Festival Foods Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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

    I worked at Festival Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on customer service, always trying to be better

    Cons

    Management position are to "tasky" focused (filling the floor), MUST work every Saturday or Sunday, never a full weekend off.


  2. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Festival Foods

    Pros

    Good coworkers and flexible management

    Cons

    Low wages and few opportunities for raises


  3. Company growing in the wrong direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WISCONSIN in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - WISCONSIN in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at Festival Foods

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

    Pros

    Great benefits program, including 401k employee stock program health dental insurance disability insurance flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Company is growing and changing and forgetting where they came from. The company was founded on some very good family values and promote it with him and took care of their people but now is there getting bigger this kind of forgot those things

    Advice to Management

    Remember what got you there it also could be the same that get you to the next level


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  5. Bakery Manager

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

    I worked at Festival Foods

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Excellent leadership model. Huge focus on company culture. They are actively involved in the communities they are located in.

    Cons

    Driven by results with less empathy than may be required to build a lasting culture for their associates. Poor development plan model to guide and develop people.

    Advice to Management

    Be true to what you say you stand for - Servant Leadership.


  6. Cake Decorator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Festival Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of tasks keeps you busy so you aren't bored.

    Cons

    Very little training provided. Organization and communication within the departments could have been better.


  7. Festival is an excellent company with strong Mid-western values, employee development & extensive leadership training.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager

    I have been working at Festival Foods part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Festival is flexible, offers benefits to part and full-time employees, invests in the individual and provides employees with opportunities to grow in and out of the company.

    Cons

    The store leadership differs from store-to-store. Some continuity is lacking, but overall the company communication is at a consistent level of excellence.

    Advice to Management

    More leadership opportunities across departments would create opportunity for growth within the company.


  8. A decent company with good people if you don't mind strict policies.

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

    I have been working at Festival Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They pay is alright for a college job.
    Very flexible hours if you have college classes.
    There is room for advancement within the company

    Cons

    The raises are a fixed rate of 3% per year even if you are a hard worker. You have to advance in position to get anything more.
    Very strict personal appearance regulations among other restrictions

    Advice to Management

    The management does a pretty good job for the most part, but often contradict themselves. They say they want one thing then change there mind one week later.


  9. Only care about higher up employees, lots of favoritism.

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

    I have been working at Festival Foods

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

    Pros

    Good insurance plans for full-time employees. Employee stock ownership program is also a plus! The amount of PTO you are given is more than most companies.

    Cons

    They say they care about all of their employees, but when you go to your manager about an issue, it never gets resolved. Also, you are told that there is always room to advance, but I can honestly say after being told I could advance in the bakery and even scheduled a few times to do the new job because one of the employees was on leave for a while, as soon as they came back back, I was back to doing my old job. I haven't been scheduled in over a year to do the job I was promised! Now my manager wants me to do the job in a few weeks, only because that same employee is taking some time off again. So I guess I am only good enough when someone takes PTO. I'm expected to do extra work with no extra pay.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get an employees hopes up about advancing when you have no intention of promoting them, or giving them a raise for doing the extra work.


  10. Manager

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

    I worked at Festival Foods

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, great company, feel-good job!

    Cons

    Need to be able to handle stressful situations with ease.


  11. Great Job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frozen Food/Dairy Clerk in Sheboygan, WI
    Current Employee - Frozen Food/Dairy Clerk in Sheboygan, WI

    I have been working at Festival Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly management stuff
    Growth opportunities-fast growing company!!
    Always something to keep ya busy
    Fun and easy going work environment

    Cons

    Ted to have work weekends a lot, unless you request some off every none and then. But there is really no con to working for fast growing company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work



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