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Dean Foods Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  • Managers and Supervisors all work long hours to get their work done - it is expected of them; there is no 8 hour day (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management is unfair need to be reviewed (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Territory Sales Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Selling quality dairy products. Good pay. Good local management

    Cons

    Going through sales restructuring. No clear direction

    Advice to Management

    Listen to local offices.


  2. "Executive Assistant to VP Tax and Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great people. Department heads dedicated to making sure their employees succeed.

    Cons

    They struggle to keep employees in the loop on business decisions and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Hold Quarterly Updates with Dallas personnel.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dean Foods _3_ Stars Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynn, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Salary, Salary, Salary,

    Cons

    Management Structure...or lack thereof...
    Raise System...

    Advice to Management

    Faces to Names, of the "Upper Management"


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  5. "CDL Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Class A CDL Delivery Driver in Springfield, OH

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Long hours. Average equipment. Management


  6. "Poor upper management"

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

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Terrible communication between employees and management. Also old run down trucks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire branch management that actually cares.


  7. "Not a great place"

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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 Dean Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros

    Cons

    management doesn't care. one hr complaint from a huge lawsuit


  8. "Milk man"

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    Current Employee - Milk Man in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Milk Man in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wage for work demanded, never 'slow' always plenty of work

    Cons

    To much overtime required, management lacks communication skills, seniority used to count for something, not so much as of late


  9. "industrial mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Maintenance Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Industrial Maintenance Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fair pay, supplied tools, great supervisor

    Cons

    reactive maintenance, no training, under staffed, old worn out facility


  10. "Limited advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay is decent but largely depends on your location.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities. Other plants are considered "external" when it deals with attempting to apply for other, more challenging positions but they "like to promote from within"


  11. "Very Fun"

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

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and easy environment to work in.

    Cons

    Cold conditions and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Give more than 1 day off when it's not peak season



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