Sara Lee Food & Beverage

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Sara Lee Food & Beverage Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
35 Reviews

3.0
35 Reviews
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Sara Lee Food & Beverage Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Marcel Smits
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  1.  

    Awesome company

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Manager  in  Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Manager in Earth City, MO

    Pros

    very flexible wonderful benefits, I loved working for this company

    Cons

    I cannot think of any, wonderful company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company!!!

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Fayetteville, NC

    Pros

    Well known company with great pay, benefits and most importantly great people to work with and work for.

    Cons

    Depending upon the position you have it can take away some personal time and quality of lifestyle. I put in alot of hours to make sure the job was done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your mid-level management teams and their direct reports. These are the backbone of your corporation and a happy employee will almost always generate more productivity then one who is dissatisified with upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser
    Former Employee - Merchandiser

    Pros

    Good pay, minimal supervision, chance for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, rude customers, store managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    its been a journey

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    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    great benefits, get outside and mingle with public, work by yourself. abliity to create great work and outdo the competition

    Cons

    not much time off, work in bad weather, not much of promotion, work long hours, too many carried items, advancement

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    well a good place to work in traverse city.mi

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    Current Employee - Refrigeratoin Teac
    Current Employee - Refrigeratoin Teac

    Pros

    they pay good and they are every good to work for. and they are the only pie factory in the area'

    Cons

    they can let you go any time they want to if you in the sara lee food &beverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the leader ship at sara lee is bad they have no game plan for the other people to move up .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for the industry leader; "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee!"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Development Manager
    Current Employee - Portfolio Development Manager

    Pros

    Sara Lee is a strong branded company with a very capable leadership team. The leaders at Sara Lee put the people who work there first and that leads to strength in numbers. As a global consumer goods company, the opportunities for career advancement are tremendous. With operations in more then 40 countries and product sales in over 180 nations world wide, Sara Lee is a company with sustainability. Compensation and benefit packages are second to none in this industry and as someone who has worked for other companies in the same industry, the entire experience here at Sara Lee has been fantastic.

    Cons

    I must say, coming up with 100 words involving negatives at Sara Lee is pretty tough. One downside to working for such a large company ($13 Billion in sales) is that sometimes things do not happen as fast as you might like. Working on projects such as new item development and or new item pacakaging can feel very slow. There are a lot of people working in the Downers Grove offices that can not wait to get their hands on a new project so that they can say they are doing something. This can cause things to take more time then someone in the field would prefer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell then to continue to focus on sustainability. This economy is harsh, but for a food company it can be a windfall. People are eating at home more often and making lunch as opposed to eating lunch out every day. Sara Lee has all the right products to meet the needs of the consumer that is eating in and bagging a lunch. Cost cutting on unnecessary spending is of high focus right now and I believe it is very smart. The leadership is doing a great job and keep it up!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company Review

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    Former Employee - Production Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay with bonuses

    Cons

    Not much family or personal time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Above average compensation
    Good benefits

    I worked for the company for 10 years until I was laid off. I hold no ill will against them, but I wasn't offered any other positions in the organization...I was just let go.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, they like to hire from outside the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. I personally witness the loss of a lot of strong talent due to lay offs and downsizing measures.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Change is the norm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Respected at work, empowered, good supply chain.

    Cons

    Change
    Corporate employees enjoy many more "perks" than field employees. Holiday parties, cookouts, company store, on-site cafeteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's pick a path and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it has been agreat place to work

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    Current Employee - SALES CLERK
    Current Employee - SALES CLERK

    Pros

    benifitspay working with a respectul manager being informed of whats going on in the company

    Cons

    favortism insome departments and workplace romances to get the better jobs from their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair and show some respect stop abusing your authority

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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