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"Working in Chicago in Chocolate"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Chicago, IL
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great product and location in Chicago. Young staff quite dedicated and lots of diversity . Nice people mostly friendly.

Cons

Hierarchy driven organization. In Europe all employees get a bonus but in the US only the manager level get bonuses. Very much old boy mentality.

Advice to Management

Invest in your printer, computer and phone system and WI-fi! It is ridiculous not to lease all that office essential instead of buying soon obsolete equipment. Please lose the paper products, recycling is cool!

Other Employee Reviews for Barry Callebaut

  1. "Interesting company with good opportunities to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial
    Former Employee - Commercial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, fair compensation, travel opportunities, great exposure to business.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, not all business teams are collaborative, too many ongoing projects for performance improvement - decrease performance as a result. Management team can be too overwhelmed with business objectives to spend time grooming their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't come across as very focused.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Helter Skelter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barry Callebaut full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great product line, great brand recognition

    Cons

    There are dynamic systems and systems that are helter skelter. Sadly, Barry Callebaut fits in the latter category. Product availability is a major problem, credit management is terrible, customer service is passable (at times ) and management changes direction as the wind blows. The top of the food chain in sales is spineless but he can sure read a spreadsheet. Watch your back or someone will stick in knife in it. Don't try and be a loyal employee because it will do you no good

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and quit changing every time the wind blows. Have your employees backs, they cover yours.

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