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Sorrento Lactalis Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "You gotta work somewhere / Take their money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Sorrento Lactalis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above average pay and great benefits, also good opportunities for advancement to supervision. Since this the only union plant, pay, benefits and conditions are way better than the other american plants.

    Cons

    If the pay was any less, there would be even a higher turnover rate than there already is. They work you hard, its high stress and they treat supervision worse than workers. No one wants to go to supervision because they pay more for healthcare and get a lesser package and only make a little more than hourlies. Almost no one advances to management anymore. they are friends and family brought in from the outside. If you used to work at the old clinton road plant (that merged here}, you are taken care of and can do no wrong, because the plant manager and human resources manager came from there. A lot of favoritism and nepotism. You will work most holidays and every weekend because they never shutdown except x-mas eve.

    Advice to Management

    Its probably never going to change there unless there is a change in ownership. If that should happen, you will all be gone because you are all just looking good due to the work of the dedicated workers and supervisors , who are the real backbone of production here and keep producing good product despite all of the obstacles that are thrown at them.


  2. "Slave Pen"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Lackawanna, NY
    Former Employee - Technician in Lackawanna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, insurance, 401k, dental, life insurance

    Cons

    You never get to see the outside world

    Advice to Management

    find another job


  3. "operator"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great pay, great benefits , union

    Cons

    long hours, call ins, mandatory OT

    Advice to Management

    set a standard and enforce it


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  5. "you're just a number"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    health benefits, that's about it

    Cons

    poor management. no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees with respect!!!! Especially the ones that bail you out of sticky situations


  6. "Think twice before making a move here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to know some good workers there... most of the good people are looking for another job and are half gone.

    Cons

    Bad management practices from top to bottom. Managers will throw you under the bus in meetings if that means that they can secure their seats in front of the big hats...

    Advice to Management

    They already know what is wrong with the place and accepted it without trying to fix any of the issues. Good luck.


  7. "Terrible atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sorrento Lactalis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthcare is the only real con.

    Cons

    Poor management. Elitist mentality. Work life balance was horrible. Nothing was ever good enough for them. They have expectations that cannot be met without putting in 70 plus hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Too down management replacement or the company will ultimately fail. There is bad carma in the plant. Make it right soon.


  8. "Family atmosphere with friendly coworkers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Controls Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Controls Engineer in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a solid team of capable managers and employees that are able to keep the plant running in all situations providing value and opportunity for new hires.

    Cons

    Although they have been in business for a long time there is little concerted effort to streamline the production and packaging aspects of the company.


  9. "Lab tech review"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Middleton, ID
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Middleton, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sorrento Lactalis (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and full time employment

    Cons

    Good workers have to over function and get abused on a regular basis while unreliable workers are tolerated. If your a great worker don't waste your time here. They will burn you out.

    Advice to Management

    Start respecting the great workes. Stop promoting the workers that are disfunctional and have substance abuse problems. Alcoholic can't manage very successfully.


  10. "Ups and Downs here"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead in Nampa, ID
    Former Employee - Maintenance Lead in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was great! Employee cheese sales were amazing with awesome prices. Employee training was never better anywhere else.

    Cons

    Very little accountability. Long work hours with no regard for work life balance. Constant pressure to overachieve results.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Collection Agencies Have Better Morale, Integrity & Professionalism"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good employee prices on nearly outdated cheese.

    Cons

    Most uncaring and unprofessional company I have every worked for. HR, CFO & Director of Accounting have free reign to grossly mistreat employees while VERY WEAK French ownership encourages employee abuse. Turnover is rampant and new employees quickly regret their decision to work at Lactalis; and realize that they have been misled about the company culture during the interview process. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE THAT SO MANY OTHERS HAVE, AND HAVE COME TO REGRET.

    Advice to Management

    They do not care what you think.


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