Lipari Foods

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Lipari Foods Reviews

Updated March 26, 2014
Updated March 26, 2014
7 Reviews
2.5
7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

    I worked at Lipari Foods

    Pros

    Work hard do your job,you will be patted on the back

    Cons

    Do not trust fellow workers, do your job and go home.

    Recommends
  2.  

    It is better than collecting unemployment.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Lipari Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very Experienced and intelligent workforce. Company is not afraid to invest in the latest technology. It is an acceptable place to work if you do not have an education.

    Cons

    Lack of vacation time, and employees are expected to be available for customers 7 days a week. Scare tactics implemented by management, changes in commission structures are regular. With this being route based sales it is common to have accounts taken from you and given to sales reps earning less, almost a socialistic view of sales territories. The company does not pay for employee cell phones and provides absolute minimal car allowances even though these are required for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing commission structure is one of the worst things management can do to a sales force. Treat your employees well, and you will experience much greater productivity than if you try to motivate with scare tactics. Mergers and acquisitions are not always the best way to grow a business, and rarely are they they most profitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    These guys really could care less about the very people that make them the money - They make that very clear

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    -Learning how to sell on the fly
    -Build customer relationships with good people
    -Freedom to make your own schedule and be self sufficient

    Cons

    -Terrible management
    -Grossly underpaid ( very low commission structure)
    -If you aren't a family member in this family owned business RUN
    -They cover almost none of the personal overhead that you will pay to work( gas, food, vehicle, supplies etc.)
    -YOU PAY TO WORK HERE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    JUMP

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is Unprofessional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI

    I have been working at Lipari Foods

    Pros

    Great friendly coworkers, clean environment.

    Cons

    Management and one management trainee did not know how to properly communicate with 'new' employees whatsoever. Employees who are new were screamed and yelled at. Even the first time running a machine. The management & team leaders act as if new employees should know everythIng after two weeks?? People worked hard there and got yelled at. If you are in a position where you are a team leader or manager, you should know how to talk to people without yelling or making them feel stupid. I lost all respect for this organization. Too bad too, because even though the pay wasn't the greatest, the benefits are great and the coworkers were all great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though my advice probably will not be listened to, management & team leaders should try acting a bit more respectful to new employees instead of prejudging them as not wanting to work. Try not to act like the employees should know everything in a couple of weeks. Most people, if instructed with respect & dignity, are willing to work 120% for an employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Lipari foods is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lipari Foods

    Pros

    secure job, good pay, good equipment, good benefitts, weekends off for the most part.

    Cons

    sometimes there are long hours especially around holiday's and in the summer. The physical labor can be very demanding at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to find a way to have less papaerwork if possible. overall I think they do a good job.

    Recommends
  7.  

    It is ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lipari Foods

    Pros

    Location is close to everything.

    Cons

    Pay is low. Working holiday's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    OK

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a lot of direction or feed back given.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Lipari Foods

    Pros

    Freedom. If you are making your numbers, then they tend to leave you alone.

    Cons

    Road warrior. Little or no feedback from superiors. Could go weeks without talking to my immediate supervisor.

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