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Houston Food Bank Reviews

Updated November 25, 2016
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "Not very good"

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    Current Intern - Warehouse in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Warehouse in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houston Food Bank as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very informed environment, casual dress, get in a lot of good exercise, open-minded, a lot of food, they have a various programs people can benefit from.

    Cons

    I just started volunteering here and got on not too long ago and a few of these peoples are straight up convicts(no seriously)they bring unsavory character traits to the job, like making catcalls, and vulgar remarks to these men and women, stealing, and always slacking(just a few), but still Idk if I'm interested in staying long-term anymore. I prefer to stay away from people who are stuck mentally.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe a walk or server shoppers will keep certain employees in line. Just a suggestion.


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  5. "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!


  6. "Great place to work, unless you choose the wrong boss."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    "Family" culture united with organization's mission of feeding the hungry.

    Cons

    A few old-timers still resistant to change

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A very upbeat company."

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    Former Intern - Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of nice people
    Upbeat mood
    Make a difference in the world
    Good food
    Good work-break balance

    Cons

    Work is very repetitive
    Work can get boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep the work enjoyable. The more enjoyable the work is the more people will want to go. Also get people who volunteer to go and tell their friends.


  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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