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Barry Callebaut Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "benefits are great, access to a lot of free chocolate (employee store, Friday treats)" (in 6 reviews)

  • "We have a lot of freedom to execute our roles and to take initiative along with having great and inspiring peer collaboration" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time

    Pros

    Lots of management support

    Cons

    Not a lot of employee engagement activities


  2. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technician in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice team, great people, lot of things to do

    Cons

    Take time to have information, lack of organisation

  3. "Inspect candy and packaging of it"

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    Former Employee - Inspector/Packer in Dunmore, PA
    Former Employee - Inspector/Packer in Dunmore, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good supervisor and team work

    Cons

    Long hours, and being sent home early some nights

    Advice to Management

    Give temporary workers who work hard the reconigzetion they deserve


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company - good salary"

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    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Continuous Improvement in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have a lot of freedom to create and implement

    Cons

    Not real training follow up, not allowed to do external trainings , even if they have +70 sites around the world, nothing is standardized , management not the same direction in Europe and America, constant fight, European think they are "better" because of the savoir faire, this complicates implementations of big projects.

    Advice to Management

    Need to better understand different way of working and cultures, and HR needs to back up a little bit, they want to be the decision makers of everything without even understanding what employees do


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company pays well and benefits are good

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations. Out of products all the time. New European Managment is “interesting” but the attitude is something along the lines of “we’ll show these Americans how it’s done”nobody is happy, the culture is bad. Nobody’s job is safe. Management by fear.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up. Be nice. You’re not in Belgium or France now. Trust your people. You’re not the Terminator, stop trying to act like it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No structure"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in American Canyon, CA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in American Canyon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The shift times are ok and so is the pay.

    Cons

    The money isn’t worth all the work you have to do. There’s appears to be no structure or direction. You work wherever they want you to. No real job title even though you were hired for a certain position.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with more training and check on new employees. Do not neglect or treat temps like they are unimportant.


  7. "Good Company"

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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

    Good company to learn and add value

    Cons

    Very lean, however, allows for tremendous opportunities to add value

  8. "Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Dunmore, PA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Dunmore, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Barry Callebaut part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Working environment, value of work.

    Cons

    12 hr. working shift.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Corrupt company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunmore, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunmore, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly
    My boss was friendly
    Get your birthday off

    Cons

    Upper management doesnt remotely listen to suggestions
    Let people get away with not doing work and down talk employees
    Surprised the buildings is still standings

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Solid"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly colleagues
    - Exposure to origin countries
    - Long supply chain
    - Growing company
    - Approachable Executive Committee

    Cons

    - Complex organization/business takes time to understand
    - HR could be more effective
    - Young people are overseen