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Leprino Foods Reviews

Updated May 7, 2018
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Pros
  • Challenging role, good pay and benefits (in 21 reviews)

  • Strong benefits program includes profit sharing (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be tough, still stuck in the days when work is everything (in 24 reviews)

  • No work life balance is the common factor with hourly and supervisor employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "GREAT COMPANY!"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with great pay and the people are the best! This company is one of the best I’ve worked for because there wasn’t anything I didn’t enjoy about the job, company, and the people.

    Cons

    There’s no reason NOT to work here unless you partake in the legalization in Colorado because as far as I know, this company does hair follicle drug tests.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "How in the world is Leprino's rating a 3.2????"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make high quality mozzarella cheese and whey protein. The salaries are great and benefits are pretty good. There's a reason though, people need some incentive to stay at the organization.

    Cons

    Not sure how they have a score of 3.2...it is terrible. Run away as fast as possible. If you do take an offer...make sure that the dollars are there to make it worth your time. They have them.

    The environment is perfect....if you want to work like you are in the 1950's. Think of all of the stereotypes from an office of the 1950's and they pretty much exist at Leprino.

    It feels like a majority of the workforce is just passing time until they either find something better or until they have enough saved to retire. Nothing moves quickly, HR policies are prehistoric, and the Leprino family is revered as almost "god-like".

    Also, there is absolutely no flexibility. Leprino believes that if you aren't sitting at your desk you couldn't possibly be working. It is a shame that it is structured that way, but the leadership is too obtuse to understand that a little more flexibility would go a long way to people being more engaged and doing more than just going through the minimal amount of motions required to do the job.

    Unless you "chum" up to leadership, don't expect to be promoted. Favoritism is alive and well at Leprino.

    The list could go on and on...

    Advice to Management

    Join the current century. Pay attention to the engagement survey and move more quickly to change things. Maybe do an engagement survey that has more open ended questions.

    Get rid of the old boys network that is alive and well. It is a joke to only have a nominal amount of women at a director or higher role.

  3. "Not a good choice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waverly, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no Pros about the place

    Cons

    lots of drama, never get the days off that you request, supervisors don't do their jobs, not a place to work if you have family, you miss the holidays with your family. You work years in the same position.

    Advice to Management

    The entire place needs and overhaul


  4. "Group leader"

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    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lemoore, CA
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Lemoore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All the overtime you want and unbeatable pay

    Cons

    The level of responsibility you have as a leader in the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Be very aware of this place.Apply at own risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Hr will not help you with your problems and everyone will know that you talked to them. They will protect you if you are related to upper management

    Cons

    The Management and HR team will cover their backs at the Fort Morgan plant.They will have two employees do the same thing but the one that has connections ( his or her mom or dad is from upper management) will keep his or her job and the other person will get fired.The pledge that they do is a joke because of all the hypocrisy that goes into that place( they will do one thing one day and then do a different thing for their friends and family members the next day).The surveys that they do is such a waste of time because the company will never fix any of the problems at the Fort Morgan plant and a lot of people know this and that's one of the main reasons for a lot of us quitting a place that treat their employees like that (harassment ,bullying, discrimination and treat them like they are drug users).This is one of the companies that people should beware of and all the bad reviews are true that's why there's is a lot of turn around and can't hardly keep people even as line attendants ( the minute people get treated bad they'll just quit instead of putting up with all the bs that they will do to cover up the problem and the retaliation that comes after that.

    Advice to Management

    they will never fix anything because in your minds "everything is ok" and


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Family Culture is a Little Suffocating But Has Benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work life balance
    Lots of training opportunities... depending on your department.

    Cons

    Limited top end growth unless you are related to the Leprino's

    Advice to Management

    Lot's of middle management who could focus more on growing talent and not playing favorites.

    I want to win awards named after your children as much as you want to win awards named after my kids. Do away with the preferred parking and family named rewards.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Morgan, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leprino Foods full-time

    Pros

    There is nothing good about the Fort Morgan plant.the pay is not worth the constant harassment by foreman,supervisors and upper management.

    Cons

    the worst place I have ever worked.A lot of this things I saw,heard and witnesses while working there and some of it people that worked there told me after they quit.If you go to Hr the only thing you accomplish is have someone retaliate against you whether is a fireman,supervisor or management.There no separation between the HR Department and Upper management.HR will only help managements relatives and friends with their issues.There a lot of people that have no relation to management and they're not even getting a warning like they're supposed to if they make a mistake.they get a write up right away unless you have connections then you can screw up as much as you want and nothing ever happens.The point system does not apply to a lot of people that are friends with management,they get jobs without having the knowledge or knowing the first thing about what that job entails and get them even if they have more than 5 points.foremen and supervisor using the plant as a dating site and giving their new "girlfriends" special treatment and when they separate most of the time the woman either quits or transfers to a different department.Supervisors can quit and go back after a few months and get a job pretty similar to what they have after a week of being rehired.they get to be an operator/foreman relief/supervisor relief and the people that were supposed to interview for the supervisor job don't even have a shot to get that job.they have people that don't show up to work or even call and they get no points or even show up late and their time clock get fixed as if they showed up on time.A foreman that get 5 points or more gets his red hat taken away because he is not friends with management but on the other hand one that has had the same points but is friends with management keeps his red hat.the company looses a whole days production due to an employee doing something that they weren't supposed to due but since his a relative on upper management nothing happened to this employee even though they were witnesses and the Fort Morgan decided to cover it up.employees asked to do things a certain way because managements friends don't know how to read all the reports and to make it easer on their friend they make all of the changes to help them out.a lot of turnovers based on management and HR treating this plant as if it was their on and treating a lot of employees so bad that they quit instead of getting a hold of Corporate Hr because just like Myself we don't want to be retaliated against and the best way out is to quit.

    Advice to Management

    have corporate people look into all of these issues and Hr from corporate so that the Fort Morgan plant can go back to how it was a long time ago.

    Leprino Foods Response

    Jan 5, 2018 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your concerns. Leprino Foods maintains thorough policies and practices to ensure equal treatment of employees throughout the company, and prohibits retaliation of any kind... More

  8. "Maintenance Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job, good benefits and raises equal to work performance.

    Cons

    Employees lack pride in their work.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Read Reviews Carefully"

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

    I have been working at Leprino Foods full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of pride taken in the ingredients that are produced by Leprino Foods.

    Cons

    Before working here, please be sure to read the reviews already posted. The recent ones that are detailed are very accurate. Proceed with extreme caution if you make the choice to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize thinking and office space, make sure that HR policies are consistent across departments, really address the engagement issue and try to determine what is causing the very low engagement numbers and extremely high year 1 & 2 turnover.


  10. "Great company success story"

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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

    Visionary company for past 60+ years and still going strong

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to make changes

    Advice to Management

    Stronger communication throughout the company


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