Leprino Foods Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
83 Reviews

3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not many companies do profit sharing like Leprino (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent pay for area, easy to find, it could be worse it could be fast food (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Had to leave as stress of no work/life balance was literally killing me (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company, bright people.

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Intellectually challenging work environment, successful company

    Cons

    Benefits package (401k, vacation) is not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    they have decent benefits for you

    Cons

    No much time away from work

  3.  

    Unbelievable

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable company, decent pay. Met many good people fighting the tide to do the right things.

    Cons

    A lot of sanctioned incompetence. People are rewarded for smiling and saying the right things - not for speaking the truth and challenging the company to grow up.

     Depending on who you know and if you are willing to accept bad behavior at every level - this place could be for you. Many good people just give up and move on - or worse they give up and stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transition to a new leadership team as quickly as you can. That is your only hope of salvaging a once thriving company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    Great company, recent trend in becoming more progressive

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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 for 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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    My worst employment experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very profitable company and long history in the business. A near monopoly with customers. Customers have no real choice so they must do business with LFC.

    Cons

    Take a look at some of the serious statements about the leadership of this organization. These are all true. If you are unemployed an need a job the work here until you find a good ace to work. Find former employees on linked in an connect. Then ask them what is I really like. Almost all operations people are unemployable at a larger advanced company. Most are incompetent and simply say yes to keep their lavish compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to public company so these poor employees might be led by competent leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    successful in spite of themselves

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    Current Employee - Slave  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Slave in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and stability as long as you play their game.

    Cons

    Everyone is miserable there. Whether they admit it and/or not or show it or not. Remember the old adage, "sh!t rolls down hill". Which is never more evident than at Leprino.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    which? middle or upper management? ok to middle management... Keep on doing what you are doing and kiss a$$, play their game because you wouldn't know what to do with yourself anywhere else. Upper Management... Who cares... you already made your bed so "lie" in it and continue to roll around in that Leprino "slop".

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

    Great people and corp ethics

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    Former Employee - Transportation  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Transportation in Denver, CO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked in transportation for 7 years and only left because I had to move closer to my family.
    Great place to work! Get your foot in the door and off you go. I wish I had stayed with them and living in Denver. Great quality of life....

    Cons

    None, pay is competetive, benefits are good and they have oppty in many parts of the world.
    Work/life balance is excellent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in tune with your employees and you will continue to be successful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Painful

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people with passion that really want to be successful. Strong company values and good business outlook for the forseeable future. Homegrown Colorado company still on original site with a rich heritage.

    Cons

    Extremely slow to adapt and change. More interest in reliving the glory days than in doing what's right for the future. Frustrating to be brought in to 'make improvements' only to find out that those improvements are only tiny steps that will take 20 years to fully implement. Little trust of people coming into the company with new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. You may not have to try very hard to be successful today. But at the rate of change you are willing to accept, you will fall into that state of decline you fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good, steady job.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and nice facilities. They can pay well, depending on your level. Longer term employees tend to have a high level of pride and loyalty.

    Cons

    It's not a great place to work if you are not very detail oriented. And, they don't like to change the way they do things, so be prepared to assimilate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the great people you have hired contribute more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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