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Dean Foods Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits uniforms supplied" (in 22 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 37 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 20 reviews)

  • "Unprofessional upper management" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Business Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (More than 10 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. "caseroom breakrelief. load unload trucks."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    18 years of steady work.

    Cons

    work holidays. they are closing.

  3. "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Franklin, MA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Franklin, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok place to work. Our boss is a great person to work for.

    Cons

    Outsourced our jobs to a 3rd party, promotions are hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Need new Management


  4. "Be aware of what your getting into...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Limited Service Driver in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Limited Service Driver in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Very good health benefits
    For the most part, good co workers

    Cons

    Early start times (1 am -4am depending on your assigned route)
    12-14 hour shifts every day
    Management is inconsistent and doesn’t like to communicate with drivers. They expect you to be on call 24/7 and not have a personal life. Management at this location has never had a cdl and lacks basic comprehension of what drivers actually do for Dean Foods.

    Advice to Management

    Treat drivers like you would like to be treated. We are the point of contact for every customer and resolve 99% of all customer issues to ensure they are happy with our service.


  5. "A dairy company should be more local - not national"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were great
    Driving innovation in the dairy industry

    Cons

    Unless your located in Dallas, don't anticipate moving ahead
    Management refuses to accept when ideas don't work. The executives think they're the smartest people in the room - even though the financials continue to flounder. They won't take responsibility for it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Indecisive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    I love the schedule and time management.

    Cons

    Its very hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lab technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good and co-workers

    Cons

    Future is not certain for this company

  8. "No Direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Not sure that there are any real great pros other than the Co-workers.

    Cons

    Too many competing projects or POC trials

    Advice to Management

    Work as a cohesive unit to accomplish goals and objectives


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Administrative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location tons of OT, competitive salary

    Cons

    HR is a joke. No cares

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and start with CEO


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Route Sales Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Supervisor in Caryville, TN
    Current Employee - Route Sales Supervisor in Caryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and good pay

    Cons

    No work/life balance anymore. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting the way to prosperity is not the answer.


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