Sara Lee Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Sara Lee CEO Marcel Smits
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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. Great organization, sad to see it end

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resoure Manager in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resoure Manager in Orangeburg, SC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great motivation by top leadership

    Cons

    Company no longer exists, company that purchased certain segments of the business caused a difficult culture change

    Advice to Management

    Take your values and visions with you wherever you go. Sara Lee was definitely an Employer of Choice throughout the world!


  2. Finance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team and great environment for learning

    Cons

    Not much room for growth as the teams are pretty lean


  3. Helpful (1)

    Awesome Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Crew in Traverse City, MI
    Former Employee - Relief Crew in Traverse City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people. Great pay. Great benefits. Good challenge.

    Cons

    Schedule changes daily. Learn your schedule one day at a time even if you've been there 20 years. Laid off 9 months a year.

    Advice to Management

    I loved the management. They were good, fair, and kind.


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  5. VP

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great organization with unlimited potential

    Cons

    A lot of work and never done

    Advice to Management

    More of the same


  6. Invoice Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Santior in Forest Park, GA
    Former Employee - Santior in Forest Park, GA
    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    It was different

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    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.


  9. too many management changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great work ethic, collaboration

    Cons

    Too many changes in a few years


  10. 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


  11. Regulatory

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.



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