Sara Lee

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Sara Lee Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
106 Reviews

3.2
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, discounted food products (in 10 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Exciting and fresh place to work (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The products are all in the mature phase and little to no growth is happening (in 3 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is poor, working on holidays and weekends common (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Plant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This was a great place to work. Leadership was on top of things. Teamwork was all around. You had a voice and people listened.

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say on this side. All around good place to work. I would work there my whole career.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good; lots of change

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative in Downers Grove, IL

    Pros

    As Sara Lee over all a good company to work for went through some major downsizing.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, but I believe overall still a good company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work and grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work and grow

    Cons

    Good place to work and grow and learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have sold

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great sense of family in a large corporation.

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    Former Employee - Clerk  in  La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Clerk in La Crosse, WI

    Pros

    Great management, really listen if you have any concerns. Included a really nice 401K package. Worked amazingly around school schedule and other job.

    Cons

    Nothing major, as with most jobs a larger pay raise would've been appreciated yearly but understandable for my position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sent out a lot of fax memos and kept it's employees up-to-date with current happenings in the corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with a great bunch of people over the years. Getting to know the customers over the years on different levels where you become family.

    Cons

    There is nothing I could say. It was a great place to work

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    NA

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative  in  Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Wichita, KS

    Pros

    Working with great leaders and co-workers, the fresh bakery products aroma, great benefits and compensation. paid vacation and corp. perks, incentives to push the bar higher.

    Cons

    not having a 2 day weekend, working in extreme weather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun and Exciting

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Exciting and fresh place to work. Wonderful people to work with. Everyday is a new challenge to keep you focused and motivated. I plan on staying here until I retire.

    Cons

    I have no problems with this company at all. I have been here over 10 years and I enjoy everything I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a long term employee I was well respected and appreciated; The current environment is unfortunately morbid.

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Downers Grove, IL

    Pros

    Since I was with the company many, many years, I had established a wonderful connection with my colleagues based on respect and appreciation of everybody's skills and abilities. Early on the company was AMAZING and provided many wonderful benefits to ensure their employees were happy and motivated.

    Cons

    In the last few years, the company and its senior leadership has been nothing more than greedy and self-serving. They are running the company into the ground, cutting benefits, bonus and salary for every employee except for the senior leadership team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower costs associated with payments made to the senior leadership team and share some of the savings with employees and shareholders. The Senior Leaders should resign, and sell the business to a reputable company that knows how to successfully run the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    very helpful for progress toward reaching future goals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    Pros

    Global company with great ideas

    Cons

    Spin off has caused some employee frustration

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The best job yet.

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    Former Employee - RSR  in  Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - RSR in Statesboro, GA

    Pros

    Flexible in all areas, great management. when you need help or info you get it! Sara lee is a highly respected and excellent place to make a career.

    Cons

    At times the consumer demand is trying. You also need to tolerant of weather conditions, tho if you get stranded actions are taken immediately to get you moving again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really, its amazing with demand and merge that they keep their heads on straight. when your employed with sara lee you know your part of growing family and are never alone in your duties. Every position of the company is important and is treated so.

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