Fresh Express

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Fresh Express Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Tech in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Fresh Express full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the good this about was the benefits.

    Cons

    The temperature, it's to cold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Morrow, GA

    I worked at Fresh Express as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    cold environment , standing for long period

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dryer Operator in Streamwood, IL
    Former Employee - Dryer Operator in Streamwood, IL

    I worked at Fresh Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get free bananas once every month

    Cons

    Some of the people in charge do not know english, they make you work long hours vary hard work and the pay is bad and they train you for 3 hours and expect you to know every thing i could say more but it would be a never ending story

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better people who know what they are doing (2nd shift at the Streamwood location) ,treat everyone equal and have everyone do the same amount of work not just some people because of there race.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very rude Supervisors and Management in Harrisburg PA plant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Production in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Fresh Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job pays the bills

    Cons

    Work conditions are cold (35*) and wet. No family values at all, can care less about family concerns. You better just be at work. If your child gets sick at school, the school calls the plant for you to pick your child up you are issued a point for leaving work early. The company has core values that supervisors preach about Supervisors and Management forget them quick but are quick with letting you know about them with a coaching or write up. Most management won't even greet you in a hallway with a simple "Hello" unless they need something from you. Supervisors think your some 2nd class citizen treat you with no respect, just do what I say or else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to show respect to the employees we are here for the same purpose as you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible. Do not care about employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Morrow, GA

    I worked at Fresh Express full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company pays well, depending on position.

    Cons

    Do not care about employees concerns. Will ask you to come in the day before your off day and make it mandatory otherwise you will receive a attendance point and have to use your pro. Total disregard for employees time, and shows no appreciation for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the Morrow location, a lot of corrupt hr employees.

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

    OK company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Packer in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Packer in Morrow, GA

    I worked at Fresh Express full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They allow you to work alot of overtime.
    Get frequent breaks.
    They give everyone a chance to apply for higher level positions.

    Cons

    Extremely cold (freezer warehouse)
    The shifts that are offered make it almost impossible to have a life.

  8.  

    NO QUALITY OF LIFE

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

    I worked at Fresh Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    salaries are comparable to above industry average

    Cons

    1. there is no quality of life unless you work a 1st shift. you go in one time and leave the following morning,,be careful if you leave far away from the plant.
    2. Super high turnover with mgmt and supervisory staff. If you know your worth its gauranteed you will leave within a year.
    3. lack of proactive organization yet they choose the reactive wait till there is a fire then put it out method.
    4. Payroll Issues--take your chance!!!
    5. too many foreign employees who dont understand their rights..just happy to have a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a third round of layoffs and get rid of the dead weight

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    i have worked my way up the money ladder

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMO in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - PMO in Morrow, GA

    I have been working at Fresh Express

    Pros

    401k ,you stay cool in the summer time

    Cons

    we have no union. they say the care about us and want up to be productive but it does not show. we can bring up things that are wrong in the plant and nothing gets done to fix them until someone gets hurt. no bonus what so ever for hourly employees. Did not even get anything for Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let your workers know and show your workers you care about them and not just about getting good product out on time. All the food that gets dumped because of wrong codes or mission codes, try putting some of that in the vending machines. Give us a chance to buy our products at the source instead of throwing it away because it has the wrong date and can not be reworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Very good company to work for, where employees are treated fairly and respectfully in their current roles.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Fresh Express

    Pros

    Health conscious company that provides fresh salad and veggies to employees when excess in production schedule. Progressive company that consistently looks for ways to improve their products and processes. Management encourages ideas from employees. Competitive benefit package.

    Cons

    Like any fresh vegetable and fruit company, mother nature and customer supply chain practices (i.e. Grocery stores) can impact the quality of the product and profitability of the company - including the mistakes of competing companies and resulting public perception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to solicit, and recognize, the fresh ideas and great performance of your employees.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salinas, CA

    I have been working at Fresh Express

    Pros

    Wonderful people. Kind Family oriented. Supportive. Will help you to succeed but you have to take your career into your hands and show them you're a go getter.

    Cons

    Depending on who you are aligned against, after a while learning curves tend to flatten, and growth seems to slow. You have to stay vocal about new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring new talent with fresh ideas, give more opportunities for advanced training and skill building, keep your people learning and ahead of the curve. Too many people have become "comfortable" in their roles. Management needs to take the talent pool to the next level.

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