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Houston Food Bank Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "I Love It Here!"

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

    I have been working at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the work environment and knowing that what I do helps the community. The pay is good, The benefits and incentives are great. The different departments work well together.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of restaurants around this location.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers could be more attentive and have a better understanding on what's going on in their department/on their team. We could be better about celebrating individual success.


  2. "Great Mission - disorganized management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Houston Food Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great mission but disorganized management

    Cons

    depending where you work you are treated well or treated like crap....

  3. "Worked there 5-10 years"

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

    I worked at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It has a relaxed working environment

    Cons

    There should be better internal communication


  4. "Horrible Environment & Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Houston Food Bank full-time

    Pros

    Great mission. Enjoyed helping others. Has the potential to be a great organization.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, There is no work life balance and employees are treated terribly. Bullying, harassment and abuse is known about yet nothing is done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and value their work. You need to lead by example not dictatorship. So many great employees get pushed away, bullied and harassed.


  5. "I Volunteered"

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    Former Employee - Voulenteer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Voulenteer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Food Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Energy , Nice People , Open Free Enviorment

    Cons

    No Cons Possible Great Job


  6. "Ugly Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Predictable work hours, good work/life balance, decent benefits, decent on-boarding program.

    Cons

    Constant bickering between departments, inexperienced middle management, extreme favoritism, sabotage; especially with hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professionals instead of inexpensive labor, audit your managers and salaried employees, Keegan was run like a prison yard: pent-up aggression in employees, corrupt executives...watch your back.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, great people, top-notch.

    Cons

    PTO program rather than sick and vacation leave. Established to minimize gossiping among the hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Return to sick and vacation leave system.

  8. "Facility Engineer"

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    Former Employee - HVAC/Refrigeration Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - HVAC/Refrigeration Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houston Food Bank (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work. Great benifits, excellent work environment

    Cons

    Facilities department is understaffed. I was the only skllled employee for a 308,000 square foot facility to include ammonia warehouse refrigeration.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more skilled maintenance technicians.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission, No Communication or Organization At All"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a job that contributes to the mission of fighting hunger in Houston
    relaxed work environment
    fun co workers

    Cons

    Beyond poor communication
    Never clear direction
    Poor teamwork and support of others ideas/plans to accomplish department initiatives
    0 cooperation on projects- too many people working on the same project (without knowledge of the others) going different directions instead of working together
    Inconsistent with assigned responsibilities or roles - may change at a whim without your knowledge or consent
    Project deadlines made unclear/ unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Written expectations were never disclosed to me
    Although I am paid hourly, I have the work load and expectations of a salaried worker which would be fine if I wasn't treated in a manner that clearly distinguishes me from those who are salary.
    My schedule and my supervisor has changed multiple times without any direct notification
    My supervisor's praise and performance critiques were communicated to me indirectly by another coworker instead of a direct manner


  10. "Promoting from within, Not Afraid of Change"

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    Current Employee - Retail Donations Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Donations Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houston Food Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Often a company will speak of changing, growing and getting better but rarely does it ever happen. The Houston Food Bank has strongly matured, evolved and established itself as an ever growing identity here to serve the community. I am proud to call them an employer.

    Cons

    It takes people of various attitudes to make a well managed organization work well and sometimes those people don't get along.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


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