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Oberweis Dairy Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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Joe Oberweis
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Pros
  • The ice cream is delicious and you are allowed one free "treat" per shift (in 11 reviews)

  • great people, good job for someone with no experience (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • If you're under 18 the minimum wage is (in 11 reviews)

  • Almost all in upper management were in your shoes before being promoted and you know it (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Not What I Was Expecting/Promised"

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

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time

    Pros

    The ice cream is delicious and you are allowed one free "treat" per shift. It's not a very stressful job either.

    Cons

    The hours can be bad (I would leave at either midnight or 1 am at times) and they never gave me the promised 20-25 hours I'd requested (it would always be around 17 or 18 per week). The pay was also terrible ($7.25 an hour for the summer since Illinois allows "training wages" 25 cents lower than minimum wage for first 90 days).


  2. "Stuck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Work independently.

    Cons

    Expensive health care. Company stuck in a rut. and not improving. Heads of company don't talk to each other or work together.

    Advice to Management

    work on one thing at once and be great at it. Improve how the top of company operates and works together.

  3. "Multibrand Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time

    Pros

    Hiring and training high schools kids for their first jib and watching them succeed.

    Cons

    This is a great place to work if your are a man. There are very little advancement opportunities for women; "it's a boys club"

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your people.


  4. "Drivers are paid low wages"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time

    Pros

    You get a discount on product

    Cons

    DO NOT DRIVE FOR THIS COMPANY. They pay you by commission and you have no control over making more money, sorry putting flyers in the cooler does not help. This company is ran by Politicians and all they care about is money in their pocket. You will never get a raise and actually they like taking money from you. NEVER GET SICK because you have NO SICK TIME. They give you some vacation time but you can not earn more. They are open every holiday and only give you Thanksgiving Day and Christmas day off. This is NOT a company to work for if you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    Pay drivers Hourly, treat employees like human being, give holidays off, and know people can not be 100% perfect.


  5. "Crew member"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, easy work. Enjoyed having the opportunity to serve ice cream to people. Work and scheduling was good as long as you did your job and understood what the managers waned out of you.

    Cons

    First 6 weeks spent on "training pay." First manager took is job and position a bit to seriously and it went to his head. but over all decent

    Advice to Management

    keep on keeping on.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Commission base only. Tough when you live in an area with minimal delivery routes"

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

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy full-time

    Pros

    50% Oberweis products. 15% off other home delivery products. Make your own schedule

    Cons

    Commission only no base and no mileage reimbursement. Did a lot of driving across Indiana


  7. "Shift Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oberweis Dairy part-time

    Pros

    Most co-workers are good to work with.

    If you start as a crew there is room for advancement

    Regular customers are great

    Cons

    Depending on the other shift leaders and managers you can have a extremely stressful day because very little got done during day shift, or they actually did their job and you have a normal shift, which can be enjoyable.

    You will get the most difficult customers you can imagine

    Advice to Management

    Don't change procedure and systems as much as you do.

    Simplify, simplify, simplify.

  8. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Western Springs, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Western Springs, IL

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Schedule always posted last minute

    Advice to Management

    Don't let manager smoke in back room


  9. "Decent Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oberweis Dairy part-time

    Pros

    Fairly good and fun place to work. Some pretty good and nice employees to work with.

    Cons

    Management is not always the best, and the pay is fairly low for part time work but not unreasonable.


  10. "Good part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great co workers felt like family

    Cons

    stressful and not flexible schedule


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