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Merisant Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1. "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Fork Lift Driver in Manteno, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Fork Lift Driver in Manteno, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits, quite enough over time, steady job, air conditioned all year round.

    Cons

    very fast pace environment, must keep up with high speed packaging machines, wide area to cover, tiring if you're by your self.

    Advice to Management

    not enough help at time, very busy but still push hard to finish jobs.


  2. "previous office worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great location and office amenities--subsidized gym, free coffee, tea, soda, plus the standard healthcare, 401K, etc.

    Small office--easy to approach team members

    Cons

    Lots of turnover of staff

  3. "Amazing still functioning with the leadership there"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Merisant Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great. They were smart, educated and trying to do the right thing. Many relationships are still in tact due to the respect we had for each other.

    Cons

    The people at the top led by the CEO are highly dysfunctional. They create a culture of distrust. People in favor at some points - mostly because they are good soldiers and those out of favor are due to having an intelligent opinion. So the ones left standing are no longer good.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to board - If you are wondering why your p&l has looked the way it is, look at CEO. Having worked at many good companies, he has been the worst example of a leader ever seen


  4. "Sachet Production Operator"

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    Current Employee - Sachet Operator in Manteno, IL
    Current Employee - Sachet Operator in Manteno, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent for the area, but that is about it.

    Cons

    Machinery being run into the ground, and they expected us to be able to keep it running; Obsolete equipment that was hard to get parts for (because the parts were no longer being made); Back-stabbing and long hours and unaccountability made me glad that this plant closed.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  5. "Operator\Maintence Profile"

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    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


  6. "Business Systems Coordinator"

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    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.


  7. "Shutting the doors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I get to find a new job where they hopefully have advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    They hoard information from everyone and secretly make deals behind your back. I have no level of trust in management or any one in the global leadership team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your resume' up to date because you don't know anything about running a business and I won't be surprised to see the Equal brand go under within a year.

  8. "Great working Environment"

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    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


  9. "Merisant"

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    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


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

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    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.


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