Leprino Foods

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Leprino Foods Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
93 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Intern in Lemoore, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Lemoore, CA

    I worked at Leprino Foods

    Pros

    Great working environment, great benefits, and great work schedule.

    Cons

    Workers don't get well trained on new equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training every month to make sure workers are on top of their game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Competitive company, good benefits, a times demanding, good foot in industry.

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people are willing to share what they are working on and take you under their wing. The benefits are really nice even though I don't use them (I use my husbands). In my department I have been promoted twice. They want to try to fix their employee engagement and satisfaction.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes. Some old stragglers of yesterdays culture can still creep up and put a damper on positive outlooks. Management needs to get a backbone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop benefiting the bad eggs and making the good ones suffer for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    - amazing pay and benefits
    - corporate location in LoHi neighborhood of Denver is unbeatable
    - security and solid foundation for the future

    Cons

    - traveling can get old, but that applies anywhere
    - turnover for entry level hourly employees in the plants is hard on the rest of us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management of personnel in order to alleviate being burnt out from travelling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    top down management

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    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Tech in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods

    Pros

    benefits coworkers bonus and 12 hour shifts

    Cons

    training management substandard, very poor communication understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect all workers get some education and training on the reality of the department you manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    Great company!

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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 (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
  8.  

    Great experience with Leprino

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods

    Pros

    Good pay, good work/life balance. Very focused on continuous improvement.

    Cons

    Can be very political especially with managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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