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"Decent money but too much work for it"

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Former Employee - Route Salesman in Waco, TX
Former Employee - Route Salesman in Waco, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Farmer Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

its like running your own business
the pay is good for being in Texas
Medical benefits and 401k are good

Cons

hard work
alot of work
frustrating having to wear a shirt and tie while driving a delivery truck and unloading cases at every stop.
old fashioned company with senior staff that needs to retire

Advice to Management

get a young CEO and roll into the present time.

Other Employee Reviews for Farmer Bros.

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Too many changes in the wrong direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not much debt. I guess that's good.
    Still small enough that it's not a large beauracracy filled with red tape. Since Sara Lee acquisition it's had a huge decline in the marketplace.

    Cons

    Poor communication from senior management. Sara Lee acquisition has introduced weak managers from Sara Lee that have hurt Farmer Brother's reputation in the industry. Now losing customers due to poor operational support, out of stocks, pricing problems, etc. Executive managers out of touch with problems in the field due to minimization by ex-Sara Lee managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get out and see the damage being done to Farmer Brother's customer base. Improve communications to your employees and recognize the poor management and direction coming from the ex-Sara Lee employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It provides for a stable job.

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement, dead end job. Currently the company is transitioning into a corporation which will hopefully change the atmosphere of this company. A lot of changes are currently underway.

    Advice to Management

    Need vast communication skills and teamwork mind set, which is definitely lacking

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