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www.saralee.com
Downers Grove, IL
10000+ employees
1941
Company - Public
Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unknown
What does Sara Lee like? Click meat, beverage, and select bakery products. These interests have been, or soon will be transformed as the iconic maker and marketer of brand name foods sets a new course. Sara Lee International oversees coffee (Douwe Egberts and Senseo), tea, and ... Read more

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Sara Lee CEO Marcel Smits
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    Former Employee - Senior IT SOX Compliance Manager and Senior PMO Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT SOX Compliance Manager and Senior PMO Manager in Downers Grove, IL
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    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company had excellent value of employees, showing multiple ways of appreciation.

    Cons

    Company disbanded suddenly and caught many employees off-guard.

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Sara Lee Interviews

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    Package Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    Interview with 4 key area directors & VP R&D. Phone screen then in-person. Typical HR first then key department heads, VP last. Hint: If you don't come prepared whether this or any other, you will have awkward silience 😕 so my advice is still old school, have lots of well thought out prepared questions not BS filler. Respect their time & your efforts if you really don't mind earning you pay. Effort does not = success but expect little return if you don't put in the effort!!

    Interview Questions

    • What do you bring to Sara Lee.   1 Answer
    • Are you willing to relocate?   2 Answers
    • Do you know anyone who works here or has in the past?   1 Answer
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Sara Lee Awards & Accolades

  • America's Most Reputable Company (#8), Forbes, 2011
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009

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