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Nation Pizza and Foods Overview

Schaumburg, IL
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Nation Pizza and Foods
"Innovators in Baking and Food Solutions"

Nation Pizza and Foods has over 60 years of experience in the baking and prepared foods business -we are experts at providing outstanding product ... Read more

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  • Nation Pizza is conducting a hiring event for the month of September. We will be holding interviews on the spot and accepting walk in applications. If you are looking for a job opportunity or know anyone who is, please join us or share this post. We are offering a sig-on bonus of $300 dollars call 847-348-5406 for more details.

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Nation Pizza and Foods – Why Work For Us?

Nation Pizza and Foods success story can be traced back to 1947 when Father and Son Pizzeria opened in Chicago, IL by the Bauer family. Success was immediate and it wasn’t long before Father and Son pizza became a standard among Chicagoans.

Father and Son continued to grow rapidly in the 50’s and 60’s. In 1970 to keep up with demands of the growing business, Nation Enterprises was born and developed a crust technology that allowed Nation to make mass amounts of crust in a short amount of time. Nation Enterprises continued on developing new ways to better their crust ability. In 1975, they patented a raised edge hot press technology that put the crust they produced way ahead of the competition.

In the 1980’s, Nation turned its focus to selling food service pizza components—crust, cheese, fresh sauce, and meats to restaurants and other vendors. When that proved to be a success, the Bauer family decided to change the name to Nation Pizza Products and looked towards the frozen food business. Nation saw an opportunity in producing and selling frozen pizzas so they purchased their first USDA frozen pizza topping plant in Waterman, IL in 1987.

Business continued to grow so Nation Pizza Products moved out of Waterman and purchased a USDA and Bakery plant in Schaumburg, IL. The plant consisted of one state-of-the-art Bakery and one USDA topping line. In 1999, Nation doubled the size of the Schaumburg to an impressive 190,000 sq. ft adding another Bakery and three more USDA topping lines. This allowed Nation the versatility to run multiple products for customers on different lines all at the same time.

In the later 90’s, Nation started expanding their capabilities. In 1999, they introduced a new crispy crust technology that maintained the crispiness of a crust as it was being cooked in the microwave. These new technologies lead to Nation to create the microwave Panini sandwich which was brand new to the food industry. The innovative technology Nation developed allowed the bread to stay crispy in a microwave giving each product that “fresh off the pan” taste.

Nation Pizza Products purchased a new bakery plant in McPherson, Kansas in 2002. As Nation continued to grow and expand their capabilities to include appetizers and sweet items; the plant was retooled to include a topping line and a co-extruded dough capabilities line. In 2014, Nation decided to close the McPherson facility and move its production to Schaumburg.

The name Nation Pizza Products did not seem to express the full depth of what Nation had to offer its customers; in 2012 Nation changed its name and logo to Nation Pizza and Foods “Innovators in Baking and Food Solutions.” This new name expresses Nation’s continued growth throughout the food industry.

Nation’s employees come from a wide variety of backgrounds which is a large part of what makes us such a special company.  Our team members are passionate and dedicated individuals who put their all into every task, every day.  Nation employees strive to deliver viable options for our customers, not only to meet their needs but also exceed their expectations.  They provide creative solutions and focus on turning problems into opportunities.

Nation’s culture is founded in family-friendly values and as a result, provides an environment where employees work side-by-side building strong working relationships. We know team work is the only effective approach when it comes to delivering leading edge innovation, outstanding products, and high quality manufacturing.

Nation Pizza and Foods is always looking for men and women who share our belief in working as a team. We believe our future success depends on our ability to work together and communicate efficiently, both to each other and our customers. We attract the best and the brightest the world has to offer. We provide a climate of support and encouragement where people can develop and grow to their full potential.

If you have what it takes to succeed in a growing company, Nation can offer you a bright future. Whether you're an experienced professional looking to broaden your horizons or a recent graduate searching for your first job, there is a place for you at Nation.

Nation Pizza and Foods is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate with regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, or on any other basis prohibited by law. We also provide reasonable accomodations to disabled individuals who can perform their essential job functions with or without such accommodation.

Eligible employees at Nation Pizza Products are provided a wide range of benefits. A number of the programs (such as Social Security, workers' compensation, state disability, and unemployment insurance) cover all employees in the manner prescribed by law.

Some of the benefits that are offered to eligible employees include:

   •Vacation Benefits
   •Personal Day
   •Paid Holidays
   •Bereavement Time
   •Jury Duty Time
   •Health and Dental Insurance
   •Life Insurance
   •Supplemental Life Insurance
   •401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan
   •Flexible Spending Account
   •Fitness Reimbursement
   •Tuition Reimbursement
   •Credit Union

Nation Pizza and Foods Reviews

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    I have been working at Nation Pizza and Foods full-time (More than a year)


    there are alot of opportunities working at nation pizza


    there isnt really a down side in opinion im happy to be working here

    Advice to Management

    the main goal is to work as a team

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Nation Pizza and Foods Interviews



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    Maintenance Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nation Pizza and Foods (Schaumburg, IL) in December 2014.


    Arrived for the interview and it turned out the hiring manager was not aware of my interview time. HR seemed not to be aware either and scrambled to figure out what was going on and left me sitting in the lobby for a long time. The hiring manager never came and finally two HR women sat me down and asked a couple of generic questions and then said they would be in touch to arrange a second interview. They treated me like they were doing me a favor. Two weeks later called back in for 2nd interview, got an offer but declined.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I was turned off by the disorganization in the HR dept & the way I was treated by HR. They acted like they were better than me and were doing me a huge favor.

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