Sargento Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    World Class

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Plymouth, WI

    I have been working at Sargento part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful family ownership who truly cares about their employees. The pay is great, flexibility is outstanding, the benefits are fantastic, and the activities Sargento offers are wonderful. Their motto is 'Hire good people and treat them like family," and they live by this motto. GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!

    Cons

    Office employees have more opportunities and are given more such as outings, food, and flexibility than the manufacturing(plant) employees are. It is due to the nature of the business but there is a noticeable difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Sargento full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a company that treats its employees as a person, not a number. They offer a great work-life balance program and have been perfecting it since 1953. They've even hired a Work-Life Balance Coach to keep employees lives in balance. I've worked at other companies and consider myself lucky to be a part of this organization

    Cons

    The company is persnickety about its products and it also doesn't settle when it comes to hiring. It is a challenge to gain employment here and turn-over is very low. Once in the door, the culture makes a career enjoyable. So the hiring opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to protect the culture. It's what contributes to the company's 30, 35, 40 and 45-year employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Family-Owned Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, WI

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

    Pros

    Kind and fun colleagues
    Nice campus
    Discounted cheese
    Great ownership (The Gentine's are amazing)
    Interesting work
    Many employees have GREAT longevity
    Bonuses
    Great benefits
    Summer Hours
    Generous with the community

    Cons

    Middle management isn't held as accountable as I think they could/should
    Not a lot of internal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although the company and employees are greatly rewarded for outstanding business results, don't let some middle management people coast. They should held accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Heavy Duty Utility in Kiel, WI
    Former Employee - Heavy Duty Utility in Kiel, WI

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

    Pros

    great benefits, treat people like family

    Cons

    policies always keep changing. hours, not flexible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Sargento

    Pros

    Great place that treats you like family.

    Cons

    Even the best family can have a problem child..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful working for SMX at Sargento

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Kiel, WI
    Former Employee - Production in Kiel, WI

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

    Pros

    Clean environment to work in.

    Cons

    SMX will find a way to get rid of you when your contract with them is near the end. While Sargento pours $$$ into your training, SMX is creating turnover so they have fresh contract $$$'s.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check the track record of SMX with your temporary worker dismissals. You are losing alot of good workers

    Doesn't Recommend
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  8.  

    A pleasant place to work, with opportunity to grow professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, WA

    I have been working at Sargento

    Pros

    Professional development opportunities are plenty, and very generous in benefits. The company can be an excellent place to fulfill professional passions and is overall aggressive in its pursuit of improvements.

    Cons

    Accountability at the immediate management level is sometimes lacking. Disconnect can occur from line level employees through to senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to improve accountability at the supervisor/manager level. Work hard to encourage cross-departmental collaboration. Utilize peer-level input in employee reviews in addition to immediate supervisor input

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Sargento can be frustrating at times, but overall has been very positive and rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Utility in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Heavy Duty Utility in Plymouth, WI

    I have been working at Sargento

    Pros

    Sargento pays very well and I feel that upper management does all that is possible to connect with employees and work with them and their specific needs.

    Cons

    Our supervisors do not reward us for doing a good job, or notice an extra effort that is put into our daily tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that hourly employees would benefit from more praise from supervision. It would help boost moral and make people feel more like people, rather than a number. I think it is strange that the human resource people, whom I rarely see, know more about my family and I than the supervisors that I work with every day. I would be much more motivated if I felt someone appreciated it when I go the extra mile.

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