Oberweis Dairy Reviews

Updated April 1, 2015
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  1. Awesome work environment, great people, great company to work for!!!

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    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ice cream is amazing, fun place to work, always something to do.

    Cons

    Angry customers and need to be professional at all times, especially on drive-thru.

  2. It was decent

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    Former Employee - Oberweis Cashier in Mokena, IL
    Former Employee - Oberweis Cashier in Mokena, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment and fun to work at

    Cons

    Some of the people are straight up horrible

  3. Oberweis Worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy

    Pros

    work-life balance, making and serving ice cream treats

    Cons

    scheduling, constant up selling and cross selling can irritate customers

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  5. Oberweis = Fast food

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are awesome

    Cons

    Poor district managers. They are running these bussinesses into the ground along with the store managers. They have very little business knowledge. Had a district manager work at a movie theatre before working at Oberweis.

    Advice to Management

    Change out your district managers

  6. Solidarity, small company if you work in the cooler.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent starting pay
    50% discount card for stores

    Cons

    Management is non existent.

    Self-entitled culture meaning you have to adhere to their silly rules of how to work because they don't like change at all.

    No set hours what so ever. During fall/winter expect to work 8-14 hrs a day with NO BREAKS. During the summer expect to work 4-7 hrs.

    Inconsistent break schedule. You get lucky if you don't get screwed over your lunch breaks. Also if you don't get relieved for a lunch break and work a full day and it shows that you didn't clock out for lunch you don't get paid for that lunch. They pay for your lunch period but if you don't clock out and in you don't get paid for it.

    When people quit expect to have their responsibilities pushed unto to you.

    Environment is smelly and wet.

    They don't warn you about needing steel toes. They don't provide clothing or boots until after 60-90 days so expect to come home in smelly clothing needing to wash everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Replace management, stop taking advantage of people, stop the gossip and rumors (small company) very unprofessional, follow employment law for breaks and lunches, stop the micromanagement, trust your employees or don't hire them in the first place.

  7. Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Employee discount at the store for the over priced milk

    Cons

    The company has no idea what or how the managers hire. I was hired with the understanding of promoting their home delivery at large trade shows, events..etc. Only to find out Oberweis does not pay for the events and limits any samples you can bring. Before I knew it I was sent for a physical to drive a truck!! I am a professional sales person!

    Advice to Management

    Have a program in place and put the complete job description in an offer letter. Depending when you were hired all the sales reps are on a different pay schedule.

  8. learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oberweis Dairy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    help from district managers, training,

    Cons

    low pay for the amount of work you really do, very stressful

  9. Asked to do alot for bad pay and the company didn't care.

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Their ice cream
    - empolye discounnt
    - Making people smile

    Cons

    -Pay
    - Hours
    - The work ( long hours in a freezer for no good reason)
    - Upper management that is disconected
    - almost no upward movment

  10. The blame game

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The other managers and crew members are great. They really care about doing great work.

    Cons

    The corporate office couldn't care less about their managers who run their stores. No one is allowed to take vacation time when they need it with their home life. But don't worry, the district managers get to go on vacation as often as they'd like while denying everyone else's requests. Too busy playing the blame game to actually fix their pay scale for the shift managers. Very hard to keep great employees due to no raises for them other than more "PRP" aka an easy way to keep paying everyone minimum wage. They need to stop funneling money into Jim's campaigns and start caring about their employees.

  11. Depressing to work at, specially if you are a student.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, easy to work with. Managers and assistant managers are always great and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Always understaffed. Worked on "commission, but still made minimum wage. Been with company for 4+ years and still not moving up. Schedules show 1 week before. Upper management doesn't really care.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Oberweis stop trying to run for office and help your son run the business

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