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Barry Callebaut Reviews

Updated May 9, 2018
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Pros
  • benefits are great, access to a lot of free chocolate (employee store, Friday treats) (in 6 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 4 reviews)

  • sometimes you do need to work for long hours (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Continuous Improvement Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn and travel and visit all sites

    Cons

    No real guidance or official trainings

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees education


  2. Helpful (3)

    "False hope."

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    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Utility Operator in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Some supervisors are friendly
    Decent pay
    Get your birthday off
    They do have common sense and shut down if inclement weather is severe enough.

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Bad employees get away with stuff
    Although they talk about giving suggestions, good employees who work their butt off get demoted instead
    Not much better than previous company

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to actually listen to employees and don’t punish them for making suggestions. I was hoping things would improve ( and thought perhaps a promotion) but they decided to semi demote me. Its the reason why they can’t keep people.

  3. "Great job, with little chance to move up"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Saint Albans, VT
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Saint Albans, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging job with lots of different tasks, pay, schedule is 4 days on 3 off.

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere in office, not many options to move up from this point. Not very good raises in pay


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut part-time

    Pros

    Large company, plenty of opportunities to network

    Cons

    Not enough room to grow


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    There is a good atmosphere. Good benefits

    Cons

    There is a divide between departments

    Advice to Management

    Teach the workers about how different departments function.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Work with people from all over the world

    Cons

    Little to no training and development. They don't invest in their talent.

    Advice to Management

    Train and develop employees more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No Guidiance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are great, access to a lot of free chocolate (employee store, Friday treats)

    Cons

    no guidance in the beginning and constant criticism ("that's not how it's done"), most of the people who advance are the ones who are part of every social events, no career path for entry-level employees which leads to a lot of turnover, resume appears to be more important than "real life experience" when it comes to hiring process

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep employees, show them that you value them and make them part of your team.

  8. "Good opportunity to make good money"

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

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok
    A lot of OT

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Pay doesn’t match work load

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Master Data Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Was able to learn something new.

    Cons

    Good employees are over looked and under paid while employees who socialize more and are horrible workers are those to be awarded with promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Ssocializing and popularity is for high school open your eyes up to the over looked gems before they all leave and all you are left with are people who can socialize and dont care about the company.


  10. "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


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