Farmer Bros. - Too many changes in the wrong direction. | Glassdoor
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Farmer Bros.

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "QA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Farmer Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Management are easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lack of communication on tasks at hand.


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