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Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "Constant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grease Driver in Bastrop, TX
    Current Employee - Grease Driver in Bastrop, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always have steady work. Management is family oriented. Good health insurance. Paid holidays. Local runs. Home every night. Work 4 days a week. Overtime every week

    Cons

    Manager can be hard to to deal with at times. Notes written about accounts by drivers are not regarded. You have to work in the elements

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what your employees are saying and take some actions based on our input.


  2. "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Ankeny, IA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Ankeny, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Darling International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly drama free, stress free, happy work environment.

    Cons

    Unclear expectations and socially inept people.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more clearly about certain expectations and if you're displeased with a persons performance.


  3. "Plant mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No down time,all ways busy year round work

    Cons

    Benefits,pay,don't care how hard you work,always mad about something

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like there slaves
    And promote the guys that have been there from the start.


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  5. "Dar Pro Rating"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Byram, MS
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Byram, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok for the economic area, benefits are great, the environment is very lax. Not a high stress environment.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but could be better for the conditions and the environment you work in and are exposed to on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they'll take care of you. Spread the wealth and it'll return to you twenty times over.


  6. "Truck driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Truck Driver in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good company good people and friends

    Cons

    Long hours and nights but worth it come pay day

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees better


  7. "What you would expect from a large public company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Midwest, WY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Midwest, WY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy. Good work life balance. Biggest in the business. Decent pay for what is expected. If you want low expectations and minimal training/supervision, now the time to get in.

    Cons

    Upper mgmt is stretched thin due to cutbacks. It's a dirty job, and far from glamorous. Promotions are rare. Downsizing sales staff to internal call centers, after laying off an entire call center.

    Advice to Management

    Upper mgmt party boys are wasting the companies money.


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    "Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cold Spring, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cold Spring, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company offers awesome benefits - you will not find better in the area. The office is also in a pretty low traffic area so it's a generally stress free commute. There is also a corporate gym that is free for employee use.

    Cons

    Pay grade is not consistent across the company. Flexible hours and working from home is mostly non-existent unless you are shown favoritism from your supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better work-life balance by offering flex hours and work from home opportunities. Invest in the morale of your employees by hosting company functions.


  9. "Dilapidated trucks, low pay and horrible working conditions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Darling International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    We get a lot of overtime, also home every night and most weekends off. We don't have our boss in our face.

    Cons

    Is the money there? Yes and no, the rate of pay has not nor will it ever keep up with the rate of inflation because of deep seated greed within Darling. During negotiations we're fighting for nickels and dimes. Several of their trucks do not have air conditioning for the 80+ degree days during summer and now your driving a sweat shop on wheels, this is not only dangerous for a persons health but also a reason to contact OSHA. I have been to the ER already this summer complaining of extreme heat related illness. Someone could die under these long hours and working conditions and believe me, my wife will sue you for wrongful death because this matter has been brought to managements attention for years going unaddressed. Your drivers are the backbone to your company and deserve better working conditions and pay.

    Advice to Management

    I want the trucks without air conditioning to be replaced with newer models equipped with air conditioning. This company according to this website makes over 2 billion dollars a year so you can afford it.


  10. "Regional Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid for expenses and really never bothered you bc they are to busy caring about themselves and not the employees or the customers.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and in to many different industries for you to give the customer a better service opportunity. layoff and never know the security of your job. Horrible management all on different pages.

    Advice to Management

    Communication!!!!! We are in a economic crisis and all they want to do is monopolize all markets. This is why your in debt and have employees properly trained! Keep in the market you are good at that's oil. 140 years to get greedy over money when you could be more successful being honest with yourselves. Corporate needs to take a look at the bigger picture on the definition of success. stay true to the people that work for you still lack of communication with employees gets customers want to leave as they are now and will continue to. Horrible moral values.


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Darling International (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great company to work for.

    Cons

    Very hard to get anyone to listen to you if you have problems within the division you are working. I gave up 11 years because of one man, I had witnesses to his verbal abuse and insults. Just got tired and done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees a little lower than management, they really do all the work that keeps the company rolling.


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