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Barry Callebaut Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Free chocolate on Fridays and discounts on chocolate products (in 5 reviews)

  • This is a great company to work for if you are not looking for the same day to day (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • By being a new person at Barry, you will have little to no training (in 3 reviews)

  • sometimes you do need to work for long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "neutral"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Pennsauken, NJ
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Pennsauken, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    was dealing with a great staff

    Cons

    takes forever to be hired


  2. "Great company with decent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Great company with decent benefits and many opportunities for growth. Lots of opportunities for moving to different departments within the company.

    Cons

    They run very lean and often burn out their employees. Very aparentt disparities between work loads and the slackers keep getting way with slacking off.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to employee needs.

  3. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High Employee Engagement. True Industry Leader; lives its values. "Can Do" Mentality

    Cons

    No Cons for dedicated & Driven (new) Employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue the growth path: its what gives the company & employees oxygen


  4. Helpful (1)

    "12 hour shifts, extremely fast paced, very little recognition"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Albans, VT
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Saint Albans, VT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is typical, but recently added paid time off for having a baby. The co-workers, staff, team leaders, and up to plant manager are great to work with.

    Cons

    Communication is a huge failure here at times, even last minute changes cause stressful events where creating a product and the schedule changes after you start. Now you create work around to what planning wants to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Use of communication and positive reinforcement to the team. The entire plant seems to have success there. Unfortunately, my supervisor lacks those skills which makes it extremely stressful and most people have no respect towards him, but has the knowledge of the department through many years.


  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work and achieve professional goals, a place with excellent teamwork and friendly colleagues willing to teach and learn.

    Cons

    If you like work you will not find any cons

    Barry Callebaut Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Benefits Manager

    Hello! Thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate your kudos and coming on to our page!


  6. "Great place to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere,fantastic working culture with great inclusion and diversity in our plant, great opportunities to develop and grow, clear and passionate commitment to improve. Manager team trust you with high levels of responsibility.

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours may be on your daily routine

    Advice to Management

    As lean corporation emphasizes efficient human resource management, workers may feel frustrated. More importantly, do not place the burden to cut costs entirely on them. Instead, lead by example. Implement the lean strategy across corporate offices.

    Barry Callebaut Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Benefits Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate the information you mentioned in your review.


  7. "Great place to work in a challenging but fun environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and give your input then there is lots of opportunities for advancement. The company is growing and recruiting more people so job security is great so long as you follow the rules

    Cons

    The work force is very lean so it takes some time to get trained fully since everyone is very busy.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to increase efforts around recruitment to fill the open positions.

  8. "Production Operator"

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    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in American Canyon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, they recognize your hard work, works with your availability as much as they can, as full time employee you get a uniform, free chocolate!!

    Cons

    Hot work environment, long work weeks but they are fair


  9. "Interesting company with good opportunities to grow"

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    Former Employee - Commercial
    Former Employee - Commercial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, fair compensation, travel opportunities, great exposure to business.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, not all business teams are collaborative, too many ongoing projects for performance improvement - decrease performance as a result. Management team can be too overwhelmed with business objectives to spend time grooming their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't come across as very focused.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Eddystone, PA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Eddystone, PA

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is lot of Pros working for Barry Callebaut,you are surrounded by plenty of Professional and Good people.like all other places you still have to deal with few low attitude associates but not a big deal.Companies compensation and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    There is a big gap of coordination between Planning and Distribution which effecting everyone's performance and make the work very stressful and sometimes annoying.

    Advice to Management

    No one can do everything all the time. The Head office should raise the plant budget in order to expand office space and hire more skilled coordinators and analysts in order to
    pave the way for planning,production and distributions to do their job well.frequent overflowing of personal is hurting company performance.


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