Rich Products

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Rich Products Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
39 Reviews
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39 Reviews
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    Treating you like family...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rich Products full-time

    Pros

    It is a flat organization so you have very few layers between you and top management. It is a large international organization with opportunities both on the retail and food service side of the food business.

    Cons

    It is a flat organization so there are very limited opportunities for advancement. The motto for the company for has always been "treating customers and associates like family", but that doesn't really ring as true as it once did.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grave Yard Shift and no Respect

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    Former Employee - Employee in Fountain Inn, SC
    Former Employee - Employee in Fountain Inn, SC

    I worked at Rich Products as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free Frozen Pizza and Subway Flat bread

    Cons

    They have the wrong people in the supervisor positions. I got sick with the flu. I had no insurance. I was not going to go to the ER just to get a note saying i was sick and get a 150 co pay for being there. At the time I was behind on bills behind on everything. So every paycheck was gone in 2 seconds. When I told the supervisor. I was told. "You're making this up. what if i hire you and you do this again."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the Employee has never been late and has never had any problems actions wise. And had to leave once because of children. And doesn't have insurance. and was sick and showed up to work sick. And still you fire your people. Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rich Products

    Pros

    Rich's had a great culture and many great individuals to work with.

    Cons

    Not many employment opportunities or growth in your envirioment.

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  5.  

    Downsizing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rich Products

    Pros

    Well Paid positions and employee retention

    Cons

    Long hours, Dirty environment. Sniffing Flour and other cooking ingredients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

  6.  

    Rich is a great learning experience for me to learn new things.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CIP Operator
    Current Employee - CIP Operator

    I have been working at Rich Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rich has great job security and a good progression programs to advance within the company.

    Cons

    The downside for was that Rich doesn't have a plant in Atlanta Ga.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The company is great. The people could be better.

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    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Fountain Inn, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouseman in Fountain Inn, SC

    I have been working at Rich Products full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rich Product Corporation talks a big game about being like family. They have not fallen short on anything they've stated. The work place is satisfactory and the goals are realistic. The company as a whole definitely lives up to its promise.

    Cons

    The company itself is satisfactory but some of the leadership should be evaluated. I work well with my team and have no trouble giving them direction but communication with my team leader is little to nonexistent due to the fact that the lead neglects to communicate what needs to be done in a clear manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The advice i would give this company is the evaluate all of its employees on all levels. I suggest that a Team or Shift Lead should be evaluated and that the company should inquire about them from the employees who take instruction from them and not necessarily the person who hired them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working in a fast-paced environment, worked to develop highly effective and engage work-force to ensure custo

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Rich Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Under my first Plant Manager the admiral line was praised for strategically planning and solving throughput problems, he treated our group to breakfast and awards. We were able to building positive relationships with floor associates by giving them the praise and a opportunity to shine.

    Cons

    I consider myself to be someone who is creative and imaginative, and I enjoy developing new approaches to solve problems. But I needed to recognize that a new approach may be less effective than the tried-and-true. At Rich Products I tried to learn how others were successful before me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I offer no advice to management as far as I can tell they are doing just fine, keep up the good work...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like a family, including the dysfunction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Rich Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family-owned. The company treats its employees as family. Makes an effort to help you feel like you're part of the family. Nice working environment. Benefits beyond what you'd expect for a company their size, including on-site day care. Good bonus program. Co-workers and most managers were outstanding people. Lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    The company treats its employees as family, whether functional or dysfunctional. At senior and middle management power, politics and loyalty are valued above performance. Loyal, dysfunctional managers are kept too long at the expense of associates and the company. Associates with experience and great ideas are ignored in favor of consultants. Hard decisions are put off. Associates have to work harder, not smarter and work / life balance suffers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold. Move much more quickly to minimize the effects of dysfunction. Put politics aside. Reward great ideas, not just heroism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional family

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

    I worked at Rich Products full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and bonus structure were pretty good
    Most coworkers in actual manufacturing sites were great and very friendly

    Cons

    Favoritism abounds it's more about your ability to be liked and say yes to upper management and not your skills, dedication and consistent ability to deliver results. Upper management is disconnected from reality in the plants and is afraid of outside buffalo thinking, process improvements and root cause analysis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring and promoting the yes man and don't be afraid of the person who has the backbone to say no and tell you when your wrong when it's the right thing to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with excellent reputation

    Current Employee - Regional Chain Account Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Chain Account Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Rich Products full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known in the foodservice industry and supports employees with great resources.

    Cons

    Nothing that would deter someone from pursuing opportunities to work there.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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