Post Foods Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
12 Reviews

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  1.  

    Run Away - Cereal is getting soggy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    A lot of talented hard working people work in the home office. Learned a lot while working here and had great co-workers. Pay and benefits were OK but like most companies now they were getting worse.

    Cons

    Everyone is afraid they will get fired, poor management at the top, micro management is the norm, politics at home office. Poor raises and bonuses. Sales, marketing and finance in a continuous state of flux. Pressure from St. Louis Executive team toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, listen to your customers, stop micromanaging

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad Management = Bad Decisions

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    Current Employee - Production Employee  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Battle Creek, MI

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    Ok Benefits (Used to be good)
    Mostly good workers
    Overtime (if you want it)

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Some supervisors are antagonistic
    HR has a "just cut jobs to save money" mentality
    Too much overtime for too few employees
    Not enough opportunities for advancement
    Bad communication
    Overtime (even when you don't want it, or have worked too much already)
    Disorganized
    Profit First mentality, Quality and Safety farther down the list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees and not against them to make Post Cereals the great company it once was 20-30 years ago. Be more concerned about Quality and Safety, and less about the shareholders and profit margins. Making cereal is what makes money, and employees make the cereal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    No clear leadership

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can take advantage of the ambiguity and do what you want if you keep your head down.

    Cons

    Chaos rules. Can be fun most mostly exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Who's in charge? When will the firings stop?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work pays off

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work if you like to have challenging assignments and work with little direction. Great place for the self directed person

    Cons

    Small company so limited promotional opportunites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Modesto, CA

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Ability to make decisions. Management is helpful. They hold people accountable for their outputs. The hourly associates are hard working and diligent. The management and hourlies are generous. Innovation is allowed.

    Cons

    Marketing comes up with some wonderful products. The products are very good sellers. The customers like the products but they are not always the easiest to make. Once the "iIdiosyncrasies" of the process are understood, it becomes somewhat easier to produce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat people with dignity and respect. Continue to hold people accountable, including management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Very throw you under the bus mentality. If you work here be ready to cover your butt all the time.

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    Former Employee - Supervision  in  Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Supervision in Battle Creek, MI

    I worked at Post Foods full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay, Able to work overtime

    Cons

    Be ready to work long hours, cant trust anyone, management is afraid of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for your managers. Dont throw them under the bus when there only trying to there job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    opportunity to work long hours

    Cons

    under-staffed, need to hire more people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Nice people, lean marketing team and Entrepreneurial in nature

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    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Post Foods full-time

    Pros

    you get a general management role which is well-rounded and learn a great deal in the marketing positions.

    Cons

    Since its not a big CPG- a bit unstructured. So you better be spontaneous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Has become a nightmare!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Post Foods

    Pros

    Paycheck. Not much else at this point. Everybody looking to get out.

    Cons

    Until recently Post was a good place to work. We seemed to be getting clear direction and there was good energy to turn the business around. With new leadership this has all changed. Constant firings, lies (especially women), no communication. Marketing has lost leadership. Everyone now out for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in St Louis and sell us to someone who cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    a lot of great people, but lacks a common direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Post Foods

    Pros

    great people
    some strong brands
    smaller work environment

    Cons

    parsippany is terrible
    sometimes the office is too small
    there is too much leadership from the top without regard for those who have been on the business longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to the lower rank employees
    stop firing people-- it makes everyone feel very unsettled
    stop changing the post brand without regard to the people who make up post

    Doesn't Recommend

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