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Festival Foods Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  • Upper Management needs a stronger back bone is some cases (in 10 reviews)

  • low pay, poor management sometimes (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Extremely Flexible, good values, and fun co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Bakery Team Member in Marshfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Festival Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers were fun to work with, became a family setting.
    Company focuses on employees
    Flexible hours with school

    Cons

    Upper Management. Wasn't always organized and disconnected with employees


  2. "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Festival Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and energetic. The people are always a pleasure to be around.

    Cons

    Can't even dye hair blonde if you're a brunette. Management sucks.

  3. "Wine and Spirits Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Wine and Spirits Cashier in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Wine and Spirits Cashier in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Festival Foods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great customer service training

    Very flexible

    Cons

    Extremely tough to become full-time

    Only 5% employee discount

    Management is extremely inconsistent


  4. "decent first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Festival Foods part-time

    Pros

    would work with schedule
    friendly employees
    management had your back

    Cons

    limited opportunity for advancement
    strict dress code
    low pay

    Advice to Management

    be more relaxed with dress code. i know a lot of people who have been deterred from working for this company due to the dress restrictions


  5. "Bakery merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly great place to work

    Cons

    To many chief's not enough indians


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Jets vs. "Bottom Line""

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    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Front End Manager in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Festival Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Corporate Culture with clear expectations and delivery,
    Leadership generally has many years with the company,
    Employee Discount 5% for employees Full or Part time

    Cons

    CEO and Senior Leaders fly in corporate Jets, while Managers and Front Line staff are overworked and payed little
    Leaders do not work with front line staff to get to managers
    Advancement is "advertised" but Senior Leadership continually hires outside company
    Festival believes front line staff turnover is inevitable and doesnt invest in the front line

    Advice to Management

    Return the Corporate Jet, invest in front-line staff, create leaders from within the company, stop overworking everyone.


  7. "Festival "support" team got it right!"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in De Pere, WI
    Current Employee - Specialist in De Pere, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Festival Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people at every level! The people are truly Festival's greatest asset and competitive edge. Everyone is so helpful, optimistic, and supportive. The teamwork is incredible and I think it is why changes and new store growth have been successful. Great collaboration and communication between support and stores.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any. Some roles have to travel quite a bit between stores, but I think that's all part of the collaboration. The more we visit with other stores and department leaders, the better we all understand our common goals. Sometimes I think that we have too many meetings, but then again, I always leave the meeting having learned something new so I do think they are valuable (and also good for culture)

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing information - both the good and the bad. Everyone likes to feel like they are being kept in the loop, even when they aren't in the highest of positions. You are doing a great job of treating everyone like family. After only 6 months, I feel that I can trust and rely on everyone in my department.

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Festival Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I came up to the area looking for a job and festival foods took me in. I work at the meat service counter getting paid about 13 dollars an hour in wisconsin. If you're a hard worker with drive, you can move up in the company. However I do not see myself in the grocery business my entire life.

    The ceo mark skogen comes to the green bay store 4-5 times a month if anyone was interested

    Cons

    There's really no cons, management throws ice cream and food parties like once a month. That keeps everyone happy.

    Advice to Management

    management is really good, so I really don't have any advice, wish I did, i've been working here for 2 years


  9. "Great Company with customer-focused values"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Festival Foods part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company; good leadership; opportunity for growth and strong upward mobility

    Cons

    No cons for this company


  10. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very flexible schedule most of the time

    Cons

    noone takes shifts, very rude if you aren't able to come in for work, small employee discount(5%), not much salary movement


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