Basic American Foods - Great product, great training, mediocre upper management | Glassdoor
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"Great product, great training, mediocre upper management"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They still have the best dry potatoes in their category, and their beans are seriously top notch. They provide great training and decent perks

Cons

Upper management seems to be grasping at straws when it comes to a GTM strategy. Three rounds of major lay-offs, getting back to their "core" items and creating new positions doesn't seem to be working. They need to understand that in some markets, dry potatoes are still considered low-class cafeteria food, no matter how good they are. It's time to change your focus

Advice to Management

If you have three major sets of lay-offs and the numbers still haven't turned around, maybe you need to start looking at those who are creating the strategies, instead of cutting those who are just following the orders.

Other Employee Reviews for Basic American Foods

  1. "Good company to work for"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Basic American Foods full-time

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, senior leadership team cares about employees, focus on continuous process improvement

    Cons

    Wish the company offered a 401k match to everyone

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees at all levels receive the same benefits


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work environment feuturing really good people who treat each other with respect"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work / life balance can be acheived, not a combative or highly competitive workplace.

    Cons

    At times can be too collaboritive - driving gridlock, Veteran workforce and culture that is not readily open to change.

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