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Blue Bell Creameries Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • that started out making butter then branched out to make the best ice cream in the states (in 22 reviews)

  • Good pay, free ice cream, you work alone (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, early start time, cold ,you have to pay for your Own uniform (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management worried about making money instead of taking care of production facilities and the pay is not good at all for responsiblity (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I can think of no negatives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  2. "Amazing place to work."

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

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Free ice cream. Good work load and complete benefits.

    Cons

    need to earn vacation days.

  3. "Freezer operator"

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    Current Employee - Freezer Operator in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Freezer Operator in Broken Arrow, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All I can eat BEST ICE CREAM in the WORLD! And AMAZING staff! LOVE LOVE LOVE Blue Bell Creamery BA Oklahoma!

    Cons

    There are none this place rocks

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work and good coaching


  4. "Driver Salesman"

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

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, and benefits

    Cons

    The days are Very long and up extremely early in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. "Driver salesman"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good icecream ,none , good people.

    Cons

    Long hours, early start time, cold ,you have to pay for your Own uniform . And Chinese overtime ...

    Advice to Management

    Step up to the 2000's this is not 1960's...


  6. "Job Review"

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

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great pay.

    Cons

    Not really any negatives that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    More planning of work days.


  7. "Territory mgr."

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some flexibility during work day. This is all I have to fill up the 20 word minimum that is needed.

    Cons

    Completely micro managed at all levels. What a employee can be fired over at one branch, could be praised at another. There are huge inconsistencies as to how responsibilities are observed and handled. A lot of disconnect from main office to branch level employees. Double standards when it comes to evaluating slower business.

    Advice to Management

    Main office needs to give up the arrogance and realize they are capable of still making mistakes. Hold themselves accountable for actions instead of letting the blame trickle down. You have employees that remained loyal to you after your failures in production. Let them know! What happened to staying humble?!!!!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place. Family first."

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Apache, AZ
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Apache, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good ice cream. Good people. Can't say any bad about them. You look for bad, you'll get it. It really has been a good time working for them.

    Cons

    None. Closed down 2015. Saddest day for all of them. They worked hard to get to the top of the market. Blue Bell really needs to be competitive in the job market with salary range for drivers and lower level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with the job market.
    Employees that mostly work there have families. They would appreciate a little bit more, especially the drivers. They work hard.


  9. "If you like ice cream"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries part-time

    Pros

    You get to eat ice cream

    Cons

    Cold temps, pay could be higher


  10. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    great team environment, encouraged to succeed, awards and incentives on a regular basis, end of year bonus was always great

    Cons

    early hours and split days off were not the greatest, having to work holidays like 4th of July and labor day not ideal

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if it's changed since then, but I would recommend removing the commission cap. Would increase company sales and individual earnings of the salesmen


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