ferrero USA is growing at a good pace, company is solid, no layoffs. Products are excellent, family company so no short term result pressure, managers are usually understanding to family problems, people are great and it's easy to build personal relationships. Good work/life balance. Taking your time at lunch break is encouraged.

    Cons

    The company used to be known for offering good benefits, making it attractive despite the low salary (around 30% lower than the market average). These benefits are no longer provided. HR is inadequate, incapable of performing basic HR activities such as New Hire Guides, Exit Interviews, Mid-Term Reiviews, etc. Talents and HR managers have been known to hire direct family members, friends and even partners from overseas

    Advice to Management

    Priority would be to improve the level of HR and avoid letting poor HR decisions affect the necessities of the company.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Declining

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Ferrero full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick Time

    Cons

    Ferrero used to be a family oriented organization. Over the years the environment had drastically changed due to poor HR management. The employee moral had noticeably declined. Managers didn't understand their direct reports daily responsibilities. The company had no mid year reviews, no training, no career development, no processes, many inefficiencies, understaffed departments and low salaries all due to lack of engagement from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Give proper support and reanalyze the pay structure


  9. All departments are driven by HR

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Ferrero full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Normally management offers flexible hours as long as you preform. Good company to work for if you have a young family and no aspirations to move up the latter. Ferrero does offer very good medical benefits.

    Cons

    Family oriented organization and continued to be promoted in this manner. Perhaps, 15 years ago when management actually cared about employee and did not allow inexperienced and selfish HR manager move in from overseas to run every part of the organization. Never understood how one individual can be capable of making decisions for every facet of the company without any technical or direct experience in those areas of expertise. Anyone working for the company can notice how negative the atmosphere has developed over the past year. Employees are promised certain positions or promotions within a time frame which in the end does not materialize. No training or support offered. Any new employees have to be a self-motivator and DO NOT expect that anyone is going to be there to show you the ropes.

    Advice to Management

    Start getting involved regardless of who reports to you. Protect your people and start fighting. If not, people will continue to leave the organization.



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