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"IT SUCKS"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Weekly pay and you do get enough hrs in

Cons

Management has NO clue whats going on, how some of management got their jobs is one of the great wonders of the world. The management cares more about idle time for the drivers then they do about getting the orders right.No sales people the ones we have havent been to a customer in YEARS, some customers dont even know they have a sales rep . Since they switched to this tru moo milk it sucks sales are down way down when is corporate going to notice this

Advice to Management

you must communicate with your employees try it sometimes youll be surprised at how well it works

Other Employee Reviews for Dean Foods

  1. "A few things that can be fixed but won't be."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Mars, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay weekly. There is always free milk and juice in the breakroom. A safe place to work. Free uniforms and work shoes. A nice locker room to change in. Many restrooms through out the plant. Many of my co-workers are just like me. Lots of new equipment being installed in the last year. Plant is clean and clutter free.

    Cons

    Promotions go to the friends of the management. Some jobs require many hours a week while hours don't have 40 hours of work. Company hires temp workers that are illiterate and uneducated. Many members of management appear to lack the knowledge to do the jobs asked of them. No job training program that leads to new employees making big dollar mistakes. Won't enforce their own company policies concerning cell phone use in the plant and eating in the plant. Allow some of the older employees to chose the jobs they want to do thus destroying moral among others. Have different pay scales for the same jobs. Older employees make $2-4/hr more for the same jobs than the new hires. Invents new company rules when it benefits them. Almost complete lack of communication among upper management and employees. Management lacks courage to make decisions on discipline concerning employees breaking company rules. Large turnover rate among employees. Benefit program too expensive, not even competitive with WALMART's. Many work areas lack enough employees thus employees being forced to work in excess of 8 hours with no breaks many times a month.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring un-educated, illiterate people from temp services. Enforce your own company rules. Equal pay for equal work. Set company policies and stick with them. Come up with a training program for new hires. Make you older employees do their fair share of the workload. The law says that you must let your employees have breaks, follow it. Terminate employees that refuse to follow company rules.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Salaried Job I Have Ever Had."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cooler Supervisor in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Cooler Supervisor in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If the hours worked were reasonable, or the job description/offer accurate, then the salary would be OK. Benefits are comparable to other companies.

    Cons

    4th person in a year to hold this position. Hours are unrealistic, unhealthy and unsustainable (60-70 hours per week). Originally told I would have 2 weekends a month off and have Fridays and Sundays off the rotating weeks. This was not only changed at the last moment, but I also was required to work Saturdays on less than 8 hours turnaround.

    Do not take this position unless you are prepared to work excessive hours or you are desperate for work. Definitely do not leave your current job for this position.

    I do not know if this is indicative of other locations or companies within the Dean Foods family.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover must be killing your bottom line. I imagine the board of directors and investors have no idea. No one in their right mind would continue to allow this. Must not be looking at the fine print of your income statements.

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