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  1. "General Manager for Saudi Arabia"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brasil Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Trapped in the business size and their bonus scheme. Good heart employees in Saudi office and solid category growth in saudi

    Cons

    A company that has no values no ethics and integrity leadership is not existing. All the senior leaders are working to serve a hidden agenda of shares trading, providing lies daily and treating people as chicken.

    Advice to Management

    There is no management to advice


  2. "Sales pisition"

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

    I worked at Brasil Foods full-time

    Pros

    A few nice people. Pay quite well.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Everyone desperately unhappy. Fire people constantly. Shocking stock control.

    Advice to Management

    Let your staff have a life outside of work !

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible place to work: instability, lack of ethic, transparency and high pressure for short term results."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The main office in São Paulo is conveniently located, there are many options of restaurants nearby and it's easy for public transportation.

    Cons

    For the last 3 years this company is facing a turnaround to change the culture and increase profitability for shareholders. That simple reason have a huge impact in employees's lives.
    - Lack of stability: I faced 4 massive layoffs in less than 3 years. Imagine going to work everyday wondering if you are the next one to be fired.
    - Inconsistent strategy: leadership changes constantly and everyone wants to implement their own strategy which has a huge impact for the ones who have to implement.
    - Extremely hierarchical, which means that only the board make decisions, everyone else just execute and are not allow to make questions.
    - Lack of bonus and compensation adjustments, they set impossible goals every year and no one receive the bonus.
    - Lack of respect and ethic, I've worked with the most disrespectful leaders that constantly loose their heads in meetings and they still think they're right.
    - Lack of transparency, this is not a meritocratic company. People are promoted ONLY because they have good relationship with someone that is influent and not because you delivered good results.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink everything.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a multinational company at all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brasil Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they want to make a change in culture and be a professional company, living a dream,

    Cons

    it's a Brazilian company and not a diversed one, they give preference to Brazilians although they don't claim so, but deep inside is the fact. questionable leadership, firing people all the time. security in people is really an issue. every body is a follower below the CEO and region GMs, no one can dare to open their mouth


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Country Manager Saudi Arabia"

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

    Pros

    Good brands and solid financials

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, no respect for people and very short term oriented.

    Advice to Management

    Engaging employees better than using the bonus or firing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Short term financial oriented commodities producer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Vienna (Austria)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Vienna (Austria)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brasil Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    all the multinational support and structure. most of the people were nice before...

    Cons

    change the strategy every 3 years. lots of money spent on PR to create international awareness, but brand only know in Middle-East and Brazil. biggest shareholders are BR national pension funds... terrible climate of unstability

    Advice to Management

    sell your shares and go for next target please


  7. "Giant company with "small" managers."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brasil Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Well reconized brands
    -Many experts in different áreas
    -Respect to the individuals and pleasant evironment

    Cons

    -More a public than private company
    -A lot of politics (no meritocracy)
    -Bad salaries
    -Beaurocrativ structure
    -Managers are outdated with 30 years of company
    -Slow company, only good for seniors waiting to retirement

    Advice to Management

    Change everything, clean it up, the products and Market are awsome but the company just makes a mess around.

    Make it more fair and meritrocratic in order to attrach and retain the talents. Fire the unprepared managers that make a lot of Money and hold the company back.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brasil Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A huge company with growing business perspectives in the world.

    Cons

    There is a negative environment among employees... most of them do not believe in the company and are not satisfied with the job, it is not a cool place to work, people do not like it. After the merger, employees that stayed in the company expected an upgrade in their salaries, benefits and job, which did not happen and people are waiting for a long time without any raise, only cuts in costs. The company did not performed as expected with the merger, there is not a common culture and in general people do not believe in the success of the company. The HR programs, such as the trainee program, are a joke... they promise many things during the hiring process, such as fast growing perspectives and many benefits, and later on they pretend we all understood it wrongly.... Also the current culture of influences is disgusting... it really does not matter if you are outstanding at your job... if you manage to make the senior management happy enough you will be promoted, if you have a different point of view you are fired... if you don't do anything (including working) and keep your mouth shut you keep your job forever.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! It is time for BRF to became a professional and serious company, you are loosing talents and money daily.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long Term Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Junior Planning Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Junior Planning Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brasil Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a flexible dressing standard. It depends on the area you act, and you can work on jeans and sneakers.

    Cons

    The Human Resources area is non-existent.
    They do not care if you want to build a carrer. They do not think in terms of "career".
    Leaderships are chosen considering strictly your political influence. It does not really matter if one has qualifications, background experience or the ability to deal with people. It only matters if you know someone who likes you enough to put you in a leadership position. The main point one thinks about when choosing a manager is: who can I put on that position that is my friend, and deserves to have a bigger salary? They will never ask: who can be able to bring best results and cheer people to work better? They do not really car for employees self-being. It goes from the fodds they offer for lunch time, to the lack of transportation to the company building - which stands in the middle of nowhere, with no public transportation access around.

    Advice to Management

    You need a serious Human Resources Program and a serious Leadership Program, which is capable to stop the culture of "favours", and implement the culture of ethics, values and competence to hold a position.


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