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"Great potential misguided management and strategy"

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Global organisation - fantastic opportunities to grow if you are willing to move.
Great people
Unique New Zealand attitude to business and work comes through in staff
Cooperative workplace environment
Fun people to work with and often for

Cons

Management trying to corporatise a cooperative based business
Value Add strategy is muddled and hamstrung by the cooperative basis of the company meaning profit is essentially unmeasurable
American management coming in have no appreciation of the value of the existing culture
People who have experience within Fonterra are not valued as highly as outsiders brought in

Advice to Management

Value Add will never work if you change the basis for measuring profit every year
All the Americans and Poms you have brought into the executive are nest featherers and empire builders. They could care less for the business and are thinking only about their own bonuses.
How much money have they spent for what return?
Don't let them keep dragging the business backwards!
Commodity is not a dirty word!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Fonterra

  1. "postmartom"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment, where you could succeed only if you are the chosen one.

    Cons

    When I worked it was more race oriented

    Advice to Management

    identify talent and grow them


  2. "Excellent company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and talented people to work with. Friendly culture and good emphasis on work life balance.

    Cons

    During my 2 years at Fonterra, the company went through permanent restructuring. This unstable environment was not conducive to long-term project planning.

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