Fresh Del Monte Produce

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Fresh Del Monte Produce Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
18 Reviews
2.8
18 Reviews
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Fresh Del Monte Produce Chairman and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh
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  1.  

    Nice place to start!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a very good vacation package

    Cons

    poor compensation and career advancement, mediocre management, long hours, mediocre pay, poor corporate culture, and bad business structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please send your managers to training's and expos to increase their knowledge over current trends in industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Thought it was a good Company at the beginning.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Supervisors forget that they started at the bottom also. When a mistake is made they are quick to throw you under the bus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your employees as people. After the management buying a one million dollar painting and a brand new Rolls Royce they could have given the employees a better pay increase every year 2% just doesn't make it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    You get out of it what you put in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Approachable upper management.
    Opportunity to handle accounts and programs on your own once you prove yourself.

    Cons

    Horrible technology!
    Some pettiness among co-workers
    Very few paid holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in technology. Seriously consider making Veterans day and Christmas Eve paid holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Big Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice people working there.

    Cons

    Old school ideas and a corporate culture that is not dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees should have clear expectations during the hiring process including a comprehensive job description. Training should be available for new hires and continuing education for current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stressful, at least in the one in chicago

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    Current Employee - Labor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Labor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible and allowed me to work without it cutting into school. Really nice employees to work with.

    Cons

    Some people don't even show up to work when they were supposed to and have to do all the work with little to no help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Industrious, cost-focused CPG company in commodity categories

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    CPG brand management experience in a major city, professional management, and fairly autonomous, small teams with a lot of P&L exposure.

    Cons

    Brand management here is really general management of very commoditized product categories with limited marketing spend. Products and work not very interesting for those who want more growth or innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to become a more nimble organization, in terms of innovation and relevancy to the modern consumer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Exciting but cutthroat.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Systems, business model, focus on excellence almost second to none.

    Cons

    Senior executives more interested in themselves then the well-being of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your business lives and dies with sales in the U.S. therefore treat your U.S. based employees with more understanding and compassion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good training, little else.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lack of management support forces you to dig deep in order to do your job.
    Lack of career opportunity forces you to focus on your job.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth.
    Employees get minimum salaries forcing management to " use the stick" all the time since " the carrot" is non existing.
    Negotiate your salary as hard as you can , dig your heels in and fight because the raise percentages are 1 digit and way under the cost of living, no bonuses, no other extra pay, plenty of extra hrs and days of work added to the normal 40 hr week (50 to 55 hrs).
    Work Evaluations are totally subjective.
    Input from employees is disregarded or even worse it gets ignored and ridiculed only to be presented by the same person at a later date as one of his/hers own original ideas, no credit ever goes to the workers
    No bonuses or extra pay.
    Long hrs, long weeks(50 to 55 hrs), no bonuses.
    Dual set of values. one for the clicks one for normal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth with the people that make it for you . you claim millions as profit every quarter but employees get minimum wages.
    Federal minimum pay is a line to keep you from having slave labor, not a decent wage, bare minimum of $0.25 to $0.50 raise / hour yearly would go long way towards would allow you to retain good employees and not waste all their training .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Del Monte is a great company to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are organized and jobs are defined, is a stable company. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Unfortunately their salary increases are not more than the minimum. Position on the sales department have great opportunities. Their culture is anarchy, so you got do what the boss said and don’t questions authority, you can get fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It’s important to care about the employees, not only the shareholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great mentorship was the best reward from working at Del Monte.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Fresh Del Monte Produce full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The management at Del Monte were always very supportive and gave me great advice during my years at the company.

    Cons

    Many of the employees complained that their yearly wage increases were inadequate when compared to the effort they felt they put into the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to develop more creative ways to encourage and reward deserving employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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