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Perfetti Van Melle USA Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I've had an enlightening and rewarding experience at Perfetti Van Melle."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Erlanger, KY
    Current Intern - Intern in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfetti Van Melle USA as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Good leadership/HR team. Fun environment. Great brands.

    Cons

    Disorganization and miscommunication among departments. High turnover of employees. Lack of development of employees

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change. Poor leadership in some departments.


  2. "PVM USA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, fun products

    Cons

    Ineffective communication, lack of team work between departments

  3. Helpful (4)

    "A lot of potential, but a lot of issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The headquarters for Perfetti van Melle USA is a nice building in Northern Kentucky that includes a half mile walking trail around their property. They have great brand recognition (Mentos, Airheads, Airheads Xtremes) and their global footprint allows the company to continue to grow in the confection arena.

    The company does a good job recruiting and hiring very good people (both personally and professionally) for levels below Director.

    Cons

    Perfetti van Melle USA has the opportunity to become a great place to work. This will not happen until there is a culture shift among the leadership team. For all of the great people working below the Director level, they do not do as good of a job getting good people for Director level and above. The environment is not as fun as it should be, nor is it healthy. You feel like you need to watch over your shoulder as you go about your work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work if you're working in the office."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Perfetti Van Melle USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -hired straight out of college and got the experience needed to get a better job

    Cons

    -nice company to work for if you work in the offices, but if you work in production, maintenance, or technology departments you have to deal with the plant manager who is the worst boss i have ever had. I have never worked at a place where people are thrown under the bus so much and verbally abused in meetings (by the plant manager) in front of everyone.
    - the lower level employees for the most part are great people just doing their job, but management, VPs, and supervisors are all horrible and most have been in their position for 15+ years and do things the way they've always been done even if its wrong.
    - favoritism in production by management is common and people are promoted on personally relationships alone even if they are woefully unqualified.
    - HR was constantly losing, hiring, and losing people the entire time i was employed there, so no emails or phone calls were returned because of the revolving door of HR staff.
    - most equipment in production is >20 years old and is constantly breaking, leaking, and just inefficient.
    - management is so concerned with profit and hitting their numbers that they make "business decisions" that compromise the quality of the product
    -only work here if you have to and expect A LOT of forced overtime on the weekends

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the managers who have been there for years and are incapable of growing/changing. There are some who have had multiple complaints lodged against them, but the employees who make them are then black listed and eventually fired but the manager is still there doing the same things.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Perfetti Van Melle USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, tons of perks, work/life balance and great people! I have never enjoyed working for a compnay as much as Perfetti. They really care about their employees and show it with incentive programs, awards, holiday parties, company picnics and much, much, more. They believe a candy company should be a fun place to work and they deliver. In return, employees work hard and take pride in what they are doing. The company is very consumer-centric and they strive to make all of their consumers happy.

    Cons

    There are some silos and a lack of communication from the executive level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but be transparent in what you do.


  6. "Great culture with the ability to try things not worrying about consequences."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Erlanger, KY
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Perfetti Van Melle USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Moving company in to the lights out arena

    Cons

    No room for advancement at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Get along with other entities


  7. "Best culture ever but little room for advancement"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Erlanger, KY
    Recommends

    I worked at Perfetti Van Melle USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture; fun brands; young employees

    Cons

    Little room for movement; very hierarchal

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent in a realistic amount of time and promote.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wasnt very positive."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mitchell, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mitchell, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with, but did not enjoy the way the business was run or its policies on communication and the hierarchy of decision making.

    Cons

    The structure of the company was somewhat strange and the way job descriptions were handled was very rigid and inside the box.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise you to allow people the ability to roam a little bit in terms of what they can do and what they can offer.


  9. "Good work life balance ina growing environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefit, work life balance, positive environment

    Cons

    Small company with difficulties in being promoted


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Leading brands"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brands and not stressful and good people

    Cons

    Poor advancement, and little upword movement. Could grow faster if they choose to

    Advice to Management

    Grow faster