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Mizkan Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Good pay and benefits. Management seriously promoted beyond their ability."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Alfred, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Alfred, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, schedule, benefits. The production employees are top notch to work with. They provide cold water and Gatorade during summer months.

    Cons

    Japanese owners. Local management and supervisors lack leadership skills and training. Basically a "Get Mine and heck with you" culture. Lots of alcohol and other products daily get loaded into employees and leads vehicles.

    Advice to Management

    Retirement would be easier than learning to adapt to a new culture. Most managers are 60 or older and never been given a chance to develop proper training in leadership. Learn preventive maintenance.


  2. "Great Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Great people.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity at the company.

  3. "Great Place But Nepitism Here Is Outrageous"

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Deming, NM
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Deming, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place, some really awesome people, awesome money during 'pack off'.

    Cons

    Nepitism is rampant here. Very long shifts - 12h shifts, Nepitism, Nepitism, and Nepitism.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hint and do something about the nepitism.


  4. "Production Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and good compensation.

    Cons

    Some management issues and some long hours.


  5. "Short Term Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hodgenville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hodgenville, KY
    Recommends

    I worked at Mizkan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees and management, ability to get involved with the company if you wish to do so, no micromanagement, and flexibility in regards to their employee's personal and family lives.

    Cons

    Contractors and temps can be made to feel like outsiders even though they are contributing just as much to the company. There also seems to be a disconnect from what contractors/temps are told by their agencies versus what actual business practices are on site.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more proactive in involving all employees in the building in meetings and events. Be sure to follow through on statements and promises made during the interview process as well.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice, easy to work with, friendly.

    Cons

    HR sucks! They lie to you about your PTO during the hiring process. They only offer 2 weeks vacation when almost all other companies offer 3 weeks. They take forever to deposit your 401k contribution to your account. They don't care! They act with a small-company mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Get real HR professionals. The ones you have will dive away the talented workers.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "What a Mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mizkan full-time

    Pros

    Some very kind, hardworking people

    Cons

    Deeply ingrained office politics, vicious corporate culture, very low morale, underdeveloped business practices and lack of training/information/support, under acquisition that most employees are VERY unhappy about which filters into everything during your daily interactions, high crisis level from poor planning and last-minute fire drills, unreasonable expectations that lead to inevitable failure, huge divide between executives and support staff with much grumbling and complaining, majority of employees are lazy and spend more time gossiping than working.

    Advice to Management

    Get your house in order or you will lose more good people like me who refuse to spend their days in this type of mess.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mizkan (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is in growth mode and is family owned

    Cons

    New leadership with little experience in core business


  9. "Executive Director, IT"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director, IT in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Director, IT in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity, Global presence, great benefits,

    Cons

    Cultural influence, Long hours, Multiple priorities, top Down management


  10. "Manufacturing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mizkan (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New to the pasta sauce business, room to grow is there.

    Cons

    The management is new to the business and needs time to know how to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest.


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