Contessa Premium Foods - This is a hostile place to work--only for those who can handle constant stress. | Glassdoor
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"This is a hostile place to work--only for those who can handle constant stress."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Pedro, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Pedro, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The products are quite good and the company professes to be environmentally responsible.

Cons

Very hostile work environment. No training aside from the sales department--you are expected to just find your own way without much direction or support. The CEO is a madman, so there is an atmosphere of fear that causes employees to throw each other under the bus to avoid getting screamed at.

Advice to Management

Give positive feedback--not just negative input. Protect your subordinates instead of sacrificing them to the CEO.

Other Employee Reviews for Contessa Premium Foods

  1. "Troubled"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally nice people, and generally want to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Serious problems making decisions. Money troubles.


  2. "Don't confuse NEW Contessa with OLD Contessa"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Contessa Premium Foods full-time

    Pros

    New CEO, Don Binotto: Good clean family guy with morals, uses classic business models to run a company with true, positive, respectful, demanding but reasonable leadership. Track record running other companies to significant success. Great mentor.

    Old CEO, John Blazevich: Founder, true visionary, offered great compensation and perks.

    Cons

    New CEO: Very demanding. High pressure to meet project deadlines, sales projections, new product development with a staff so lean it is impossible to do a genuinely great job with any sense of sanity. Clearly biased with his Pittsburgh staff making these challenges that much harder for the Los Angeles crew to execute.

    Old CEO: See all reviews 2011 and prior. His arrogance was probably the #1 source of his bad karma. When the company began to suffer prior to BK not one customer gave a dam and colleagues secretly wanted the CEO to fail. He was doomed before he was doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Binotto is a great CEO. He doesn't need advice.Although he did get involved in a money pitt! Not his fault.

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