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2.5
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Ralph P. Scozzafava
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits, good vacation time(in 29 reviews)

  • "They offer good pay, tons of options for additional benefits at fairly reasonable costs and I have to say they do treat employees fairly(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Managers and Supervisors all work long hours to get their work done - it is expected of them; there is no 8 hour day(in 22 reviews)

  • "Unprofessional upper management(in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (2)

    IT Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Long Time Industry leader in fluid milk processing

    Cons

    Many job cutbacks, plant closures

    Advice to Management

    Method needed for making great employees feel secure

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company in the Process of Rebuilding

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great Work Life Balance - Amazing culture and great co workers - Lots of opportunity to grow and impact the business. The company is spending a lot of money, time, and effort to achieve profitability and reinvent the business. 401K match of 4% - Cityplace HQ on Dart line, company subsidized transit pass - free parking at Cityplace

    Cons

    - The company hasn’t paid out bonuses over the last two years which isn’t surprising considering the stock price. However, the company hasn’t had major layoffs in corporate either. - only offers high deductible health care plans - no fitness benefits

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push initiatives that improve the company. Pay bonuses to your top performers. Let’s make sure we weed out middle management that isn’t interested in fixing the business.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Dairy industry declining in sales

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

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. The pay is good for some jobs.

    Cons

    Several closures due to competitors. More to come. Little room for advancement.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, some co workers

    Cons

    No outside life, management, some co workers

    Advice to Management

    Just stay home, we do better without you

  5. Helpful (1)

    Not a good environment

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting paid every week

    Cons

    The people won’t help you they snitch on each other instead of helping one another and they don’t like new people coming in what i notice if one person can’t get his or her job done because there doing somebody else work instead of telling the supervisor what there doing they will blame it on the next person because there afraid to call that person out but they blame it on different shift

    Advice to Management

    There relationship with employees in and outside work making it an hostile environment

  6. Helpful (1)

    Don't look for a job here

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    Current Employee - Accounting 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Unfortunately, there are no pros.

    Cons

    It used to be a great place to work! Not anymore. Outsourcing all office jobs to India!

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!

  7. Hard work but nobody hanging over your shoulder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Nobody on you,. Get to work independently

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Cut the hours a little bit

  8. Helpful (1)

    Simply put - this place sucks

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

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    It beats not having a job

    Cons

    Everything. Place went to hell after the last plant closures. Corporate thinks the problems are solved when in reality they are not even close. No way this place stays in business long term.

    Advice to Management

    Do the honorable thing and leave

  9. Helpful (1)

    Sinking Ship - Get out now

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

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There are none since Scozzafava took over as CEO!

    Cons

    Corporate management only cares about shareholders

    Advice to Management

    How about not outsourcing finance jobs and laying off about 200 employees yet you can hire yet another VP of Sales? Really nice message you are sending!

  10. Great pay and excellent benefits.

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    Current Employee - Class A Truck Driver in Erie, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great work environment fairly easy work. Great pay.

    Cons

    Early hours and working in all types of weather.

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