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Sargento Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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  1. "Maintenance technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Plymouth, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sargento full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company family oriented secure job

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  2. "Maintenance Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Plymouth, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits,bonus,work environment, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    There is no cons with Sargento

  3. "5+ Year Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sargento full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company with great family values. The company continues to grow but they still make sure that the employees are priority number one.

    Cons

    No downsides. I couldn't picture myself working anywhere else.


  4. "Great Company with Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sargento full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a very caring, compassionate company that treats the employees like family. Great co-workers, rewarding work and lots of opportunity for growth (both corporately and individually).

    Cons

    None - Best place I've worked ever!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and don't lose sight of what has made the company great - treating people with respect and allowing them to grow. Maintain the culture!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sargento Foods"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an awesome company to work for. I only left because my husband received a better job offer further than driving distance to Sargento.

    Cons

    There really wasn't anything about Sargento that I did not like.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I think this is the best managed company that I have ever worked for.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "An Honest Review"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Plymouth, WI
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Christmas Party and cheap cheese.

    Cons

    I was very happy when I was hired at Sargento, but after learning the Sargento way and culture, it became my worst experience. It was like going back in time 20 years with systems that are outdated and cumbersome. They state that they don’t have much turnover, but you see many employees seeking other opportunities or they push employees out to make themselves look good.
    There are some good people, of course, but they are overshadowed by VPs, Directors, etc. that use the same old business buzzwords but don’t have the integrity or honesty to back them up. The perception from the top is that they “hire good people and treat them like family”. The reality is “hire people and hopefully you don’t create waves to bring about change”. A family-owned company can be a positive thing unless you’re stuck in a rut like this family. Your best course working here is to tread lightly if you can maneuver through the politics.
    If a company has to brag about how they’re voted “Best Place to Work” be very wary of this. Perception is not reality unless you have a competent manager which is unfortunately lost in the shuffle of many departments – Operations, Engineering, Finance and HR. Human Resources wouldn’t even share company-wide employee survey results, which really emphasized their lack of commitment to honesty, candid feedback, and continuous improvement across the company.
    The company likes to do things “on the cheap” and only after great failure do they take baby steps to do it the right way. So if you can handle the ride, good luck.

    Advice to Management

    Do an overhaul of top leaders from the top down. Choose leaders that have professionalism, integrity, and a strategic vision.


  7. "Awesome company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, products and processes.

    Cons

    I have none. Good company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not progressive"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor/Manager in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Manager in Sheboygan, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice parties and education benefits

    Cons

    Some bad managers that discourage and demean staff.

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment and respect to mid managers would help


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Old fashion, in a good way"

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    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Plymouth, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Plymouth, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely family oriented. Truly lives their mission statement. Humble leadership, almost to a fault. Largest United Way contributor without being even close to the largest organization in the community.

    Cons

    Very cautious, slow to act. Extremely tenured, meaning little opportunity for advancement compared to competitors. Focused on innovation but extremely risk averse makes for some frequent road blocks.

    Advice to Management

    Treasure tenured knowledge but don't forget to embrace new talent too.


  10. "Finance/Accounting Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. You will find a hard time trying to find a place with better culture than here. The people make the job super enjoyable.

    Cons

    Located in a small town. For some this may be a positive. Hard to try to find more cons than this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to try to enhance the culture and make sure to always put the people first. A happy employee is a successful one


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