Leprino Foods

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Leprino Foods Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
88 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay and health benefits, 401K, and profit sharing (in 10 reviews)

  • decent pay willing to train clean plant (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • terrible work life balance you have to work every shift and everyday can not leave early (in 11 reviews)

  • There is no movement unless you're part of the good ole boys club (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Careful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for. Great profit sharing plan. Growing at a steady and controlled speed. Good leadership at the top.

    Cons

    Seems to be a communication and vision gap between upper management and middle managers. In some department's, the people in managerial roles are only there because of their tenure with the company. They have no managerial skills and should not be allowed to continue in their roles as they are driving out good workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mr. Leprino said it right at the annual meeting. We cannot continue to do things like we have done them for the last 40 years if we intend to continue to grow. Review the managers yourself, spend time with lower level staff members and listen to their opinions. A lot of good ideas are being stifled by bad managers. A lot of great talent is walking out because of inept people in a position of authority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - amazing culture
    - great location
    - even better pay and benefits
    - the company is on a path of global dominance and with the profit sharing and bonus options you are set here for a long time

    Cons

    - company is private both legally and culturally - you will never hear much about them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - be more open to the public/media/press

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All of the employees are great to work with including the President on down. Everyone is helpful. There is room for advancement along with career path classes. The company invites new ideas and ways to grow the company in a positive direction. Great wellness program with an onsite gym. Just like a previous post Leprino Foods is the cheese company that other cheese companies strive to be. Leprino is somewhat of a fast paced company so you have to be able to keep up. I find that an exciting challenge and have learned to adapt.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ask for more money than Leprino is trying to offer you. You will work your tail off and they will be cheap towards you.

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer, Technical Services in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer, Technical Services in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Financially successful company. There are always projects that will be worked on and funded as long as the payback is there.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Paranoia around failing is a major driving force and this is not healthy for a healthy mental work life. This is a good company to work 3 years for, but if you are truly trying to grow yourself you will need to move on. There are a lot of talented people that do not get a chance for promotion since management is looking for the perfect person to fill a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some talented and loyal people: stop seeking perfection and work with the good, but slightly flawed people you have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Grow Up

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profitable company that has a established a history of good accounting practices.

    Cons

    Grow up and stop operating the way you did 65 years ago. Are you a world class company or not? Don't be so arrogant and get over yourselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let managers manage versus a hand full of top management that do not know what goes on day to day. No one, especially the middle managers, listen because the are too busy to impress the right senior managers. Most of the these middle managers would have not made it past their first year in a large public company.

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

    Its OK

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    Current Employee - Quality Execution Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Execution Supervisor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    they have decent benefits for you

    Cons

    No much time away from work

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job ever

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    Current Employee - Quality Execution Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Execution Supervisor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tough to find one. Some genuine people but they leave quickly. Great Denver location in up and coming neighborhood

    Cons

    Passive aggression around every corner. Who you know is more important than what you know. Huge egos prevent real innovation. If you are a woman, be prepared to top out at manager unless you happen to know someone that will give you a token position but no authority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and start over - take out the trash- even the ones that have protection.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working here may be hazardous to your health

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    Former Employee - Food Process Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Food Process Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation compared to other similar companies.
    There are some really nice people.
    Stable company that is growing.

    Cons

    Very little work life balance. Many people have accumulated health problems and family issues due to stress and unmanageable workloads. You can see this in several people that have started out in great shape and left with 50-100 extra pounds and the look of extreme fatigue on their faces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your Caliper assessment off your refrigerator and get over yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, bright people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging work environment, successful company

    Cons

    Benefits package (401k, vacation) is not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company, recent trend in becoming more progressive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary,very profitable company and very stable, leadership had grown more and more progressive over the past few years. International growth. Huge top of the line new plant in Greeley. Good active programs as well for employees (great gym, health and welfare committees, corp 5K, etc.)

    Cons

    Not the nicest locations for plants, but the corporate office is one of the nicest in Denver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue recent trend with progressive ideas, and look forward to that trend perhaps accelerating with the planned exec leadership changes at the end of the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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