Dean Foods Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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2.4
34%
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57%
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Dean Foods President and CEO Eric Beringause
Eric Beringause
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and benefits, you can wear jeans everyday(in 48 reviews)

  • "Great pay and benefits company makes you feel like family(in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, got to wait a bit until you get a route(in 25 reviews)

  • "Upper management is more worried about what they're eating for lunch or dinner than what's going on downstairs(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Agent Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of Customers in and around california

    Cons

    No bonus and not much of matching in 401K

  2. "Outdated warehouse , difficult working conditions, but grateful for the opportunity"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Deland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If nothing else they provided financial means in order to move foward

    Cons

    The culture was toxic and difficult

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  3. "Good pay."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Route Delivery Driver/Route Relief Driver in Hyattsville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is real good.

    Cons

    Morale, amongst co-workers is bad.

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  4. "Working at Dean Foods"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Departments were more like family

    Cons

    Company had too many layoffs

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  5. "Great people, but too unstable"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Finance Manager II in City of Industry, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've met a lot of great people working at Dean Foods. The people and culture was the best part about working at Dean Foods.

    Cons

    This may be due to the nature of the Dairy industry as a whole, but there was too many reorgs and the company seemed not to know what direction they wanted to head to.

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  6. "Good environment to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Harvard, IL

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, good benefits, good hours

    Cons

    Work is boring, nowhere to move up in the company as management sticks with family ties.

  7. "Ok place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Moved up in the company.

    Cons

    Company not ran well overall.

  8. "Not the best but not the worst"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Class A Cdl Truck Driver in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    Hours. . . . . .

    Cons

    Sales. . . . . .

  9. "Frustrating at first, but improving with new ownership"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wyoming, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. Flexible with time needed off. Non physical. Nice hours.

    Cons

    Communication could improve. Management style could improve. Policies and procedures could be streamlined and revised. Training is lacking. System is very old.

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  10. "Overworked with no OT pay"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Representative 

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time

    Pros

    There aren’t too many pros

    Cons

    There’s a bunch of repetitive paperwork required that you aren’t actually compensated for doing.

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