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Updated July 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Union environment good pay good employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Work with great people in both Publix and independent restaurants (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • This company is not very family oriented (in 2 reviews)

  • then you got a C mechanic that does fork lifts, fire, door and works on anything else and he get less pay and no one to help him (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company in spite of itself. Very strong on the manufacturing side with very loyal employees."

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

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay after time. Great benefits and help from the benefits personnel. There is autonomy with work schedules but little structured training or guidance.

    Cons

    H.R. is close to a joke with poor leadership. Sr. Managers are all from the manufacturing side without true sales backgrounds. Combine this fact with a poor HR department and you have a perfect storm of sales professionals and distributors who literally work in an atmosphere of fear and job security paranoia. Zero data is shared with the sales managers to react and adjust to markets needs until it's too late to be effective. The sales managers credibility with the DSD distributors is compromised because of the lack of information and trust Sr managers share with them. The distributors know this and managers struggle to hold them accountable to "protect the brand"

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the distributors in the DSD model beyond the typical "we are a family" mantra. Sr management listens...to the distributors they self select and use to manipulate the rest of the DSD distributors.


  2. "IT - a work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Overall Good Company, privately owned.

    Cons

    IT is a mess, they are trying to fix, but it is been painful and slow. Benefits, PTO and Salary are not great

  3. "Good Job bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Employees, open kitchen,

    Cons

    IT management, lack of communication. Corporate mentality.

    Advice to Management

    They know...


  4. "Great Place to work... Career Advancement is wonky..."

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

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to sample great product and work with great people.

    Amazing benefits.

    Family owned company.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks traditional corporate training and education and attempts cross training at the expense of the employees.

    When computers fail plan on 100 hour weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Cons outweigh pros."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Family owned business... if mistakes are made, they are more easy to forgive than a corporate environment.

    Cons

    Ridgeland office is ran by 80% family. If an issue arises with an employee--- they don't ask for your side of the story, they simply make a choice and let you know where they stand on it.

    Advice to Management

    If issues arise, hear both sides of the story. If you overlook a serious issue with one employee, chances should be given to others equally.


  6. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Started off positive. Good quality products.

    Cons

    Total lack of direction. Too many yes men & women. Leadership leads with fear and criticism.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their jobs


  7. "They have lost their way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Still a family business
    Depending on the department it's a good place to work
    IF IT leadership would change to support the business instead of developing software I would have stayed until I had to retire

    Cons

    IT has gone in the wrong direction, they are no longer concerned with the core business, being THE premium deli products company, it's now about software development and what some leaders think are cool tools for databases and "automation"

    Advice to Management

    To the executives: while some of the change in IT has been good to fortify the environment and insure that production and distribution function as close to 100% as possible, some of the change to software development is costing you money and taking away from the environment to protect the ability to keep doing what your core business is supposed to be
    IT leaders: this company is a family company that does one thing better than anyone else, stop trying to make it a software company or a SAAS or a IoT or whatever you did at your last job, concentrate on fortifying what we have to keep the company performing, it's not about IT it's about Premium Deli products

  8. "Management and HR is not fair"

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    Former Employee - Production in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Production in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Did not see anything good

    Cons

    A lot of family and friend and favoritism


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boar's Head full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, high pay for industry

    Cons

    Favoritism, vindictive behavior from superiors, poor training, lack of positive reinforcement or incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are human beings, not machines.


  10. "Minorities need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boar's Head full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, stocked break room everyday, Holiday party is nice

    Cons

    Favoritism, sexism, management only values friends, family or people who are willing to kiss up

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees who want to excel in the company and grow with the company. Stop letting all the people who know how to kiss up, get ahead.


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