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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked for Impossible Foods for about 7 years and I love it. The culture is fast paced and the opportunity to be involved in high impact projects and to grow within your role makes every day exciting. There is a lot of freedom to drive your own research and I understand how my work fits within the context of the company goals. The people are fantastic. My co-workers are incredibly talented, hard working, and kind....

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    Cons

    Priorities often shift rapidly and you have to be able to go with it. Because it is still a relatively young company, some of the administrative processes and procedures are still in development. If you want something more structured, a start up is probably not the right fit for you.

    Impossible Foods2019-04-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Couldn’t picture myself anywhere else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There isn’t a more exciting, fast-paced, and impactful food company on this planet. You get out what you put in - there’s so much room to grow and endless opportunities to define your pathway. Every day is different and you can make a direct and meaningful impact on the company.

    Cons

    Not everyone will succeed here - there is a lot of ambiguity and roles/goals can change in a matter of hours. You need to be nimble and agile.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent throughout the org. As priorities change, make sure that gets communicated throughout.

    Impossible Foods2019-03-10
  3. Helpful (12)

    "Lord of the Flies meets The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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

    I worked at Impossible Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission to eliminate all animal protein from the human diet is laudable. Good benefits. People on the outside still think it is a great place to work but I suspect that bubble is about to burst.

    Cons

    I don't even know where to start. The organization is eating itself alive. The arrogance is overwhelming. The people who actually know how to run a business and sell food products are leaving or have left. There is a clear disconnect between the leadership team and the rest of the organization. Promotions are given to favorites and poor behavior in the chosen few is ignored and the people that point out the behavior...

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    Advice to Management

    Given the proclivity of the management team to protect themselves to the detriment of the employees, why bother? Perhaps you should rewrite the company value statement because Kindness is nowhere to be found. To the investors and Board, however, I ask - do you know what is happening inside the company? It's bad and getting worse and worse and worse.

    Impossible Foods2019-03-11
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Need some serious leadership help"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing mission to protect our resources and the environment for the future. Driving desperately needed innovation in the food and agriculture sectors. Extremely talented and dedicated scientists. The burger is INCREDIBLE and only getting better. So excited for their future products.

    Cons

    Very difficult for women to be successful in leadership roles. Leadership team is predominantly white, middle-aged males and it seems like this is the only type of person who can succeed at this company. The CEO has good intentions (and is a true scientific genius), but is a terrible business leader who does not realize that he is allowing the company culture to fester. He has surrounded himself with family and family...

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    Advice to Management

    More diverse leadership is sorely needed. Need an experienced CEO to enable effective growth and equitable treatment of all employees, especially ensuring women are not scrutinized or treated differently than the men.

    Impossible Foods2019-03-01
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great mission with some of the worst management in the Bay Area"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Impossible Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You feel part of a real effort to help this planet. It is a challenging environment and you get to work with some amazing people.

    Cons

    The CEO has no clue what is going on within the company. All of the upper management is male white except for the usual suspects (HR, creative). The HR department is one of the absolute worst I have ever worked with; mainly, they lack empathy and seem more concerned about their image.

    Advice to Management

    Be true to the company values not just on paper.

    Impossible Foods2019-03-04
  6. Helpful (2)

    "I love 'Impossible People'"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I absolutely love my job! The people are passionate and smart, driven and motivated to make a difference all the while making a delicious product that I enjoy very much!

    Cons

    Over the last couple of years, I've seen the culture shift and go into a direction that I've personally moved away from when it came to the decision to move on from previous companies. In the midst of all the chaos, Leadership needs to make caring about their employees a priority as well as look internally and address those that are fostering a culture of animosity and making people feel less than. As the old saying...

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    Advice to Management

    Look internally, address the issues with real resolution. Make time to care and keep a pulse on culture.

    Impossible Foods2019-02-27
  7. Helpful (5)

    "No work life balance, Skeleton crew at the Plant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The mission - Free food - people

    Cons

    In the last months we've been asked to do the impossible. Work life balance, what's that? Soooo much overtime is expected from people at the plant, and not working as hard as others (12+ hour days) makes you stick out. Management has crazy expectations, and does not listen to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people, spend money on making things better instead of forcing people to give up their personal lives to keep the company limping along with a skeleton crew.

    Impossible Foods2019-03-08
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Supply Chain Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Impossible Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Phenomenal culture of transparency and collaboration. Strong alignment internally on not only mission, but key initiatives for the company within the next year, 2 years and 5 years. Great place to work if you like opportunity and thrive in fast moving environments- having the most fun I've had in my career. The folks who come need to realize that we are still very much a start up, so change is constant. It is...

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    Cons

    Processes- we are still young and need to implement process as we grow. This is not easy. Change- not necessarily a con for the company, but it's not a good placer those who prefer more constant environments.

    Advice to Management

    Need to share updates and plans more often and need to bring the Director level staff more into the strategic and key initiatives so we can help lead the company.

    Impossible Foods2019-01-04
  9. Helpful (4)

    "This Place Sucks."

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    Former Employee - Cog in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Impossible Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pros for this company are limited: -Redwood City, CA- Decent location, boring place, but popular place currently. Despite being a known dump just a few years ago. -Lots of money has been poured into this project. -You can insult people without repercussions and can just make invalid statements without scrutiny. Lots of good exaggeration and silly claims made here that go unchecked and get the stamp of approval...

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    Cons

    -Unqualified people calling the shots. -No respect for anything or anybody. People in the IT department have been known to accuse people of crimes and go ahead and drag other people's names through the mud to earn the respect of their masters. (Odd way to earn respect if you ask me #Weasel). It is the most boring place I have ever worked in my life. The smoke about this company does not come from a fire, but instead...

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    Advice to Management

    No advice to you. Probably go back to school haha.

    Impossible Foods2019-01-15
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great mission but unorganized"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Impossible Foods

      Pros

      People are passionate about the mission and working to achieve it

      Cons

      However, too much politics, too many groups that are clicky, that makes working environment unpleasant. People tend to work for themselves and not together, lots of tension between departments. People were brought on board because of who they know, not necessarily because they have the right skills set. Needless to say, these could cause problems.

      Advice to Management

      Spend more time with team leads to understand root cause, fix it quickly before its falling apart.

      Impossible Foods2018-12-20
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