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REVOLUTION FOODS Oakland Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is always a need for overtime at this location and that can be a nice boost to your paycheck. A basic meal is provided in the break room everyday for anyone not trying to spend money on lunches.

    Cons

    The overtime can get frustrating in stress periods. I have worked 16 hr shifts and the pay was nice, but it gets strenuous when its almost everyday.


  2. "Pack Out"

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    Former Employee - Production & Pack-Out in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Production & Pack-Out in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their mission and equal opportunity are the only pros to Revolution Foods

    Cons

    In my 3+ yrs, its always a mess! Safety and health hazards EVERYWHERE. General manager is horrible. There are some decent people but good communication doesn't exist. Far too much discrimination and unfair treatment. Employees are treated according to personal preference instead of work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the employees and start treating them fairly.


  3. "Management does not seem to have control of the employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro was the free lunch. Pretty good food. Co-workers were mostly nice. Can't think of any other pros for this place.

    Cons

    Management doesn't make anyone follow any rules, so it's crazy in the factory. People yell at each other and no one follows rules. Pay is not competitive.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Overwork, underpaid, no appreciation......"

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    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking to build your resume, this is the place to do it. Do to the high profile founders, good exposure, and big investors, this is a place where the jobs offers will keep coming.

    Cons

    The is a low margin company with high turn-over and over-workedand under-paid employees. Revolution Foods is looking for one thing - making money. Every corner that can be cut gets cut. Upper management could not care less for the well-being of employees. Lip service and no action.
    The company pretends to be a big company, but does not want to spend the money. Its a shame that such a good mission is being tarnished with such poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Its time to remove the founders from a position of power and hire a professional CEO. Until then, nothing will change, growth will stagnate, and investors will start shying away.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough pay for the hard work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family style atmosphere but beginning to change to a corporation mindset.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for production staff or management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees with raising minimum wages or salaried employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Vice President of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Operations in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Operations in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission Driven Company, High Food Quality Aspirations

    Cons

    Changing Priorities given stage of company. If you're not flexible, you'll likely have challenges surviving in the environment


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Two Stints with Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly management, mission driven organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of our youth and their health

    Cons

    LOW LOW LOW pay, over worked, under paid staff, non-union, top heavy salary

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers and there won't be such high turnover.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Assembly in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Assembly in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good mission statement made by people with high regarded degrees and often related to each other. Free meals are certainly a plus.

    Cons

    No one really lives the mission. Those in operations are like most people state- "overworked and underpaid" I have been with the company for 5 years and have seen it grow from a small operations to a large machine. Although the executive team receives large bonuses for our work we do no see any financial benefits of our work. The conditions have been so bad in operations that most workers have threatened to go union. It was then that they only decided to give us a raise. The VP of Operation has even referred to us as "replaceable minimum wage workers." ....OUCH!

    Advice to Management

    A little humility from senior management goes a long way.


  10. "Worked long hours,little pay, food was ok. Lots of beans lots of rice."

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    Former Employee - Chef in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Chef in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, in the wrong hands.

    Cons

    very little support in the HR feild

    Advice to Management

    Put a HR manager in each facility.


  11. "A company on a mission to improve the way we eat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at REVOLUTION FOODS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - amazing mission and management is genuinely and completely driven by it
    - fast growing company that garners a lot of positive attention for the work it's doing in schools and stores
    - dedicated employees who believe they're making a contribution
    - the company values family/work balance and usually is very accommodating to personal needs as it relates to attending to family issues
    - free lunch

    Cons

    - commute time
    - the Oakland office is not central to anything

    Advice to Management

    - continue to be impassioned by your mission and listen to employee needs.



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