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Merisant Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manteno, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manteno, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Merisant Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Team like atmosphere in a temperature controlled environment. Employees are rewarded for their efforts and time with the company. Most people employed here have been with the company 10+ years.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment that forces you to be flexible in your day and your shift. Based on needs you may have to work over, come in early, or even switch shifts if your the low man on the pole. Pay Is a little low compared to other places in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Involve us more in the decision making process.


  2. "Business Systems Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly open door policies makes this company a great place to work. This company offers very good benefits and bonus'.

    Cons

    It is hard for me think of any cons for this company. They could have better communication between facilities.


  3. "a helpful and enjoying experiance to me and a great job to get to know others and the company better in what they do."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fork Truck Driver in Manteno, IL
    Current Employee - Fork Truck Driver in Manteno, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good enviroment to work, people are friendly and respectful, management seems to let their employees know what new changes are coming and how they are doing in there field of work, team leads and shift cordinators are very helpful when needed and are easy to work with

    Cons

    long hour shifts, not very many sick days are given out to employees, people getting fired for no parent reasons


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  5. "Great working Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    the people, and the climate controlled environment

    Cons

    training is sub par and there is no chance of advancement


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people to work with and strong brand"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong, well-known brand. Lots of distribution with broadline distributors throughout the country. The innovation of their stevia product called Pure Via was a great addition to the portfolio to offer a natural, zero calorie sweetener to consumers at a lower price than the competition.

    Cons

    Because the products are made with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and saccharine consumers are not buying the volume they used to. Studies show that consumers are moving to more natural, healthy sweeteners, sugar or no sweetener at all. Their Pure Via is a natural, zero-calorie stevia offer but their is very little distribution and it is not a top brand in the consumers eyes. The company shares continue to decline as the new owners do not believe in investing in marketing dollars or consumer awareness to grow the brand. It is a give-away item. Not a priority category.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the brands you produce and promote consumer awareness through marketing and advertising.


  7. "Great co workers, decent pay for work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manteno, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manteno, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Merisant Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job itself is not physically demanding. The stress of running multiple machines and lines while completing paper work and computer work is what gets you.

    Cons

    Redundant paper and computer work. Revolving door of management. Operators are exposed to powder all shift.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your hourly employees and take their outlooks and point of views into consideration when making handbook changes.


  8. "Merisant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Merisant was a great company to work for, it had a fantastic culture.

    Cons

    Culture change slightly after new owners took over


  9. "Operator\Maintence Profile"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Profile in Manteno, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Profile in Manteno, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Merisant Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay given opportunity to make changes and create new and innovative changes to processes to streamline changeovers on the machines

    Cons

    Air quality is poor management not very friendly and an over abundance of changeovers every day and mulitiples on the same machines

    Advice to Management

    Need to allow associates to voice their opinions on new and better ways to to run the skus on the different machines


  10. "Management of Decline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy; Friendly; Competitive salaries; Culture

    Cons

    No support; Declining business worldwide; No strategy; Short sighted


  11. "Lots of career growth in a trial by fire, insane environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to do things outside comfort zone, experience
    Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    Nebulous objectives
    Volatile management
    Burn and churn people


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