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Updated Nov 9, 2022

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Found 580 of over 603 reviews
3.4
57% Recommend to a Friend
Dean Foods President and CEO Eric Beringause
75% Approve of CEO

Found 576 of over 603 reviews

3.4
57%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
Approve of CEO
Dean Foods President and CEO Eric Beringause
Eric Beringause
68 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good pay the best job I've ever had help me get my class a cdl.(in 80 reviews)
  • "Pay is ok and the benefits are good.(in 59 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with local folks treated like family and all worked as a team.(in 37 reviews)
  • "Great work/life balance(in 12 reviews)
  • "Great location tons of OT, competitive salary(in 12 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management leads to missing ingredients or supplies which costs time and money.(in 33 reviews)
  • "Long hours and when you do get a day off you are too tired to do anything.(in 26 reviews)
  • "Horrible Upper management with very little or no dairy or sales experience.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Previously there was a more negative environment, but I think that this is changing as plant leadership has changed.(in 12 reviews)
  • "Degrading, stressful, lack of training, lack of communication, favoritism, draining, swampy.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Flexible employer

    Nov 9, 2022 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule and supervisor was great

    Cons

    Worked in a remote office so I wasn't involved in company culture as much

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not Good!

    Nov 9, 2022 - Accounting Assistant in Franklin, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Benefits not bad.

    Cons

    Poor Management…micromanaged & treated like children

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Mentorship was a plus!

    Oct 5, 2022 - Safety Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good team, strong cross functional partnership.

    Cons

    Out of date tools and materials

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Chemist

    Aug 27, 2022 - Chemist in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and friendly people to work with. A lot of career employees with many years of service.

    Cons

    A little bit chaotic on occasion, but problems always get sorted out in due time.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Best job ive ever had

    Aug 28, 2022 - Machine Operator in Toledo, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great benefits and great pay.

    Cons

    fast paced and long hours

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Aug 18, 2022 - Truck Driver in Jackson, MS
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible easy work to learn

    Cons

    Very busy work hard work

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place

    Aug 2, 2022 - Route Sales Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and management where good

    Cons

    Long hours and loading truck

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Ok

    Aug 31, 2022 - Quality Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Ok Ok Ok Ok Ok

    Cons

    Poor Management. Bad attitude. Bad hours.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    K Goodman

    Jun 24, 2022 - Reciever 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyable Healthy work environment good pay

    Cons

    schedule flexibility short staffed

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Many Changes

    Jun 18, 2022 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Lots of changes to management. Longevity is insecure.

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Dean Foods has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 603 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Dean Foods to a friend and 44% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 15% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Dean Foods employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Dean Foods. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

57% of Dean Foods employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Dean Foods 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Dean Foods to be coworkers, compensation, benefits and the cons to be career development, senior leadership, management.

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