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Sara Lee Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great job and unique experience (in 3 reviews)

  • some are very nice people work very hard (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and some of the management reward their friends (in 4 reviews)

  • This changed all of the corporate and senior management jobs, so most of my colleagues have now left this company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. IT SOX Compliance Manager and Sr. PMO Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT SOX Compliance Manager and Senior PMO Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT SOX Compliance Manager and Senior PMO Manager in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company had excellent value of employees, showing multiple ways of appreciation.

    Cons

    Company disbanded suddenly and caught many employees off-guard.


  2. "Merchandising"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Springdale, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours were pretty awesome and flexible.

    Cons

    They decided to lay us off after they sold the company to Bimbo.


  3. "Be Careful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're the type of person who like to travel throughout the day, this is that sort of job.
    You're going to multiple stores per day to merchandise (put bread on shelves, deliver bread, etc).

    Cons

    Many of the independent owners rarely get sleep. This job requires a lot out of you. No balance between work and regular life.

    Advice to Management

    I advise that the management choose to


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  5. "Good company -- Now part of Bimbo Bakeries USA and Hillshire Brands"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting business and good brands. Talented people made work meaningful and fun. I would have continued working here if position had not relocated to another city

    Cons

    The corporation was a conglomerate, and eventually its market value was higher split up into pieces than it was as one company. This changed all of the corporate and senior management jobs, so most of my colleagues have now left this company

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on creating good products and protecting brands. Remember that your employees are a key to your success and with any more corporate change, there will not be a base of knowledgeable managers to run the businesses


  6. "Best Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Category Insights Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Category Insights Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sara Lee (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best work environment. Love it

    Cons

    Nothing everything is great !


  7. "Great organization, sad to see it end"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resoure Manager in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resoure Manager in Orangeburg, SC
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great motivation by top leadership

    Cons

    Company no longer exists, company that purchased certain segments of the business caused a difficult culture change

    Advice to Management

    Take your values and visions with you wherever you go. Sara Lee was definitely an Employer of Choice throughout the world!


  8. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

    I worked at Sara Lee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 9 to 5 type of job

    Cons

    Bureaucratic; took a long time to get a decision made


  9. "Finance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and great environment for learning

    Cons

    Not much room for growth as the teams are pretty lean


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    "Awesome Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Crew in Traverse City, MI
    Former Employee - Relief Crew in Traverse City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Great pay. Great benefits. Good challenge.

    Cons

    Schedule changes daily. Learn your schedule one day at a time even if you've been there 20 years. Laid off 9 months a year.

    Advice to Management

    I loved the management. They were good, fair, and kind.


  11. "VP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Michigan in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    Great organization with unlimited potential

    Cons

    A lot of work and never done

    Advice to Management

    More of the same


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