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Blue Bell Creameries Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Blue Bell Creameries President Ricky Dickson
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Pros
  • "Discount ice cream for employees" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Great co-workers great product management issue" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Although you work alone, you have little to no independence due to micromanagement" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Not much on advancement opportunities" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Tour Guide"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with great co workers

    Cons

    No cons that i can think of. I enjoyed my time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and products


  2. "Awesome work envionment"

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    Former Employee - Production in Brenham, TX
    Former Employee - Production in Brenham, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The bonuses at Christmas time were great

    Cons

    The management needs serious improvement

    Advice to Management

    Always treat employees with respect

  3. "Driver salesman"

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    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Route Salesman in Lewisville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good family like atmosphere. Friendly coworkers. Boss not over the top of you all day.

    Cons

    Little to no chance for advancement without a degree. Bonus has decreased. Early hours

    Advice to Management

    Promote within


  4. "Driver/salesman"

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    Current Employee - Route Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Route Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, work on your own, people love us, though not like it used to be but Christmas bonus, managers have great relationships with staff

    Cons

    Poor communication, Pay could be better, required to load your truck after long day, no employee portal to keep up with your status of benefits, cave in when stores ask for credit, low overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    Communication!


  5. "Merchandiser"

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

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Once your hired, you have a job for a lifetime

    Cons

    Company culture was lethargic. Family owned company without much direction for growth. Bad stigma because of recall years ago.


  6. "Has good intentions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, family friendly, my insurance is free, good work load, love my department, 401K match, pension, helps me provide for my family

    Cons

    NO employee incentive to do the right thing, lots of people still around with the old mentality, job openings aren't posted to employees, you CAN'T transfer departments(you would have to quit and re-apply, how crazy is that), people do what they want, little to no recognition, we DO NOT eat all we want and sell the rest(old Blue Bell did), they want you to do the same job for your career(happens more than not), NO thinking outside the box

    Advice to Management

    Pull employees in once a quarter or twice a year to get a glimpse into what they are dealing with. This isn't their dept management, but upper management. That is how you find out what is really going on in the plant. Be visible in the plant(all depts.).


  7. "Route Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Eat all you can and sell the rest

    Cons

    Not much time off - benefits and retirement taken away

    Advice to Management

    Pay better

  8. "Not What I Signed Up For"

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Sylacauga, AL
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Sylacauga, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount ice cream for employees

    Cons

    Poor quality insurance and rate of pay


  9. "Former Employee"

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

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair healthcare and benefits. Great ice cream.

    Cons

    Not good advancement opportunities or allowance to transfer within the Corporate Office unless you have been with Blue Bell for a long time or from the area.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more considerate of its employees.


  10. "Old fashioned Ice cream and Company"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Bell Creameries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has good values, and it feels like you are part of a family. Great ice cream! Great access to upper management

    Cons

    Wages low compared to other similar jobs, hard to keep driver salesmen because of hours and type of work. Hard to advance if in middle management