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Sargento Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Sargento Foods"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "An Honest Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 It was like going back in time 20 years with systems that are outdated and cumbersome.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.


  3. "Awesome company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, products and processes.

    Cons

    I have none. Good company.


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  5. 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "Finance/Accounting Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. "The Best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - QA Supervisor in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - QA Supervisor in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top to bottom - Sargento influences a culture of family. Everyone gets a good wages, great retirement plan, excellent education opportunities, excellent bonus plan. The corporate culture is to treat everyone with respect. Excellent management.

    Cons

    None. I was sad when the plant I worked at was closed. CEO and top management came to Bellingham, WA plant personally to break the news. Offered employees in good standing transfer option.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. "Maintenance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family owned company to work for.
    Good benefits and career planning.
    Work hard, continue your education and it is easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Difficult to have work-life balance in Maintenance (but this is all companies)


  10. "Great Company with Great People!"

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

    I have been working at Sargento full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible scheduling, good work-life balance, management really cares about their employees with strong communication throughout the company. Growing organization, with focus on career development for those interested. Fun environment with plenty of opportunities to make a difference at work and in the community. I love going to work every day...even on Mondays!

    Cons

    None that I've seen or experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing!


  11. "review"

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

    Pros

    Dream company to work for with great support from all...

    Cons

    None that I know of..



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