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Sara Lee Food & Beverage Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Marcel Smits
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  1. "High turnover"

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

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some good people

    Cons

    Too much turn over at this location

    Advice to Management

    None... they shut the place down


  2. "Training Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Training/Development Mercandiser in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Training/Development Mercandiser in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like to work with people and be involved in interesting projects. I worked for Sara Lee Foods for over 10 years, and am looking for a new challenge right now. I like to do sports, especially yoga and pilates. I spend free time with my family and 2 dogs.

    Cons

    I became a road warrior with all the travel

  3. "Good Ole Times"

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be out on your own. You could drive your own sales. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    You took care of the customer anytime day or night. Corporate sold the routes off and it all went down hill from there.

    Advice to Management

    Buy the routes back and make them company routes. Employees work harder without all the stress of the self-ownership side.


  4. "Retail Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Treated fairly and had great benefits until NOT.

    Cons

    Constantly letting people go. No clear vision where the company would go.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick with it.


  5. "I enjoyed my years at Sara Lee"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Earth City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Earth City, MO

    I have been working at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits, work life.

    Cons

    Not enough growth within the company.


  6. "Awesome company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Manager in Earth City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Account Manager in Earth City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very flexible wonderful benefits, I loved working for this company

    Cons

    I cannot think of any, wonderful company


  7. "Good for a little while..."

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    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Former Employee - Production Associate
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work was easy, basic work hours were pretty stable, overtime available, good pay for the area, and pretty good overall benefits.

    Cons

    Repetative work sometimes gets boring, overtime that was manditory was never properly relayed (find out last minute that you had to stay so many hours over or that you have to work the next day which might be a sat. or sun.), management would say one thing but do another (could never take their words as true). Changes were made to operations or paperwork by people that had no idea what was going on or how to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Actually learn how the 'people on the ground' do their jobs before implementing new elements or changing things up. Learn to communicate.

  8. "Great People, Company Changed over time however, far too worried about stock price."

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    Former Employee - Quality in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Quality in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People and Brands. Brand recognition

    Cons

    Management, hightened focus on stock price. Excessive Cost Containment focus

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words related to people. Don't loose site of quality in trying for cost containment.


  9. "Great Company!!!"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known company with great pay, benefits and most importantly great people to work with and work for.

    Cons

    Depending upon the position you have it can take away some personal time and quality of lifestyle. I put in alot of hours to make sure the job was done.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your mid-level management teams and their direct reports. These are the backbone of your corporation and a happy employee will almost always generate more productivity then one who is dissatisified with upper management.


  10. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee Food & Beverage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay with bonuses

    Cons

    Not much family or personal time

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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