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Valentin Ramirez and Bryan Rosenberg
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting time to work at Chicken of the Sea!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart coworkers, awesome new office in El Segundo, lots of opportunity to make your mark

    Cons

    fast paced, lots of change going on

    Advice to Management

    encourage cross-functional collaboration by modelling it amongst your peers

    Chicken of the Sea2019-04-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Having a good time!"

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    Current Employee - Operations in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, supportive leaders/HR people, new building, food perks, face to face meetings, promotion from within, fun stuff - food trucks, trainings, movies, lunches, casual dress and atmosphere...

    Cons

    Strong focus on hitting numbers can cause long hours. A lot of new faces here, hard to get to know everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and plan more activities that can bring us all together. Oh, and more ice cream please!

    Chicken of the Sea2019-03-12
  3. "Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, great products. Many opportunities to make a strong impact and advance within the company.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any at this time.

    Chicken of the Sea2019-03-13
  4. "Sad times at Chicken of the Sea"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    HR is planting fake reviews so please keep that in mind as you read up on this company. There is not one person in this organization that doesn’t think there are any cons. Very good people work here at most levels. However a few bad apples have ruined the barrel

    Cons

    Where to begin. CEO. Words can’t describe this man and how terrible he treats everyone. HR doesn’t care and doesn’t act. Turnover is ridiculously high and getter worse by the day. EVERYONE is looking because nobody will tolerate the crazy behavior of the top. HR needs to act fast or everyone will be out the door. On a scale of 1 to 10 Chicken of the Sea’s culture is a 1. Horrible place to work on all levels until drastic...

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee. What will it take for you to remove this person.

    Chicken of the Sea2019-04-10
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Would be great but volatile leader is a cancer"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful, rich and iconic brand with nothing but potential and many great people working hard to ensure success. Tons of great talent with years of experience and new talent from outside organizations. HR has done some great things to ensure a good culture.

    Cons

    All of the above are tarnished by an unstable and volatile leader that takes pride in humiliating people, gossiping, and take every opportunity to defer blame from his failed decisions. Of all the leaders in this industry it is uncanny that COS landed on on this person. One person is ruining a great culture and nothing has been done to stop it. A true cancer that spreads by the day and no one cares to stop it. It can...

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    Advice to Management

    The answer is obvious but no action is ever taken and probably never will be

    Chicken of the Sea2019-02-27
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Second Thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people/ like my coworkers Flexible schedules

    Cons

    CEO treats people VERY badly/ culture Constant turnover Declining shares due to focus on bottom line vs share

    Advice to Management

    Reign-in Valentin before everyone bails...

    Chicken of the Sea2019-03-29
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Absolutely mortified..."

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

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Literally zero pros I can’t think of.

    Cons

    This place is failing by the minute. Everyone is jumping ship. This week alone 5 folks from all across the board has left with 2 more planned exits in the next month that I’ve heard of. Incredibly over worked to meet deadlines with no recognition or career path set. Management is inexperienced or just tired. HR continuously drops the ball. If you schmooze the execs or are a long time friend or lover, you’re given everything....

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    Advice to Management

    Please... PLEASE review internal processes and qualifications of your department heads. They have no idea what they’re doing and it shows. Please investigate the overwhelming amount of favoritism of long time friends & secret lovers. There are people here trying to make an honest living and you don’t show any empathy. Cut down HR, why do we have 7 HR personnel? Nothing ever gets done with the exception of the ground breaking...

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    Chicken of the Sea2019-02-02
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits but low pay for the work load, some good work experience perks."

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    Current Employee - Clerical Associate in El Segundo, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work experience with the brand name, good benefits, attempting to create some good work experience.

    Cons

    Favoritism, low pay for work load.

    Advice to Management

    Improving the culture doesn't make up for low pay.

    Chicken of the Sea2018-11-17
  9. "Good but still room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great office.

    Cons

    Compensation. Department expectations are not aligned.

    Chicken of the Sea2018-11-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people at the top, but ridiculously over-worked people below."

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chicken of the Sea full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to make your mark because the company is a disaster. Some of the new VPs are smart; you’ll learn a ton. Good pay, but super sneaky—some managers make less than some lower level people.

    Cons

    Worked to the bone. I work 13 hours per day with little acknowledgement. HR is totally incompetent. Everyone runs to the VP or CEO to complain and get people in trouble. Blame culture worse than anywhere I’ve seen it. Could cry every single time I walk into the office—so overwhelming, you have to be ready to defend yourself at any moment. There’s a reason their financials aren’t good...they ask unqualified people to do...

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    Advice to Management

    More training, call people out when they try to run to the CEO or VP, get everyone on the same page (old guard hates the new people), need more people in literally every department, spend money to make money.

    Chicken of the Sea2018-09-24

    Chicken of the Sea Response

    October 23, 2018Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking time to share your concerns. We appreciate hearing about your personal experiences and want to gather more feedback from you so that we can continue to improve our culture at Chicken of the Sea. We strive to provide an environment where employees feel they’re ...

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