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"Enjoyed my time at Dean Foods."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Dean Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

A lot of good people who care about their positions and the good of the company.

Cons

Lots of middle management. Many changes with lack of clear leadership visibility.

Advice to Management

Need to formulate true succession planning. Many people in company that are near retirement with little thought to future succession at plant level.

Other Employee Reviews for Dean Foods

  1. "Pretty decent place to work."

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    Former Employee - General Clerk - Administration in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - General Clerk - Administration in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dean Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, and good country culture type of professional folk. Pay is fair with lots of incentives which enables employee participation and broadens knowledge of the business process and product.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover. The average length of employ is two to five years. The parking lot is gated and guarded, so you may find yourself waiting for tankards or slow traffic before getting to work and park.

    Advice to Management

    Vet your "go to" people to ensure they are professional, trustworthy, and fair.


  2. "Dean Foods is making more changes to how the business operates than any company I have ever seen."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dean Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people locally and fantastic dairy brands. Divisional teams work very well together. My manager is excellent.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership doesn't understand the challenges faced by the field divisions, but they still make final decisions on how the divisions should operate. The company continues to make significant changes to organizational structure - at some point you have to leave it alone for a while to see if it works!

    Advice to Management

    Don't shut out the leaders who are working outside of the corporate location in Dallas. They have run their businesses for years and have a great deal of expertise they can offer.

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