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"Good while it lasted"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Above average compensation
Good benefits

I worked for the company for 10 years until I was laid off. I hold no ill will against them, but I wasn't offered any other positions in the organization...I was just let go.

Cons

Little room for advancement, they like to hire from outside the organization

Advice to Management

Promote from within. I personally witness the loss of a lot of strong talent due to lay offs and downsizing measures.

Other Employee Reviews for Sara Lee Food & Beverage

  1. "Generally good experience at Sara Lee, but I feel extremely boring about my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good pay, working hours, and flexible work hours as a internship

    Cons

    The office is a sales office. My internship is in IT department, I only talk to two managers and another intern for the whole day. So if you really like to work in team and work with people, I dont think this would be a good choice.

    Advice to Management

    Create more communication


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working for the industry leader; "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee!""

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Development Manager
    Current Employee - Portfolio Development Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sara Lee is a strong branded company with a very capable leadership team. The leaders at Sara Lee put the people who work there first and that leads to strength in numbers. As a global consumer goods company, the opportunities for career advancement are tremendous. With operations in more then 40 countries and product sales in over 180 nations world wide, Sara Lee is a company with sustainability. Compensation and benefit packages are second to none in this industry and as someone who has worked for other companies in the same industry, the entire experience here at Sara Lee has been fantastic.

    Cons

    I must say, coming up with 100 words involving negatives at Sara Lee is pretty tough. One downside to working for such a large company ($13 Billion in sales) is that sometimes things do not happen as fast as you might like. Working on projects such as new item development and or new item pacakaging can feel very slow. There are a lot of people working in the Downers Grove offices that can not wait to get their hands on a new project so that they can say they are doing something. This can cause things to take more time then someone in the field would prefer.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell then to continue to focus on sustainability. This economy is harsh, but for a food company it can be a windfall. People are eating at home more often and making lunch as opposed to eating lunch out every day. Sara Lee has all the right products to meet the needs of the consumer that is eating in and bagging a lunch. Cost cutting on unnecessary spending is of high focus right now and I believe it is very smart. The leadership is doing a great job and keep it up!

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