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Great Lakes Cheese Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Dan Zagzebski
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  1. Featured Review

    "Shipping"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in La Crosse, WI
    Current Employee - Shipping and Receiving in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people great training good pay

    Cons

    So far so good I'll keep you posted

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up great job


  2. "Warehouse Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Fillmore, UT
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Fillmore, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons at this time

  3. "Great company, poor managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Cheese Handler in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Bulk Cheese Handler in Warren, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic pay and fellow employees. Great retirement and ESOP. Company is always growing and has a strong future if managed right.

    Cons

    Production Managers change policies on advancements and job placement to fit a person not what is fair. Managers also do not support supervisors and the supervisors are more confused and worried about "staying out of trouble".

    Advice to Management

    Let Supervisors do their jobs and supervise/manage employees. Also stop flip flopping on job bids, I left due to Managers playing favorites, hated leaving such a good company but the favoritism became too much.


  4. "Great lakes"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Cheese full-time

    Pros

    Great place for good money

    Cons

    A lot of weekend ot time

    Advice to Management

    ........


  5. "LINE OPERATOR - 10+ YRS: As mundane or challenging as Your attack awards."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Solid pay per title
    * Team-Accomplishment oriented
    * Straight 1st/2nd/3rd shift, no Swing
    * Strong Benefits package
    * "Potential" personal career growth

    Cons

    * "Ebb and Flow" busy and slow seasons
    * "Sink or Swim" training philosophy
    * Seniority and buddy-ness trump work ethic

    Advice to Management

    Your Open Door Policy is the ship we all crew to get through the waves of a shift (It's a blessing!). Use it to make critical staffing decisions that impact our daily goals.

    Cut the dead weight that degrades the atmosphere in "Our Family", and give those with potential and determination the chance to grow not from, but alongside our GLC.


  6. "Favoritism"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Attendant
    Current Employee - Line Attendant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Lakes Cheese (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for area
    Not hard work

    Cons

    Everything else!!!
    Favoritism!!!!!
    Make some people stay overtime but some dont have to stay!!!

    Advice to Management

    EQUALITY!!!!!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Golden career oportunities!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Packer in Manchester, TN
    Former Employee - Case Packer in Manchester, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package with self funded 401k and employer funded ESOP with approx 9% salary contribution yearly.

    Cons

    Some lower level management issues causeing frequent turnover among hourly employees. These issues recently corrected with hiring of new production supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees fairly. Investigate all complaints toward management staff and encourage honesty in all employees.

  8. "A great opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is plenty of room for career growth and learning/development. This company is obviously doing something well since the business keeps rolling in.

    Cons

    Things move so fast paced.
    If you take a week of vacation, you feel like you've missed six months.
    Often times you are held accountable for things that are far outside of your control.
    Policies are not consistently enforced. I'm not really sure where some of these "rules" were documented.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain your good talent.
    Treat your people well and they will return that ten fold in the fruits of their work.


  9. "line Attendant"

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at the cheese plant and its an nice environment place to work.

    Cons

    wish the break is an little longer

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is could use some classes on leading and how to talk to employees.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Great Lakes Cheese full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities, great pay, family owned

    Cons

    Demanding hours, there are not many cons in my opinion


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