Sara Lee Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • It's a good company to work for, good benefits, good pay (in 10 reviews)

  • they have great benefits, they give you a chance to grow within the company, and the hr team is there to help you if you get in a bind or have problems (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Company turmoil affected job security (in 3 reviews)

  • it's cold, it took a while to get use to working in a freezer (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Invoice Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, I work for the company for 8 years and was very pleased what's the pay and also the hours

    Cons

    I can't think of any, my experience with the company was great

    Advice to Management

    Management was very helpful in educating the employees in my department


  2. great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Santior in Forest Park, GA
    Former Employee - Santior in Forest Park, GA

    I worked at Sara Lee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay with holiday pay and vacation time off

    Great people to work with fast pace good lunch breaks over all great job

    Cons

    u work alot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Think about empolyee time off


  3. Helpful (1)

    It was different

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Shawnee, KS

    I worked at Sara Lee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    The plant I worked at was poorly ran and had a negative environment.


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  5. too many management changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great work ethic, collaboration

    Cons

    Too many changes in a few years


  6. Customer Service

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time

    Pros

    Great job - Great Pay

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  7. Regulatory

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Had some great experienced people with good experience. There was some training.

    Cons

    Company was sold piece by piece, upper leadership was lacking at the time, only goat was to make money for the stock

    Advice to Management

    Company was run awhile by people who cared only for their stock options.


  8. Good pay for not requiring an education.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training only takes a week or two. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Schedules can change. Night shifts can be common.

    Advice to Management

    Build more repoire with your employees.


  9. How to run a company into the ground.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Direct line of coworkers were great and my management was good. Outside of that direct line the entire Sara Lee management staff were not capable of executing anything.

    Cons

    For a company with so many strong brands to fail is an example of how we as employees get taken for a ride while the top of the company make off like bandits. We closed more plants, spun off more companies and consolidated for the sake of it instead of working on the product side. Brenda Barns took a multi year bonus in the same year she froze all employees salaries.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to other companies - use Sara Lee as the case study of what not to do and do not repeat these crazy mistakes.


  10. Great Benefits for employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good place to work, great benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    hard to advance without prior department experience

    Advice to Management

    Help your team members grow in their position and cross train so they can move to other departments. Do not make previous experience mandatory when an employee wants to change to another department


  11. Route sales representative

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sara Lee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People were the key ingredient

    Cons

    Split days off were the down side

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sales force



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