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  1. "Good company and the operations manager (Vincent M. ) is the best boss and has great personality."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dare Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good time when job starts

    Cons

    Not enough working hours totally

    Advice to Management

    Focus and plan on how to increase hours daily


  2. "It was a horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Duncan, SC
    Former Employee - Packer in Duncan, SC

    Pros

    The hours were good with weekend off

    Cons

    Management and some employees were full of drama that made it uncomfortable for others

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to gain more leadership/management skillls to lead a more positive environment in order to build success

  3. "Dare Foods is a great company to work for. People are nice and the Distribution Center Manager is the best boss ever."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Duncan, SC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Duncan, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dare Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management Team
    Work Enviroment
    6 hour shift

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Warehouse is cold

    Advice to Management

    Distribution Manager is an excellent Manager


  4. "Complex"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dare Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great people at home office.

    Cons

    US Market not a top priority. Sales business model too complex in the US.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to explain the complexity of US business model, then allow time for learning.


  5. "Favoritism, Secretive, Unoriginal"

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

    I have been working at Dare Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Alright pay and benefits IF you got lucky enough to be hired during the right union contract. Some people are nice. Management at least tries to pretend to care if you have an issue...occasionally. And if you need a pen or a marker to do your job, you're guaranteed to find one, somewhere, usually on another line, in a different department, already being used by someone else.

    Cons

    Women going through menopause and the men going through the male equivalent. Alot of people are mean. Management DOES NOT care about anything you have to say, even if they assure you that they care and will do something about it...they most definitely don't. You will never find a pen or a marker, apparently they always 'still need to be ordered'. The company thinks that us on the floor are stupid and don't know how to put a puzzle together. Their only original new product that I've seen recently, costs alot to manufacture, takes a long time to make ONE batch and also creates more scrap than finished product because our 'engineers' can't get the machine specs to par. The union reps work for the company not for the people paying their dues every month. Alot of behaviour is overlooked by supervisors due to favourtism of people they like and extreme punishment is instilled upon those who look at one if those menopausal women i talked about earlier, the wrong way. There is a zero tolerance policy on bullying but supervisors will be the first to turn a blind eye at the incidents because they are too busy attending Quality Assurance meetings, passing product as perfect to spec for consumers, only for the company to receive avalanches of consumer complaints of broken or burnt product. And that's all our fault, as we have a board to show US what we need to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the roof, it leaks onto the machinery, this may be a reason why our machines work terribly, or terribly work. However you want to look at it. Maybe replace the machinery all together? Listen to what we have to say, and actually consider it with thought. We know what good product and bad product looks like, seeing as how we see it everyday. If we feel we wouldnt want that as a consumer, we shouldn't allow it into packaging. And know this...it is never consumer first...take care of your employees and your employees will gladly take care of your consumers.


  6. "Quality Assurance"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dare Foods full-time

    Pros

    What a fabulous place to work , I worked in QA at 143 Tycos Road, in the confectionery plant. Loved the staff, the owners and the company

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. I always loved it when the owners would visit the plant and take the time to speak with the workers on the lines.


  7. "Assistant brand manager"

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

    I have been working at Dare Foods full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic family owned company - great opportunity to own the innovation agenda and work on large scale marketing campaigns.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for internal advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Employ younger staff and give them opportunities to grow within the company.

  8. "pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    well established, organized, focus on continuous improvement

    Cons

    you have more workload with the same pay of your previous job. you need to work harder.


  9. "Referring to their new logistics warehouse it's a terrible place to work, as it is very militarized."

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    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Former Employee - Material Handler
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing I can say about the logistics warehouse is that everything is fresh and new as it pertains to the equipment and the envirnoment.

    Cons

    Terrible management starting from the top and down. Those in leadership roles lack people skills and lack personal gradification to there fellow staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find persons who are qualified not only in systems but with people skills aswell. Those with leadership roles that you currently employ are lacking many skills to provide for a positive, effective and rewarding working envirnoment.


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dare Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job for easy going people looking for job

    Cons

    None for now that i can mention

    Advice to Management

    Improvement on the skills, ability, pay and contribution to staff, colleagues and others.


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