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Leprino Foods Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Strong benefits program includes profit sharing (in 21 reviews)

  • Challenging role, good pay and benefits (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Summer Apprenticeship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly employees, clean and beautiful building, great health and fitness opportunities. You can easily get involved with employees outside your department by joining different clubs.

    Cons

    The building is not the best location, limited parking space is available, and sometimes the environment feels too small. It was/is a family owned company which is great, but it does not have the feeling of a massive corporate company.

    Advice to Management

    I would not give any advice because Leprino does a great job of treating their employees well.

    Leprino Foods Response

    May 23, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your summer internship. We hope the experience you gained will help you grow your career in the future!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lemoore west production"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Foreman in Lemoore, CA
    Current Employee - Production Foreman in Lemoore, CA

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overtime, pay, benefits, promotion possibilities , fast paced

    Cons

    Inexperienced management , not recognizing people that go above and beyond

    Advice to Management

    Promote qualified people in upper leadership roles


  3. "Nice company"

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

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and there is profit sharing. Also the business is very stable, and the company has no debt.

    Cons

    The culture is very old school, and everybody talks about how unique it is. It also seems like there are very high expectations with very limited resources.


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  5. "Tead Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Profit sharing is the best benefit but it takes 6 years to be fully vested.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule and discouragement in using sick pay.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Old Boy Club and Nepotism"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Allendale, MI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Allendale, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Leprino Foods (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None get out while you can!

    Cons

    Everything. Top leadership is unethical and promote unqualified individuals that are either related or part of the good old boy club. They treat hourly employees like they are nothing, and turn over is absolutely ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Hit the reset button!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Manager-Greeley Location"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Manager in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the art facility. Attracts great talent. Salaries are competitive. Stable company with very good job security. Industry leader in innovation of dairy products.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non-existent. Old school management style. Everything is about the financials (a finance company that happens to make Cheese and Whey products). No loyalty to employees. Turnover rate is astounding, considering the talent they recruit. Average tenure of new hires is low as most managers will leave as soon as their relocation contract expires. Safety is not a priority (spoken about a lot, but not demonstrated with actions).

    Advice to Management

    A gut check is in order to determine if the actions demonstrated by the management line up with the daily actions of the management team (starting with the Plant Manger).


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Improving From Old School"

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

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Improving on work/life balance and upgrading information systems.

    Cons

    Though everyone talks about being a "team player", it seems like there isn't a whole lot of teamwork. This is a problem that everyone contributes to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep upgrading our information systems, they still need work.


  9. "Quality Assurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, job stability, nice benefits especially profit sharing, opportunities to grow if willing to relocate

    Cons

    might take little while to get used to culture.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not the worst place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    Pros

    They have good holiday time off, a nice corporate office and a great website for managing time off and payroll.

    Cons

    Everything else. You can get access to work from home, but many departments only want you working from home after doing your 40 plus hours in the office. Many supervisors frown on you taking time off. No good promotion path unless you are taken under someone's wing. They play favorites. Some departments are better than others. If you don't have aspirations to move up this may be a good place for you. Benefits are pretty good but pay is average or below.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Ex-employee
    Former Employee - Ex-employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable for the most part. Decent pay. They have cheese.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. They'll give you minimal raise for going above and beyond. Management has their favorites. Management acts like your opinion matters, but it comes across disingenuous. Old school culture no matter how much they try to change. If you want a stable job and don't care about working in a progressive atmosphere with upward mobility, then this might be a good fit. If you want to be recognized, make sure you have a direct role working to better the cheese or other products, otherwise, you don't really rank very highly.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what your employees are saying and what employee engagement means. It's not just a catch phrase to use. Tackle the tough problems, not just the easy ones so you can say you accomplished something to battle attrition/culture/engagement. Take a stand and start making it a place people truly want to work and build a career. Just because it has worked, doesn't mean it's current, especially with the changing workforce.



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