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Saputo Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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Saputo CEO Lino A. Saputo Jr.
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Pros
  • "Very friendly employees, great pay and benefits" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay, work with you on schedule" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have no cons it was a great place" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Because there is no sense of competitiveness, there wasnt really any upward mobility" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Plant Accountant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Accountant in Delhi, NY
    Current Employee - Plant Accountant in Delhi, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great People, and Good Opportunities

    Cons

    Needs more quality people at the plants

    Advice to Management

    Work on screening for right person on culture and fit for position.


  2. "The whole facility is clean and the staff are friendly!"

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    Current Employee - Packaging in Almena, WI
    Current Employee - Packaging in Almena, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, work with you on schedule.

    Cons

    Extra hours, but pay makes it worth it.

    Advice to Management

    More of a presence.

  3. "Process Cleanup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    None the place is absolutely terrible

    Cons

    Everything do not take a job here

    Advice to Management

    Stop being jerks


  4. "Saputo Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Good medical insurance and benefits

    Cons

    poor promotion of internal growth


  5. "Saputo Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    The company culture is friendly.

    Cons

    Not supportive of internal growth in most departments. More value placed on external hires


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Factory Assembler (packaging)"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lena, WI
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Lena, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unionized workplace means pay and benefits are better than comparable positions at other companies. There is a ton of turnover, so if you are desperate for work, they are always hiring.

    Cons

    Constant overtime -- when I quit, we were averaging 60 hours work-weeks. Standing for 10+ hours a day doing repetitive motions is pretty hard on your body. Shift supervisors are combative and seek to find fault with employees rather than trying to be supportive and motivating. Everything from promotions to vacation time is seniority-based, so good luck advancing or trying to take summer/holiday weekends off when you're new. Very little vacation time at first, and takes a long time to accrue a fair amount of paid time off. A minority of my male coworkers were incredibly inappropriate with me, and with other female coworkers. (Lewd comments, inappropriate questions, inappropriate physical contact, including groping female employees, cornering female employees, and pressing up against female employees.) Supervisors/Human Resources did not care, and did nothing to address it.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your high rate of employee turnover is inefficient and more costly than providing a more pleasant work environment to maintain a longer-standing employee base.


  7. "Glad to be working here."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Bear Lake, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Bear Lake, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Production is union, so some of the employees play the union game

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict for the employees who have a track record of being lazy

  8. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Full time plus overtime most weeks

    Cons

    Not competitively paid. Not much room for much financial growth.

    Advice to Management

    New temporary employees should have a small class where they are shown different finished products, both good and bad so they know what is expected and what is unacceptable. Most of the new people have no clue what they are looking for in the product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, bad locations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    The location was not great, in the Central Valley of California

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Anonmous"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saputo full-time

    Pros

    Great People. Good Attitudes. Strong Work Environment.

    Cons

    Too much active drug use on and away from campus by many employees.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more regular testing. The D.E.A. has been made aware of situations onsite.


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