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Chobani Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Chobani Founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya
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Pros
  • Great family environment, relaxing and open work environment, ad free yogurt (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product - each employee receives a free case of yogurt every week, and as much as you want during the workday (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No one feels empowered to challenge the leadership because they are scared (in 5 reviews)

  • Their use of temps is horrific as far as always dangling the opportunity for a full time job and then hiring from outside the temp pool (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fast Paced, But Friendly"

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

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

    Pros

    Chobani has great benefits, great pay, great people to work with. They are a great place to work and understanding and compassionate.

    Cons

    Working inside the factory, you don't get much sun. Vitamin D deficiencies may be a concern. No windows and currently a small break room in the Twin Falls location. They are building a new one now!

    Advice to Management

    Everyone seems to get in a rush and want to complete a whole lot of projects but not have the time for it. Breath, slow down and work with a level head.


  2. "Independent Contractor Reveiw"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Edmeston, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Edmeston, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This industry presents its self as being very open and helpful and welcoming to all people regardless of backgrounds/ educational background.

    Cons

    As an independent contractor you are not really counted in as a a member of the "chobani family." Any bonus payment or rewards that staff may get ( ie: production, safety, etc...) you are not included in, even if your personal efforts immediately impacted the value of such rewards.

    Advice to Management

    The personal value of an employee is directly related to the value and respect given to the position.

  3. "Chobani NYC employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Never have I worked at a place where the benefits are great. The owner does care about his employees.

    Cons

    the upper management don't really care about their workers. They expect you to take the work home with you and work past your hours

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that we have lives outside of work.


  4. "Maintenance Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, awesome benefits, good pay, and top quality food. Easy work.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes a very, very fast paste environment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great culture! Idealistic ideology! Treated like family and has a great path forward that one can grow a career with over the long term.

    Cons

    For such a progressive company, benefits package is very lackluster. Health insurance needs a lot of improvement. Shouldn't pay $100.00 a week for insurance and then still have co-insurance, deductible AND a copay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying ahead of the curve, but work in your benefits package.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Looked over employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twin Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Chobani full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Great co-workers
    Fast paced

    Cons

    Management isn't reprimanded for having sex with employees and helping them get a promotion later. When there are qualified people to move into a management position they are usually passed over due to friends helping friends or sexual relationships.
    The CEO seems to care more for pretty women and refugees. Many people lose out on the jobs they are qualified for due to this.
    Their use of temps is horrific as far as always dangling the opportunity for a full time job and then hiring from outside the temp pool.
    I pay way to much for insurance on a weekly basis. I got the full package and o still feel lacking on coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the benefits packages to reflect what is actually paid for.
    Instead of ignoring the inappropriate relationship and unfair advancements, direct confrontation and possible reprimand needs to be taken. Pay attention and promote or atleast reward those who deserve and earn it.
    Also take care of your temps and stop dragging them through the mud.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was worth the experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people work here. Offices are beautiful, travel benefits are great, and and the work kept me busy and challenged.

    Cons

    Long hours. Always on call- weekends, late night, doesn't matter. Lots of last minute asks and serious lack of organization. Little to no recognition for your efforts. Will be told "there is no money in the budget" while exorbitant amounts of money are spent on lavish internal events.

    Advice to Management

    create clear job roles. respect normal business hours.

  8. "Gained a lot of knowledge from this company"

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    Former Employee - QA Lab Tech in Twin Falls, ID
    Former Employee - QA Lab Tech in Twin Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always something new to learn from this company, you are always challenging yourself to do better and grow .

    Cons

    It's a big company with a lot of personalities so you need to be a peoples person to be able to work well with others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally and expect for all employees to always get there assigned duties done.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "great brand; many internal issues"

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

    I have been working at Chobani full-time

    Pros

    All the yogurt you can eat.
    Smart and hard working people.

    Cons

    No differentiation given to top talent
    Founder controls all decisions
    No employee evaluation or career discussions
    Promotions given out not based on merit, but right place at right time
    Managers aren't consulted on the future aspirations of their direct reports
    Management has no concept of the skill set needed for certain roles

    Advice to Management

    Start at the basics - invest in your people, nurture top talent, create clear expectations about career progression, implement a review process. And above all else, don't say things because they sound good (we're not stupid, we know when it's not the truth), say things because it's factual and honest.


  10. "District Retail Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chobani full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, flexible hours and great pay

    Cons

    Career advancement paths are not structured in the company


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