Leprino Foods

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Leprino Foods Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
88 Reviews
3.1
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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the worse experience, but a close 2nd.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Perhaps the salary, but it's short lived when you soon realize the crap you have to endure.

    Cons

    Too many to list and not enough space on GlassDoor to list all of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire for God's sake and go public so there can be some checks and balances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Truly learn something new everyday

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leprino Foods

    Pros

    An intellectual challenge day in and day out. There's something new to be learned everyday, and although the end goal may be the same, rarely the same route to achieve said goal is taken every day.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment so the learning curve is steep. There's pressure to perform well, but that comes with every job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and working on the culture change into the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, bright people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company, forward thinking

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leprino Foods

    Pros

    When it comes to mozzarella, Leprino is #1. Great benefits, profit sharing. This company is always looking for ways to improve. This is the cheese company every other cheese company wants to be, from innovation to major contracts.

    Cons

    This is still a good old boys club, though it is changing for the better. A lot of the misunderstandings with upper management can be prevented with better communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen

  6.  

    Great company, recent trend in becoming more progressive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most of the upper managment were easy to work with. But they tend to put the horse before the cart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician

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

    Pros

    decent pay willing to train clean plant

    Cons

    people devolopment tends to be a little hard nosed and they think the company comes before your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize life does not revolve around leprino

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall good place to work. Senior management not aligned of SAP objectives

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great products and footprint in pizza industry
    Fiscally responsible management
    Fun and engaging workforce
    Company has respect for workers and treats them well
    Innovation in industry unmatched

    Cons

    Too much SAP customization which inhibits moving forward as a company
    Conservative in nature almost to a fault

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best job - EVER. Hands down.

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

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

    Pros

    Leprino is a family-owned company with a great story! Executives value the work staff, every one is friendly, there are always opportunities for promotions, changing positions, and increases in pay. What I love most about the company is that they value employee input and ideas. I've experienced this first hand, and I witnessed it with several other employees. I worked in HR, and it was incredible to see how closely the executives worked with the workers from the production floor.

    Cons

    The only bad thing I can say about this company, is that I wish they had more locations!! :) They have plenty, but I had to relocate to an area where there is no Leprino-presence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    My worst employment experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various in Allendale, MI
    Former Employee - Various in Allendale, MI

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

    Pros

    Easy to advance, they promote from within
    Privately owned company with good hands-on owners
    Ability to make a lot of money and has profit sharing

    Cons

    Hours can be long. Especially on holidays and weekends as they run 24/7 due to the type of work.
    Sometimes supervisors and managers are more worried about production than their employees well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't overwork your employees. They need the occasional holiday to spend with their families and seeing upper management not around on holidays when you are forced to be was one of the biggest issues I remember.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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