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Old Dutch Foods Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Route Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dutch Foods full-time

    Pros

    It is a job. They pay you on time.

    Cons

    Pension is going bankrupt. Health has high deductible. Sales for the company are declining in he United States. Commission sales, so get used to smaller pay checks each year. Management is reactive.Trucks are not maintained as well as they used to be, so more break downs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an Human Resource person. Cutting costs, will not lead you to more sales! Treat people like they our assets not liabilities. Listen to your employees ideas. Current management is not prepared to take this company forward.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Route Sales"

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    Former Employee - Route Salesmen in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Route Salesmen in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Old Dutch Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is not much good to say free chips health is cheap, free chips a little better than unemployment heat works in the truck and I have a radio

    Cons

    No management support. Poor pay.run dont walk away from this company. The boss will tell you to do something and then yell at you 2 weeks later for doing it

    Advice to Management

    A sales manager job is to help sell. If you want your guys to increase sales maybe go out and help them once or twice a year.


  3. "Decent company culture, but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dutch Foods full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, company with sufficient resources

    Cons

    Often times, there weren't enough things to do around the office

    Advice to Management

    Please manage entry-level employees better


  4. "sales rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grimsby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Grimsby, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours
    pay is competitive (hard work is rewarded)

    Cons

    company pushes products with low sales at your expense
    (understandable however as a commission rep you want to sell best sellers)

    Advice to Management

    no advice, I see negative comments here however every district is different I have no issues with my management


  5. "Ok to learn the industry and then move on"

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

    Pros

    The people there is great, especially those that have been around for a long time- great experience to share with new people.

    Cons

    Management needs to be reviewed, perhaps enrol them in management courses. Invest in your employees so they can do their job more effectively/efficiently. Hard to compete with Frito, marketing needs to look at what they're doing vs. Competition- get out of the office!

    Advice to Management

    Unhappy staff will lead to people leaving...if they have not left already.


  6. "Awesome! Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Route Sales Associate in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly- everything is paid the following week
    Pay overtime
    Pay sales commissions weekly
    Pay kilometres to drive to job site
    All expenses reimbursed by the next week
    Not hard physical work
    Very rewarding
    Lots of advancement opportunities
    Full benefit package
    All staff are pleasant and easy to work with
    Management very supportive and follow up
    Free snack products

    Cons

    Not many
    Very enjoyable job
    Have to pay for own uniforms but they are cheap
    Takes one year for Dental Benefits


  7. "Sales auditor"

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    Former Employee - Sales Auditor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Auditor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dutch Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Very helpful. Always work to keep you busy. You could choose which hours you wanted to work so you can leave early and enjoy your day

    Cons

    Manager very controlling. Wanted things done her way. If you did something wrong even while being trained you had an hour to fix it or you would be written up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and they will appreciate you more


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company allows for open discussion and feedback. Does not get caught up in the red tape that many corporate companies get bogged down in. Great Products to sell that are continuously improving and good rewards for good work.

    Cons

    Structure could be looked at a little closer to ensure the right people are in the right roles. Sometimes people in the same roles for an extended period of time can become complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open discussion and listening to employees feedback - it will make the organization stronger. More training for all levels of employees to allow for personal development.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible, travelling way to much. Short notice on when to travel. Management was weak."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Dutch Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free chips. Free chips. Free chips. Free chips. Only pro to the job. Decent pay...

    Cons

    -weak managers
    -no advancement opportunity
    -no compromising
    -basic necessities should be available
    -more workers should be hired to allow proper operations

    Advice to Management

    Need to take care of the workers more. Listen to what they have to say. Employees shouldn't feel their job is threatened. Employees should be respected. Heat and bathrooms are a necessity I'm a work place! Simply horrible.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Dutch Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for. Good pay and benefits. Good hours. On side truck cleaning service so you never have to do it yourself.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say. Great people to work for. Free chips :-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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