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John Vena Reviews

Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "Family-Owned Atmosphere, Entrepreneurial Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Vena full-time

    Pros

    A diverse group of people (many with a great sense of humor); an energetic workplace; understanding, reasonable management that is open to ideas and projects from staff at all levels; policies/benefits that take care of long-term employees for life.

    Cons

    Slow to change; understaffed in some departments; some frustrating operational inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Policies that reserve benefits for employees with 10+ year tenure are not suited for the modern workplace - make the deal sweeter earlier on to acquire and retain quality people.


  2. "Great Diversity of Product and Team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Buying in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales and Buying in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at John Vena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product line, all fresh fruits and veg. Terrific diversity with staff from all over the city and the world! Very good opportunities for women at all levels especially in supervisory, production, safety, sales and accounting. This company posts every open job internally and hires and promotes from within.

    Cons

    We work around the clock, so there are a lot of night time spots to fill. Also, because the building is refrigerated, it can be pretty cool inside.

    Advice to Management

    Buy a few more trucks!

  3. "Great Family Owned Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller
    Current Employee - Controller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Vena full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with co-workers willing to support and help you with achieving your goals. Constant support and encouragement from management to succeed at your goals. Always new and challenging projects. Great place to work and have been happy here for over 30 years.

    Cons

    I have nothing but good experiences here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to keep it a successful company!


  4. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at John Vena as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly and respectable staff, learned a lot, gained many skills, management aligned with their core values.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  5. "Lack of leadership and favouritism made job challenging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at John Vena full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary with benefits. Produce

    Cons

    Company has culture of mismanagement and favouritism. If you are female DO NOT APPLY. Crude language, sexual remarks towards female employees and immaturity are the hallmark of company. Management promotes this type of behaviour by initiating and not following proper company protocol to amend the behaviour. Supervisors are indecisive and self promoters.
       Upper management starting with John Vena and son, Dan Vena are incompetent in running day to day operations. In order to succeed you must conform to the negative culture of company and "yes" the management.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees and stop promoting co workers who are not properly trained into management positions.