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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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    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. "Working smart not hard is the key to survival"

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    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Route Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farmer Bros. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It’s a very hands on and a lot of on the job training. This job will definitely teach you the value of hard work when you take the experience to another employer with you. Company has an ESOP benefit that after 5 years you’re vested. It’s a wonderful going away gift they give you when you leave or retire.

    Cons

    Still going through a lot of changes due to the company wanting to run more as a corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Provide sales training to sales force and implement more accountability to those in leadership positions.

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