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Blue Bell Creameries Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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Paul Kruse
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Pros
  • Get to sample unlimited amounts of ice cream (in 20 reviews)

  • Great product and it was nice selling product people loved (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, seems the harder you work the more they give you to do (in 8 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. "Good Place. Family first."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "If you like ice cream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Driver Sales Man / Shipping Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver Salesman in Bossier City, LA
    Former Employee - Driver Salesman in Bossier City, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid Back, Easy. Small family type environment group of people you work with.

    Cons

    Commission cap, takes forever to make good money if at all I'm talking like 60k

    Advice to Management

    Management is great from branch manager to shipping manager


  6. "Stuck in the old days"

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    Former Employee - Driver Salesman in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Driver Salesman in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At one time good pay, free insurance for employee, pension, used to get good bonus before recall

    Cons

    3am start time, very cold, long hours, lots of driving, good old boy company managers have their favorites, stuck in the old days, pay not good for work done, insurance too high for family, have to be cleaned shaved, uniforms and black shoes, split days off, bonus we got just made up for lack of pay throughout the year

    Advice to Management

    Pay better keep up with the times and not be stuck in the old days, eliminate managers playing favorites and treat everyone equal, keep bonus like it was back in the day, that's why 90% employees stay with the company, Change split days off everyone needs 2 days off in a row to recover and spend time with their families, no recalls


  7. "Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy company to work for

    Cons

    could have better pay and long days


  8. "Ok company to deal with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It has benefits with full time.

    Cons

    For full time you don't get your guaranteed 35-40 hour workweek.


  9. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Office Clerk in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company that treats their employees like family.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement unless you want to drive a truck or live in Brenham TX.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great work environment to be around. Everyone has a great attitude for the most part. In the many years I've worked there, I've never woken up and dreaded going up to work. Yes, some days are taxing, but it's well worth it to work with a bunch of people whom you consider to be family. Even when I first started out working there I never felt like I was going to be looked down upon for asking a question about something or advice on making a decision.

    Cons

    At times a branch can be short handed, which leads to having to work a lot of hours, sometimes seven days a week.


  11. "Tour Guide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, the people are awesome

    Cons

    no cons, great place to work



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