I worked at National Beverage full-time (Less than a year)
I was a favorite so I didn't have issues.
Culture is one of favorites, no open communication, secrecy, zero morale, no recognition, no visibility from senior leader(s). while I agree with health and wellness, this is over the top.
Advice to Management
Stop operating like you're in the 1980's and understand what employees seek out in their jobs today. Listen, communicate and above all, know your people.
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at National Beverage (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
After several phone interviews, I was called for an in-person on site interview. I was told it would be for approx. 3 hours, I set aside the time despite a number of commitments, and after an initial interview with the hiring Manager...I was asked to come back the next day since most of everyone I was supposed to speak with had commitments. I came back the next day, taking time off from my schedule, and spoke with everyone that was involved in the hiring process for this position. Came away looking fairly optimistic in terms of an offer. After a follow up email on my behalf, I didn't hear from anyone over the next four weeks...when another offer came along...I sent an email to the Company recruiter in the beginning portion of the 4th week, indicating I had another offer, however, my preference would be National Beverage, and was wondering what was going on in the hiring process. I rcvd an email from the recruiter asking me to defer my decision until the tail end of the week, and they would get back to me. 10 days goes by...and still nothing, so I took the other offer. I have no issues with Companies choosing another candidate, however, when I take the time for a series of interviews, I think the most fundamental courtesy is to respond back timely with thanks but no thanks. I'm a big boy...and I can take rejection...but this was as unprofessional of a process as I've seen, and a poor reflection on this organization.
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