MOM Brands

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MOM Brands Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
31 Reviews
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  1.  

    A growth company sliding from a great to average place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at MOM Brands full-time

    Pros

    A company with long-term growth and stability, MOM also has a great culture of growth, improvement and support. Many long-term employees that really know their stuff and show the quality of the company.

    Cons

    There's a disconnect between the production floor and mid to upper management, leading many in production to have a poor attitude toward MOM and reminisce of the 'good old days.' Benefits and job security have taken a hit over the last couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to repair the rift between the floor and the office. When rolling out a new program or system, take the needed time to get everyone's buy-in instead of dropping it in and moving onto the next big thing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great coworkers who look out of each other.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MOM Brands

    Pros

    Flexible and opportunities to do your best work.

    Cons

    Business priorities sometimes change frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    We used to be part of a family, now we are just employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    I have been working at MOM Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MOM Brands delivers what they promise to the consumer. A Better Breakfast at a Better price . . . because of their employees. The quality is there, the products are simply better . . . because of the employees. A price point that is comfortable for many families is there . . . because of the employees and their sacrifices and hard work. From farm to spoon, all of the employees that work at MOM Brands to get a better breakfast at a better price to the customer sincerely cares. And it shows. Most of us are customers as well as employees. We get up early, or go in late, many of us away from our families for 12 - 14 hrs a day. This is the greatest place I've ever worked . . . because of the employees.

    Cons

    When I started almost 15 years ago it was more like being adopted into a family than starting a job. It felt like we were all in it together. Like we were really out to work together, building a great company with a mission to make life a little bit better for our customers (our friends, and family) and in the meantime create a stable financial situation for ourselves, all of us. That has changed. I think it's more about the money for the "company" now. Our hours have been cut. Thanksgiving and Christmas bonuses eliminated. Incentive bonuses are a distant memory. One hundred of our friends up in the office were shown the door. Many of our friends on the floor are leaving and taking years of knowledge and irreplaceable experience with them and we are left to struggle to pick up the pieces after them. Now we are losing high level employees as well. Perhaps I'm naive, but I feel as though I've lost my family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give us a reason to be engaged. We want to be. We are still here because we care. Bring back Malt-O-Meal. I don't want to leave, I don't know how to do anything besides make cereal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be 5 Stars

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical in Northfield, MN
    Former Employee - Technical in Northfield, MN

    I worked at MOM Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great products, friendly culture and an overwhelming drive from the floor to make the company better. Everyone on the wants to help.

    Cons

    The leadership team is not well chosen to lead this company. They are not necessarily bad, just bad for this company. They keep trying to change it into the same type of business that Malt-O-Meal used to beat. They have horribly disfigured a beautiful company that already had so much courage and spirit. Really sad. Murdered by ignorance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you all packed up and left, I have 100% confidence that the people left behind would pick up the pieces and make things right. They don't need you. Seriously. I'm certain they would change the name back to Malt-O-Meal too. The MOM Brands name is an abomination.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at MOM Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Management really cares about employee welfare and safety. Good work/life balance. Company promotes healthy lifestyles.

    Cons

    Company is growing in a dynamic market and often this results in some chaos. Long term strategy/business plan seems to be lacking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A small fish wanting to swim in a big pond.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MOM Brands full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a great benefit package to attract great employees. It wants to be a big player in the cereal industry. Company is (trying) to move towards this goal.

    Cons

    Office culture is highly political. Be in the right crowd and you're golden. Be outside this crowd and advancement opportunities are minimal. Some management is difficult to work with due to their affinity for their allegiances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put management in place that doesn't evaluate employees on their allegiances but rather the work they do. Reward employees with roles that stimulate thought and creativity not stifle it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to do ok work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tremonton, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tremonton, UT

    I have been working at MOM Brands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to do ok work!

    Cons

    Can't trust the senior leadership!!! The management is out of touch with what is going on in the plants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment, and great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheboro, NC

    I worked at MOM Brands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I like the overall outlook and goals, as well as values of the company. Management values the opinions of individuals on the front line of manufacturing in order to effectively streamlines and improve processes where possible.

    Also, noticed a high level of promotion from within.

    Cons

    Revenues come in from a handful of large buyers; sales are not diversified enough for my liking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MOM Brands

    Pros

    The team members on the floor are what makes this job worth coming back to. Feeding america gives great pleasure and keeps us doing it safe.

    Cons

    The company keeps taking away - they pounded food safety and gmp's into our head and now its going out the window! Food safety and cleaning doesn't matter just the pounds that go out the door.. Loosing good employees who care about doing the right thing because if they don't follow instructions to do the Wong thing they are reprimanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself. Padding your pockets while taking away from the little people who do all the work. We take the pay cut and you get more money! The company is all about giving the right tools to do your job and they don't even have enough people on the floor to do it in the first place!

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Year after year taking and taking

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MOM Brands full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    mom has good people to work with "the ones who do the work for 12 hours a night and work weekends"

    Cons

    no raises, no bonus, 401k down nothing, vac taken away I could go on and on about this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with the "great place to do great work" everybody is sick of hearing it! management likes it cuz their pockets are still getting filled! listen to the people that do the labor in the plants not in a office always looks good on paper and you guys don't have to fight with it every night! And having to have another company run the business for upper management tells everybody then laid off some of the wrong people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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